The Chimera (The Chronicles of the Phoenix and her Knights Book 1) by S.H. Magillian

Price: $2.99The Chimera (The Chronicles of the Phoenix and her Knights Book 1) by [Magillian, S.H.]

Page Count: 188

Category: YA, Fantasy & Science Fiction

Format: PDF 

Released: December 17, 2017

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Young, Dumb and Bold


*** I was given this Advanced Reader Copy, in exchange for an honest review. ***


I was really excited to read this book because the blurb was fascinating and weird and I thought ‘this is my kind of book’, so I grabbed it quickly from the Hidden Gems site. As soon as the book started, things got weird, I mean WEIRD.  People were dying, but they couldn’t see what killed them. The one guy was running away from it and he was the only one who actually knew it was there and he killed himself so he wouldn’t have to deal with the unholy creature.  YEAH folks, that’s how it starts out.  I was like, what the fuck just happened??? dcfkljsdofivnjsodfgjosidfgj

So to be clear, throughout the whole book, there is nothing, but action, odd things happening, weird creature thingys, vampires, knights, wizards and special artifacts… but what the book doesn’t have is background details that are vital to the story. So the book has a lot of upfront detail that keeps you interested and invested wanting more, but without the other details you are a little disappointed about the backstory.  So at times you feel like you’re flying by the seat of your pants to keep up with the action, but you also wish that the author would have dug deeper.

You just seem to get a small glimpse into the characters and what you see is great, but some if not most of these characters are mysterious. Plus there are a few that are barely mentioned and you are like, wait a minute! Wait a minute! I smell something big, something isn’t right about that one, but then again the action starts. The book carries on. So I really need to get my hands on the next one because there is no way that I am okay with how it ended. That was BS. You can’t just go and drop bombs on me like that and then be like adios, *hand wave*, the book is done. Give a girl a break!