Mayaserana

Santiago, Chile

Indie writer from Chile. I'm a sucker for happy endings. I'll make you cry but you'll probably forgive me by the end of the book.

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Unexpected indeed!

I love the way this story unravels from the most mundane, to an absolute adventure. The layers of intrigue and danger slowly come forth, and sometimes the unexpected slap you in the face. I enjoyed reading the main couple's backstory, and particularly how they met. It gives you a glint on how their relationship evolved and helps you feel connected to them.
This is probably just a personal preference, but I felt the intimate scenes were too graphic. Not something I would look for in this kind of story.
Beyond that, I loved their chemistry and the way they faced the trials on their path.
A truly exciting story!

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The Name of the Wind vibes!

I loved the way this book started. The grim beginning leaves you on edge, and as soon as you realize the protagonist is only a young orphan, you can't help but wonder what path he took in life that led him to be known as War (if that is where this story is going!).

The author manages to describe Arius's emotions with remarkable depth, and his tragic upbringing makes you enjoy every little victory and happiness he achieves when he sets on this new journey. I love the bond of friendship and admiration he begins to develop with his fellow soldiers. The way he pushes himself, and others to become better and stronger, slowly turns him into a hero you can root for.

This book has only a handful of chapters at the moment, but I can picture the beginning of a promising adventure. I sincerely hope the author keeps up with this story!

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Remarkable read!

I thoroughly enjoyed this.

The way the author managed to portray the landscape of Hell, through the senses of each character in only 6 chapters, is truly worthy of praise. Hal Richardson starts as a defeated man and slowly becomes the reluctant hero. His personal growth while fighting the extreme elements is endearing and fills you with hope. What the secondary characters bring to the story helps to immerse yourself in the setting. The scorching heat, the excruciating climb, and the fear they experience are very much present for the reader. And the villain! In my opinion, the best character of them all! What a vicious, dangerous creature. 5 stars to the author for creating such a compelling antagonist.

This book is unlike anything else I've read here, and I definitely recommend for those who seek a quick but meaningful read.

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I remember!

I'm 99% sure this was one of the first books I read on Inkitt! I somehow lost it, since I was a noob back then. I'm so glad to find it again :D I love the comedy touch in this, and the fact Vivi is not the usual damsel in distress from werewolf stories. I do hope you can continue this. It needs some editing, but the story started great!

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This one goes to the Great Reads list!

This is a beautiful story and you can tell from the beginning the characters and the plot is well thought of. It doesn't follow the usual structure of the trope, and it's refreshing in its originality. Emotions are perfectly portrayed and you feel for the characters. With a good edit process, this could become a wonderful book and one I would definitely buy and re-read. Amazing work!

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Luminous

From the beginning, the quality of language in this book blew me away. The descriptions are vivid and the emotions depicted are strong enough for you to feel connected to Meya as soon as she is in the scene. There is deepness and meaning for each character's actions and feelings. I'm looking forward to see where this story might lead, but I've been enjoying reading it so far. I've felt inspired by this author to improve my own work. It's good to come across this level of writing. I'm loving it!

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Every gamer dream!

If you like video games, specially MMORPG, you are going to enjoy this book! Just like in a real game, you meet amazing and unique characters and every risk the protagonists take is thrilling.
The writing could use some editing, but the story is exciting and I can't wait to see where it leads.

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So unexpected!

I liked this story from the beginning, even though I thought "yeah, I know where this is going". BUT NO!! The plot twist was refreshing and fun, and the story got even better!
The ending was really well written, different from the "and they lived happily ever after" stuff. Great work author!

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Loved it!

This is going to sound weird, but I feel this book is really good for all the wrong reasons. As a paranormal thriller, the story is very interesting, but what I loved about this book is how the characters react to the idea of a clairvoyant. It feels so realistic and natural, and how everyone builds trust was definitely the best part.
I do feel it needs an epiloge :D (psst! maybe the fish didn't make it but she still can see 6 in the tank!)

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Become Hooked Contest

This has been one of the best contests I've participated in during my time on Inkitt.
Perfectly organized, with clear guidelines and a reasonable time frame. Given the importance of catching your reader's attention within the first chapter, this contest not only offered prizes, but also the chance to improve your draft.
The quality of the contestants was very high and it forced me to work extra hard to be at their level. I'm grateful for the opportunity to challenge myself.
Thanks to the judges and the organizer for their wonderful help!

