dhondta

Belgian. Mother. Foodie. Love all cleverly written, fluffy and funny romances. No longer dreaming, but actually wrote stories, with more growing in my mind.

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Very Original Sequel to Pandora’s Myth!

For those looking for something else entirely!

The author used the Pandora’s Box myth as a premise for a shocking, adventurous sequel that felt fresh and surprising.
In this book the character Pandora gets revolutionized, gets brought up to date and transforms away from the Greek sad puppet that the Pandora in the myth was. And that touched my heart the most!

I also liked how meticulous (action) scenes were set, showcasing a high level of attentiveness throughout the book.
My own writing is very different and I therefore can’t help but admire/envy your patience in building scenes! Because that is truly not an easy thing to do.😆

Those scenes in combination with some very funny, very mundane intermezzo’s full of witty detail were nothing short of brilliant.

As a reader you get thrown from one exhilarating scene into the next, with lots of unexpected, sometimes heart breaking twists and nail biting cliff hangers.

Categories adventure and action fit this story, but there’s room for more, like thriller, humor and even a little romance.

You can say I was very pleasantly surprised! 😍

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Special, complex story, full of passionate anger

This book puzzles me.

The author created a very thorough story, delving deep into the human psyche. Reading it requires attention, as the build up is erratically, unexpectedly divulging information that makes the very raw and strong feelings more clear to understand. There was a lot of interesting intrigue!
I loved that. 😍

What puzzles me is that while the author was very careful in the plot and character development, there was 1 thing that made it all implausible for me and that was the age of the main character(s).
I don’t understand why they had to be so young?
If only they had been going to college instead of high school a lot of things would’ve simply made more sense.
So, therefore I imagined them to be in college and from then on, I was at peace 😅 and truly enjoyed the story of these tormented people.

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Like a tv series before my eyes

This story was such a smooth read. I had great fun going through it. It touched several genres, with clear purpose and had a few very unexpected plot twists that made me reading feverishly way past my bedtime.

That said, I also felt there were a few holes in the thought processes of the characters and certain peculiar plot points weren’t handled... yet. Maybe in the next book? 🤩

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Couldn’t stop reading 😊

This was so much fun to read!

The writing style, the form and the sentence building made the read fluid and easy. Gotta love that! 😍

To be honest, I’m usually not a big fan of werewolf stories, because I’m uncomfortable with the fated mate idea. It just doesn’t appeal to me. However, the way the book started (with lots of mystery) drew me right in! And it didn’t disappoint! I actually read all 40 chapters in one go 😆

It was full of little and big twists, had me anticipating and empathizing, my heart rate pumping and my blood flowing!
The ending was what I would call EPIC! 🤩

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A beautiful short story

This story was like peculiarly intriguing 🤩

The world setting, the odd Neowise and duty-bound main character,… it all felt like a strange dream.

However, it was over all too quickly and I hope you write more! 😃

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Short Story on Fickle Memories

It is a pity so many stories here on Inkitt remain unread. This one is a prime example of that.
The story is short and purposely weirding you out, but most of all, I felt it was very sad. The German word “Sehnsucht”, literally saying “the sigh of one’s soul” seems appropriate here.
It makes me very curious about who this character is, what country she’s from, how the rest of her life has been aside from the little snippets that were mentioned. However, it became clear this person is empathic and focused on others instead of herself, never truly enjoying life (the bit about water and food).

The way I saw it, it’s ultimately a tragic tale of an older woman (barely 70) that is unfortunately losing her sanity, her memories and therefore herself. She therefore hangs onto a few memories that were gripping and changing her forever.

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One of my favorites

✨Waw! ✨
I’m nearly speechless. This plot, these characters, the twists...

I had postponed reading this book of Linzvonc because I’m not usually a fan of detective stories, but I’m so glad I read this one!

The detective bit was well written, it had me reeling with several theories, all of them wrong, to my great delight! But, true to her writing style, the writer kept focusing on the people in the story, making it ultimately more about them and not the crimes. So yeah, I couldn’t help but love that 😍

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Heartbreaking and Gripping

This short story was cleverly written.
Though I’m thoroughly different from the main character, I could relate very well to what she experienced.
The writer’s message to the silent witnesses of bullying rang loud and clear!

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Wonderfully authentic and imaginary story

Just look at the selfmade cover and see the authenticity of this! That cover alone triggered me to read this book.

Loved it! 🤩

I recommend to overlook the language mistakes, which were consistent and not coming from negligence, but most likely caused by the writer having a different mother tongue, I assume.

If you manage to focus on the story itself, you will be pleasantly surprised.

The world and species created in this book are so original and so creative, the plot has a few unexpected twists enriching the story, there are plenty of cliff hangers and I for one am looking forward to the next book. 😍

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A Tale of Revenge

Not your typical teenage story, but one steeped in clever revenge, one that berates the superficiality of popularity and illustrates the power of money.

