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This was an amusing book for fans of Paranormal Young Adult/High School Romances taking a deep breath However, I want to stand before you and admit that I am not the target audience of this book Somehow I missed the YA warning signs in the book's description before I picked it up That is my fault, not the author's, and I regret that it kept me from enjoying the book Andimportantly, I regret that it affected my rating of the book, but I feel compelled to write an honest review.I'd like to start by saying that the description of this book provided by the publisher only addresses the first one or two chapters, and fails to describe the plot of this book It had a fun and original premise: Isis is a lucid dreamer (able to control her dreamstate) her control seems to be slipping because a dark figure is haunting her dreams When she finally gains the courage to confront the intimidating specter, she states out loud (and to the creature) you are not Real The creature decides to prove that he is real by showing up at Isis's high school and enrolling as a student The plot improves from there a creation story, ancient Gods, starcrossed lovers, jealous exboyfriends, etc.If you are a teenage girl, sure, you should read this book It's romantic It's age appropriate The male love interest is cute, sweet, and possessive without being eerily creepy If you are an adult, perhaps you should consider skipping this little gem.The heroine and her friends are 17 years old and seniors in high school, with all the trappings of the age group school functions, cliquey teenagers, angst absurd dialogue taking another deep breathI am not the target audience of this book.(repeating this as a mantra throughout the whole book)Is anyone else weirded out by a 300ish year old God hitting on a 17 year old virgin high school student? Just me? Oh Onereason I am obviously not the target audience.I didn't enjoy overthetop cringeworthy teenage poetry when I was a teenager I assure you, I have not warmed to the medium over the years either And there was A TON of it That's kind of the cherry on top of the sundae worth of reasons I was not the target audience for this book.Every single little plot twist in this book was obvious.With the exception of one: (view spoiler)[If I ever got a text from a dead guy who was threatening my friends with a gun the last time anyone had seen him alive I would NOT answer his pleas Just saying (hide spoiler)] This review must begin with a tip of the hat to all the authors that are able to capture the worlds that exist in their heads and share it with us Without these creative, imaginative people my world would be a dull one indeed As one might deduce, I respect authors and therefore really hate giving out bad reviews I am compelled however to give an honest (and probably brutal one) for Creatura I was really looking forward to reading this story and judging by all the positive reviews I thought I was in for a wonderful read (I wasn't)I really struggled through this book truly, considered putting it down after Chapter 3 The concept, although not original, is something I thoroughly enjoy rereading time and time again I truly wanted to adore this book Because:1 I'm a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast storyline 2 I enjoy the reimagining of Creation stories, especially when there is a love story and a Pantheon involved But probably, the most compeling reason I went into this story with high hopes, is that,3 Ms Cab is from my neck of the woods and is a representative of my Latina community, whichin my not so humble opinion is sorely underrepresented in the publishing world Sadly, even with all of these factors in play, the book fell short of even being a mediocre read.I think that the problem was that the concept was a little bit too big for a novice writer While reading it, you get the sense that there this really wonderful story underneath the rubbish dialogue, but it never emerges And the dialogue, I think, might be what kills the story The author tries to weave vernacular language with $5 words and phrases It doesn’t work The author needs to stick with one, and run with it Are you cool and like, totally able to relate to a YA audience or are you a highbrowed elitist who prefers to use words like matriculate Then there's the characters :(Isis, the main character is the proverbial flipflopper OMG, I 3 him Ugh, he's so not the one for me He's going to be the perfect husband,sigh Get married?!?! I'm 17 I can't get married! I need to live my life.David, the lead male, is too perfect for words Except when he's kidnapping our heroine, squeezing the life out of her Oops, I forgot what a delicate thing you are, my mortal love Otherwise he’s the perfect tween hero, who writes sappy poetry that sets hearts a flutter The parents, the brothers, the friends…ugh, I don't think I can go on, but I think my point has been made.I don't like to tell people not to read a book, because tastes differ BUT I will tell you not to spend any money on this book Borrow it from your public library, borrow it from a friend, you and your wallet will surely thank me in the long run. It was very, very nice!Originally posted on my blog, feel very lucky, and there are a few reasons