What are people saying about "To Dream", my YA dystopian-fantasy novel? THERE ARE ONLY 10 COPIES LEFT!
I love your dystopia novel where the setting is imaginative and written really well. I love the relatable characters which drives You have a wonderful writing style with great grammar and a good story structure. I love the whole idea of dreaming which adds an element of fantasy and magic. Keep writing, it is a very well written.
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Thi author has opened a door to the world not seen in the literary world before. Sure she takes on the idea of a dystopian world that we all have seen on the silver screen or read but her twist is original and unique immediately drawing the reader in from the first paragraph. Part of the reason I personally was drawn to her story is my own love of dreaming and the imaginative release dreams bring me. After all in my own writing dreams and daydreams are vital! The main character's voice is endearing and you really feel as though you experience the story through them. Great read I hope to buy on a bookstore shelf soon!
This is a really strong story. I loved the idea - very 1984. Full of thought-provoking ideas and warnings to not give up on your own dreams. Well worth a read.
A very intriguing take on a dystopian story, revolving around a fallen society! The originality and thought put into developing the characters is pretty clear, which causes the emotion and personality of the characters to become a part of your own. Bringing a story to life and making YOU feel a part of it, is no easy feat. So kudos to the author, for being able to develop a tale that involves so many elements, and still makes the reader feel as though they are actually a part of it. :)
Break-neck pace and beautiful themes
I finally read through the whole story and loved every bit of it. Most stories aren't bold enough to take on innocent themes like dreaming, but this one does a great job dealing with that concept. Dreams are really a beautiful thing. I liked the idea of the totalitarian government that banned dreaming and creativity, and it provided the base for an interesting story. It was interesting to see other themes such as love and passivity vs. violence shining through. These themes were very affecting to me. While reading it, I attended a miniature Irish concert at the theater where I live, and, while I was listening, I wondered what it would be like if this was an illegal activity. If I was a rebel that dared to dream. The plot was a little jumbled at times, but I was always excited to see what would happen next. The characters in this story were also very enjoyable. Some of them needed further development, but I particularly liked the main character and her "brother", Ambert. It was very gratifying to see their development throughout the story. There were a lot of excess characters in this book that could have been cut without losing anything, but I really liked the central cast. My main critique has to do with the language itself. It had some consistent grammatical errors that could be improved. But I really loved this story and would definitely recommend it to any other "dreamers" out there. Great work, girl!
The Dream of a New Generation
May I just say it is wonderful to read the work of another teenage writer like myself? This was truly a wonderful book, with a plot that would be beneficial for any person of any age to read, despite the fact that it is a YA novel. Truly, the themes found in this book are themes that many people from this generation could relate to, from dealing with the sense of individuality to the pursuit of happiness. It also speaks volumes about balancing the needs of an individual and the needs of a community, the importance of following your heart, and the power of love and friendship. In particular, the theme of people changing people and growth through different bonds really stuck out to me. The way the characters interacted provided so many interesting character developments and dynamics. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the individual characters. I found that they grew on me, because I could imagine them as living, breathing teenagers! Honestly, the fact that the characters were so human and acted so much their age made them all the more delightful. Obviously, most adults do like to read "mature" characters, but, as proven by this book, seeing the world through the eyes of the youth provides an unbelievable amount of insight and wisdom. Besides, in some ways, I personally like to think that some younger ones can be more mature than adults in certain situations. The ideas that built this dystopian setting were extremely creative. What made the whole story even more lovable was probably the fact that, in the artistry of the book, I could tell that the author truly had so much care for her world and her characters, and she, in multiple ways, put parts of herself into the story, giving it a trademark style, unique to herself. This mark is crucial for a successful story of any kind, and those writing techniques are good traits to have, especially as an aspiring author. The only thing I noticed was that there were a few minor spelling errors and typos here or there, but that is to be expected in any online book, including my own, and they are totally fixable. We are only human after all. Overall, exploring the world of Catherine Kopf was definitely an exciting adventure. I really hope to see Calista and the rest of her friends find great successes in the story business sometime soon!
This deserves more reads
Even if the setting seems familiar, the story remains unique. Characters were relate-able as well as clever dialogue drove the story home. This really deserves more reads. Grammar wise it is good and plot structure and scene planning was excellent. Loved the whole twisted family dynamic and it gave body and flavor to the story. The whole dreaming gives talents was a nice touch and gave it sort of a magical / super powered feel to them. Things we take for granted. Well done. Keep them coming.
hey guys i have some work published on wattpad but I'm unsure about them i feel like they are lacking something. my username on wattpad is AmeliaRosehoward. i would appreciate any advice you might have for me. a lot of what i have published are short stories for now and all are incomplete.
I was wondering if anyone wanted to check out my YA dystopian-fantasy "To Dream". I'd be happy to swap.
