OllyWesley

The Trigger

Olly Wesley here. Yes, that's a pseudonym. I'm a medical student and I write in my free time. My favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction, and I write pretty honest reviews.

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Short But Thrilling

There's a feeling you get when you read something great. You are at the edge of your seat, you're bitting your nails and turning pages almost faster than you can read them. A sense of danger suffocates you, urging you to find out what happens next as quickly as possible yet in the end all that remains is the bittersweet feeling of knowing, yet not knowing, that truly the story is over. How will the surviving characters live with what they had just experienced? Did these characters deserve their ending? Is there a sequel I can read to patch the hole that now lies where my heart should be?

“Mama” is nine chapters of excellent writing I didn't regret reading. The plot is magnificently paced and is wrapped up in the span of a single day. It is a magnificent read for anyone who lacks a queasy stomach and has a tolerance for well-placed gore and hightened tension.

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Not A Slow Burn

Unique. The idea behind the story is unique: a boy who can tell if a person is close to death through music. The romance hits you quite quickly, like a sucker punch where you were expecting to be tickled. Obvious secrets are outed as soon as possible, confessions are exchanged in the blink of an eye and suddenly we've got a relationship.

Maybe it was a bit rushed, maybe it wasn't, but romance isn't what I came for. I came for the mystery.

What does it mean when a person has no life song and no death song? Are they dead, alive, or something in-between?

I can't wait to see what else the author has in-store for Ryker and Porter—other than being cute, playing piano and avoiding bullies.

I'm actually stoked to see Porter get good enough to accompany Ryker to the talent show, and glad to have started reading this book♥

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A Very Good Start

I'm only seven chapters in. It's still too early to make guesses but I'm hoping for a thrilling story of a fledgling witch who doesn't know how much influence she holds over the supernatural world around her. Personally, I feel that Evie is too trusting—but there is not enough backstory available to confirm (or disprove) this. She seems at peace with the knowledge of the supernatural world, somehow familiar yet unfamiliar with the paranormal subtleties all around her. She doesn't express fear at the possibility that a lot of the monsters lurking in the dark corners of centuries-old fairy tales could end up in her reality and it's really interesting seeing her fumble through it all with the conspicuousness of a freshly-birthed fawn.

I can't wait to see how the plot develops and I sincerely hope that there won't be a love quadrangle...

Thank you for writing, Author.
Can't wait for the next chapter♥

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An Interesting Premise

As interesting as I find the plot of the story, the pacing is too fast. Even though an entire household was slaughtered I felt nothing for them though I 'knew' that I was supposed to. I know nothing more than the fact that our main character loves her parents and has a sort of 'spidey sense' but there was a lot of telling and not enough showing.

Anna was by far the character I had the most attachment to and her death didn't faze me. Not one bit.

These first chapters felt more like a flashback or a prologue, maybe if we knew our main character more, they would have had more emotional impact, but as it stands, I feel that I would be able to start the story at chapter 5 and still enjoy it very much, the story of a young woman out for revenge, wishing death on the royal family and all that.

I can't wait to read the future chapters, for all I've said (it is a review after all) you have the uncanny ability to hold a reader's interest. So kudos to you, Author.

Keep on writing ♥

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