Publication Date: November 24, 2013
Amy is a young woman when a dear friend dies at the age of 26 leaving a three-year-old child. For the sake of the children, she one day plans to have Amy writes a letter outlining her parahuman abilities and the responsibility that comes with it and the story of her younger years, in case she isn’t around when their abilities flower.
There’s a lot of freedom in writing a story in letter format. When things don’t sound just right, the tone can be attributed to the way people write rather than speak. Boca’s tale is at first halting and yet rambling at the same time. As Amy settles into her story, her narration becomes more fluid. In [easyazon-link asin=”B00GVXU7YO” locale=”us”]Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter (Weeia Book 1)[/easyazon-link] there is, however, a foreign sound that lingers with the dialogue and writing style. We know that Amy is sheltered for fear that she will be kidnapped as she knows her father was. Family secrets run deep, and it seems that Amy’s mother has kept valuable information from her.
In a lot of stories, a parahuman whose dreams become reality would be hard to believe. It would be harder to believe that she didn’t realize them sooner. In [easyazon-link asin=”B00GVXU7YO” locale=”us”]Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter (Weeia Book 1)[/easyazon-link] Boca unfolds Amy’s character in a way that is believable, if not relatable. She is a character that could easily fit into the show heroes struggling to make a way for herself and her family, but there are dark forces at work. Boca invests in Amy with a sense of coming into knowledge but doesn’t make her stupid by any means which could have easily been the fall-back position with such a character.
Boca gives us a lot of telling instead of showing which adds to the sense that the letter idea worked well for this author’s writing style. She can imbue her story with a sense of something survived that leaves the reader wondering what comes next.
Boca’s story is 33 pages and ends in such a way that leaves no question in the reader’s mind that this is a series to be continued. There is a promise of intrigue and adventure that is wonderfully inevitable. By the end of the story, I had a good sense that Boca knew these characters well and is ready to embark on a story that is told with a sense of real time.
If you enjoy a quick read with an urban fantasy setting then read an excerpt and buy Unelmoija: The Dreamshifter (Weeia Book 1) by Elle Boca on