Brittanny Davis

Writer of fantasy, dog lover, English teacher, owned by a cat.

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Dark and Suspenseful

Take Me to Church is a dark, suspenseful story that grabs hold and doesn’t let go. Full of intrigue and suspense, the story is well-composed and draws the reader into its dangerous world of mystery. Point of view was switched several times, used as a unique device, which confused me at times but did not detract from the overall readability of the story. This was a gritty, fast paced thriller that kept me engaged the entire time. My congratulations to the author - I look forward to reading the rest of the story.

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Mystique and Beauty

This was a delightful read, short, but delightful. It was very pleasing to the senses; your command of descriptive language is excellent, delivering the reader to a wonderful world with consistent use of sensual imagery. There was a good flow, keeping the reader entertained and engrossed at a good pace throughout. The plot moved right along without hurrying, and the characters were well drawn.

Now, as this is a WIP (work-in-progress), I don't want to dwell on grammatical errors, as they did not bog down the flow of the story, and they will eventually be edited out. But, writer to writer, it is important to mention that long paragraphs need to be broken up into shorter ones. Also, be careful with commas, both the use of them, and not using them. :)) One more important thing, and that is that MOST OFTEN (note that I did not say "always"), dialogue, i.e., a sentence beginning with quotation marks, will start a whole new paragraph by itself. Just a thought to consider when writing.

Crown of Blades was a lovely read with a great deal of potential, I loved the title, it grabbed my attention right away. The visuals are fantastic, and the plot is intriguing. Looking forward to more! :))

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Poignant and Delightful

Once Upon A Time in Terre Hill by D. D. Delaney was a tender tale of childhood that grabbed my interest right away and kept it. Brilliantly written, this was full of vivid description. Easily seen from a child's perspective, this story flowed beautifully and was enjoyable and engaging. I enjoyed seeing the world through a child's eyes, especially from this generation. The innocence and naivete were portrayed wonderfully - the author captured young love and childhood so nicely this book was hard to put down. In all, this book was a delight to read and I'm sorry it came to an end. I highly recommend this well-told tale of childhood.

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True Inspiration

A shining example of motivational courage, Headlock by Greg McLaughlin was a treat to read. The author was seeking balance in his professional life, his family life, and his personal life, as well as the need for athletic recognition, all of which he was able to achieve with dedication and will power. This is a glowing and powerful piece that traces his development as an athlete and as an individual. Both wrestlers and readers alike will enjoy this journey of self-motivation and perseverance. I highly recommend it.

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Raven Nevermore

The Raven by Kendra Newborne is a dark and gritty tale that intrigues the reader and captures the imagination. The dialogue is realistic and convincing. This story, while an edit would help with its mechanical errors, is a unique story that has potential and promise. An ongoing story yet, I expect great things from Ms. Newborne.

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A Masterful Mystery

I love a story that keeps me guessing until the very end and Pinkie Promise did exactly that – right to the end. The characters are masterfully written from two perspectives, in 1976 and a seamless transition fast forward to twenty years later, 1996, when a cold case is reopened, involving one of their tight-knit group. This was an enjoyable rite of passage tale that was at once poignant and relatable, and yet another tale, set in 1996, and both were smoothly told, keeping the reader desperately engaged in the puzzle Reigner offers. The prose was tight and solid, the characters endearing and convincing, the description was compelling, full of great language, offering wonderful visuals…. I thoroughly enjoyed Pinkie Promise. I am led to believe a sequel may be in the works and I will certainly devour that when it comes out. Pinkie Promise was a delight to read and I highly recommend it!
--Brittanny Davis

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Lots of Potential

Aravena is an unparalleled work that shows lots of promise. A solidly entertaining story, the characters are bold and the writing style is unique. This novel is a work in progress, so keep writing!
--Brittanny Davis

