Official Review: Orope by Guenevere Lee

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Re: Official Review: Orope by Guenevere Lee

Post by kemp1kor » 16 Sep 2018, 01:25

I wasn’t really drawn in by the sample, and along with the grammatical errors and confusing passages, that makes this book a no for me.

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Post by Yolimari » 16 Sep 2018, 01:40

‪An angry God, a flood that will wipe out everything, tribes, messengers of God, women that can set up things straight, and historical fiction/fantasy is the distant past. This for me! Thanks for the review!
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Post by DorcasToo » 16 Sep 2018, 01:42

This has me considering reading this book. So it goes to my ever growing list of want to read. Thanks for the free copy.
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Post by Espie » 16 Sep 2018, 01:44

I do understand that we have different perspectives and preferences, and it's good to note that this book has reached high ratings in the Amazon bookseller charts as of my checking a while ago. I also agree that a story with great potential and meant to be part of a series (such as what you've mentioned this book to be) could indeed benefit much from an additional round of editing and proofreading. Thank you for your honest review.
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Post by Betykm » 16 Sep 2018, 01:55

Wow...a well detailed review....I love fiction and the fact that it brings around different cultures in action makes it fascinating...the unending conclusion makes me stay off it abit coz I love something that gives me a full stop.The flow is awesome

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Post by Lil Reads » 16 Sep 2018, 02:06

The plot sounds interesting - usually religion is not the main focus of historical fiction works so this sounds unique.

I really hope that if the series continues the editing improves; your review made it sound like the errors made it hard to for you to fully immerse yourself in the book and I would probably have a similar experience.
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Post by Rosemary Wright » 16 Sep 2018, 02:11

Thanks for providing such an excellent critique of the book. I'd like to read it to know the different cultures from the Whisperer's point of view. It sounds like a great read.

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Post by Lil Reads » 16 Sep 2018, 02:15

I forgot to ask - how extensive is the world building for facets of their culture outside of religion?
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Post by Helen_Combe » 16 Sep 2018, 02:16

Bow to me or else. They don’t sound like nice Gods. I’m afraid the fantasy genre isn’t for me.
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Post by Ever_Reading » 16 Sep 2018, 02:18

I like that the author added maps to let readers know where the messengers were throughout the book. I don't usually enjoy reading about gods or other mythical creatures, so I will have to give this one a pass. Thanks for the informative review. :D
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 16 Sep 2018, 03:00

[bn=][/bn]The book sounds intriguing. But to put the theme of God and messenger in fantasy can be seen as controversial by some communities and religions. Good review.
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Post by Justice of peace » 16 Sep 2018, 03:19

Frictional books are one of my best books.Even though I haven't read it but I will give it a try.

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Post by Julehart1 » 16 Sep 2018, 03:28

This book sounds interesting. It doesn’t sound like the type of book I would usually read. But the idea behind it is still intriguing. It’s too bad that it has hard to understand concepts and also doesn’t really end. I don’t like when book don’t have a resolution. Thanks for your review.

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Post by tantoluwa » 16 Sep 2018, 03:33

I like the idea that the plot is religious and deals with beliefs and the consequence of diversion from the right ways and I can't wait to read the book
It really sounds like its gonna be interesting
I love fictions and I'm going to give it a try

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Post by jaliper » 16 Sep 2018, 03:34

I thought this was a Chinese myth because of, well, white snake. They alway have many stories about it too. But anyway, I like the idea of this book. I am curious too on how and where the story will go. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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