Gathering of Blackbirds

Rated 3.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Lost worlds…Secret alliances…Stolen magic and the battle for all three are in the hands of fifteen-year-old Emily Moore. More
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About M.M. Gavillet

My name is M.M. Gavillet and I'm an independent author of young adult urban fantasy novels. I'm a lover of antiques because of the stories they could tell,avid collector of old gaudy jewelry and consumer of frozen yogurt. I'm a child at heart and still find enchantment even in the most mundane things. Writing is my outlet and sometimes I wish I could escape to the worlds I build. I can watch movies over and over just as much a reading a good novel over and over.

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Review by: chucklesthescot on Oct. 29, 2014 :
I've read a lot of Indie books over the last couple of years so I'm tolerant of bad spelling and sentence structure-unless I feel that it is overshadowing the plot. I'm afraid in this case there were so many mistakes that forced me to stop and re-read that it stopped the entire flow of the story. A few mistakes I can overlook but this copy had nothing but mistakes and was obviously not proof-read by the author before publication. Here are a few examples. 'he disgusted me anymore', 'Alice and Jimmy was his parents'. These are mistakes that a simple re-read could have prevented.

The sentence structure was really weird and made it difficult to understand what the author was trying to actually say. 'Gabe was a true gentleman, like the kind of fictional character that can only exist with words to describe them'. I'm not sure what that is really meant to mean. I really struggled to get this story.

The story was a bit slow to start and we get a lot of information about Em's past, her drunk father, her abusive boyfriend, her collection of old jewellery but I don't really feel anything for her as an MC. She was worrying more about her makeup than being suddenly whisked off to Atlantis, which I found really strange. She just didn't feel real or believable to me, and I struggled to relate to her or care about her situation.

I just feel that this book needs a lot more work on it before it is really ready to be published. The story needs tweaking a bit in places to make a bit more sense, Em needs more development in my opinion and it certainly needs to be edited to stop it from feeling like a first draft. I'm afraid I had to stop reading it quite early on as it was just not working for me.
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Review by: Melanie Rovak on Oct. 25, 2013 :
Not a bad start for a new writer. It was a bit repetitive and a little hard to follow at first. I would have liked some more detail in some spots but I really liked the the story idea and the characters could grow to be really great. With such awesomely unique worlds and characters this has the potential to be an amazing series! I look forward to seeing where it goes from here.
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Review by: Charlie Dillard on March 14, 2013 :
Perfect:) I so can't wait for the next one. Great writer. I love the storyline; and the characters are very intriguing. A++++
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