Antonia Bells by Ramz Artso review

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this novel, starting of a bit straight forward, instantly describing the character in a simplistic way.


But is didn’t take long to get immersed into the story, something instantly happening to the main character and introduces other pivotal characters into the story.

This event changing this girl’s life forever.


The plot seems quite similar to Mortal Instruments. But what I liked about what the author did is outline what to expect very quickly. As some novels can drag and take a long time to actually get anywhere, this novel instantly throws the characters into the deep end. Making the story fast and with a good flow.


I was quite surprised that I enjoyed the plot as it thickens, the magic, even though it probably is more suited to the younger audience. The love triangle between these young kids. The girl discovering she was born something special, different. Leaving everything behind as dark forces come to kill her.


Tensions mount as they struggle to escape the clutches of evil. Just when I thought I knew what to expect from the novel, another twist in the plot erupted. A battle to the death of one character. I couldn’t skip a beat. You have to read every word because it is so easy to miss something as the whirl-wind of events come plummeting one after the other. Unexpected twists in each corner. Fascinating, intense and frightful characters that make this adventure even more exciting. No preamble, the author got straight to it.


So, you think something like Mortal Instruments. Yes. Maybe a little bit of Hunger Games chucked in there. Yes. But the story author continues to go even further. The township in which Antonia grew up in has now been possessed as zombies, and guess who they are coming after. No one can say this is a predictable plot.


There was a huge build-up of excitement, unfortunately the ending lacked just a bit. It did feel that it was a bit rushed. But I think the plot did make up for some of its faults. People, events and situations happening so fast, I guessed the whirl-wind of events felt like it came to an abrupt end without warning.


A little bit more details surrounding certain aspects of the plot would have been beneficial to give more background to other characters.


3 ½ out of 5 stars.

Published by sharlene25

Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs. Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour. While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works. To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.

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