"The One Discovered" (Chronicles of the Diasodz Book 1) Yvette M Calleiro
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How do you choose when both options have dire consequences?
Sofia is a 17 year old who is quite content with her life. She has a caring boyfriend who also just happens to be her best friend since birth. She has a loving mother. She is successfully completing her last year of high school and enjoys her part-time job. She can’t imagine wanting more from her life…until Ar’ch (pronounced Ar-rick) enters her dreams, sparking a burning flame inside of her that she can’t seem to extinguish nor does she want to.
Ar’ch is a Diasodz (Die-ah-sodz), a species created by the Goddess back when God created humans. Diasodz were made to heal and protect humans, but when the Diasodz turned their backs on helping humans and left Earth to live in their own world, the Goddess abandoned them. Since then, their powers and their very lives have been fading. A prophecy foretold that a young girl born on Earth would be the Diasodz’s savior. Ar’ch and his brother, Angel, travel to Earth to retrieve her and bring her back to their world before her death day in order to save their kind. Ar’ch knows the drill: find the target, capture her, and safely bring her home. But what happens when the target captures his dormant heart?
Choices create action. Actions have consequences. When faced with the truth, what choice will Sofia make? Will she be able to accept the consequences that follow?
The One Discovered (Chronicles of the Diasodz Book 1) has me torn. I found parts of the plot interesting and wanted to find out more information about some of the characters, but the story moved slowly. Sofia's relationship with Rafe seemed awkward, and it was difficult to believe their couple status. They felt no romantic passion for each other and perhaps would have been better as simply best friends. I liked how Ar'ch appeared in Sofia's dreams and then in person. Tattoos turned into real weapons; how cool is that? The scenes where Ar'ch and his brother fought evil beings left me a little confused; I couldn't form a picture from what I read. Dialogue needed to be less formal between the teenagers; conversations were strained. I plan to give book 2 a chance because I want to find out more about Liana and Damiana and how they affect this tale and view Sofia's evolving relationship with Ar'ch.
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