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Lovely

Hands down, one of the best YA stories I've read in a while.
Without jumping at the very popular fantasy/dystopian wagon, this book succeeds in grabbing your attention and guide you through an emotional rollercoaster. Some chapters bring forth tears, others elicited smiles, but it never failed to make me care for Charlene and her new, somehow reluctant, family.
The descriptions of the shows and the sensations she experienced while skating were on point, and every time Charlene struggled to communicate, I wanted to scream alongside her.
I would have loved a longer epilogue, but that's the emotional me speaking. It was hard to let go of these characters. A short, yet beautiful book.

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A Sparrow Falls

A beautifully written drama that follows a brilliant young woman through her journey of self-discovery.
I struggled with the first chapter but after that, the story picks up without rushing. It’s a lovely recollection of the protagonist’s past, and the youthful energy in which most of the story is narrated is enchanting. It reminds me of Isabel Allende’s early novels, as it is whimsical in its simplicity.
The description of Sumi’s everyday life and her excitement for her promising future is a pleasure to read. For the most part, the narrative shows a great balance between dialogue, inner monologues, settings, and actions. The story turns darker once jealousy begins to show on her neighbors, and the lightheartedness gives way to concern, and ultimately, dread.
I enjoyed how easy it was to get lost in the pages, being transported to the other side of the world and to a different time. The talent of the author to jump from one POV to the other is clear when you have characters from different ages, ethnicities, social status, and education, and you can clearly tell who’s talking.
However, the ending feels rushed, and after what Sumi went through, I would have loved her triumphant return to be more detailed. There were things left unsaid, and the absence of many characters was regrettable.

This story is one of the best I’ve read on Inkitt, and I recommend it to anyone who would like to travel far without moving from their seats.

Note: This is a judge's review written in accordance with the Roadmap Awards writing competition, round three.

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Young love is complicated

**CONTAINS SPOILERS**

This New Adult story contains themes so relevant to modern youth and their relationships, I was eager to dive in and learn how Nicole navigated through romance, friendship, family, and the search for her own voice.
After a slow start, the story takes a shocking turn and the group of young friends finds themselves fleeing possible legal consequences, after Philip (allegedly) commits a terrible crime.
Falling for the troublemaker with a complicated past is a trope to thread carefully, and in this case, I’m afraid the story didn’t accomplish its potential.
For this to work (for me, at least) Nicole should have realized how toxic Philip really was and fight for her freedom. Freedom from the emotional attachment; from the guilt of not “saving” Philip; from her own low self-esteem. A heroine with a backbone who shines with her own light would have been a magnificent plot twist.
Or, we could have seen Philip grow. Stop sabotaging every healthy relationship in his life and stop destroying his chances of being better than his father.
Like so many stories on Inkitt, this book holds a lot of potential, but I recommend the author to spend some time considering what goals these characters should reach. Make sure their actions are in tune with their personalities. They should always be present to move the plot forward, for whatever outcome the author chooses.

Note: This is a judge's review written in accordance with the Roadmap Awards writing competition, round three.

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I'm dead

I just stopped by to say I have tons of pending work, my own book to write, a family meeting I just missed, and I don't care because this book is fricking AMAZING and I've gone partly blind and completely stiff because I haven't blinked in two hours and I'm sitting at the edge of my chair.
And I'm crying. Not exactly sure why. And I'm sweating buckets because OMG the tension in this book!!!
Thank you very much, author <3

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Kona

A story that diverts from the most common tropes on werewolf literature but still holds what makes the genre interesting. Among the usual violence and misogyny, there are clear emotional struggles and personal growth involved. Kona rising as the first and only female Alpha, as some sort of savior for female Lycans is a powerful idea. One that involves very delicate topics and puts you right in the middle of a storm.
I’d say most--if not all--characters are somewhere in the spectrum of morally gray. They all have their demons, and they are all equally capable of cruelty. That gives this story so much potential.
I hope the author finds their way through their plights and leads this novel to a fulfilling conclusion.
Note: This is a judge's review written in accordance with the Roadmap Awards writing competition, round two.

