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Poet at heart, daydreamer at night. I'm a mess, but everyone is, right? || wattpad: @liveforever715

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Wow

I loved everything about it--the ingenuity, the context, the premise, the climax, the secrets, and the lies. They were all portrayed beautifully. The author's descriptions were also pretty exquisite! It's a must-read for everyone. Definitely. Thank you for sharing! Keep writing!

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Frighteningly realistic!

I'm still debating whether the author is someone who went through the actual war or not. The details were just really vivid, and although the plot twist was a bit predictable, she managed to nail it with huge punches of life's realities. It was a sad story but a true one at that! We can't really imagine how the survivors of war turned out to be at this day. Most still live with PTSD we can never understand. It pains me to actually think about the horrors of what went through with them during their time in the battlefield. :( However, it is because of these heroes that we now are able to live in this world with less wars and less brutal treatments, and that is something that we must honor and be grateful for.

This short story is a beautiful way of honoring those soldiers. Again, Kim, you are just a fantastic writer! I really do hope things work out for you in this writing universe! *hugs*

You have to read this masterpiece! It's just chef's kiss, you guys! < 3

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Here are my thoughts

The stories were inspiring, that I can give credit to the writer! Some were actually familiar but most were not for me, and so, the stories were actually interesting and heartwarming. The idea of the book is really good. It's nice and thoughtful; however, my only concern is the delivery of the stories.

I've noticed that there is a lack of descriptions in most parts and some wrong word usage, grammar and punctuation usage, and as well as, the lack of spacings between paragraphs. I feel like with a bit more editing, these pieces could be delivered a lot better. I've written most of my concerns in the comments, so I hope that the writer will take note of those. Sincerely rooting for your improvement. Please don't let my criticisms offend you. I only wish to help you in this aspect.

Keep writing, okay? :)

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whoa

It's like a whole new world created by the author's magical fingers! The story kept me fascinated until the end. If you are a greek mythology geek, then you would LOVE this book. I really love how the story is written in a way as if the author was the one who created the entire universe herself. Her descriptions were truly vivid and the way she wrote the chapters were truly a dear to read and enjoy! Definitely a new fan! :)

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My Symptoms after the Antidote

This book cuts really deep. It pierces your soul in ways you never thought it could, yet it also warms your heart knowing that someone out there felt the same way as you and made it through the dark. < 3

The poems were really descriptive and the words were just...beautiful. It took me time to read the entire thing though because it hits home a little too much for me, but it is an amazing read! A gem as one may say. :D It's the right amount of 'sentimental' for me to be re-rooted on my ground. Although some poems were a bit too long for my liking (That's just my preference. Please don't let that intimidate you.), but the time for reading each of them was worth it.

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My take on In My Mind

Honestly, the plot is great and it has a whole lot of potential; however, the downside of this is the fluidity of the paragraphs in each chapter and some grammar errors here and there. Punctuation wasn't really followed for some, but this did not really bother me much in terms of the reading. I feel that with some editing and some more effort in adding more descriptions (perhaps using other terms/synonyms to describe what's going on may help in altering this into a better-written story!)

Overall, the plot keeps you on your toes and will leave you wondering what'll happen next! Keep writing! and God bless! :D

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It's hitting the right places.

I love how the writer of this story just hits me with life's realities with such precision. I never thought that that would be possible with a sort of teen fiction kind of story, but it does. It's real. It's here, and you wouldn't want to miss reading this.

Honestly, I was attracted to the "Kintsukuroi" concept because I learned of "Kintsugi" a while back, and the meaning behind it was just beautiful and in some way....healing. And yes, this story does bring a kind of healing into light, especially relating to Nicolas here btw. < 3

Technical-wise, I did spot a few spelling errors but it's minor so it was okay. The description was a bit lacking for a fantasy type of story but, you know what? The way the writer expressed his thoughts in the story was really simple, and truly, this book is really straightforward to read. I grew fond of that charm after the next few chapters into the story. I guess this might have been intended because the way it was written was more focused on the emotions of the characters, and I find that really admirable because that is something I lack with writing.

So yeah, I'll be reading on to find out how Ciel and Nic's story ends. To the author, kudos to you for such a masterpiece. :D Thanks for sharing!

