Spotlight and Review for Fruit of Misfortune by Nely Cab

 

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 photo Fruit-of-Misfortune-sm.jpg Title:  Fruit of Misfortune
Series: The Creatura Series #2
Author: Nely Cab
Published: June 16th, 2015  
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Genre:  YAm Paranormal Romance
Recommended Age:  13+
Synopsis:  Isis’ goals for the future included things like attending and graduating college. However, becoming a monster wasn’t part of the plan. Isis and her boyfriend, David, are on the brink of a horrible transformation and they are eager to stop it. Together, they set out on a quest to Greece to find Isis’ biological father—the only person that may be able to help them. Their journey comesto an abrupt stop before it even begins when Isis falls ill, and Eros, David’s best friend, arrives in Athens, unannounced and curious…with a plan of his own.
The hunt for her father leads Isis on the turbulent path of deceit, death, and demons as she anticipates the dawning of the beast that stirs inside her.
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About the Author:
Nely Cab is a Writer of stuff, a Master Coffee Drinker, a Food Maker & Eater, an Imaginary World Conqueror, and an Air Breather. She talks to herself—a lot—in her South Texas home while she plots stories about fantasy worlds and sips coffee from a pitcher. She’s known for cooking far too much food and has a tendency to overdo…well, everything. It is rumored that she is fabulous. Nely Cab is the best-selling author of the Creatura series.
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In Nely Cab’s Creatura series, everything you thought you knew about dreams and love will be turned upside down and inside out with the turn of every page.

Fruit of Misfortune is the second book in the Creatura series and picks up immediately after one heck of a cliff hanger, one that, as a reader, took my breath away and left me incredibly grateful that I already had the next installment on hand. Isis has always been in control of her dreams, until one day her dreams reached out and took control of her. We now know that her dream world is a very real place filled with very real people, all of whom have become pivotal to her journey, some more intimately than others. Now that her dreams are her new reality and Isis seems to be heading toward a variation of happily ever after, her nightmares begin to seep in. With nowhere else to go, these terrors begin to soak deep into her ever changing world, infiltrating every facet of her life. What first begins as a slow trickle of misfortune soon blossoms into a growing and living force flooding everything that was, until it is no more.

Until she is no more.

Cab does an impeccable job of weaving multiple realms and realities into one seamless story. Worlds that should not exist in the same plane make perfect sense in the universe she creates, its brilliance begging as to why it has never been done before. The relationships between each of the characters and the ensemble as a whole also hold that same charm. They are all individually strong and independent in their own ways, but as they band together, even in their misfit ways, they create a force that has yet to be seen in full force. Everything is tested; everything is twisted, yet everything is found solid.

The relationships explored in this book especially made my heart do extraordinary things. It was made to stop, flutter and skip a beat all at once. The relationships in Creatura have always been of the complex variety, but in Fruit of Misfortune that complexity is increased ten-fold. I went from love to hate and back again more times that I can count, and as a result developed the most wonderfully confusing and intricate relationships with each one of the characters. It bonded my experiences as a reader to their experiences to the point where I felt it was happening to me, in my world. To me, that is the mark of a great book, one that welcomes you in and invites you to stay.

Fruit of Misfortune and the Creatura series as a whole is without a doubt a five star read. When the last page was turned, I felt that I had lost something much akin to a friend, but gained so much more imagination and insight. This is not only an incredible read, it is an important one. It challenges the reader and moves them in the direction of change. Cab’s message of triumph and perseverance fo not go unnoticed. Through her storytelling, her and her characters usher us out of misfortune and straight into hope.