Krymzyn (The Journals of Krymzyn #1)
B. C. Powell
Published: 4th October, 2014
Chase was twelve the first time he arrived in a strange land where dark, ominous clouds never move, ancient trees violently spring to life during Darkness, and people seem to live without emotion. Doctors tell him they’re hallucinations, but he knows his visits are real. She’s there—Sash—and she’s more real than anyone he’s ever known.
His visits stop but, as years pass, the memories haunt Chase. Without warning, the young man suddenly finds himself again in a world called Krymzyn. Arriving during Darkness, he’s rescued from death by the extraordinary, beautiful, but terrifying young woman he first met when he was twelve.
When Chase is thrust into the war of balance against vile creatures who threaten all who live there, Sash helps him understand his purpose in Krymzyn. A dark secret from the beginning of time reveals he might be able to stay there forever. To prove he belongs in Krymzyn and be with the only woman he can ever love, Chase will have to risk his own life in the ultimate battle.
Content warning: minor description of sex; mention of suicide at the end
What I liked: I really enjoyed the way we learned about the characters who live on Krymzyn, and their culture and everything that went into building the world. Also, there was a very unexpected twist towards the end about Krymzyn, which made me pretty excited to learn. I love surprises in books! While it did make me sad towards the end of the book, there were some really good parts to the story that had me flipping the pages like it was nothing. I really enjoyed this book. Sash is an interesting character and we see her and Chase grow a lot over the course of the novel.
What I didn’t like: Sometimes I was a little confused by the blandness of Chase’s life outside Krymzyn. And he never seemed to think “Oh, maybe I was just imagining things.” as he got older. He was twelve. Kid could have had an imagination. I get it, few people will say what they think is real isn’t but he went so long without returning you’d think he would think he was wrong. Or you know, forget about Krymzyn.
Overall Review: This book had a really good concept, and I’m intrigued to see where it goes next with the second book. With the way these characters developed over the book I’m interested in seeing what happens in Krymzyn next with Sash and Chase. I’m also interested to see how much Chase changes Krymzyn’s people with what he’s grown up as knowing to be normal.
Recommend?: I would, it’s got a great design to it. I wonder what the author is going to do next.
My Rating: 3.7/5
Review by Iris