Ethereal Fury (Gemini Rising #1)
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BEWARE! THE PLANET IS WOUNDED… THE GEMINI ARE RISING AND OUR TIME ON EARTH IS LIMITED
Angry at the human race and its methodical destruction of her resources, Mother Earth recruits souls who have just left their bodies to serve Her, and turns them against humanity.
Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings, picked from these possessed humans, emerges. A powerful, rising force proceeds to carry out Mother Nature’s plan to systematically destroy towns, cities, states… and eventually, the world.
Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between a human girl, Violette, and Onyx, a lead Gemini, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.
This book is so unique. I saw the cover and I wasn’t sure what to think, and then I read the synopsis, and I was hoping for good things. I love to see originality in writing. Too often we find ourselves reading books we swore we’ve already read because people keep recycling plot ideas, character themes, and general settings. I’m glad to see this author decided to step out of that phase and write something so different and unique. It stands out among so many other fantasy books because it’s presenting something I haven’t seen before!
As a novel itself, this book is well written, organized and has clear plot points. I think that the many conflict in this book was quite interesting. I never imagined Earth as so revengeful. The grabbing of spirits and turning them against the human race really appealed to me. It’s such an easy way to create an army, and how to do you spot a bunch of souls?
The romance is this book is good. Not too over the top, but not just thrown in without a clear purpose. The reason the book got a B+ (basically 4 stars, and not 5) was because I felt like there was so many more to explore outside of the relationship that I would’ve liked to address. Not that forbidden love isn’t interesting and complex, but it’s a bit too cliche for such a wonderfully original concept of a book, so that’s the reason it’s one star less, and that could be my personal preference. Don’t let this one reason hinder you, because overall, this is a wonderful book. Smart, organized, well written, with a new plot, something that hasn’t been addressed before.
Check it out, i don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
** I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review **
About the Author:
Born in Virginia, Jessica O’Gorek was raised within the American Indian religion and was taught great respect for the earth and all its living beings. Powwows, sweat lodges, vision quests, were all part of her upbringing. At twelve Jessica started hand writing novels. The first one was two thousand pages long. Her father, author of many wilderness survival books, always encouraged her and raved about her writing. He gave her the confidence she needed to keep writing and follow her dream. Continuing the family legacy, her twelve year old daughter is currently working on her first novel.