Prelude – Creatura 0.5
It’s not easy creating life, but that’s what Deus was meant to do. And as amazing as his new creations may be, Deus finds that there’s nothing wonderful about being the only person in existence. Using his power, he molds a companion to keep him company; only, something goes awry and Starr soon proves to be as wild as the animals he’s crafted.
What do you do when the only other person in the universe hates you? You fall in love, of course…because that’s how forever begins.
Sara's Reviews of Prelude and Creatura
I've always loved when an author takes the time to expand on part of the world-building that is brought up in the main books of a series, and that's definitely the case with Prelude. This is a book that focuses more on the mythology of the world, and things that had happened before the events of the main story. In my mind, it helps to flesh out the story, while allowing a reader to learn more. With that said, I definitely enjoyed reading more about Deus and Starr. I loved the interaction between the two of them, and there were a couple of moments when I laughed out loud.
It was interesting to see how their relationship progressed over the course of the story. Even though Prelude is a novella length story, I definitely enjoyed reading it, and give it a rating of 5/5 platypires.
When I was given Prelude to review, I was given the opportunity to read and review Creatura. It was a book I definitely liked. I've had an interest in mythology since I was younger, and I thought that the author Nely Cab blended them well to create something new. I liked the concepts she used in creating the background story, while including some familiar elements. The pacing of the book was good, with questions being left unanswered until it was time to address them from a story-telling point of view. This was the type of book that started off with a bit mystery when we're first introduced to Isis, and I wanted to continue reading to find out what would happen next.
As far as the main characters, I definitely liked Isis. From the moment she was introduced, I was interested in learning more about her and her story. She was smart, tough, and I enjoyed watching her character development as I got further into the book. I also liked David Chios. There was a definite air of mystery about him, and that was the case from the moment he was introduced. I'll also say that I thought that he and Isis made a great couple. I also liked many of the secondary characters. Nyx was probably my favorite, based on the interactions she had with Isis, but I also liked Eryx.
Overall, I definitely liked Creatura, and I can't wait to read the next book. My rating is 4/5 platypires.
About the Author
Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the World. While she aspires world domination, Nely continues to work on her debut series Creatura.