by E.V. Fairfall


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ISBN-13: 9780991283200
Publisher: Silver Stag
Publication date: 01/20/2014
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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Transformed 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
TreestandBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Transformed by E.V. Fairfall is not just a story involving many intertwined love triangles. It is way more than that. For one thing, the plot is very unique. I found that as I was engulfed deeper into the chapters, I was surprised to see that it was not just a classic she-loves-him-and-he-loves-someone-else tale. It begins very mysteriously. There is a girl named Thea who contains some sort of powerful Transformed by E.V. Fairfall Transformed by E.V. Fairfall light. We learn that she is not quite human which leads us to wonder what she really is. She has the ability to transform into whatever creation she wants to using her mysterious light. On the same note, she is on a mission to fall in love with a hunter who has been destroying her creations over the last few generations. She is determined to complete her quest. This mystery kept me very drawn to find out what in the world was going on. The love aspect of the story is not what I expected it to be. When I think of a classic love story, I think of a girl who is just awestruck over a guy who does not even know she exists. This book was going in the other direction. The characters had ulterior motives for each other. It was not strictly about love and all the other emotions that drive people to want another person. The author did a great job in coming up with a story line that was different than any other book that I have come across. There is one small part of the interactions among two of the characters that you lead onto with that insta-love where they instantly fall in love with each other. I am not a fan of it, but I will say that it did not take too much away from the story. Another part of the character development is that we begin to have the feels with two of the main characters. If you are like me, you will love one and really hate the other. Just a heads up! There is more to the story than just the love connections. There is betrayal, selfishness, mystery, and compassion all told from five different point-of-views throughout the story. It is definitely unique to anything that I have read before. It is a twist on the classic romance. I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars. I liked how Fairfall incorporated aspects of religion and human origin while also keeping it modern. There were parts that I had to reread because I felt like I missed something, but nothing too drastic. Overall, I enjoyed the book and it did not take me long to finish it. It was very intriguing.
TheIndigoQuill More than 1 year ago
See full review @ The Indigo Quill . blogspot . com Special thanks to Xpresso Tours and Silver Stag for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. With an alluring and captivating cover, Transformed by E.V. Fairfall was definitely a pleasant surprise. In the rhythm of a fairytale, the reader follows Thea, who also happens to be Mother Earth herself, into her journey of trying to escape the strongholds of the world. However, a few things stand in the way. You guessed it, a love triangle that could potentially bring Thea to her irrevocable demise. But this book is so much more than that. Unlike many YA books I've been reading, Transformed followed the premise of how the Earth came into existence through the eyes of Creationism. The beauty in Fairfall's approach is that she isn't shoving the author's views down your throat, and she isn't attacking another worldview. What I mean by this is that several books I've been reading lately have ruined the consistency of the story by throwing in the author's opinion on hot topics while bashing another view. It no longer feels like part of the story (rather, the author just using the opportunity to preach at the reader) and it makes me enjoy the book less because it almost makes me feel like I or people I know of certain worldviews are being attacked. It's incredibly refreshing to read a real YA book that stays consistent with the story and keeps it just that, storytelling. The story itself is intriguing and unique. Although cheesy at times, I very much enjoyed reading this book. The reader becomes attached to the character of Thea and wants her to fulfill her purpose. As for Brice, I know a lot of people hated his part of the story, but I think an author's ability to write dynamic characters that pull emotions out of readers, good or bad, is a form of art in itself (think Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter). I love to hate certain characters! I applaud Fairfall for her masterwork. You will enjoy Transformed if you are looking for a fresh perspective in the Paranormal YA genre. It's a very light read, but it's definitely an enjoyable book if you don't mind reading about another love triangle!