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Fun and Exciting

With suspense on three levels and superb characterization that is natural and realistic, The Triple Date pulls its readers in immediately, dropping humor in at regular intervals. Georgia is a finely drawn character who is the heart of the story, while the reader appreciates Chess’s deliberations as an executive and with his father and Cora’s struggles as a new employee. This was comical and lighthearted, and took its readers for a romantic, entertaining journey. Another wonderfully written McLaughlin tale – read it from beginning to end!
--Brittanny Davis

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A Fairy Tale of the Heart

I was surprised by the ending on Fight for the Crown – I didn’t get the ending at all! KittyCatWriter is a competent writer and skilled with characterization and description. I enjoyed the tale of Lady Scarlett fighting for her kingdom. This is a lovely YA story filled with drama and beauty set in a fantasy time of long ago. A short but delightful story that keeps its readers engaged, Fight for the Crown is a true fairy tale of the heart.
-- Brittanny Davis

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Captivating

The Lovers is a lovely poem with distinct flavor for beauty. It encapsulates vivid language, such as "swirling around each other" and "the flux, the fluidity, the dual sine wave" - and it captivates the reader throughout. It stirs the imagination as well, with lines such as "as the two dance in the light in the dark", giving a profound meaning, an overall theme to the poem. This is truly a work of art. Bravo to johannak for creating such a lovely piece.

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A Touching and Emotional Story of Faith

A Touching and Emotional Story of Faith
This was a powerful page-turner, with vivid dreams, nightmares, and visions. The plot builds with suspense and intrigue, keeping the reader engaged with well-crafted composition. The characters are realistic and natural - the reader can relate to the characters between the love triangles, college struggles, and tangles of ordinary life and the Christian faith. The main character's devotion is admirable. This novel held real horrors and true joys within it and was a pleasure to read.

Engaging and enjoyable, this was an amazing story and readers and non-readers alike of the Christian genre will enjoy this.

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President of the People

In Greg McLaughlin's The Third Party, Clint Groverton is the President the people want - and deserve. Alongside his running mate, Eveline Bohanon, the other perfect President, this book is exactly what made me keep reading. Such incredibly, realistically drawn characters serve to strengthen the story and make it a joy to read.

Also very realistic was the knowledge on platforms, issues, and statistics throughout the book, which lent a very credible feel to the storyline - the author's research and knowledge of news, state, government, politics, and current affairs is excellent, without a doubt. I personally enjoyed the descriptions of places and people - you could really "see" them.

Just as the reader is acclimating to the current state of affairs, a plot twist is thrown in and the reader has no choice but to keep going greedily to the next chapter, wondering how the conflict will be resolved.

A clear plotline and good, strong writing keeps the reader engaged throughout the entirety of the novel. I would only recommend an edit for some mild errors that don't actually detract from the flow of the story. That and making the first chapter a prologue. Otherwise, this is a brilliantly written, captivating narrative full of intrigue. excellent characterization and description. I look forward to reading another Greg McLaughlin book. My congratulations to the author!

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A Magical Journey

The Heart of the Realm was a highly creative story, full of lush descriptions and imagination. The reader is fluently transported into the middle of a beautiful world as described by the author's vivid composition.

Trees, flowers, the sun, the flowers, the sound of the insects, everything is visually stunning - bravo to the the author for his gift at description. The Realm of the Fae is a beautiful, peaceful world and makes the reader wonder at the end what, indeed, will happen to Jessie? There's a great deal of potential here - keep writing!

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A Refreshing Lycan Experience

This was an engaging tale that kept me intrigued throughout the entirety of the story. The points of view flowed smoothly back and forth (the paragraphs only need to be separated better, in my own opinion, to keep from confusing the reader) and their continuity kept up with the pace of the chapter. There were punctuation and grammar issues that could be resolved with editing tools or an editor, though they did not overly detract from the story. Good, solid writing overall that really brought forth the lycan experience. Well done!

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A Real Thriller

A marvelously crafted work which kept me turning to the next chapter. Smoothly constructed, clean and concise prose, and few errors (i.e. missing commas) that did not detract from the overall story; editing could easily remedy this. The imagery was excellent and really contributed to the overall quality of the book. The main character is dynamic and realistic. This read very much like a Hollywood movie and several scenes seemed as if I was in the midst of one. I enjoyed the plot twists that were slipped in as well. This was an excellent read and I congratulate the author on such a great effort.