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It's there. (Edited Review)

First off, I LOVE HER KIDS! Honestly, I'm a bit of a sucker for kids because they're just so cute and innocent. I also love how Ebony is portrayed as a strong independent woman here. I actually feel a lot for your female characters, and I think their characters were written pretty well. They were solid and relatable. [However, I'm a bit disappointed with your male characters in this story as they don't feel as authentic as your female characters. They feel made up, that's just how I viewed them while reading your story.] - SCRATCH THIS? Once you get to like..20 chapters or so, you'll see a huge difference!!! I swear, I'm a convert to Aeneas now. < 3

[Also, I'm not gonna lie and say that I liked how the romance was progressing. Don't get me wrong. The story plot is great. It has true potential and the thing that's going on with her wolf throughout the story keeps me on my toes. However, their relationship just feels a bit awkward and strained for me. There's a missing 'it' factor in that department for me, and sad to say, I don't really feel the romantic connection between both of them on a deeper level, or maybe it's too early to tell since I've only read about half of the story so far? We'll see about that. :D] - Uhm...yeah. I WAS TOO EARLY. They have amazing chemistry in the latter chapters. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP ON READING.

[On the technical side of things, of course, there's always room for improvement. There were a few, tiny specks of errors (spelling, verb usage) in some chapters that were minuscule enough to be overlooked. Nothing another round of editing couldn't do. However, in terms of description, I feel like it lacks in that department as I feel like the story is more of a 'tell' than a 'show'. It might be better if you could show the scenes to make it a lot more vivid for the readers to imagine the scenery other than just voicing the thoughts of the characters, but that doesn't mean the ones you have right now aren't good. It's just that I feel like it's lacking, and I know and believe that this story could be so much better if the descriptions were a lot more vivid.] - I guess this is still the same for me. It did improve on the latter half!!! But I really feel like there's room for improvement still. :D I'll be sad if it ends with just this first draft!!! :(((

Your vocabulary btw is excellent! I love them. Hands down to you on that and for also finishing this story! I know it takes a lot of effort to finish a story, and you just kept writing on, which is really inspiring by the way! Thank you so much for sharing!

All the best,
Zhen =D

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Quite Engaging!

Kim's books never cease to surprise me every time! The descriptions are as vivid as ever. Whip that up with some amazing and scaringly accurate human personalities, and voila! Another masterpiece! I truly adored the witty banters and exchanges between Tristan and Troy. It would be a joy to meet them in real life.

There were honestly minimal corrections here and there and spacing problems during the first few chapters; however, that's normal for first drafts. Trust me, the book gets better with each chapter.

As for the plot, rest assured it can keep you on your toes! There are new pieces of information given at the ends of the chapters, and you can't help but want to read on more to find out what happens next. Personally, I like a story that's not predictable, and this truly captivated me all the more with that fact!

You won't want to miss this story!

You're doing a phenomenal job, Kim! Keep writing! xo

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It's a little fire that brought warmth more than being burnt itself.

Depressed Souls is more of an ache reservoir for me. It triggered a lot of my past angst and hatred towards the people who wronged me, and myself, who has been struggling to keep the demons at bay. The start was more of a warm cup of hot chocolate, and then it gradually becomes a lot darker and bitter; however, despite those melancholy thoughts, I find this book truly resonated with me and it was some sort of healing too because it tells you that you're not alone out there. Someone may be experiencing it the same way you do.

It made it feel...understood. Enough said.

The writer was quite eloquent with describing her emotions and putting them into art. I loved it. Simply because. However, the technicals could improve, especially with punctuation and a little edit with some poems on tenses.

Keep writing :)

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Endearing

This book was quite endearing to read. It's a bit on the slow side but it's okay because the world that the author was developing out of the real-life elements was truly astounding! It's an innate talent to have the skill to maneuver your mind to a certain age, and this book just really captured how it was during the world war.

Kudos to the writer for being able to write the scenes vividly!

Also, I found it quite endearing because it felt like I was reading through a diary the entire time. I know you mentioned your late Aunt Sarah, is she perhaps the owner of this diary? It fascinates me to see things from her point of view.

Anyway, if you like historical fiction such as these, then I'd recommend this book of hers to you. Actually, historical fiction is truly her genre! I've read a book from her in the past too and the details were really well-paved. Highly recommend this author! :)

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Hands down!

