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The Altercation of Vira

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Written by Kenechi Udogu

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Book Synopsis

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.

Jenny Buijs's Rating & Review

When I first read the synopsis of this book, I was intrigued. I'm a big Young Adult fan but I normally don't read a lot of fantasy books. This one caught my attention so I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try it. The book started off good, but eventually the story went slower and slower, and so did my reading. It took me quite long to finish it.

Ama took the whole “You’re a princess of another world” better than most of us would. After her car breaks down and she is being locked up somewhere by complete strangers, they take her to Vira where she has to replace her mother, who is the Queen, but is dying because the Cefans have cursed her. Ama’s father was a Cefan and when the Maracans found out, they killed him. The Cefans, in return, cursed Ama’s mother so she would never get any older then the father of her child did.

Ama goes through a lot of change but takes it all very well. A little bit too well, if you ask me. I would be freaked out and scared out of my mind. Although Ama is scared at first. That’s when she calls her best friend Mel who then follows her to Vira, with some help from a few Cefans he met. After that, there’s a whole lot of nothing. No action, just waiting and waiting. That’s the main reason it took me so long to read this book. Not a lot happened, until I neared the end of the book.

Speaking of the end of the book, I flat out admit that I hated it. To me it defeated the whole purpose of the book. I wanted to throw my kindle out the window and yell at the writer. That’s how frustrating it was for me. If you're a happy ending kind of person, like me, this book might not be for you.

I think the storyline was kind of interesting and this book could have been really good, had it not been for the lack of action and the fact that it was so tedious.

Review Disclaimer: Book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.