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A Work of Art

As always, any Barry Litherland book is a work of art. The Trophy Room, being a work in progress, only allowed me to read four chapters and so I will update my review as volumes of chapters are submitted. However, this was no different than other of his wonderful books (which are no longer available to read on Inkitt, I’m sad to say) in that his stylistic ingenuity prevailed.

The characters were exposed via realistic details and description, which I loved, and it flowed wonderfully. There was intrigue, i.e., scandal with Rupert Fitzwilliam, Des and Sammy, that kept the reader hooked.

All in all, this has the making of another great Litherland novel, one which I look forward to reading.

--Brittanny Davis

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Interesting and Original

Four very different but unique chapters gave way to an interesting and intriguing read in The Rebellion Against God. Some violence but nothing that personally disturbed me. The idea of the human race dwindling to the brink of extinction is a fascinating one, one that has been explored by movies and literature both, and you’re doing it with flare.

Your characters (Duke, Duch, Jay) are easy to adhere to, and you do well with description. Your pacing is pretty good. My main suggestion has to do with grammar and punctuation, though you are in the writing phase. Split up some of your longer paragraphs, and see if you can’t get Grammarly (it’s free) for your commas and capitalization. It didn’t detract from the flow of the story so it wasn’t problematic, but that’s my main suggestion.

You have a great idea in Ragnorak; I could see the last chapter like a movie. Very futuristic, so keep it going, there’s lot’s of potential there! Keep writing!

--Brittanny Davis
A Silent Game of Spies

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Mysterious

I liked the plot… there was definitely an interesting idea commanding the storyline and I would have liked to have seen more of it.

This was a swiftly paced story… I would suggest slowing down so that the reader can adhere to the character more.

I liked the idea of the card – that drove some suspense into the story.

A device you should utilize, as all writers should, is description, it helps readers bond to the story and feel as if it’s happening “to” them, as if they’re “in” the story. Use more vivid imagery.

There was the issue of grammar, mainly commas, and some other errors, but you are in the writing phase. A good edit from time to time will do wonders.

All in all, this was an interesting and original story – you have a lot of potential. Keep writing!

--Brittanny Davis
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A Great Fantasy Tale

Let me first start by saying that The Rogue Knight had me fascinated from the start. Wonderful plot that kept me guessing – I enjoyed it the whole way through. The character development was great, each character evolved throughout the story. I especially enjoyed the involvement with the animals Hazel and Acorn – Acorn’s character was very imaginative. A great job was done with the backstories and visions as well, they were transitioned in well. Revenge is a common theme and you wove it well with the main characters, the bandits, Damon, and Prince Neil – well done!

Now – the only problem is your use of homonyms/homophones… using strait instead of straight, air instead of heir, roll instead of role, etc. Some apostrophe issues as well. A good edit and/or an editor would do wonders. It wasn’t anything that seriously detracted from the read.

A very engaging story, one that with editing, would do well on bookshelves! Congratulations on a wonderful book!

--Brittanny Davis
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The Beginning of Something Great

There were only six chapters but they clearly signified the beginning of a wonderful novel. I was immediately sucked in and enjoyed the story from the start. It flowed nicely and had good descriptions. The characters were drawn well and were easy to visualize. Engaging and interesting, this was a book I'd like to see more of.

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Winds of Change

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A Memorable Story

This wonderful novel is still in the writing phase, so there are errors that a thorough edit could resolve, mainly lengthy paragraphs that should be broken up, but that did not detract from the overall read of the book. I grew attached to the characters and enjoyed their stories – a fine web of characters was drawn in this story. It flowed well and was easy to visualize due to the description and details. I also thought the blurb was very apropos. I have a similar character in one of my books and so it was enjoyable to read the trials and tribulations of this character. Keep writing!

