Ivana 200Invested Ivana – Emotionally Invested in Characters and Worlds

Co-Founder | Reviewer

Why I read: I read fiction to distract my mind from real-life problems.

Favorite Genres: Urban and contemporary fantasy, fantasy, historical fiction, and most things supernatural and paranormal. In my books, I want mystery, adventure, challenge, some humor, a lot of karmic smackdown, and the occasional bloody justice.

Reading Style: I love books that go deep into characters and worlds. I really want to know the characters, to be able to invest emotionally in them and their challenges. I like learning about cultures, so understanding the world is important to me as well.

Audiobooks: I also love audiobooks when the narrators are good. I think reading a book and listening to it are two very different experiences and work on different areas of the brain. Some narrators do such an amazing job (e.g. Jim Dale with the Harry Potter series, Emily Grey with the Parasol Protectorate series, Lorelei King with the Charley Davidson series) that the experience just shouldn’t be missed.

Ivana’s Reading List – stories I like.

Urban, Dark, or Contemporary Fantasy

Historical Fiction

Science Fiction


  1. Ivana,

    I, too, share your love for deep emotional connections with characters – especially in the fantasy genres. I recently published a dark fantasy novel called Sons of Osiris: The Sword of Kings and am curious to see if you would like to read it and either leave a review or tell me your thoughts?

    Thank you for your time.

    Michael Westmoreland
    Thank you


  2. Hello, I am an author on the autism spectrum with a book I’m seeking reviews for. It’s called Treasure of the Apache. It is tale set mere months after the closing of the civil war in 1865 Arizona & concerns a Samaritan, a girl, two ranch hands & Missouri bad men on a hunt for stolen gold from the Confederacy hidden in Apache Territory. It is filled with adventure, intrigue, & romance. Will an epub copy be sufficient for me to send you? Thank you & I hope to hear from you.


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