for my sudden burst of luck First, Creatura is the first book that I actually WON on a giveaway Second is because this book was great, and I feel very good apart from the usual sadness that comes with the last page of a book like this and the beginning of waiting for the sequel, of course – when I have the chance to read and review an awesome story.Isis has had a happy childhood and a normal teenage life, but in the last three months her sleep is tormented by horrible nightmares Tired – literally – she decides to confront the beast that appears in front of her every time she closes her lids The result of the confrontation is as stunning as possible: the creature takes a human form and assures Isis he’s not a figment of her imagination, but a real young man To prove it, he shows up at her school and enrolls as a student under the name of David Chios “I’m going to tell you my name, since you’re too shy to ask.” “It’s David .” He slowly leaned in toward my face, “ and I’m real.”I suddenly recognized that voice “I win,” he grinned.”Isis really tries not to like him, part because he’s not like her and part because she knows it won’t get her anywhere Although he looks like an eighteen year old boy, David is actually about two thousand and a deity Romantic involvement between a human and a deity are strictly forbidden But will David leave her alone? “It is as forbidden as is the illicit fruit of Hades, and yet, even he has eaten from it.” “I beg you to abnegate me because I don’t have the strength to renounce you.”The Isis – David dialogues are smart and fun When all the other girls would have let down their guard for a guy like him, she stands her ground and makes it difficult for him to get her But David is persistent and ready to sacrifice a lot for Isis and their relationship development is smooth and natural You’ll love the way David treats Isis, he’s the perfect boyfriend material: intelligent, handsome and charming You can' not have your toes curl and your heart melt when you see all David does to win her over “Careful, he smiled, I'm lethal.” “My heart will not beat again until my sight rests upon your emerald eyes,” he whispered into my ear.”Another thing I loved in this story is the family interactions They make the story very real and help the reader to connect with the characters in an incredible way! Isis and her mother love each other very much and it shows in all the things they do You’ll say that all the children love their parents and viceversa, but this seemed somehow deeper They don’t keep secrets from each other, at least that’s what Isis thinks, and there are some endearing moments when she plays the parent and her mother the teenager It’s cute how Claire listens to her daughter’s advice and how she’s a real drama queen sometimes “Mom, I have to tell you something,” “Oh my God, you’re pregnant.”In the Chios family the main word is RESPECT One mother, three sons Nice! All of them love and respect her and they love each other as well, although they try to look indifferent at times Erix and Galen will have David’s back anytime, whether they approve of his decisions or not Their father is also an interesting character, you’ll see what I mean.Creatura is a story about family, trust, pure love and sacrifice spiced with mystery, suspense and mythology I truly appreciate Nely’s eye for details – there’s a specific tea scene with David’s family that comes to my mind when I say this – all the scenes in the book are awesomely described You'll love her fabulous, lyrical writing style We also get to know some cool stuff about Texas, like the school schedule which is very different than ours and really interesting and how great Hispanic people are This book is a mustread for all of you.Happy reading! WARNING: this review contains spoilers and cursing! If you liked the book, don’t read my review Go worship your boyfriend/husband or something Last night, when I finished this book, I was confused Now, I’m angry as hell I tend to respect authors, because I admire their hard work but this This was not hard work, this was shit Who the hell would publish this?!I mean, I write too For fun Whenever I’m sad or angry, I just imagine a different world, where my main character is a Mary Sue and everything is fucking pink But when I read it, I realize it’s not a novel, it’s just shit Maybe Nelly Cab was too in love with her story to realize it’s shit Well, that’s what editors are for.The story itself is boring as hell The idea that the Greek Gods are real may have been interesting, but it’s not You can skip half the book and you’d still get it The climax is shit To have a climax, you have to build some tension, but throughout the book, the author tries her best to make you forget that Gabriel even exists, so you can’t worry about him even if you try But the real problem with this “novel” is the relationship between Isis and David.I get that he’s a God Does that give him any right to be an abusive boyfriend? I think not I read the book in Romanian, so I can’t prove my point with actual quotes, but I was so enraged that I remember passages:• Right at the beginning, Isis says ‘Hello’ to a guy friend David just grabs her by the wrist, makes a scene in the middle of the school and acts all violent She is mad for about two hours But because he has a really cute puppy face, she forgives him Even worse, she ends up apologizing because she overreacted Girl, are you retarded? You take college courses in high school, so you should have a brain Guess what, you don’t You are retarded Go kill yourself.