A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian Novel
by Leandi Cameron
Series: Therian Book 1
Publisher: House of Leavik
Source: e-book courtesy of Orangeberry Book Tours
Available as of September 18, 2012
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Kai Emery likes to be indiscernible; however, his infatuation for his classmate, Sienna Fynn, has made his invisibility status all the more impossible to upkeep. His world spirals out of control when he discovers that he is a shapeshifting were-leopard, and finds himself unable to control his newfound anatomy.
An unpredictable vampire enters his life, leading him down a path that soon reveals his destiny, and discloses another world, filled with magic and terrifying darkness. When he finds himself in danger from the god of magic and darkness for disobeying a curse bestowed upon his kind, forbidding him from falling in love with a human, he has to fight for survival, and protect everyone that he loves.
Right before turning eighteen, Kai Emery starts having flu-like symptoms. He has headaches like no other and his temp is a little high. Thinking nothing of it, he goes to school dreading the moment he will see Sienna. Her boyfriend is hurting her and Kai already overstepped his boundaries. He doesn't know the circumstances, but he will do anything to protect her. What happens when he's what she needs to be protected from?
Kai was, in the simplest terms, a sweetheart. He stopped at nothing to protect those he loved. Everyone came before him, he was selfless. I found it refreshing to have a character who was more worried about friends and family because we don't see that much anymore.
I loved how Leandi Cameron described Kai's surroundings. I felt like I was there running through the forest or sitting by the waterfall. She made a very vivid scene that was really easy to picture. I also enjoyed the secondary characters because they mostly made things more difficult for Kai and his budding relationship.
Overall, A Tale of the Other Kind was a good read. It was slow on occasion, but the suspense was well worth it. If you're looking for a paranormal fantasy with a little bit of romance, give this one a shot!
Leandi Cameron is the author of Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy Novel 'A Tale of the Other Kind: A Therian Novel series.
She is an award-winning journalist living in Ekurhuleni, South Africa, where she also spends her days working at Caxton Newspapers as the Assistant Editor for the Boksburg Advertiser.
Cameron also co-owns House of LeaVik with her sister Vikki Rostoll-Olivier where she also dabbles in publishing, fashion and graphic design.