Earthborn by Misty Watts (Review by Amanda – #NerdGirlWitch)

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Title: Earthborn

Author: Misty Watts

Published Date: June 12th 2014

Genre: Paranormal

Rating:

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***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Declan, Max and Olivia were old college buddies that endlessly debated the existence of giants, or Nephilim, in biblical times. When they are reunited for a mass murder investigation, they find that these slayings were not committed by men. The ‘fallen ones’ had come to claim the women who were worthy to bear their children, and once again, their offspring would bring terror to the Earth. Two Secret Societies had fought against each other for years. The Sodalitat had worked endlessly to prevent such a shattering event from taking place. The Camorra did everything in their power to bring upon the resurrection of the Nephilim, going as far as attempting to recreate the creatures in a lab using viable DNA from excavated bones. A young student, Clementine, gets caught in the crossfire between her favorite professor, Olivia, and her best friend, Mae, when she is chosen. Women who are found unworthy are slaughtered. The government finds a gene marker that allows them to indicate if a citizen is a descendant of the Nephilim, and calls forth those with distinct characteristics to be tested. Pandemonium breaks loose across the world as citizens react to the news. Declan, Max and Olivia must find a way to stop the cosmic event from coming to fruition.

 

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***Amanda – #NerdGirlWitch’s  Review***
This book left me with mixed feelings. Misty obviously has a talent for storytelling but parts of this book fell flat for me. the beginning and end of the story I didn’t really connect with because it seemed so hurried and skipped through where I wanted to get to know the characters. It felt disconnected and dispassionate.

The middle was my Favourite part of the story as it had so much depth and so much life. I loved how the characters meet all together and how the story progresses. Misty’s take on the “giants” or nephilim is great! I loved how the two factions of people were for and against it, as it made it seem like something in real life. Misty brought the middle and climax of the story to life so well that I got to the ending of the story before I realized I was there and was totally shocked to find myself at the end. I think that is why I was shocked most of all by the way it ended as the story was so full of life throughout the middle.

The ending was very abrupt, which some authors do so I was like huh that’s it? O.K.? but then there was one last chapter and it takes place ten years in the future, I would have been satisfied with this if I felt that this chapter tied up anything in the story. It is really just a chapter that has no meaning, and the story would have been ok without it. I still would have been just as buggered on why it ended the way it did without this last chapter.

Its not because I don’t believe the ending had no meaning abrupt as it was, I understand why Misty wrote what she wrote, I just don’t understand why it ends there but then I am not the writer what do I know…lol

Overall I think it was an ok story and has the potential to be a great story with some tweeking. Misty’s a great writer as the story has some great bones to it

 

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