• Throughout the book, whenever she does something he does not approve of, he uses “logic” to prove he is right and if that doesn’t work, he acts sad/mad until SHE apologizes Even if he was an asshole, SHE always apologizes The scene I hated the most is when he stars kissing her on the couch, caressing her and they hear her mom’s car He gets up and says something like “Don’t ever do that again, I wouldn’t want to be caught in such a compromising position.” Girl, just kill him Please.• Later in the book, Isis slaps David because he admitted he asked another God to make her love him Two seconds later, her hand starts to disappear Then her arm and her shoulder follow Her freaking heart is next All because David can’t forgive her She almost dies, before that admitting she loves him, and only then does he manage to forgive her for slapping him SHE ALMOST DIED! And guess who apologizes? Yep, her For slapping him KILL YOURSELF!!!• She writes in her fucking diary that she is a fucking slave And she’s superhappy about that! I want her dead, now It should be illegal to be this stupid.In the end, I don’t think I have a problem with the fact that some chick thinks that being in an abusive relationship is the coolest thing ever That’s her problem My problem is that she wrote a book that someone published so TEENAGERS would read it What if they start thinking this is normal? Worse, this shit has been translated to multiple languages This is usually a sign that a book is worth something But THIS IS SHIT! I would totally do a “This is Sparta!” on the author Thank God this book didn’t have a sequel I hope it’s not because Nelly Cab hasn’t written it yet, but because some sane person from her publishing house realized this is shit Don’t read it Really If someone on the street gives you the book for free, don’t read it You are wasting your life and if you have a brain, you will be angry only by thinking at this shit I finished it because I hoped in the end, it won't be shit It is Just a big pile of stinking shit They killed trees for this shit! AMAZING! This was one of those books where once I started I just couldn't stop! No eating or sleeping til I finished which was about 1 this morning However even when I was finished I couldn't stop thinking about the book, I looked it that much I couldn't sleep after finishing it because my mind kept playing out different scenarios of what could happen in the sequel ( OH I hope there is a sequel!!) And then when I did finally go to sleep my dream continued on the same path as my mind was on so of course that meant I dreamed about David (soo blushworthy)! OK so ill stop being a teeny bopper for a minute and try to right my review and post it soon!MY REVIEW:Creatura was super exciting I mean come on it's got several hot guys (gods) Nely Cab really did an amazing job I fell completely in love with the characters Creatura was one of those can't eat, can't sleep, can't stop thinking about, and stalking my dreams kind of book (All in a good way of course!) And in case you're wondering what I mean; I'm' talking about a book that's so good you don't want to eat or sleep til you're finished and once it is finished, all you can do is think or dream about the book and how things will play out in the next book Except when I dream about said book I became the main character with the hot boyfriend So, obviously I have a new book boyfriend named David lol.Isis has been having trouble sleeping She's been having a recurring dream starring a dark figure, who is always scaring her.After a few months, Isis finally decides to stand up for herself and confronts this dark figure only to find out he's just another teen boy Or so she believes.When David shows up as the new student in school, Isis is in shock to see the boy from her dreams Once David is able to prove to Isis, that he is real and she hasn't gone crazy, he explains that he is a deity(god) He's in charge of Somnium, the place where Isis kept visiting in her dreams David fears for her safety, because humans should not be able to enter Somnium.David makes it clear from the beginning that he has feelings for Isis She fights him at first and denies she has any feelings for him at all, even if she does feel a bit jealous when other girls notice how extremely hot he is.Then Gabriel shows up, he is Isis's ex boyfriend He wants her back and he's acting all crazy and psychotic, which is totally out of character for him Gabriel starts harassing and threatening everyone, David takes it upon himself to help protect Isis This is when things start to heat up between her and David However, since David is a deity, he is not allowed to harm a human Therefore, making it harder for him to keep his temper in check when it comes to keeping Isis safe So, when it came time to protect her against Gabriel, David did what he did best, he focused on Isis.So, the big questions are; Why is Gabriel acting the way he is? How can Isis be able to enter Somnium? To find out you MUST read this amazing book. After