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The Bad Boy and the Angel

The Bad Boy and the Angel contains many interesting tropes. New girl in town. A sweet, angelic girl who feels inexplicably attracted to the town’s bad boy. Coming of age and finding your true self. Rebelling against authority and the norm.
It holds so much potential for a classic YA novel, but unfortunately, it falls short on many aspects that lessen its impact.
The main character lacks a layered personality, making it impossible to connect with her. The supernatural aspect of the story is completely neglected to focus on Sasha’s vague emotions towards Dante. If you’re going to have angels, demons, and monster-hunters in your story, take advantage of such awesomeness!
Absolutely everyone being terrified of Dante feels absurd, and the notion that he “runs the town” breaks apart because there’s hardly any example of why he runs it. “He’s a demon” does not convey enough danger without some clear examples to go with the story. Beating up a couple of students or being nasty to his teachers doesn’t count either.
The ending, however, was surprising. A proper resolution for Dante’s motivations and Sasha’s actions. I do feel this would work a lot better as a short story. Unless the author plans on developing the plot, how it’s done today reads better as a fable. “Don’t trust the big bad wolf”.
Note: This is a judge's review written in accordance with the Roadmap Awards writing competition, round two.

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Secret Enchantment

Magic boarding school with a twist!
Original on its bases, Secret Enchantment is an interesting mix of Hogwarts with a dash of Hispanic culture. The protagonist is presented as a strong-headed girl, who has suffered bullying because of her “magic-less” condition in a world ruled by powerful magical houses. I particularly liked the fact she was not outcasted by society, allowing her to attend the same school like all the other magical children, waiting for her potential to show.
However, I missed the chance to read about the intricacies of magical schooling and how it worked. Perhaps it was not the author’s main focus, but I believe it would have added great value to the story.
I enjoy the enemies-to-lovers trope, but I would have loved to see Sarina stand her ground more. There is nothing more satisfactory than seeing the underdog fighting back against haughty, arrogant kids, and that opportunity was missed.
I recommend proofreading the book. Grammar and spelling issues shouldn’t be the cause to drop such a great story.
Note: This is a judge's review written in accordance with the Roadmap Awards writing competition, round two.

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Cherry Skies

I feel the idea behind this book has potential, and it would especially stand out among the books you can find on Inkitt. It’s original and the plot is meaningful since there are a lot of people suffering in unhealthy or dangerous relationships, most of all women. The author gives us a glimpse into what hope looks like for such a woman, and the challenges she and her family must face to leave behind an unsalvageable relationship.
Unfortunately, the final chapter gutted all the well-intended plot, and all the family’s effort to achieve a better life. I would have loved the protagonist to reject a second marriage, only to build a relationship based on mutual trust, unlike her first marriage. I would have loved to see her children striving to become better, without the need for extra trauma to drive the plot forward.
Regarding secondary characters, I don’t know Colorado or its people, so I’m honestly curious; is everyone always so crude? I felt like everyone said things in the most annoying way possible, coming off as extremely rude. I understand not all characters have to be perfectly polite, but it made it hard to read at some point.
The goal of writing a real story, without shying away from the ugly bits of life, is commendable and I can see the value in what the author aimed to achieve. But this makes writing a lot harder, and we should carefully balance how we portray our characters to make them at the very least, relatable.

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Surprising!

I love how some authors convey so much in such short pieces. I don’t write short stories, but I enjoy them. Especially when I find one so masterfully written as this one.
The narrative starts with a thundering storm, a perfect setting for a tormented protagonist who finds solace in isolation. Only a handful of characters are introduced or mentioned, and in Advay’s inner monologue and flashbacks we see hints of the reasons behind his self-imposed solitude.
The struggles of a creative soul who finds a kindred spirit. One who seeks in Advay the same kind of companionship he craves.
This could have been a pleasant and simple story, but in the last moments the author reveals so many striking truths, one can’t help but marvel at the intricacies of the narrative.
A beautiful example of great storytelling.

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Join the contestants!

