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Smashwords book reviews by Bonnie Mitchell
on May 28, 2012
Let me first say, I really dislike giving negative reviews. But credit needs to be given where credit is due.
Plot: The story is about a young girl having a forbidden love affair with a vampire. Believe screams "I was influenced by Twilight", the only difference is the girl is a vampire huntress. I haven't actually read Twilight but I didn't need to, to see the author took most of her ideas from Twilight. So, the plot felt unoriginal and tired.
Setting: The setting was poorly executed and was hard to envision. The bad grammar riddled the text and was a terrible distraction. For Example, "The walls are covered in shelves and shelves of books. In the middle of the room there's a nice, what looks to be a suede material sofa in front of a fireplace." I'll leave it at that.
Characters: The main character Andrea is slightly annoying and unbelievable. I just couldn't connect with her. The other characters are mostly one dimensional and i dare say, boring.
Prose: It was so bad, jeez, it was bad. There are so many misspellings and bad, bad grammar. I can forgive a few mistakes but every page, lord have mercy. A third of the way through the book, I decided there was no way the author even read it herself. A good amount of the mistakes would of been caught with a quick read through by the author. I began to feel that if the author didn't care enough about her book to read it herself, why should I invest anymore time reading it myself. When I couldn't shed that feeling any longer, I closed the book. This is the first book in a long while I couldn't bring myself to finish.
I can respect the amount of time put into writing a novel and maybe there is a decent book in there somewhere. But the author put this book up for review prematurely.