I enjoyed it 🤩

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Brilliant

This is a book I couldn’t not review, for the conceptualization is masterful, the world setting original and very creative, and the writing style is both immensely peculiar and intriguing.

The book with a dystopian feel is drenched in this strange, detached way of laying out the story.

To me, the characters were all quite cold and controlled. Not talking about, not even hinting at the sometimes traumatizing experiences they went through.

Random and seemingly unimportant, but still ostentatious details mislead you all the time, making you wonder why they are mentioned, as they don’t seem to contribute anything substantial to the story. Some do though and some don’t, keeping the reader on their toes.

Certain repetitiveness of daily routines, created on rare occasions intimacy (Uri pulling off the bedsheets), but in most it actually built on the alienation of emotions in general.

It all leads to this distinct apathetic vibe, while you as a reader feel and question a million things.

Brilliant. 🤩

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Post-apocalyptic, strong, original

Though the writing style required effort in understanding the story jumping back and forth, the form not always clear, this was one of the strongest stories I’ve read here so far.🤩
First of all, the language felt like poetry sometimes, putting original images and thoughts into my mind.
Also, the main character was very well thought out, she had so many layers to her! Her introverted personality was put into words so aptly, even someone with a different personality reading it understood the MC’s feelings and actions. I loved that strong girl very much and felt for her because of the hell she was put through.
I loved other characters too, like Dave and how he ultimately just wasn’t as mentally strong as Catherine. His story arc wasn’t elaborate, but poignant. He stuck to me.
Not only that, the post-apocalyptic setting received a lot of care. Of course, such a world is brutal and the story was fitting: just as brutal and painful, but somehow also beautiful.
I’m very impressed.

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Inkitters, drop everything and read this one first!

Looking past the nondescript title, this is a delightfully smooth romance novel set in a well-made dystopian world, vaguely reminiscent of books like The Hunger Games, but truly standing proudly on its own:
The ranking system ridiculously random (but just as random as some in real life, which makes you think), the tech people use and their dependency on it (which makes you think again!), the social differences, the interesting challenges of The Sweeps, the spunk of the main character and the humorous interludes are all connected by a beautiful love story.
There were quite a few mind blowing plot twists, but I felt they didn’t distract me from what was obvious from the start, which actually made me anticipate the story more and brought me giddiness and pleasure upon seeing my suspicions come true.
I truly recommend this to everyone that likes well written stories that have a way of pulling you in 🤩

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No high school in sight

After reading several of this author’s stories, I started seeing patterns: absent or dead parents eg, leaving kids largely unattended and free to explore daring plot lines. But also boys with unwavering romantic focus and well written, non-depressing endings!
All good reasons for reading multiple of her books 😄
This one’s a little different though and being a forty-something myself, also more personally relatable, though I feel the writer is younger herself as she remained kind of tentative in her description of the mind of 38 year old.
The quantity of stories this author is producing amazes me... her head must be overflowing with stories and I am so grateful for that! 🤩
I love the forbidden relations series and will read more.

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Torment, Torture and Irony

This book is one huge mindf*ck!

It gets so dark you desperately hope for a change, while it is literally repeated multiple times in the book that there is no hope and how silly we humans are to cling to it anyway!
When changes do happen, they are not in any way what you would expect, desire or predict. And by no means any less dark!
In other words, this writer toys masterfully with most readers’ preconceptions of what is expected to happen...

How about that for irony?

Brilliant! 🤩

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Intriguing mental exercise!

Loved the role reversal in this dystopian story! 🤩
I also found the thought to see the male species described as “weak” because of certain proclivities quite entertaining. The irony of the actions the Vivica character took was not lost on me either, as the amount of aggression these required, was exactly what the men were reproached for.

While the story seemed to falter somewhere in the middle, the writer luckily opened the world to way more stakeholders than originally mentioned, while also taking the leads out of the more claustrophobic setting. This made the Divergent vibe that I saw mentioned here elsewhere more understandable.
I also felt there were references to Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bible and some scenes even reminded me of the movie Demolition Man.

The writer seems to be absent on this app and I regret that. This story deserves a second and possibly third book! 🤩

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Very Erotic

Though the reason for the “experiment” was a bit unnecessary and its logic flawed, though the stamina of the lovers seemed unrealistic, just like a few of the sex scenes, it all didn’t really matter as I really supported the main characters in their journey and also because each sexual interaction was written very well. The writer managed to practically touch on every possible Kama Sutra situation and played out so many fantasies (except elevators, I feel like pretty much everything else was there 😂). This story was very erotic!
Thank you 🤩

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Deliciously Fluffy Teen Romance

Despite a rather peculiar writing style as if elaborate sentences had to make way for a clipped language, often leaving out words, it was such an easy read!
The main character, smart and sassy, wasn’t all that ethical on some points, leading to comments of disapproval after a few chapters, but I actually felt her behavior was real and representative for a lot of teens.
The plot was smooth, familiar and it made me feel good.
Thank you 🤩

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How To Do This Justice?