This is going to be fun! More and more books joining every day, and just look at those prizes!
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Wow. I did not see that coming

When you think you've put your finger on what this story is about, you have to re-evaluate everything.
Only after reading a couple of names you begin to relax and expect a lighthearted, funny story. And then BAM! A political intrigue bursts through the narrative and danger lurks in every corner.
I did not expect the level of complexity this story delivered as it develops, and the interesting contrast the author presented was the best quality this book had to offer.
At times it wasn't clear what everyone's motivations were, but that is part of the political world, I would say.

Overall, this was completely out of the ordinary for me, and even though I'm still deciding how I feel about it, I can honestly acknowledge the talent behind this story.

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Great team work!

I love the quality of the feedback I'm receiving. This book club is a great idea, and I hope to be able to help other authors as much as they're helping me.

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Different and exciting!

While Western is not one of my favorite genres, I'm terribly picky about it, and for no particular reason. But this book was impossible to put aside. It flows smoothly and the descriptions are on point. Easy to follow, with the right amount of suspense and action that paints a realistic, yet unexpected plot.
And that's not even the best of it.
The characters are what bring this book to life. The author has created well-rounded, complex, and fascinating characters, easy to love or hate. Or tolerate. Just like real people.
Reading about the fate and misfortune of this mismatched group feels like watching a movie.
Kudos to the author, this is truly great work!

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Cousins! You're killing me and I need the next book like... yesterday!

Amazing writing, as usual. I love to see how much you have improved as a writer. Your characters have an amazing background and to see their stories shaping into a saga is truly rewarding. I'm eating away one star for the plot because I feel there is some editing needed to tie everything perfectly to the Khaos and Violet branch of this story. I'm honestly excited to see what you come up with, and that little wolf/bear girl is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

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Retribution

It's always nice to read a story that strays far from the most popular tropes. Retribution is remarkable in its originality, and the world-building is something truly fascinating. This story is clearly character-driven, and Ka'Azalin, David, and the many gods are characters full of interesting personality traits. However, the plot is in dire need of editing, since the focus on the complex characters allows the plot to weaken at times, and there are no clear or strong objectives for the story. The world-building and magic system feels massive and well thought of, but these only work when paired with a compelling plot. I see a lot of potential in this story, already full of interesting details, but it needs serious work on the structure. I hope the authors give this book the dedication and love it deserves.

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Time Travel Fan!

I have a soft spot in my heart for this story because I love time travel!

The trope behind this book is a classic, but the author's output for this story is refreshing and charming. There are no harrowing trials or murderous antagonists, only the everyday struggle to adjust to an unexpected world (sure, I totally know how to live in Neolithic England!). You will grow attached to the characters and follow their adventures feeling you're right next to them. Samantha is a mature, smart woman, and James is funny and reliable. I found myself binging the book only to make sure they got a happy ending.

After a thorough round of editing, this novel will really shine. The author created a wonderful story, and I hope to see it published one day.

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Betrayal

I like the idea of a different outcome for this kind of story. The female lead seems to be a lot more rational and smart than many other women I've read in this genre. We shouldn't let the sexy, bad guy win!
It's a great start, but it definitely needs a great deal of editing. Still, you are going in the right direction! Keep up the good work!

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I'll be back!

I want this on my reading list. In a place full of wonderful and heart-wrenching stories, reading this made me feel at ease and fascinated.

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Action-packed, wonderful story!

I love the style of this book! It's fast-paced and exciting, throwing unexpected hints from the start. What an amazing plot twist in the middle! The main characters are interesting and well developed, but the secondary characters completely steal the picture! It can get a little confusing while reading the unknown POV, but overall, the story flows smoothly. Looking forward for more chapters!

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Lovely story!

The author manages to convey so many complex feelings in just one chapter. Without giving many details, I felt immediately drawn to the characters. I'd love for this to turn into a series of short stories. A few grammar issues, but not worthy of taking a star away. Keep up the wonderful work!

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So full of potential!

I liked this story from the beginning, the author's imagination is endless and it was easy to imagine the scenery from her descriptions. I'm not giving a perfect score, because I feel this book needs polishing. I've read good stories that became great after only a first edit, and I feel this is one of those. Great work!

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Stunning!!

A fantastic ending for this trilogy!

