Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sheenah Freitas: Book Review & Guest Post


Help me welcome Sheenah Freitas, author of The Zincian Legend Trilogy.  She's a great writer and has given us some time here today.  Below is my review of the second book, The Number; followed by a Q&A with her, the theme is "Into the Past".  I have asked her a few questions about what some of her favorite things were at certain ages in her life.  
Check it out and give her some support for her newest novel.

The Number (Zincian Legend, #2)  The Number (Zincian Legend Book 2) by Sheenah Freitas
Kaia disappeared for five years. Now she's back and her planet is on the brink of war.
The new "Numbers" program, created by the Tueors’ leader, tracks and isolates demigods. Kaia's friend, Catrina, refuses to take part, and that makes her the most dangerous Number of all.
It's Kaia's duty to gather and protect the treasures of the gods. But neither the treasures nor Catrina are what they appear to be.
As the day a dire prophesy foresees draws near, will Kaia reverse the gears of fate, or will everything she's ever loved be burned away by the flames of war?

My Review:
This book is the sequel to The Chosen by Sheenah Frietas.  It is set 5 years after The Chosen left off.  Kaia is back and ready to fulfill her destiny as the Chosen.  She, along with her guardian, Reeze, and her friends, Catrina and Derek, go off in search of the rest of the treasures.  During this quest, they find out that things are not as they believed, and are they really doing the right thing?  A strange twist threatens to make their mission much harder.
There are many action sequences in this book and a bit more hint of possible love.  I was often "on the edge of my seat" while reading this and my emotions were all over the charts. 
The ending was both brilliant and infuriating all at once!  The author brings all emotions out full-force, without much rest in between.  Just as a horrible thing happens and you're not quite recovered, but ready for the next chapter, it ends!  That's it.. brilliant, because now I can't wait to read the next book and am hoping I won't have to wait very long!!
Again, this book gets a solid 3.5 stars.  A very good read that I highly recommend.


And now for the questions & answers section..

What did you want to be when you grew up at ages 5, 10, and 15? 


When I was 5 I wanted to be a writer. I can’t remember what I wanted to be at 10, but it was probably either an archeologist or paleontologist. By the time I was 15, I decided it’d be best to be a doctor or a pharmacist. And now I’m a writer, so it’s come full circle!

What were your favorite songs/types of music at ages 10, 15, now?

I didn’t listen to a lot of music when I was 10, but my friends did and they were always listening to pop like Britney Spears, NSync, and Backstreet Boys. I don’t know how, but I somehow know most of the lyrics to those songs. At 15 I was listening to a lot of alternative/modern rock. And right now I like to listen to a bit of everything, but mostly music that has a lot of that “vintage” or “throwback” quality like Adele, Mumford and Sons, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, etc. And of course Disney soundtracks. : )

Who were your "heroes" at ages 8, 15, now?

Honestly, my heroes have barely, if ever, changed. My parents will always be my two main role models or “heroes” that I look up to. And as far as creative heroes, they’ve always been Stan Lee, Walt Disney, J.K. Rowling, and Hayao Miyazaki. I admire anyone who emulates them like John Lasseter, head of Pixar and I think he’s in charge of the animation department now.

If you're intrigued, you can buy her books here.

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