Review:Candlewax-C.Bailey Sims

Title: Candlewax
Author: C. Bailey Sims
Release Date: April 2012
Publisher: Terabyte Press
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 Hoots
Reviewer: Michelle

An Ancient Prophecy. A Powerful Relic. An Insatiable Evil. When all three converge, the fate of every living thing will be in peril.
All her life Catherine had hoped to see a fairrier cat. No book, no scroll provided to her by her tutors had ever mentioned this legend, much to her frustration, and now-at the worst possible time-she was getting her wish. Only, in her wish the cat wasn't about to kill her.
A 732-year-old fairrier cat the size of a horse has killed his fair share of hunters. Driven to the brink of extinction for the supernatural powers of his coat, is he indeed the last of his kind?
Sheltered, 16-year-old Catherine is about to find out. Unwitting heir to the Ancient Onyxes, she flees an arranged marriage only to stumble upon the cat's secrets, the force of the ancient relic she wears, and the dangerous mission they must undertake.
Hidden under a desert that was once a fertile land, millions of predators are waiting to feast again. Catherine must discover the secret of the Ancient Onyxes and stop the creatures known as trodliks before they consume everything in their path. A whispered prophecy becomes her only guide and a rejected suitor just might be the one warrior she desperately needs. (NetGalley)

Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims is exceptional. When I first began this book I could not wrap my head around the mythical character being a giant cat. In all honesty, it through me off. I’m used to fallen angels, vampires, werewolves and the list goes on and on, but never a cat. However, as I continued reading my love for this giant cat grew more and more as did my love for the characters and then my admiration of the author. Candlewax is completely adventure packed with a good number of characters, stories, and events to keep up with let alone the story itself. I applaud Sims for her capability to keep all of these things in order and tell a fabulous story. The story begins with Catherine running away from her duties as a princess to marry a man she does not love and has never met. On her way out of the Kingdom, she meets Spelopokos one of the last remaining fairrier cats. Together they set out to fulfill an ancient prophesy to save her home and the surrounding Kingdoms. On their journey they are faced with many trials and many people want to see them fail. Including an evil man set to rule the Kingdoms and kill Spelopokos for him magical coat. I did not think I would fall in love with this book as much as I did. This story became my world. I could just read a few sentences and I was engulfed, nothing could distract me once I started. I absolutely loved this book! I loved how it was not your average "girl falls in love with vampire/werewolf/fallen angel and all is okay suddenly Candlewax is a breath of fresh air to the Young Adult/ Fantasy genre. Though there is love within the novel (with a handsome prince) it does not take up the entire story. Candlewax is absolutely amazing! I cannot wait until the next book comes out, Tabrek. I’m sure it will be just as astonishing.

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