Monday, 14 December 2015

Terminal eBook Review

Terminal is a free-to-read eBook by Crow-caller on Wattpad. As a Wattpad book, it is interesting, well thought-out, and has a wonderfully designed cover. The book itself was wrote as part of NaNoWriMo 2015, which was only a month ago.
From the get-go, we are introduced a myriad of characters, and the settings, whilst not entirely laid out for us, are introduced. Being set in Hell, this novel is incredibly interesting a definite winter must-read for anyone looking for something new, unique, and unusual from a new author who is finding their feet.

The wording of this ebook is somewhat clumsy in parts, and rough around the edges: something to expect from a NaNoWriMo work in progress; which I assume is currently in the editorial stages as I type my review.
The character of Mannie - a jaded heroine whom is the protagonist of our tale - is someone who we can relate to: the sheer relatability of this character enabled us, as readers, to feel considerably more at ease with the novel. As far as characters go, we are inclined to learn more; the specific detailing on most characters is wonderful and refreshing - but the lack of description for some key characters is disconcerting in many ways. Despite the genre, we feel involved thanks to an assorted array of characters, clever dialogue and plotting, as well as nice descriptors.The dialogue is relatively believable and well constructed - something that is... frankly, sometimes hard to master and find in books. It has held my attention well.
As a world itself, Hell, as the main location, is researched nicely. Despite being fictitious, the author has made an attempt to craft an Aligiheri-esque realm where humans are the playthings of demons - at their own misdeeds. Like I've said, this is interesting, and has a lot of things that really pique my interest.
The plot seems laid out well, though there are some inconsistencies -- as a reader, I feel inclined to keep re-looking for answers. This is a minimal flaw, however, in something that is definitely worth-while. The fresh comedy aspect of this wattpad novel is intriguing and something rarely found wrote well. Incorporated nicely, it makes sense - no useless puns, silly one-liners, et cetera.

For the most part, this is good. As something still in progress, it reads well and is short enough to get through in only a few sittings -- however, it's long enough to get you deeply engrossed. With a little work, this could be a real masterpiece.

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