Okay, so Grey does it again! Another masterpiece that is just chef's kiss. You better not miss every single moment of this. From what I've read from the chapters uploaded right now, the plot is just mind-blowing. I could sense a blood bath in here and something a lot darker than his usual stories. LOVE IT.

I'm, honestly, just a fan of this author, and that in itself says a lot since I don't praise a lot often.

Loving the story so far, keep it up, Grey!

- Zhen

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It's a sweet romance

This book reminds me so much of the movie The Dead Poet's Society. Every scenery, condition, situation, really describes the era of old England. The characters were also pretty relatable, and there were some scenes that managed to bring me back to my childhood. It was really nostalgic, if I do say so myself. The plot is really heartwarming and as I kept on reading it, I could see its certain charm. It's a bit slow on the progression of the story; however, I do find these everyday moments cute.

This is not something I could binge, not because it's not a good story--it's pretty well-written and nice! I can't binge it on my part because it's the kind that I want to read slowly every day. It brings in a sort of normalcy in my daily schedule. :)

If you like a slow-paced, everyday romance, then this book could be your cup of tea!

Keep writing, Sofia!

Much love,
Zhen

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My Confessions to the Scribe

The pieces in this anthology speak well to its readers. It's pretty relatable if I do say so myself. Some pieces were profound for me and it's interesting too because it helped me gain new perspective in life. That is to say, I'd like to give kudos to the writer! For a non-native English speaker, the poems were written well. However, as I've said in the comments, I hope the writer will pay more attention to their usage of punctuation. I feel like that could be a vast part of improvement for the entire thing.

It's not that bad, but it still has room for improvement. The writer has potential. Keep writing! :D

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My take on The Haunted Town

The plot was original. It was really good that it kept me guessing on who's actually who, and it did keep me on my toes most of the time, especially near the end. In my opinion, the story could be better. I feel like if you could work on the descriptions and the emotions of the characters, plus the grammar and the technical side of writing, specifically, the spacings in each line/paragraph, this could actually be more intense and horrific.

To be honest, I felt like the plot lacked more gruesome details. I don't know about you, but I'd like a horror story with more on the scary side--the kind that could give me nightmares. But that's just me. This is still a good start for a first novel, so kudos to you for being able to finish it! :D Thank you for sharing!

Keep writing and getting better! You have a bright future ahead of you. :D

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It's Raw and Honest

Honestly, the entire time I was reading, I felt like I was seeing myself in the mirror. It's definitely a book that is relatable for many people. I love how the author just expresses her thoughts and her emotions. It gets better and better as I kept reading. You definitely don't want to miss this book out. Kudos to you, author! Keep it up!

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Spectacular!

The plot is absolutely captivating! Never a dull moment I swear. It's my first time wanting to read more in this BL genre. The suspense can be too much, but, again. That's what makes it all the more exciting! Can't wait for more. This got me really hooked!

Keep writing, Grey! You are awesome. 👏👏👏 Kudos to you! ❤

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Pain is Real

I honestly love the plot of this book. It didn't really warm up to me at first, but as soon as the characters started releasing what they feel inside, the pain, it really captured my attention by then. I like how pain is portrayed in the story and how they are healing each other. I really find that heartwarming. 💯 If anyone wants to read a relatable story, read this book.

Although the technical side of writing still needs some work, grammar, punctuation, and tenses-wise, it's overall an enjoyable read. Great job!

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Lost Heirs review

This story's plot is really promising, and I like the way the author builds up suspense in this mystery book. The way the story was written is like a classic book, such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, in which are really good books, but are difficult to decipher in some parts. Personally, the style of writing is not my cup of tea, but that is just my preference. If you are a classics fan, you'll definitely love the way this is written! My only concern really is the grammar and punctuation of this book that needs some tweaking, most especially the start. Other than that, it was a good read! Best of luck to you and keep writing! :D

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There's still room for improvement

The plot is quite promising and it keeps readers on their toes most of the time! Although the descriptions of the scenarios could still improve, the story is progressing nicely. There were some minor errors in terms of grammar (like "didn't noticed," it is to be written as "didn't notice"), and some awkward phrases here and there (like "which he used to send flying my gun" --> "which he used to send my gun flying towards the opposite direction." AND "but didn't realize of the detonator." --> "but failed to realize the presence of the detonator.") Like what I've said earlier, description is what is lacking in the story, but it is readable and enjoyable. Best of luck to you, my friend!

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