Transformed

Transformed Since The Beginning, Two Entities Have Had Complete, Unquestioned Control Over Thea The Earth And God.But When Thea Suddenly Figures Out That The Earth Has Trapped Her Within A Forest, She Discovers That The Only Way To Set Herself Free Is To Break God S One Rule She Must Forsake Her Animal Form And Become Human The Result Is Nothing She Could Ever Have Expected Lost Within The Torrent Of Human Emotions, Thea Starts To Lose Who She Is And Even Begins To Fall In Love With The One Thing She Always Hated A Hunter.As Her Act Against God Proves Problematic Than Anticipated, It Is Only A Matter Of Time Before Her Punishment May Prove To Be Worse Than Earth S Entrapment. I can t help it As the author, I really enjoy this book P 3.5 Stars This review was originally posted on Avid Reviews has an incredibly unique take on the paranormal romance genre The plot is part creation story and part love triangle, with themes that explore human instinct and the strangeness of many of our cultural norms when looked at through the eyes of a being who embodies nature itself Fairfall gives the reader a novel that is far from the typical paranormal romance in its scope and many of its story elements, and that is sure to be refreshing to fans of a genre that is often filled with the same old tropes For those of you who may be thinking this story is too ambitious and unfamiliar for your liking, it still contains enough of the familiar to ease any reader into the novel s weighty themes Fairfall mixes her unique story elements with what is arguably the most common theme in the genre the love triangle This juxtaposition of these disparate story elements was a bit shocking to me at first, but Fairfall does a fine job of weaving them together into the plot line However, I personally am a bit tired of the love triangle clich , and there were plenty of other aspects to the story that would have made a wonderful book without that particular element This, of course, is a m
I was given a free copy of this, by the author, in exchange for an honest review.Here we go The humans power to create then also became their power to destroy Thea is Mother Earth, destined to create and take care of the creatures her and her brother, God, have created humans and animals alike She has the ability to transform into animals, and does her best to protect her creations One day, in the form of a deer, Thea is shot and killed while trying to save another deer When she dies, she takes on another form in another area, only this time, she becomes trapped in the small town Thea decides she needs to break the one rule God had for her never take human form Thea believed that if she could make the youngest Willipord, the hunting family that always seems to kill her, love her then she can change his family s future generations Once Brice Willipord falls for her, Thea will turn into her deer form while he is out hunting, and when Brice shoots her, her plan is to return to her human form in order to understand the pain he causes Only, Thea s plan doesn t work as she hoped, and she ends up succumbing to human emotions and falling in love with Brice s cousin Chamber.I must say, I absolutely loved this book, and was already excited to read it long b
First found on Olivia s Catastrophe Isn t that just a beautiful cover I chose this book for that reason and also because I liked the idea of such a unique point of view.I think the point of view was handled wonderfully Seeing things from the eyes of Mother Nature was interesting, especially as she took human form for the first time and was exploring everything human She quickly gets wrapped up in human emotions, which is something she thought she d be able to distance herself from And then we learn something else her father is God.I really liked seeing things from Thea s point of view, and she was my second favourite character I half expected her to be the whiny sort of person, especially as things she had previously planned weren t going according to her wants But she didn t turn out to be that person There were a few moments of confusion for her on the side as she figured out things about being human, but otherwise she reviewed her situation and tried to make the smartest choice, even though it didn t always work out for her.My favourite character was May She s the typical low cut shirts, super short shorts girl who throws herself at Brice, and at first I didn t like her But gradually her true self emerges and I was able to see her for who she really was, and I liked her 3This is the typical love triangle story and although there is another plot line going as well t
The bottom line about this book is that it was one of those things that had a great build up I was very excited to read it and kept piling on these expectations and guess what It didn t disappoint in the slightest It was fresh, new, and exciting A fantastic read Things I liked An extremely ORIGINAL concept It was a beautiful take on creation, a story I find quite rare for the Young Adult and New Adult genre It was fantastically refreshing The characters Cricket for example is an excellent side character and a fantastic source of humor in the story Chamber is another character that I absolutely adored The ending was very satisfying It doesn t leave you hanging it was very conclusive and overall just a really good way bookend to a good story I m trying to be vague because I don t want to spoil anything Very engaging read I spent some good time stuck with my nose in this book, and books that hook me in like that always have a very special place in my heart Things I disliked didn t like as much I ALWAYS feel obligated to fill this out because nothing is perfect so don t take this the wrong way There are a couple characters I disliked BUT they add rather than take away from the quality of the book, and my dislike of them is very interpretive, not everyone will dislike them Again no spoilers dear reader 3 I wouldn t call this book my normal cu
