Thursday, March 7, 2013

Review: Dark Nebula by W.J. May

Author: W.J. May
Title: Dark Nebula
Series: The Chronicles of Kerrigan
Publication: January 21, 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Source: Author

Nothing is as it seems anymore. 

Leery from the horrifying incident at the end of her first year at Guilder Boarding School, Rae Kerrigan is determined to learn more about her new tattoo. Her expectations are high, an easy senior year and a happy reunion with Devon, the boy she’s not supposed to date. All hopes of happiness turn into shattered dreams the moment she steps back on campus. 

Lies and secrets are everywhere, and a betrayal cuts Rae deeply. Among her conflicts and enemies, it appears as if her father is reaching out from beyond the grave to ruin her life. With no one to trust, Rae doesn’t know where or who to turn to for help.  Has her destiny been written? Or will she become the one thing she hates the most—her father’s prodigy. 

My Thoughts: Rae seems to unravel in this one. She's not confident and appears more uncertain about people around her,which is understandable with all the secrets surrounding her. This year at Guilder be students arrive but one does interest Rae, an orphan named Kraigan. He seeks out Rae to mentor him but always speaks cryptic messages that go right over Rae's head, that by the time she begins to comprehend...the life of someone loves could be lost.

 I liked the ending best in this story as the action picked up and everything was revealed. I think a lot focus is on Rae and Devon's romance or the fact that it may be doomed because rules say they can't be together. Rae battles with this fear of losing Devon and he struggles with his belief in the rules. It's nice to see the characters following their own path and learning about new cool tatús. Overall, a slow start but the writing and plot make this a good read.

About the Author:
Wanita May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario - St.Catharines. Crazy-happy childhood, she always has had a vivid imagination and loads of energy. 

The youngest of six -- four older brothers, and a sister -- taught her at a young age to be competitive in all aspects of life. 

At sixteen, she began competing in athletics (track and field) and before she turned seventeen, she was representing Canada in high jump. She continued to compete, breaking Canada's JR High Jump record (1.92m - 6' 3 1/2" for those metric-ly challenged). She attented University of Toronto, and Kansas State University - winning CIAU's and becoming All-American 6x - NCAA Indoors Runner Up + more. 

But you're not interested in her athletic career - unless of course you're curious to know she stands 1.70m (5'7") and has jumped 20cm over her head on more than one occassion. She's represented Canada at the World Championships, World Jrs., won Francophone Games, and loved every minute of every competition. From the grueling workouts, the crazy weights she lifted on her back, the days she thought her lungs were going to spit out of her mouth for lack of oxygen, the travelling around the world and the opportunity to read - her favourite past time. 

Wanita and her husband now run an online business, dealing in antiques and collectables - particularly jewelry and porcelain.

After her father passed away in 2009, from a six-year battle with cancer (which she still believes he won the fight against), she began to write again. A passion she'd loved for years, but realized life was too short to keep putting it off. 
She is currently represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Wanita is a writer of Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction and where ever else her little muses take her.


  1. THanks for reading and the great review!
    Have a great week!
    WJ May :)

  2. Great review! I'm adding this to my "to-read" list...

  3. This is a new-to-me author and series. Thanks for your review.

  4. Oooh a new author for me to check out! I have to say this series sounds promising. I can't wait to read the first book, Rae of Hope. Thank you for the review.

  5. The book sounds great, thanks for the review!

  6. Is this the second book to Rae of Hope? I know you recommended Rae of Hope, but I have had little time to get caught up in the reading world. I keep saying, "two more months!"

  7. Hope you all get a chance to read and can't wait to hear what everyone thinks!
    WJ May

  8. I haven't even heard of the author of books until this book tour. I'm glad you shared it because I am going to download Rae of Hope and I can't wait to start it. Thanks for sharing your review too!


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