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A True Masterpiece

The Second Coming is a true magnum opus for Greg McLaughlin. In it, he tackles the questions and concepts that men of all religions – Christians, Muslims, Jews – are plagued by… what if there was a second coming, would you believe or be a skeptic? His characters are well drawn and relatable, their backstories woven in nicely and easy to believe in, and the message from Jaio on multiple occasions was stated beautifully. Suspense and drama highlighted the book; it was enjoyable from page 1 on. The ending was perfect and the whole book gave the reader pause to ponder, as all good books will.

My only regret in reading this is that I have no more books by McLaughlin left to read. Definitely read it – you won’t regret it.

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A Great Ride

The Curve in the Road was a story that did not disappoint. It was full of intrigue and suspense, keeping the reader engaged in the plot. Its plot twists were masterful, with unexpected turns of events. The main characters were relatable and realistic. There was just enough mystery to keep the reader turning with eager anticipation to the next chapter, The level of description and detail was superb, highlighting the setting. If you are looking for a book full of ingenuity and originality, look no further than The Curve in the Road - you won't be able to put it down. Highly recommended!
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Unique and Interesting

The Last Page Turner was a journey back to middle school - as a teacher, I can relate to the bullies and the bullied. I enjoyed the descriptions, especially that of the library. There were some errors but nothing that was a serious issue, although there was a repeated chapter (the introduction of Sherry). I like the poster of the Cheshire Cat being the transport vehicle, and I found it interesting your use of names - Sherry, Scheherazade, Dewey, Dewey Decimal System/Librarian. Good way to end the last chapter. Although the pacing was a little rushed, you have a lot of potential. A very unique story. Some advice: don't get caught up in revision - plunge ahead and write, write, write! Always be writing! Good luck!
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Unique and Individual

The Tale of the King is a clever and interesting story that grabbed my interest right away. I enjoyed the History of Imperium - an imaginative start to the book. The idea of different monarchies and the choosing of a new king really made this story stand out. As a long term supporter of the fantasy genre, I see great potential in this story and while it is a little rushed, the intrigue and suspense are definitely present. With some tightening up, this will be a glowing and powerful piece. As it stands now, it is definitely a fascinating story and I look forward to what else the author brings forth. Good luck!

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A Phenomenal Beginning

Although this was just the first chapter, I see great things for The Last Pagan. Macaulay's work leads us down a path of forbidden love and intense war, both of which are full of action. He does a wonderful job with the details and description for the Saxons/Vikings and the world building - very visual. Engaging and interesting - I'm looking forward to the next installment.
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Haunting

I have had the privilege of reading most of the book (rather than just the first few chapters) and enjoyed it immensely. Ms. Brown has a keen sense of style, between switching from the Celtic witches to the Gothic metal, to the detectives, to the vampires.... very engaging. Her Gothic metal band Cursed from Within brought in actual songs that were intense - I enjoyed them. The characterization was well done and the point of view switches. The plot needed to be further developed but the book is still being written and there is a great deal of potential. Great start to an interesting story!

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Life of the Dead

Zombies and vampires are not my normal genre so I was surprised by the content, having misjudged the title. That said, I still enjoyed the book and know that anyone else would be taken by it as well. The pacing is perfect and it flows just right. It keeps the reader engaged in the conflict and the mystery, as well as the intensity and the sarcasm. The characterization is written believably and drives the spirit of the story. Suspense and intensity color the story as well. This is a story I would highly recommend to anyone who wants a story they can curl up with a blanket and a bowl of popcorn some night - I could see this being a great movie like Scream. The ending in the Epilogue was awesome. My congratulations to Matthew Sprosty on a wonderful novel.

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Refreshing

Accidental Billionaire is a refreshing idea and I look forward to its continuation, as it is only in its beginning stages. It could really benefit from some serious editing or a run through a grammar program such as Grammarly, but other than that, the plot is an engaging one that keeps the reader interested and reading on. Keep writing!

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Inventive and Imaginative

Highly imaginative, the characters were solid and dynamic and the story flowed easily. The detail was great – very original and shows lots of promise. Definitely recommended.
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Compelling

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Zoi was a thought provoking collection of poetry that will impress you and draw you in. Deftly crafted of original and highly imaginative structures, it is beautiful and has language that is authentic and creative.