For the lazy people who don t want to read that ghastly chunk of review below Read this book It s bittersweet, emotional, and heartrendingly sincere, with a good ending to boot The characters are excellent, and the story keeps you on your toes Do the right thing read this book For the people who want to take the time to really know why this book is one that shouldn t be passed up I really enjoyed this book, than I thought I would I ve read a lot of creation stories before, and I m a huge fan of different mythologies, but Transformed definitely brings an interesting perspective to what one may normally believe to be a tired story After reading the synopsis, I was sucked right in by the author s novel concept of the creation myth and what role higher powers played in it Although that is what initially piqued my interest, it was the character development and interaction that kept me thirsty for The main emphasis of the book is on the characters, and I was very much glad that it was I found myself getting so frustrated at times, and so giddy at others Fairfall does an excellent
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review What an interesting story Soooo different than anything I ve ever read Throughout the book you learn bits and pieces of how this world came to be and Thea s role in it Such a unique take on God and the creation I enjoyed the characters well, except for Brice, ugh. C
This is a sweet story that has such an interesting concept What if you d been around since the dawn of time, and you helped create not just the humans, but trees, and grass, and animals Yes, it can almost be religious but not in the way you thing It has the creation process point of view, but God is a little different than what most might expect in here And here s how things are basically summed up God and his sister showed up on Earth, which cause the explosion and big extinctions So he and his sister, Mother Earth, recreated everything from scratch, except for the few living beings who survived in the water But then, Mother Earth, aka Thea, every time she dies as one of her creations usually a deer she is sent to a new place on Earth, to help where she is needed Except for the last few decades, she keeps being sent to the same place She is stuck So she decided to take a human form, to find out why she is stuck, and fix the same hunter who has killed her every time in this place Along the way, she has Brice, May, Chamber, and Cricket Cricket being my favorite of all Oh, and her brother God Thea is quite interesting because she is trying to learn how to be human Yes, she s
Let me start off by saying that this book wasn t what I expected it to be That s neither a good nor a bad thing, it was just different from what I usually read I tend to shy away from books that have strong religious themes, even in a fictional sense, as they have a habit of being a little on the preachy side But that wasn t the case with Transformed and even though God was a principle player in this story it was of an interpretation of the religious figure than the traditional portrayal, with enough fantasy aspects to make you see him in a whole new light This may be blasphemous, but in this story he was a bit of a dick The story follows Thea as she tries to find freedom from Earth s clutches But Thea is much than an ordinary human Thea is Mother Nature herself She spends a third of the book in her animal forms such as a doe, a squirrel and at one point even a mountain lion, which I found really interesting As a character she has a fragile strength that pushes her forward with hopes of freedom but there are than a couple of potentially fatal obstacles standing in h
I want to say thanks to the author for letting me read this in exchange of an honest review I have been meaning to read this book for awhile now and I haven t gotten around to and I had a certain amount of time to read it You don t need to know the life story on why I read the book I really wanted to give this book a five but I have one tiny problem with it and that was it had a slow beginning Other than that wow I also I had a few questions I left not answer First question was she blind for the rest of her life Did her Chamber live forever happily ever after This comes to my overall cause I don t think mentioned it in any other review here it is I hate and dread stand alones Number one reason they always leaving you wanting So yes this left me wanting It was a quick read for me it took me around an hour to finish Just wow This was amazing The plot was so creative When you think about Mother Earth I think about Percy Jackson and Gaea Well Thea not even close to Gaea Without me spoiling anything than I already have Thea is trying to save Earth hence Mother Earth She thinks she can do by