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Krymzyn by B.C. Powell - Book Review

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BC Powell
(The Journals of Krymzyn #1)
Publication date: October 4th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Science Fiction

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.
My Review
Krymzyn is the debut novel of author B.C. Powell, and let me tell you, it is fantastic! I'm going to start my review by saying I give it 4 stars. What really drew me in was the cover. It seems so simple, and yet it really captures the essence of the story. Once you read the book, you'll understand why I say that.

Okay, so Krymzyn is considered a new adult sci-fi fantasy, and I'll definitely second that. Now, if new adult isn't your thing, don't worry. There are really only two scenes I would consider "adult" in this book, and they're actually quite tame.

So, we start out with Chase, the main character. He's a twelve year old boy who happens to suffer from headaches. These aren't your normal, everyday headaches, though. In fact, when you first meet Chase, his headache causes him to enter into a strange new world known as Krymzyn.

His first journey to Krymzyn, which happens during Darkness, ends with him meeting a lovely twelve year old girl named Sash. She's got dark hair, amber eyes, and she's quite special. At least that's how Chase sees it after she saves his life.

When Chase returns to his own world, he's taken to the hospital, where he discovers his headaches are caused by a tumor. The doctors also tell him that Krymzyn is a hallucination. They claim it's quite normal to see/hear things that aren't really there when you have a tumor. Chase, however, knows the truth. Krymzyn is real, and he wants to go back.

I know I tend to get carried away with my reviews, so I don't want to say too much more. I know I'll spoil things if I do. So I'll leave you with the following things:

  • Although Chase's family is great, and you really see their love and support for their son, they sort of take a back burner to the other characters in the story. It is, after all, called Krymzyn. The characters Chase meets in that world are definitely the ones you want to read about.
  • Chase is a strong, determined character who you can't help but like. His life in the real world isn't as special or as excting as when he enters Krymzyn. And he does get to go back. It happens again when he's seventeen, and again when he's around the age of twenty-three.
  • Sash is pretty awesome, herself. She serves a purpose in Krymzyn, but she's also a one-of-a-kind sort of character. Very unique to her own world.
  • And, of course, you have some characters who aren't exactly likeable. Namely one character, and then a group of characters. I don't think that's too spoiler-y.
Okay, so now that I've discussed the main characters, I'll move on...

The plot really draws you in and keeps you going. I'll admit, the first 5% of the book or so, I did struggle a little to get into it. Once it got going, though, I was hooked and couldn't wait to discover what would happen next.

Krymzyn is a magical, mysterious world that is developed so well that you actually kind of want to live there. Even with the oddly colored sky, grass, and trees, it's a fascinating place. Everyone there serves a purpose. They even have rituals to discover said purposes. And Sash's Ritual of Purpose is how she learns that Chase is more special than anyone in Krymzyn could ever imagine.

Change is coming to Krymzyn, and it starts with a visit from a twelve year old boy.

Overall, I was very intrigued by the story. Once it ends, you're left wanting more. I'm not saying it ends on a cliffhanger, because it doesn't. I just mean that I cannot wait for the second book in the series, and I know you'll feel the same way, too.

If you're looking for a new author to read, I highly recommend choosing B.C. Powell. Krymzyn is one of the best debut novels I've read this year, and I guarantee that you will love it. Once again, I rate Krymzyn a solid 4 stars.

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review "Krymyzn." As a first time author, I really appreciate your interest. I'm so happy you enjoyed it!

    1. You're quite welcome! I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next book. :)


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