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours as part of their blog tour in return for a fair and honest review. This book has given me a quandary because there are parts of it that I really enjoyed and others parts not so much. Let me see if I can explain. Thea and her brother are basically Mother Earth and God (to start with) although God has banned Mother Earth from ever assuming a human shape even though she can take the form of any animal. Now Thea comes across as being very immature for saying she's supposed to have been around for how many thousands of years. Even if she was an animal, I would have thought she'd have more of a clue! Unless, of course, you're part of the animals are dumb category which is the opposite of what this book is trying to say. God comes across as being a pain in the ass, know it all but I'll say no more on that! Thea has found herself trapped in the same place for years and years. Whenever she is killed, she always returns here. So her plan is to make "Brice" fall in love with her, shoot her when she's a deer, she changes back to human, he is sorry, all done. Got that? Yeah, I had a bit of difficulty getting my head around that too. Now Brice is a thoroughly unpleasant character with absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. He is rude, arrogant, completely narcissistic so the idea of him loving anyone apart from himself is just ludicrous. Enter Chamber - he is Brice's cousin and basically his opposite. Chamber is everything that Thea hoped Brice would be and so ends up falling for him. In the synopsis, it sounds like there's a love triangle going on but really there's not. Now, the plot moves along at a steady pace although it is a bit slow to start with. The characters are all well-written, whether you like them or not. The ending between Thea and Chamber is perfect for the book although you are left with other answers that seem to be hanging. On the whole, this was an intriguing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Transformed is a different take on the concept of God and Earth than any I had previously encountered. I enjoyed how the story unfolded to reveal more information about the origins of the main character as well as the creation of the world we know today. I found the plot to be character driven, with well developed, vivid characters whose stories I really got into. Thea was easy to root for as she sorted through conflicting feelings caused by unfamiliar human emotions. Brice and Chamber provided contrasting personalities, and Cricket brought an element of humor and whimsy. (Is it strange that Cricket, a somewhat minor character, plot-wise, was my favorite? I loved her!) Like previous reviewers, I loved the ending (although it was not quite what I expected). I won't spoil it, but the way everything came together was excellent! Definitely worth a read! I am excited to see what's next from E.V. Fairfall!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, more than I thought I would. I've read a lot of creation stories before, and I'm a huge fan of different mythologies, but Transformed definitely brings an interesting perspective to what one may normally believe to be a tired story. After reading the synopsis, I was sucked right in by the author's novel concept of the creation myth and what role higher powers played in it. Although that is what initially piqued my interest, it was the character development and interaction that kept me thirsty for more. The main emphasis of the book is on the characters, and I was very much glad that it was. I found myself getting so frustrated at times, and so giddy at others. Fairfall does an excellent job using the characters to manipulate the reader's emotions, and I'm glad to admit that I was ecstatic to have my emotions so thus toyed with. And the ending! I won't spoil it, but I will say this: I really loved how it turned out. Sometimes an author will write herself into a corner and need a copout escape route, but this is not so with Transformed. Transformed is definitely worth the read, and definitely a book that will linger in my memory fondly. It really was an excellent debut novel, and I'm excited to see what Fairfall comes up with next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome, I really enjoyed the paranormal aspect of the book because it took a very creative twist on the creation story and brought you into its world.  My favorite character was definitely Chamber, adorable. I really enjoyed the pace of the book and was captivated the whole time. I was really satisfied with the way  the book ended, and was really glad for the last chapter. This was a great book and definitely worth the read. If you aren’t interested at first just wait until you meet Chamber, in my opinion he is the character that makes this book. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
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Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Transformed is an interesting story. I had to think on it a couple days before I could write a review. This is generally a good sign, because even a fun read should make you think just a little. Thea is an entity that can take on just about any form. When she takes on the form of a human to try and convince the family killing animals in the forest to stop - she picks a horrible person to and convince.  The first part of the story is Thea trying to make Brice fall in love with her. He is not a very good person and he treats her like crap. I did get a little tired of watching this after awhile. The second half of the story is where things began to get really good. Thea begins to uncover truths that have been hidden for all of history. As she uncovers a dangerous plot she had to make tough decisions and decide what is worth sacrificing for. There are several characters in the story that you are reall drawn to, and they all ended up in places I never would have expected.  This book also makes a point to really hammer homet he issue of conservation and only taking what we need. Thea dwelling on this issue was the right thing for her character to do, but it did get a little tiresome.  *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a rare occasion when you come across a truly unique story; that is what you get when reading Transformed. E.V. Fairfall has manages to create an entirely new storyline, blending together a visionary theology and the very visceral inner workings of humans.  She paints the thoughts and feelings of her characters so vividly and genuinely that you experience every step with them. Thea's stumbling journey toward humanity will have you feeling as though you are discovering it yourself. Despite this being her debut novel, Fairfall demonstrates her ability to create tangible imagery like she's been doing it for years. Her lines are unforced, and the progression unfolds naturally. Although she deals with such an abstract concept as the soul and God, she manages to keep the reader grounded and never steps too far.  I loved this book, I truly found it to be a distinctive, individual read. Highly recommend to anyone tired of reading the same kind if YA over and over.