Saturday, April 11, 2015

Review: Krymzyn by B.C. Powell

Title: Krymzyn
Author:  B.C. Powell

-Review copy provided by Xpresso Book Tours-

Summary: Journey with Chase to 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.
Rating: 5+ Stars
Krymzyn is incredibly unique, the world-building is incredibly well done and the characters develop nicely throughout the story. The romance was sweet and honest. Most of all, it conveyed emotion. I couldn't help but smile when the characters smiled, and feel anger and sadness with them as well. 
The beginning of the story, we are with a girl who is still small, much smaller than others before her, going through her Ritual of Purpose. From her actions, and the reactions of the crowd, we know she is special, somehow.
Then we are with a 12 year old boy, Chase, as he has a seizure for the very first time and is transported to a whole new world. There, he begins his Journey in Krymzyn, his Journey with Sash. There, he sees her black hair run with scarlet.
Krymzyn is a completely different world from ours, where the people live for their individuals Purposes, and Balance is the key to survival, to everything. I have already mentioned this, but it bears mentioning again, that the world-building is top notch. I could close my eyes at any point in this story, and see Krymzyn and its people with no effort. It is a strange, yet beautiful world.
I don't want to reveal too much, but the story follows Chase through each of his journeys into Krymzyn, and we see him fall in love with the beautiful Sash a little more each time. Their romance was a slow burn, and the story is a beautiful one. Watching Chase teach Sash about himself and Earth and emotions and senses, and Sash teaching Chase the ways of Krymzyn, of Balance, was beautiful. Seeing them both adapt and change and become who they were meant to be was powerful.
There were some action scenes, some fighting scenes, and the different Rituals and Purposes, which kept the plot moving forward. Intermittently, we go back to Earth with Chase, and see how he lives his life being away from Krymzyn. He has an amazing family, and best friend, and he is incredibly loved, and he loves so much. Yet, he knows he isn't where he is meant to be.

To sum it up, Krymzyn is an amazing book, it makes you visualise the scenery, and you connect with the characters quite well. Read this book now, you wont regret it!

-Warning recommended for mature audiences-

Recommended for: 

Fantasy, Mystery, Realistic, Romance 

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