Pandora's Box for Gemlight Book Awards Winter 2021
a. Grammar: 7/10. Needs a little polishing to flow better.
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b. Pacing: 8/10. The pacing is pretty solid.
c. Plotting: 7/10. It's an interesting concept, and I like the use of Greek mythology, though this story does take quite a bit of creative liberty with it.
d. Characters: 8/10. The characters are pretty interesting, and I think Pandora has an interesting arc.
e. Theme: 8/10. The themes of this story are interesting, and the author explores them well.
f. Dialogue: 7/10. The dialogue is pretty natural and it spread out well.
g. Prose: 6/10. The prose could use more descriptions.
Overall Score: 72%.
The use of Greek mythology is interesting, though somewhat inaccurate, as much of the mythology surrounding Pandora's box has been glossed over or left out here. I do think it's an interesting concept, however, to place a character from Greek mythology into a modern setting. The characters are good(Pandora's character arc is especially well done), and I think the pacing has been done well. The prose is lacking, being very bland and suffering from a lack of description. The grammar is good, but still needs a little bit of polishing where sentences could be shortened or need to be rewritten with better flow.
With a good bit of editing, I think this book has potential, but it is a long way from perfect.