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Indie Ink Awards 2023 Judge




Reviews

Heart, Haunt, Havoc

Heart, Haunt, Havoc by FreydĂ­s Moon

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Straightforward
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Descriptive
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well

I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It was well-paced, drew me in, and was an excellent backdrop for the development and emotions of the characters.


Fragmented Fates

Fragmented Fates by Nancy Foster

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Ambiguous
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

The plot was unclear, and the story ended abruptly. More importantly, the theme was unclear. Awkward sentence structure and use of words further obscured the meaning. Intriguing world, but the story could have used editing.


A Case of Madness

A Case of Madness by Yvonne Knop

Worldbuilding: Didn’t add anything
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Adequately represents the story

The story has an interesting premise to explore the character development of the main character. At the start, the tone of the book was somewhat confusing, and at times it read more like a script than a novel. The best parts were the revelations of feelings, which seemed genuine.



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