REVIEW: Chameleon (Supernaturals #1) by Kelly Oram

Chameleon by Kelly Oram
Series: Supernaturals #1
Published by Bluefields on 25th June 2013
Pages: 356
Source: *Received from the Author in exchange for an honest review*

For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction. 

As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help. 

Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.
Such a shame. I was so excited to read Oram's first paranormal series, but I found myself a little disappointed. I don't really mind the cover, it looks almost like a poster for a TV series.

Dani lives in a small, quiet town with her only friend Russ. Yet what Dani never imagined could happen in her small town came true, as she finds out she has supernatural powers, and her best friend that she has known her whole life, is actually a warlock. But when other supernaturals begin to sense Dani's power equaling to that of the believed Chosen One, Dani is kidnapped, yet she is still at risk of those trying to kill her.

To begin with, I found Dani to be a very likeable protagonist. She was fun, funny yet kind and realistic. Dani to begin with was determined and strong-willed, however I was disappointed to see most of these qualities leave her, and instead she just seemed to go along with everything, and didn't put up with much of a fight. I was rather shocked. Only towards the end did she get a little bit of determination back in her. Otherwise, the rest of the characters I got rather bored with. They all appeared so childish, not to mention Russ who acted extremely jealous all the time. It was relentless. Then, what really frustrated me was the insta-love. I have never really seen it so obvious. Dani should have been putting up much more of a fight than she did.

I did enjoy the plot, it was fast-paced and adventurous, with twists that certainly had me wanting to know more. Yet, it all felt as though it went a little flat. I became uninterested very quickly as I felt like I was reading similar situations over and over again. And therefore, the ending felt rather predictable.

Sadly, I was disappointed with the first instalment in this series, however I am going to try and read the sequel as it is a companion novel.


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