Kia Zi Shiru
Kia Zi Shiru is a Dutch girl who studied English and Creative Writing in the UK but has now returned home to the Netherlands to learn more about the art of literature. Amongst her interests she finds writing, reading, doing research and learning different languages (including but not limited to: English, Dutch, French, German, HTML, Java, PHP and Assembly).
Her writing and reading habits include books with Young Adults, gay themes, strong female or minority characters and fantasy elements (more often than not all at the same time).
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Smashwords book reviews by Kia Zi Shiru
- One More Suicide
on May 16, 2011
Please not just rewrite but get this through and editor or something.
I really wanted to read this book but 9% in I gave up.
The countless errors in tense, sentense structure and POV just make it unreadable. Sorry
- Bonds of Fire
on June 11, 2011
Loved the great story ^^
Did not expect the plot at all. I love the LGBT genre but since I did not sort on genre but just free books I thought this was a regular fantasy story.
The surprise was one of happiness though :)
- Preparation Day
on June 27, 2011
WARNING: BOOK IS VERY RELIGIOUS
I didn't read the tags on Smashwords, since the description did not hint it would be this strongly religious.
Lori, the main character, finds herself pregnant and when she wants to tell her parents she finds God in a church that is not her own. Suddenly God starts talking to her and she does his will. Everything about her parents and her church is suddenly evil and bad.
I read the whole piece even though I felt like stopping often.
I would describe the theme as: Girl is evil(falls pregnant), finds God, becomes good girl.
Not a theme I like and the description did not show this is the real theme.
Apart from this theme thing I found the book to have outdated language, seeing as it is a book about a teen and the language used was probably more common in the 1920s.
Also a couple of spelling errors that could have easily been edited out.
Overall I give it 3 stars because if you strip the outdated language and skim the very religious writing the story is a decent story about a girl in a bad situation and her choice of life.
on March 10, 2012
Amazing little story. A lot of tension and very real characters. You really believe what you read, amazing!
- Enigma, Enigma Book 1
on March 22, 2012
I was slightly fearful to start this story.
Nephylim has been a writer I have been looking up to for a few years now and after taking a break from her writing for a while (getting lost in my own works and other things with life) I was afraid that she might not be as good as I remember her to be :)
I wish I could give a 4,5 which is what I really wanted to give but I'll have to make do with 4 and say that the last 0.5 she deserves but I won't be able to show.
The reason it's a 4,5 and not a 5 star is because of a few spots of ambiguous writing which confused me and a few spots of awkward language.
The story was gripping and so sad.
I'm usually not one for reading stories about people with a lost memory since it often ends up that people they used to know try to get them to hoop up with others than their lover and they won't know because they don't remember until they do. Not that interesting.
Silver can't remember his past at first, not because of some condition but because he wills himself not to remember, so bad even that he is no more than a shell of what he is as a person. Until River becomes his carer. River is able to open up Silvers heart and get him out of his hiding spot in his mind. But everything comes with a price of course, and Nephylim is very good at showing what the price to pay is for a beautiful young man.
I'm looking forward to the second book of them :)
- Dreaming of the Wolf (m/m Werewolf Erotica)
on April 26, 2012
The story was sweet and tender and worked out quite well, though I had a few problems with it.
The first half of the story really confused me, how could he see his friend and not recognise him?
The second things is that there are multiple very obvious spelling errors in the book that could have been fixed with an extra read through.
based on that a 3/5
- Is Love Still Enough?
on April 26, 2012
I found it sweet and sad. The story was well built and well polished.