Posted December 23rd, 2012 by rebecca
A Book Review by Rebec
in Rivendell, the only place in Middle Earth that gets Wi-Fi
Banshees are, of course, one of mythology's darkest figures, and it feels odd to read this book. It could, however, make a reasonable story. It just reads too much like some sort of fact book for some reason. It doesn't feel enough like fiction, which should be a good thing, but in this case it isn't. I'm not entirely sure what to think.
Since there is only a prologue so far, I can hardly make an educated judgement, but from what I have seen, I feel a bit indifferent, sadly, because I love traditional banshee legends. Killing the dinosaurs? Doesn't work for me. I'm not entirely sure whether Wendy is the antagonist or a weird protagonist. There doesn't seem to be much detail on her parts. It reads like fact. Wendy's a girl with weird mismatch eyes, which means she's about to become a banshee. Again, this feels wrong. She doesn't seem overly developed as characters go, and needs a bit more depth to her.
We learn about this new take on banshees, and in fact, the entire premise of this is extremely good, banshees being a fearsome creature. There does need to be more detail, and of course, more chapters.
For the author:
Give some depth to Wendy, add more detail to the story, try and write it more like fiction, use a better word than 'exploded' to describe what happened to ears, try and write a better sentence for the ending, research the original banshee myth and continue writing this. Clear some things up, and do some severe edits, and it could easily be a four star story. Oh, and do not use brackets in the story, use a subordinate clause instead.
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