Monday, 8 December 2014

Orenda-A Book Review||❤

By Ruth Silver
Publication Date: April 13th 2014
Rating: 2.5 stars
Join forces with a parallel universe. 

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for. 

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action- packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.

My Thoughts....
*DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me by YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest book review*
I was  surprisingly disappointed when I started the book. The cover and synopsis are phenomenal and that was  what drew me into the book. The fact that I didn't like the book from the first pages made it even worse. We didn't even capture the normality of the main characters life and suddenly she is entering parallel universes and jumping into the car of a man who claims he is her cousin. I do think that the book was completely rushed with unneeded attempts of injecting failed romances. It was quite messy and I found myself being lost at parts. A note to the author that asterisks should be added when switching to another character because it was confusing having to turn the page and pick it up yourself.

One thing I really want to highlight is the romance. There are the two characters who don't really get along. Hudson has a thing against Lil and is seen to be quite snappy. Around 5 blooming hours later he is at her room nearly bloody kissing her. Wait a minute, a couple pages ago they didn't even talk and now they are in love. Talk about character development!! Continuing on the topic of characters, I found that I didn't like a single one of them. Either they were too bad-ass or too naïve. The supposed villain was the complete opposite of any villain I could predict every move and then the fairies. Why oh why oh whywhy!!

I am trying to be as positive as possible in this review so let's talk about the good stuff. The plot was alright, a very original concept but it just needed not to have  so many things in it. Maybe if we spent more time getting to know the characters at the start of the book and the ending was put into maybe the second part of the series it would've been perfect. Also, I felt like the romance part was unnecessary, if she just didn't have to fall for the boy then the book would've at least got a 3.5 stars instead.

Overall I don't think that I will be reading any more of this series. Although my review was quite negative I did give it a 2 stars for the idea. Don't judge a book by its cover people.

Keep Reading,

'"You need something to keep the castle warm? Try the best coming from the hell you spawned from"'- Haha I love this!! Xx


  1. Shame you didn't like this book too much, but I'm intrigued to check it out myself

  2. I haven't heard too many good things about Ruth Silver's books so I intend to avoid them, I'm afraid. I'm sorry you weren't able to enjoy that though, and I hope your next book is more fun :(