Just like the previous two books, Truth or Dare is an emotional rollercoaster. The author has a way with words that just grabs your attention and makes you feel like you know these characters personally. Every chapter is filled with raw images and feelings and you can hardly blink while reading.
It took me two days to read the whole book, simply because I got so mad in the middle I had to stop before throwing my computer out the window. I love it when books cause these reactions in me. IT IS THAT GOOD! I'd love to read more about Antheia and her future, no pressure XD

A few commas and dots missing, but nothing serious enough to take a star away. And honestly, when you are screaming at your screen and pulling your hair after reading some particular chapters, punctuation is the last thing on your mind!

Congratulations on finishing this story! Khaos, Violet, and their family will live forever in my memory!

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I'm laughing, crying, screaming!

I loved the first book, You Wouldn't Dare, but the story is so brutal and emotional it left me brokenhearted.
This book put me back together! Each chapter fills you with pride and makes you jump on your seat! To witness how each character faced so many trials, and reacted in the most mature, brave, and kind way possible was a treat. Reading how justice is served is invigorating. This whole trilogy is a great read so far, and I can't wait for the third book!
Author! If you chose to edit this book one day, I would suggest to include some interaction with the pack omegas. We know of their struggles and the outcome, but I do believe they deserve to be heard.
I absolutely recommend reading the Khaos trilogy and enjoy the emotional ride! Great work!

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Gripping

Books that display violence and cruelty are not usually my thing, but the author's writing style and talent with words had me hooked. It is a deeply emotional story and between all the suffering, the love between the main characters is like a balm. Their pain and struggles were heartbreaking. The world is not all sunshine and rainbows and books like this shake your heart. I really hope we can get a second book because I'm not ready to leave them!

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Beautiful and chilling!

Such a ghastly story written from the perspective of a child. I love how well depicted her innocence is. You accomplished great dialog and descriptions and made it believable. It's usually hard to read small children protagonists because authors tend to exaggerate their maturity but I feel you nailed it!
The father seems like a complicated character. He obviously loves his daughter but is capable of such violence. Now I want to know more about his background.
Overall, this is a great story, very good work!

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Wonderful!

This book was a pleasant surprise from the beginning! The story is captivating and you soon find yourself wanting to know more about the characters personalities and motivations. Never thought I'll be this interested in finding out what a demon is thinking!
I really enjoyed the writing style, eloquent yet coherent. The overall world-building is a little vague, but it does not diminish how engaging the story is. I'm looking forward to reading this until it's completed.
Keep up the good work!

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Wonderful!

I've only started reading this book and I'm hooked. It's beautifuly written, and the main character is really likeable. I feel this is going to be good! I hope to get to read it through its completion.
Please keep up the good work!

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Astonishing!

This is rapidly becoming one of my favourite books on Inkitt. A very original story and beautiful characters, even though is a fantasy story, it's completely believable and so well written. I'm looking forward to read more! Keep up the great work!

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Great story!

Well that escalated quickly!
At first I thought "this is a very sweet, a very simple, romantic tale". But then... PLOT TWIST! And you find yourself reading a social-political drama where young people have to face the reality of their world and choose between a comfortable life for themselves and justice for everyone.
I liked it a lot! Looking forward for the secuel!

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Loved it!

This was my favourite brother so far! :D
I do feel we needed some more Brenton being all lovey-dovey, but anyway, GREAT WORK!

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Powerful

I love when I read something that makes me have strong emotions. This book is not a fairy tale, and it made me so angry at some point, you really hate the hateful characters. But the protagonist has a great personality development and she really makes you feel proud sometimes. Looking forward for the secuel!

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Powerful!

This is one of the best books I've read on Inkitt, it was hard to let go.
Claire is an amazing character, she acts childish a couple of times but... hey! She is very young!
I loved how detailed the writing style is, and I can't wait to read the other king's stories.
Wonderful work!!

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Wonderful!

Great plot! I could not stop reading and the twists had me screaming at the screen.
Dante is a wonderful character, I can't wait to read next book!
Uruloki... TOTAL NERDGASM!!! Tolkien rules!!!

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Amazing!

This is a great story, mature and likeable characters. I can't wait to read some more!!!

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Great book!

I loved the characters! Amelia is so brave and smart. It really annoys me when characters make stupid decisions, so this book was realy rewarding in that regard. Adults acting like adults!
The writing style is so nice, I loved how the landscape is described and the details are refreshing.
Awesome work!!

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