2.4 /5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Unfortunately, this novel wasn’t what I was hoping. When I first read that it was a take on mutants, I was quite excited. I love X-Men.
Sadly…there wasn’t a whole lot of originality in this story. Plus, the writing itself is in dire need of a thorough edit. So many sentences were jumbled or didn’t make sense. Punctuation was well done, but grammar and structure? Quite poor.
I really dislike giving such a low review, but I have to stay honest. There’s definitely heart in the author’s narrative – you can tell they really enjoy telling their story. Yet it didn’t work out for me.
The best thing about the book is the front cover. Mystical, urban, and elegant all rolled into one. I wish the writing followed through.
My advice to the author? Really dig into your edits next time, and try and spin more original content into a story so heavily inspired by something else. There’s nothing wrong with writing your own version of an idea – just really make it your own when you do so.