I am a mother of four, author and blogger. My writing is a passion that fuels my soul. My nonfiction writings are a strong representation of my personality and how I perceive life. My words and perceptions may be strong in nature, but they come from a soft place in my heart for others.
I currently have my Bachelors of Science in Health Care Management and Associate of Science in Medical Assisting, while currently completing my Masters in Psychology. I enjoy writing as a mechanism to inspire others.
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- Emperor's Hostages
on June 26, 2013
In my personal opinion, the general idea of the shape-shifter concept was definitely a nice twist to the story line. The author often provided many descriptive details that centered on the ever-changing personalities/identities of Wren. The story plot had a nice concept in mind, although I found few things a little challenging to understand during my reading.
One, I believe the story could have done without the prologue. It just seemed so unnecessary and really didn’t offer much to the story. I actually re-read the first three chapters over without the prologue and it seemed to flow just fine.
Secondly, I think the author was trying to convey too much in one story. The pace of the story seemed to alter extremely too fast, which often made it a little difficult to follow in the readings with the characters immediately changing throughout the story. I understood the shaping-shift concept and the swift perceptions that the reader was attempting to convey, but it would have been nice if the author had conveyed the details a little slower, opposed to rushing through some of the descriptions.
Thirdly, I think it was an interesting twist how the author tried to alternate between first and third person, but the transition didn’t seem at ease for a reader. Once again, if the first and second considerations were corrected accordingly, then the flow of the story would have been a little easier to follow.
Overall, I believe the storyline was good but could use a little bit of tweaking. I think with the overall story line, the author could have broken it down into two books and it would have been a lot better.