much deliberation, I'm still not sure what I can say about this book to really convey how much it has affected me Reading the blurb you assume you'll be reading a typical YA paranormal romance story There is not much typical about this world of Creatura Nely has created It is finely crafted with lively characters, touching and realistic relationships, beautiful prose (especially when David is speaking), and jaw droppingshellshockingmy heart just fell through the floor and was stomped on by a giantgut wrenchinguncontrollable out and out sobbing inducing emotion I am not exaggerating here.The feelings Isis and David's story brought out in me were not just felt in my head My heart was literally aching.I'll admit, I get emotionally involved with all my favorite characters, but something about Creatura touched me deeply It wasn't just the relationship between Isis and David, but also between Isis and her mother As well as the colorful dynamics among David's family They all have strong bonds The kind everyone hopes to have The kind that makes you feel secure in your life and yourself Unconditional Unyielding The story was fast paced and exciting At times frightening and maddening But always entertaining and enthralling More than hard to put down And of course, there's the completely, COMPLETELY, unexpected cliffhanger Creatura is spectacular in it's uniqueness It is beautiful and lyical This a book I will be talking about for a very long time I recommend it for everyone I anxious to see where Nely takes us next I wait with bated breath When seventeen yearold Isis Martin is having trouble sleeping due to perturbing dreams of a horrific growling beast, she decides to confront her fear But what Isis discovers is something other than a menacing entity The humanlike creature offers Isis assurance that he is not a figment of her imagination Unwilling to accept his avowal, Isis sets his words to contest by asking the entity to prove himselfa dare, he readily welcomesIt is in her dreams that Isis innocently stumbles upon the silent existence of the divine lineage of those that man has long forgottenIn a quaint town, deep in south Texas, this story leads Isis onto the path of impermissible love and captivating lifechanging truths Isis Martin's journey is sure to leave any reader ravenous for 2 stars!!!I am giving this book two stars, mainly, because I think the concept was really good and had the potential to be awesome but I just think the author is not experienced enough to carry it through Thus, what could have been great turned into a giant mess of a novel.The story revolves around a seventeen year old girl named Isis Martin who is suffering from nightmares In her dreams, she meets this creature and as a result, ends up falling quite ill from her insomnia With the help of her psychiatrist, she is put on sleeping pills This helps her to confront the demon in her dreams which she soon realises is a Greek deity and that she has been traveling to another realm This sets off a confrontation where Isis claims he is not real, thus, he uses this contest as a way to prove her wrong.I found the MC Isis to be a real Mary Sue Although, the author claims that she is really spunky and level headed, she isn't She constantly makes the stupidest decisions and she has no real personality Even her reason for not being in love with David is nonsensical and has no real bearing As when push comes to shove, she just caves in to his advances towards the end of the book.David, on the other hand, is your usually perfect guy But he has a major flaw For someone who is supposedly modellike (we are given this description all the time in the book), he is decidedly grandfatherish I found his formal tone of dialogue to be very clunky and not at all convincing Some might think it romantic but it wasn't Couldn't he be a deity who spoke like an everyday guy from the 21st Century? Plus, that would have made him swoonworthy I wanted to get all these feels but I got none Major disappointment there really On top of this, I also felt that his character was depicted as being overly possessive and almost aggressive A gentleman would never behave that way at all Plus, his constant jealousy was nauseating The minor characters were average, at best Nothing to write home about Many of the conversations sounded really formal and very oldfashioned It was not in the context of the modern world or an urban setting This made the writing very tedious and stilted I also found that the plot twists were very cliched and were just used to create some drama but held no real significance to the story The only thing I would say that was positive about the novel is the length and pacing It was quite a quick read and doesn't drag at all But overall, this book lacks real substance At the end of the day, it is just a romance novel with some fantasy elements with no real action or major storyline.Will I be reading the next book? I hardly think so I don't think I could stomach another sappy badly written love poem or conversation. I am sitting here now b/c I have finished Creatura I don't have just one single word that can truly grasp exactly how I feel about this book.I am hoping that I can explain it to you.A little over four years ago I joined goodreads and fell in to books