Dark Fantasy With Typos
I think what struck me as particularly odd in this story was the flexing genre. It's certainly a Fantasy, but at times it felt like a combination between Horror Fiction and Mystery. I'd classify it as Dark Fantasy, personally. Nonetheless, I found a lot of mistakes whilst reading it, and that hindered the experience for me.
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The plot is pretty generic; it actually reminds me a lot of Forbidden Princess, but with an enigmatic tone. The blurb was also quite underwhelming; I would've loved an excerpt, a line, something to tell me about the story instead of vaguely referencing it.
The plot was very, very slow. This is, in my view, caused by the unnecessarily long chapters; they're unmotivating to the eye. The dialogue felt awfully scripted and unrealistic; and I wasn't sure if that was to do with the time period or the plot. I felt it was neither.
There were a lot of typos and weird-sounding sentences; immediately the book starts off with a typo, and if it were a book you'd find in a library, I'd have put it down then. I refrained from pointing them out in the comments section because it would take a long time to actually read the work and analyse it. I wish there was a way to inline sentences. But that's probably the main issue I've encountered; not enough proofreading, or editing. I would highly suggest Grammarly or an experienced editor.
I wish the writer all the best and to reflect on any criticism received, and if some of these issues are resolved, I'd happily alter my ratings.