How to do this book justice?? It’s been reviewed and liked already into legendary status and not without reason: it’s simply brilliant!
The premise is outrageous and vaguely reminding me of the 1968 cult movie “Barbarella”. The plot is equally obvious and over the top, yet it somehow becomes artful and genius.
And hilarious! Let’s not forget that! I haven’t laughed so hard in a very long time.
A special shout-out also to the eloquence of this writer. Loved expressions as “she couldn’t curtain her smile” which very aptly described the situation and language jokes such as “eye-sweat” or the use of “protrusions”
I dearly loved how it transported me into the story
Thank you 😍

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Compelling Love Story in a Distopian Setting

Despite the setting in a familiar dystopian world, where vampires are nothing like the usual Twilight romantic types, I found the message of the story strangely hopeful and very romantic.

After all, this world allowed for the most perfect set up for this unique relationship and the fact the writer chose to leave us in the dark about most of the particularities of said world in the beginning of the book, enhanced the reader’s apprehension, which in turn made the fear of its human inhabitants weirdly more relatable. Like them we had little control but to let it all sweep over us!
The author took his or her time to slowly build the plot development, the characters and all possible emotions without ever becoming tedious, quite the contrary.

I cannot help but highly recommend this one as a perfect escape of reality! 🤩

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Teen angst, beautiful romance, dark secrets

Although my teenage years and accompanying puberty/adolescence are way behind me, this book managed to bring back how it feels perfectly. The angst, the low self-esteem and ensuing misunderstandings or under/over estimations,... it is all there.
The concept isn’t new, but anyone who reads the title alone, already knows that: one chooses this because of its familiarity.
The writing style was easy on the eye, not focusing much on elaborate descriptions, but dialogue driven, ending chapters with captivating and often misleading cliff hangers.
I truly enjoyed the story! 🤩

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Review - Pranking The Bad Boy

This book was light and fluffy, just the way I like teen romances. The main character was kind of sassy and felt relatable. I truly sympathized with her!
The story itself was often funny and its message quite sweet.

I feel it had rhythm issues though... The book started at a pace I’d like to call careful: characters got layers and complex backgrounds, the story built-up felt deliberate and exciting. However, midway it all suddenly turned hastened by quickening the pace to a point where plot twists felt insufficiently substantiated and therefore less relatable, as one could see in the comments after each chapter.
I believe the book would’ve been even better if the second half had been given more time and more words.

That said, I finished it in one go, I just couldn’t put it down. So, it’s fair to say I enjoyed it! Thank you, writer!

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Highly Original

The premisse, the post-apocalyptic world, the characters are all created with a delicious amount of creativity. It is highly original!Kudos to the writer for that. 👍
The book starts at a good pace, leaving the reader breathless with anticipation after each chapter. There is a whole kinky dominance thing going on as well that was built up nicely. However, somehow along the way it seems the story narrows to mainly that dominance tug of war, unfortunately becoming unvarying in essence and therefore slightly boring until we finally catch a glimpse of change by chapter 50, which is as good as by the end of the book.
I’ll never be a masochist, but I know that in BDSM the masochist still has a say in what happens, they can say “no” and have safe words. What happened in this book had little to do with it. It’s a fantasy, but not for everyone.
For me personally the story could’ve used more focus on all other topics.
I accidentally read the book about the Zeniths first and will admit I loved that more.

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So far, so good!

Though the premisse is a bit convoluted, it simply diverts me deliciously from my daily stress by blatantly choosing to describe a lot of dates (so far).
Though the boys’ looks aren’t described very detailed, you get a certain feel of their personality.
Speaking of personalities, the main character Thera is a confident girl that claims she needs no romance and though she’s even quite snappy and borderline hurtful to the boys sometimes, it’s obvious where this is going and I don’t mind one bit.
The writing style is clever and quite humorous. I like it!

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Virgins, bad boys and villains

Considering this is a hot romance novel and not poetry or heavy philosophy and comparing it to other such novels, the story itself is nowhere near refreshing. The question is: do I mind? No, I don’t! Granted, it’s full of tropes, but those are just perfect for the genre: a grumpy, dangerous and sizzling hot guy, never before being tempted by women on a deeper level until now? That’s a cliché I love in all the romantic stories I read! Him getting paired with a goody two shoes virgin is like the classic recipe to a successful love story. It’s as simple as that.
However, what makes this book better than average, is the handling of said virginity. Though the brooding, reckless dude is experienced and though their chemistry is cleverly presented from both perspectives, showing the undeniable attraction, mister hot&cold truly (or more aptly: the writer) gets creative in barely holding back. And to be honest, barely holding back is the perfect foreplay, isn’t it? Thus far into the story, the leads made out, got to all kinds of “bases” and got release without the virgin actually losing that status. It all leads to a very good build up of tension, which is highly needed in an otherwise well-known context.
So, kudos to the writer for setting this up so well 👍

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