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Review: Basatai: Outside in by Suzan Battah

Published 27/01/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Basatai: Outside in
Author:           Suzan Battah
Pages:             158 ( On my e-reader )
Catagory:        young adult, fantasy

The story:

Seventeen year old, Armani Radnelaq a full blooded BaSatai is plagued by a curse in her blood. A curse created from hate and designed to break the divide between two parallel worlds of Earth and H-trae when Armani’s blood is spilled in attack and she dies. 

S’teuqoubs have been travelling back and forth across the divide for centuries without trouble. The BaSatai and Guardians monitoring activity and enforcing rules to ensure peace and harmony but if the divide splits and opens, a much greater number of supernatural S’teuqoubs will filter into earth destroying equilibrium which the BaSatai and Guardians will be unable to control. Humanity and the BaSatai will suffer and perish. The parallel divide must remain secure at all costs. 

Armani has remained hidden on earth with her adopted father Elijah since her birth. She has been raised in the human way and fights her natural instinct to evolve into a BaSatai. The BaSatai in her requires her to evolve and shift, use her powers and strength. Yet Armani is freaked out by the need to shift. She smokes, has a bad attitude, must deal with aggressive bullies and control her natural BaSatai instinct. Her Guardian with BaSatai Warriors are coming for her. She refuses to accept her fate and doesn’t believe any BaSatai should die to protect her. 

The blood curse maturing in her veins makes her a target for her enemies. Her Guardian Karhl and an elite BasSatai Warrior Rafael are the first to arrive and prepare her for her crossing over. Her attraction to Rafael complicates her purpose to stay on earth even more. They both insist she fall into line and follow their lead but she is not ready to leave earth just yet…


(taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:


When I got the request to review this book I didn’t doubt to say yes. The story just spoke to me. And I’m glad to tell you that the book didn’t dissapoint me, I had to struggle a little to get into the book but once you get it it a really great story.
You get a chance to meet a lot of characters, but it’s never confusing. I loved the storyline it was something I  haven’t read before. The story is well written and it explains everything you might not understand. That’s what I love most about this book. In a lot of fantasy novels they have special names for things or creatures but never really explain them. This book explains them in the story, because the main character has to learn a lot herself.

The verdict of a book addict:


Although I had a little trouble getting into the book I really loved the story and I can’t wait to read what’s going to happen next.

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