again I have loved it!During this time, I have read some good books, no GREAT booksThese are books that have embedded themselves in to the very fabric of your being They are the ones that you recommend first and they are the ones that my standards for other books have to meet up with So with that said, I sit here now letting you know that Creatura has done just that and now sits among the GREATS on my bookshelf!I was sooo looking forward to reading Creatura To begin with, the cover is so intriguingly beautiful that it captured me and forced me to open it up to see that the actual beauty was in fact inside As I started with the first page, I was engrossed as I turned page after page, reading word for word of the world that Nely Cab had given us I was drawn in, mesmerized by Isis and David, as well as the Chios family, and when the final page of Creatura came upon meI knew right then, that each word was stamped on soul, my heart, and in my head for eternity Creatura is written so eloquently, vividly depicting the lives and emotions of Isis and David, that I am physically aching because it has ended and I am now going to have to wait for the next installment If you are looking for a book that tells of a love that is full of passion, a love that reaches down to touch the deepest parts of your soul to show that you are truly alive, all while surrounded by the mythological and supernatural world, then get Creatura today!! You will not regret itI HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!! If I could give itthan 5 stars, I would!! I won this as a free ebook last month And I have to say Thanks to Nely Cab, with all my heart, for this gift! :) I Love you! :) This book is A M A Z I N G !!!REVIEW:What can I say? I just finished to read this book and WOW!!! This is one the most amazing books ever read in my life! It went straight to my favorites shelf!Where to start??I fell in love with this book after reading only the 1st chapter! I had a smile stuck on my face for almost the entire time I was reading, and I even chuckled like silly many times! Isis and David were just too funny!Like this scene (one of my favorites):I tried opening the door to the car again, forgetting the darned thing would not open “You need to get this door fixed,” I nagged “It’s not broken, my lovely,” David grinned “Then why won’t it open?” “Child locks to keep the princess from opening the door herself.” He gave me a crooked smile “Oh,” I blushed I just couldn't stop chuckling for about 10 minutes! He reminded me of someone I know :) Going back to the book:Golden boy or Dream boy (David) is just fantastic! :D He is just to die for! Why? Tall, black hair, blue eyes, gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, sweet sweet sweet and caring! He is a God! (Ha! :D)I loved his sweetness, his ways he always made me smile and his actions and the way he courted Isis made my heart melt! Wow! He is perfect! Needless to say, I fell in love with him!What about this?“I’ll not tire until I’ve claimed your heart,” he whispered into my hair “And that is both a promise and a threat.” I could feel his warm breath against my cheek as he spoke.Or this?“Will you be mine forever?” The words escaped my lips “And ever.” He replied kissing my forehead.Ain't he delicious? :)Let's talk about Isis:I like her Not always though. like, sometimes she is so naive, for God's sake! She acted like a silly girl without sense of preservation when it came to Gabriel She really couldn't see the danger she was putting herself and other people into! But that issue aside, I found her quite funny and sometimes she reminded of me ;) Let's not talk about the hilarious scene of her showing up for breakfast in front of David with her tshirt inside out and backwards! xD hahahaha! Couldn't stop laughing at her silliness! Poor girl! I think I've had poor figures quite alike hers or even worse in my life! Like, falling from the stairs at school in front of two girls never seen and having them laughing at me while I blushed like a tomato! No comment, please! ' Claire was okay And I envy their motherdaughter relationship too Even though sometimes Claire got on my nerves for overeacting too much too many times! For God's sake Isis's not going to get pregnant at seventeen! Nyx was also okay, tough she kinda creeped me out a little at firstThe Gemini Eryx is okay I guess. we didn't get to know him much better but he seemed a nice guy ;)Galen No comment! Alezzander Well, let me just say I was terrified when I (we) first met him! And I almost clapped at Nyx for doing what she did! (Like I'm going to tell you what! Not gonna happen!)But after he understood he was wrong and asked Isis for forgiveness, he wasn't that bad.What about the end???Nely, I love you, you know that, but why did you do that to me??? You left me there hanging on that cliff not knowing what is my fate erm Isis fate! What and how happened to her? To her eyes? Was it a dream? Or reality? Just tell me it was a dream! And now I want to read the 2nd book! You can't leave me here this way!!! :( I'm going to cry! :( When will I be able to read the sequel? Please tell me SOON!!! A Christmas gift! Or a Birthday's gift! (since they're close anyway!) Oh, please Nely! I beg you to let me read the next book! *big sweet eyes*