Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review - The Altercartion of Vira by Kenechi Udogu

Title and Author: The Altercartion of Vira by Kenechi Udogu
Publisher: Kindle
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 378
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

The people of Vira have long awaited the arrival of their lost princess, Elve. Legend has foretold a season of great change in the dawn of her return. For the Maracans, she brings the promise of fortified control over their rival kindred. For the Cefans, a glimmer of hope in an existence filled with oppression.
The only problem is their princess is eighteen year old Ama Brown, an ordinary girl living an ordinary life, who has no idea that she is about to be drawn into a world where an age old battle is brewing and nothing is quite as it seems

I have received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review and turned out to be an interesting and unique story with a different theme.
The Altercation of Vira is the story of Ama was kidnapped as a young woman and discovers she’s the hidden princess of a kingdom named Vira, located in an alternate world populaterdf by two tribes involved in an old feud. When Ama crossed the portal to Vira, everything in her life changes and she quickly learns she has to control her powers in order to survive.
I liked most of the characters in this book and the fact they are all very unique and different from each other. It was easy to connect to the main characters like Ama and to read about her reactions to the things that happen to her.
All the secondary characters are well-developed as well and brought something to the story. I enjoyed the fact the reader gets to know members of the tribe and see how well they fit in.
Despite a few issues with some events, I also enjoyed the plot of The Altercation of Vira and the fact the reader can actually pick a side if he/she wants to. Both sides of the tribe have reasons to want power and both are convinced they are right and deserve that power.
The author did a really good job creating the world of Vira and explaning the differences between Vira and Earth.
All in all, I enjoyed this book. It is well-written and the author is able to keep some of the mystery by giving the reader only a few hints about what is really happening. The characters are well-developed and there are some interesting and unexpected events. I think the end was a little abrupt, though.
If you like Young Adult, Paranormal books dealing with lost princesses and the fight for power and control of a land, I think you might enjoy this book.

Rating: Somewhere Between Readable and Worth Your Time (3 ½ Stars)

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