I definitely recommend it.
--Brittanny Davis

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A Beautiful Journey

LeClair has a beautiful writing style that keeps you entranced throughout the story. Her excellent writing grabs hold of you and keeps you riveted. There are dramatic scenes, full of action that are realistic and intense, which are a pleasure to read. The characters are dynamic and believable and the plot is full of drama and suspense. The wielding of such well-crafted description and details throughout made this story so much more likable. Deftly crafted, anyone who appreciates epic fantasy, i.e, magic, magical creatures, royalty, quest, etc., will appreciate this, but this was a story that anyone can appreciate, regardless of their genre preference. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and recommend this to anyone. I look forward to the next book of the series.
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Fascinating and Creative

Tatzelwyrm is a uniquely crafted work which grabs hold of your imagination and doesn’t let go. The character development is well-done – the main character Nannade grows up before the reader’s eyes.

The plot is smooth and convincing. This was a unique story that swept me away from Chapter 1 on. I would recommend breaking up the long paragraphs as many of them have become run-on paragraphs. In need of some thorough editing and an all-over polishing, this story can rate 5 stars easily once it’s been gone over. My congratulations to the writer on such a promising tale; I look forward to reading more as the story unfolds!
-- Brittanny Davis

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A Unique and Creative Tale

This was by far the most imaginative story I’ve read. The colloquialisms and use of popular terms, games, etc. were spot on. The oscillation of the points of views of demons/angels was an interesting literary device that was really impressive; each had their own personality. An insertion of history spiced the narrative up as well. Something I enjoyed was the point of view of a child, both Cannon and Kim as 4th graders and Cannon and Lizbeth as 6th graders. That’s not very common and the author did a superb job telling the story from their points of view. The prose was tight and well-written, the pacing perfect. The author shines a light on racism and child abuse in the home and drug and alcoholism and its effects on children, which regrettably is so prevalent in today’s society. The author has a highly effective writing style and keeps the reader engaged throughout the story. Well done!

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An Impressive Journey

Broken English is the second McLaughlin book I’ve read and got even more satisfaction from it than I did The Third Party, which I enjoyed immensely. I found it to be thoroughly researched and its facts easily presented, rather than infodumps. Set at an easy pace, this was engaging and enjoyable, its characters straightforward and relatable. The protagonist is likable and the reader is sympathetic to his cause. McLaughlin offers a look into Mexican life and culture, while shining a light on the misery that is American-Mexican immigration. Deftly crafted, this was an informative read that caught my attention from the beginning. My congratulations to Greg McLaughlin on such a inventive work.

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Mystery and More

Blood Moon was an enjoyable and easy read with great potential. Sage develops nicely throughout the story and, along with the plot, keeps the reader interested. You know how to hook your readers and keep them in suspense, that's a technique you've mastered. Your dialogue is very realistic, some of it comic in form - well done. The grammar and punctuation need improvement but you can fix your errors and focus on your areas of need.

The periodic mystery really keeps the reader hoping to learn more.
This story shows great promise - keep writing!
-- Brittanny Davis

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A True Epic Fantasy

This is what real fantasy is - dragons, magic, different worlds and creatures. An entirely different world, spun artfully into a web of plot twists and intrigues. Character development was also a strong point. Beautiful imagery and solid writing composition throughout the story made for an enjoyable read. Thank you, Ms. Clay, I enjoyed the journey. :)

--Brittanny Davis
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Imperial Affliction

I like the idea of more than one first person telling the story. Maybe make them each into chapters, instead of P.O.V.'s? Love the wolf, too. :) Keep working on it - very interesting plot. Great story!

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Lord of Fire

A fun read, for sure. The fire seeker and Kiara were great - the sarcasm was clear. Definitely an interesting plot. I enjoyed the MarketPlace scenes as well - anything with imagery. A little more imagery would have been great. Overall, an entertaining read. :)

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