Welcome Inkers! Here at our new book club, we'll read a new novel of a different genre every month and discuss our thoughts and opinions on the plot and writing style!
Happy first of October!
Our first ever book club month is over and a new one has just begun. Before we move forward - I would like to thank the amazingly talented Inkitt author, LeKat for joining in with our discussions all month. You have been wonderfully gracious and polite to everyone. We really appreciate it and we couldn’t have asked for a better author for our first month!
‘A Ghost’s Addiction’ by R.S. Ordeneaux is ... See More our book club read for the month of October and I’m so excited to mix things up a bit with a Mystery/Thriller!
I hope you’re all as excited as I am and remember, if you wouldn’t usually pick up a Mystery/Thriller - that’s a good thing! It means you may find a book that you love, that you might not have ever found otherwise.
Without further ado, here’s the schedule for this month’s book:
End of Week 1 - Read to the end of Chapter 10
End of Week 2 - Read to the end of Chapter 21
End of Week 3 - Finish the rest of the novel
During the next week whilst we are all beginning to read, it’d be wonderful if you could answer these questions to give your first impressions…
1. Based solely on the story’s title and teaser, would you have ever (virtually) picked up this book otherwise?
2. What is your opinion on the title? Does it give you any clue on what this story will be about?
3. After reading the title and teaser, do you have any preconceived ideas on whether you will enjoy this story or not?
As always…HAPPY READING!
Hello again everyone!
Well, again since I read like lightning, I cranked through these ten chapters in a day. The technical errors were about what they were in chapters 11-21. The story was insanely interesting. I wanted to know more about what was happening, and I got that. However for me it felt rushed. The last chapter…well I'll let you see.
What it really boils down to is the author has a great plot. If this is going to be a series, I need the next book like…next week. I am ... See More still left with why the book is titled the way it is. I now understand the "Ghost" part of the title, but the "Addiction" is still a mystery. Perhaps if and when there is more, we will know.
Still needs some work, but good job for a first effort.
I too, have found that these second 10 chapters are answering more of my questions and revealing more. I still want to see where this all goes and how his dad might actually be involved in all of this....maybe some link to why he is there. Can’t wait for the next chapters!!!
I just want to say, I have been reading some of the comments of those who have continued to read, and am glad to hear that the plot and characters stronger and coming together nicely. I hope this encourages you, RS, to keep going.
I found the second part much better in terms of action. The story became clearer and I am still very much interested in finding out what is going to happen next.
First 10 chapters...Yes it is a good, intriguing story. Reminds me of an M. Knight Shyamalan story and also Twilight in that I don't know what's up with all the students, but something possibly supernatural? Good storyline so far. There are some grammatical errors but I am sure that will be cleaned up. I think this is a great YA story.
I have just finished reading chapters 10-21 and I'm finding the second part much stronger than the first. The plot is more focussed, the dialogue seems more relevant, and it is altogether a much cleaner offering. The story is intriguing and I am looking forward to finding out what happens next.
I read the comments of those that have given up on this book, but it is growing on me. I like the characters, and I'm hoping for more character development after chapter 10. At this point I'm pretty confused about what is really going on, but isn't that the idea early in most mysteries?
High school can be pretty tough on someone like Damien, out of his normal element and routine in a strange town - even without the physical and mental challenges he now faces. Maybe a little more ... See More info on what he did like when he was in Vegas, with that playing a part later in the book? All you really mentioned was music...Did he like skate boarding, soccer, baseball, playing guitar, whatever?
I do have a hard type accepting that a high school senior is not up to date on the various Star Wars movies and characters. You might consider toning down his ignorance level a bit in that light saber scene.
And as for the girls, I like how he is developing feelings for one of the group - so maybe have the other two show some jealousy? A 4-way friendship is always going to have changing dynamics, and that is tough to show through the thoughts of just one character. Maybe a side conversation between the other two girls, overheard by Damien?
I agree about finding someone to help you edit the grammar and spelling. I speed read, so I haven't had a problem with it - but it can be a real turn off for some people. I don't know anyone that can proof their own work and do it well. Find someone!
Overall, a great start on a book. I look forward to reading additional chapters!
I just finished the first 10 chapters. Sorry it has taken me so long, but I was out of town with no time to read. I like it so far. I agree that we may need more in terms of back story, but maybe that's coming, woven into the coming chapters. I like that it is being told by Damien. I am very interested in how this story will turn out. Can't wait to read the next 10!
So far it's a fascinating story! I struggled with the first couple of chapters. Quite a lot of spelling/grammatical errors that affected the flow of the writing. There were a few sentences I had to read 2 or 3 times before I understood them, and some simple mistakes that changed the meaning of the line (e.g. "Dad?" I called out weekly).
I felt this improved as the book went on, but the first 3 chapters are the most important since this is what a potential agent/publisher would read, ... See More so it would benefit from a copy-edit.
The narrative of the story is great, lots of good ideas and chilling moments. There is a tendency to describe a character's emotions instead of demonstrating them with actions and dialogue. This is where an editor would say, 'Show, don't tell.' However, I can see loads of potential with this story.
Some lovely pieces of description, and I think the first person voice works well here because it feels like we're seeing the world through Damien's eyes.
I think the first person perspective works well for this book and for this genre in general. I don't have a 'favourite' character per se, I think Damien is a relatable character, yes, but all the characters play an important role in building the story.
Look forward to reading the next 10 chapters!
Born Of The Flame
Just wanted to say that I killed chapters 11-21 in a day. LOL! Now I have to wait again. However I will say this. The second ten chapters were way more focused. The errors in the first ten chapters, were way less in the second ten. Kudos!
Enjoy reading new and exciting works, embrace the opportunity to share ideas and respect the opinions of other readers
Every month a new genre will be chosen and a choice of two or three books from that genre will be uploaded onto our social media accounts for you to vote on - whichever book shows to be the favourite will be read that month
Different goals will be set every month depending on how long the book is and once the goal has been achieved, we can then begin discussions (therefore, book discussion won't begin until the start of week 2)
If the chosen novel is entered into our free writing contest - in order to keep the contest fair and treat every author equally - the reads that have come directly from the book club will not affect the author's chances of winning
NO spoilers - please do not ruin the story for other readers, feel free to discuss whether you're enjoying the story or not but please wait until the goal deadline has arrived before you begin discussing plot-lines
When you have finished the novel, it'd be great if we could all leave the author a review
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