Friday, 5 July 2013

FANTASTICA: PART 3

  
Fantastica: Part 3
Released By: Yaoi Press
Writer and Artist: Yamila Abraham
Cover Art: Martina Peters
Release Date: Out now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

The plot thickens, at least in the case of this story as Hayden has now been reunited with Felix, but there is one snag - he is disguised as Levi the boy he previously cursed, so he has to maintain his disguise at all costs or risk the worst possible fate. Felix has his own loyalty to Darius to deal with, and the only way he can do that is to keep things as they are even if it pains him to do so. As we all know, love is fleeting, and as far as Felix is concerned, Levi has become another male he can focus on as a lover, and it is annoying him in ways he had never thought possible. What he can't get his head around is that Levi has shed most of what annoyed him in the past, and he has turned into an amazing and attentive lover - but why?

When Hayden joins the wise ones he discovers there is a way he can have Levi live as there is a loophole in the contract. If he doesn't manage to make the set amount of sculptures, he cannot be cursed, so it is up to Hayden to disguise himself as Levi and fake his death while the real Levi is with the wise ones in secret. His plan sounds great, yet sooner or later once Darius realizes he has not gained any power from his death, all hell will break loose. Hayden desperately wants to free Felix from Darius's grip, he wants him to be a free man, but Felix is also gripped by his own greed and hunger for more power.

As a reader you get the impression Hayden doesn't really know Felix or his motivation as he has an intense love for him, but it seems that Felix's love for power will get the better of him if Hayden doesn't do something about his weakness. Hayden wanted to end the curse on the Rockwell’s, protect his brother and free Felix, but Hayden still insists he wants Levi's soul as that was originally part of the bargain he had with him. It is comical reading of Hayden wandering around as Levi, and making Felix think how much he seems like him - Hayden comes close to giving himself away, but if he does have sex with him disguised as Levi, he isn't exactly cheating, is he?

In this part of the story there is only so much a lover can do as it becomes obvious that the other person has to contribute something to make a substantial change to the situation he is in. As Felix is power hungry, he will find sooner or later that power isn’t the be all and end all of his life; the one he loves is the one who can make a difference to his life not Darius.

The cover art by Martina Peters is a beautiful piece any Yaoi art collector would want as it features one of those firm favourites, a dark angel with wings upright, laid over his lover.

Fantastica Part: 3 is available to buy on Kindle, Smashwords, Kindle USA, Kindle UK, Kindle Canada, and Nook, Sony, Kobo and iTunes.



Verdict: Hayden and Felix are the perfect couple in this exciting new series by Yaoi Press.