Here are some of the latest reviews:
"Great world!" "This author has opened a door to the world not seen in the literary world before. Sure she takes on the idea of a dystopian world that we all have seen on the silver screen or read but her twist is original and unique immediately drawing the reader in from the first paragraph. Part of the reason I personally was ... See More drawn to her story is my own love of dreaming and the imaginative release dreams bring me. After all in my own writing dreams and daydreams are vital! The main character's voice is endearing and you really feel as though you experience the story through them. Great read I hope to buy on a bookstore shelf soon!"
"This deserves more reads"
"Even if the setting seems familiar, the story remains unique. Characters were relate-able as well as clever dialogue drove the story home. This really deserves more reads. Grammar wise it is good and plot structure and scene planning was excellent. Loved the whole twisted family dynamic and it gave body and flavor to the story. The whole dreaming gives talents was a nice touch and gave it sort of a magical / super powered feel to them. Things we take for granted. Well done. Keep them coming"
Hey guys! I would appreciate feedback on my novel highschool life. If you give a review, i'll give on on one of your stories! Just go on my profile to read it!
Hi everyone! I just updated my story The Tales of Ryzin and would love any feedback I can get on it! Also, because they are a series of connected short stories, I would like to make sure everything is working the way I expect and that things are understandable from another person's perspective.
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I am new to the site and have uploaded my book: The king of death (https://www.inkitt.com/edit/108566?ref=v_fa4056e4-79a2-4567-8df2-42ff94abe4bb)
Set in the frozen north, the Viking nations are getting restless after spending three years in an endless winter. To the royal family of the most powerful kingdom, a child of promise is born. On the night of his dedication to the Gods, Odin walks the earth and talks about the childs greatness, but he gives a warning that ... See More the child will not be what the king hopes he will be.
This turns the king towards blind rage and a set of actions that ostracizes himself from his family, The gods and the people under his care. This is a tale rich in tradition, fantastical stories, and the tale about how one man can lose everything in the blink of an eye.
Its a work of fiction. If i had to peg it into a genre Id say its adventure novel with a bit of fantasy.
I am a 35 year old journalist who is inspired by ancient history, which is reflected in my writing. People have asked me what I hope to achieve by writing a book such as this. Well, besides the fact that everybody has a story that is worth telling, there are a few elements about life that I felt needed to be highlighted. Every person has an internal battle within themselves between good and evil. The Muslims call this the Greater Jihad and the Native Americans have a wonderful narrative about the two wolves of good and evil that live within a person. I have played my own part in highlighting this by purposely juxtaposing an inherently bad character with an inherently good character, many people would think it unfathomable that a person like Ubbe can be the son of a person like Olaf. There is legitimacy in this thought, but perhaps it is an allegory about the conflict that we all face on a daily basis.
As always there is an inherently conflicted person in my stories. A person who lives on the fringes of society and is not fully accepted because of the fact that he/she does not embrace the essence of the cultural fibre of the world they live in. Mikkel is such a person but is driven towards this because of the personal loss that he felt at the hands of the Vikings and the experiences he sees every day. But Mikkel is also an example of how the redemption of the soul is achieved by staying true to your core values.
The Vikings have always been portrayed as a violent people that take what they want by the edge of a sword. For the most part that is true. But they were driven to this out of necessity rather than need. People are mostly inherently good and won’t willingly bring such pain and destruction on a fellow human being lest it happened to them. They are also portrayed as a race that is not at the higher end of the intelligence spectrum. Again, this thought is grossly unfair and has been popularised by modern narratives rather than truths. This is the essence that I was trying to bring out in my story; that there is goodness and intelligence in every nation, and it is this goodness and intelligence that makes up the moral fibre and backbone of society. Forget about the raids and the killings for a moment and consider the fact that the Vikings were one of the first nations that built ships capable of safely crossing vast expanses of ocean, that Viking shipbuilding methods are still used today. Consider the fact that the concept of the modern jury system of twelve independent people deciding the guilt or innocence of an offender is a Viking concept.
As for my strengths and weaknesses. I think I am strong in my attention to detail and providing context to a specific action or situation. I have tried, to the best of my ability, to develop rich characters with significant backstories. Where I fall short is that I write my best in the third person, i struggle to write in the first person. I sometimes sit and wonder if this has not affected this story.
I thank you for your time and effort in reading my work. I hope you get something out of it. I will appreciate any comments/feedback/observations.
If you would like me to review any of your work, please give me a shout. Id be glad to.
Hey guys, i'm looking for beta readers/ reviews on my story! It's a fantasy novel.
I'll read your novel as well!
Romance novel written by me. Hi my name is Sabitha. I love reading romance novels. I would love for all you amazing people to read my story, give me some feedback and hopefully you will like it.
After many days of hard work I edited my fantasy/action work , Canton Chronicles: Rising Power, the first one of my intended quadralogy.
The story takes place in the hidden Island of Canton, in a parallel Universe not so different from our own Earth. Except there, the Gods are three mystical women, powerful and dangerous. And the people also have Powers, in order to face an old evil, long thought gone.
Give it a try and tell me what you think.
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