Book Review for “Janalya” by Marie Godley


Janalya is an air elemental, searching for others of her kind.
Katsuo is Shatara, a shape-shifting panther.
History decrees that they are enemies, but fate seems to be handing them different roles. What is Janalya’s true destiny, and is it more complex than even she knew?

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The beginning of this book was really good. The battle and peace treaty were a good way to hook the reader quickly. The descriptions of Janalya’s village and the elemental village are great. I wish we would of gotten more information about the villages.

The book feels really rushed. I could of used more detail. It felt like we weren’t really getting to know the characters. They never fully formed as people in my head.

The dialog was also a bit odd. It felt like they were saying the same things in different way’s over and over again.

It was also a bit over the top emotional wise. I felt like there was more feels than action.

However, there is a great story here just waiting to be heard. The world is great. The “powers” are cool. The gist of the story is really interesting. 

With a bit more detail added and minus some of the repeating dialog, this story would be awesome.

As it stands,

I give it 3 stars.


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The Technical Data:

Title: Janalya | Author(s): Marie Godley |Publisher: Marie Godley / Publication Date: 8-22-2015 |Pages: 190 (kindle) |ISBN: B013PQTVP0 | Genre(s): Young Adult Fantasy  | Language: English |Rating: 3 out of 5 |  Date Read: 10-27-2015 | Source: Copy from author

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