Monday, April 25, 2011

Review: Odessa (The Seraphym Wars) by Rebecca Russell

Odessa (The Seraphym Wars) by Rebecca Russell
Publication Date:
March 2011
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Genre: YA

The Story: Myrna Ashlin Watts graduated from High School in Jacksonville, Fl just in time to find herself transported to a bizarre and primal planet corrupted by demon-dragons. And they want her DEAD. Her problem is she has been recruited to kill them, too.

18-year-old Myrna is drawn into the middle of an epic battle between Seraphym and Demons. An average High School student from Florida, struggling with inner demons resulting from a rape two years earlier, she wakes one morning on the Steampunk planet of Dracwald, home of the demon-dragons responsible for her brother’s recent murder as well as many other atrocities in the news. She meets Michael, who becomes her guide and explains that according to prophecy, Myrna must gather the remaining six Vigorios (teen warriors with special talents) then train with the Majikals on an enchanted island.

Reluctantly, and knowing it is her only way to get back home, she agrees to lead, battling dragons and monsters while crossing swamps and mountains, forests and seas. She wrangles with the old inner demons when three very different men join her quest—a seasoned demon/dragon-slayer who irritates but beguiles her, a tender and sweet mentor in whom she trusts completely and a roguishly handsome Scientist who sets her senses aflame. How is she expected to lead the others and keep everyone safe with so much inner turmoil?

Will love and lust, jealousy, greed, deceit and distrust break the delicate tie that binds these teen warriors called The Vigorios? Can a troupe of teens help the Seraphym finally defeat the massive empire of evil dominated for eons by the demon-dragons of Dracwald?

My Review: Wow, I just love being transported to another world. How would you feel, suddenly waking up and realizing your family has disappeared and the only way to get them back is by fighting in a world you never knew existed? If that's happened to you, then you can relate to Myrna! She shows so much determination to get back home, as well as to help the Seraphym win.


  1. WOW! What a great review I think when I read a book of any sort I like to be transport to another world.That's what draws me deep into the plot of the story.I like books like that...Those type of books are excellent reads.

  2. Thank you for the review and posting, Coley. I'm so happy you liked the book.

  3. Thanks for posting this review, the book and it's premise sound so interesting. Another to add to the TBR!

  4. Rebecca- Thanks for writing it and commenting!! EKK! It's always exciting to see authors visiting!

  5. Very nice review. I am in awe of those who can write about alternative worlds.

  6. We recently visited Odessa on a short vacation. Before going I contacted in the Ukraine and was pleasantly surprised by the standard and quality of the guide and the tour. Our guide had sooo much knowledge that it was almost overwhelming. The car that was hired was clean and the driver was extremely professional. The company had worked with me getting the tour and price together before we arrived so all was done when we arrived. It gave us a really good feel about Odessa, understanding of the history, and wanting to return in the near future. Thank you for this service.



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