Book Review: Chameleon

Book Review: ChameleonChameleon by Kelly Oram
Series: Supernaturals #1
Published by Bluefields on June 25th 2013
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For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction.

As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help.

Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.

Dani's life is about as perfect as can be. Great parents. A best friend who would do almost anything for her, and probably already has. A parade for her birthday? Check. A swimming pool of jell-o? Check. Dani believes that her life is just about perfect. Well, that is until her sixteen birthday. The day Russ, her best friend, finally decided to cross the line of the friend zone. The day that Dani also discovers she has powers, and that these new found powers grant her access to a world she never imagine existed.

Chameleon was one of those reads that I had expected to like, wasn't completely sold on the premise. Maybe it was the love triangle or the idea of a girl with visions or something else that just was bothering me, but whatever it was that was bothering me was basically gone as quickly as the concerned thoughts. Dani was a girl right up my alley. Her spunk and personality made this book for me. From her opening sentences, I wanted to know more about her and what kind of changes were in her future. And the chemistry between her and Russ were perfection. I loved them as a couple instantly.

As Chameleon progressed, readers discovered that not everything was to be as it appeared. Especially with the addition of Gabriel. To be honestly, I really, really wanted to like this boy. He seemed to be a great balance for Dani's fire, but when thinking about him, all that keeps coming to mind is how vanilla he is. Where as Russ and Dani had that spark, Dani and Gabriel were kinda blah. That isn't to say that I would prefer one pairing to the other, they both have pros and cons, it is just that I needed to see more personality from Gabriel.

Final Verdict:

Chameleon was almost perfection. Sure, it is a paranormal romance, but it was so different that anything I had read lately. And it was just what I needed to get my out of minor reading funk. Where as I have been reading a book over the course of a few days, Chameleon had me up to the wee hours of the morning, not wanting to stop until I finished. I loved this one to pieces, and cannot see what is in store next.

Will I read the next installment?

Hell yes! I wish I had it now.

 

Kate

Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.

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