Published: November 2013
Publisher: Poyeen Publishing
Ready for a new kind of urban fantasy? In Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter a pretty yet ordinary young woman's life is transformed beyond her imaginings when a traumatic incident changes her forever. An unexpected encounter with the father she never knew and a mysterious man that repels and attracts her at the same time leads her to discover she's not who she thinks she is. Amy, unassuming, intelligent, with newly acquired superhuman skills, lives in a historic Miami waterfront estate. She’s about to discover that a safe location, youth and special abilities may not be enough to protect her from whoever wants her dead.
The writing at first felt forced, almost mechanical. It wasn't until about half way through that I thought it relaxed. The long descriptions and Amy's over-analysis of every person and situation begins to ebb and the story really began to unfold. There was some action at first, and a quaint mystery to keep the reader entertained when they weren't learning more about the Weeia or Amy's new sibling-like relationship with her Weeia-friend, Duncan. These two had a wonderful rapport. I found I their bantering to be fun and light-hearted.
The storyline seemed to waver a bit for me. Sometimes there was a smooth and certain focus and then strange events would happen out of the blue that didn't always mesh with the original plot. It also felt like this wasn't book one as we were thrust into the middle of a storyline with important backstory that affects the characters. I waited for a longer explanation on things like a kidnapping and Sara but this wasn't for this book. No doubt it will be revealed later in the series as Elle Boca has several books!
The plot was a bit off at times and the main character had a tendency to ramble, but I thought the overall idea behind the Weeia was an interesting take. It's kind of like that show "Heroes," like season one and two-ish, when it was good.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elle is the author of the Miami Weeia urban fantasy series. Growing up the only child of a monkey mother and a rabbit father she learned to keep herself entertained and spend time reading.
Published ebooks and print books include
Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter
Unelmoija: The Mindshifter
Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter
Unelmoija: The Timeshifter and available in print
AUTHOR LINKS: Webpage | Twitter @elleboca