Official Review: Zertone by Amanda K. Rivers

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Re: Official Review: Zertone by Amanda K. Rivers

Post by Bonnie Shelby » 23 Jul 2018, 12:18

Evelyn's passions are fitness and martial arts, so her after-school self-defense class is the highlight of her otherwise dull day.
As soon as I read that sentence, I was so excited! Evelyn sounded like an awesome chick :) But it's a shame that there were so many unanswered questions and unrealistic situations; that would drive me crazy too. I'm afraid I'll have to pass on this one. Thanks for the great review though - I loved reading it!

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Post by SamSim » 25 Jul 2018, 11:28

Bonnie Shelby wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 12:18
Evelyn's passions are fitness and martial arts, so her after-school self-defense class is the highlight of her otherwise dull day.
As soon as I read that sentence, I was so excited! Evelyn sounded like an awesome chick :) But it's a shame that there were so many unanswered questions and unrealistic situations; that would drive me crazy too. I'm afraid I'll have to pass on this one. Thanks for the great review though - I loved reading it!
I liked that she had these skills and that she didn't flaunt them - but she employed them whenever it was needed. They negatives ultimately outweighed the positives, though. Thanks for reading and commenting!
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Post by Helen_Combe » 27 Jul 2018, 06:20

Great review! It sounds like a deus ex machina fest :lol: Probably sorted out her boring life though.
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Post by Dael Reader » 28 Jul 2018, 09:56

You have such good, detailed reviews! This one sounds like another example of a potentially interesting idea that isn't very well explored.

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Post by SamSim » 30 Jul 2018, 05:28

Helen_Combe wrote:
27 Jul 2018, 06:20
Great review! It sounds like a deus ex machina fest :lol: Probably sorted out her boring life though.
I'll humbly admit here that I had to Google "deus ex machina," :doh: but yes, that's exactly the kind of "fest" it was. Thank you for reading and leaving feedback!
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Post by SamSim » 30 Jul 2018, 05:30

Dael Reader wrote:
28 Jul 2018, 09:56
You have such good, detailed reviews! This one sounds like another example of a potentially interesting idea that isn't very well explored.
Thank you! I appreciate your kind feedback! I agree about the book. Lots of potential but it doesn't feel "finished."
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Post by sanjus » 11 Aug 2018, 05:23

Nice review about this book Zertone and got a short glimpse of its contents which is suitable for young adult fantasy lovers. It sounds like there are few short comings is giving ample details of the scenes which makes reader not getting fully adsorbed into it.
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Post by SamSim » 20 Aug 2018, 17:47

sanjus wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 05:23
Nice review about this book Zertone and got a short glimpse of its contents which is suitable for young adult fantasy lovers. It sounds like there are few short comings is giving ample details of the scenes which makes reader not getting fully adsorbed into it.
Thank you for reading and replying!
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Post by kwame1977 » 24 Aug 2018, 07:03

Wow! am in love with your review. It's very detailed and dymistfies important aspects of the story. The world we live now requires self defense on the part of everyone. We'll all have to copy that part of Evelyn.

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Post by Allyseria » 31 Aug 2018, 20:12

It's a shame that too many events in the book were unbelievable. I really dislike it when battle scenes are rushed and when there are limited details because I rely on the book to paint a picture in my mind. Other than that, it sounded like it would have been an interesting book. Thank you for your detailed review.

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Post by teacherjh » 02 Sep 2018, 19:49

You have given me a great idea for my classroom - make a list of questions to ask the author that were not answered in the book you just read. Thanks!

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Post by SamSim » 02 Sep 2018, 22:51

kwame1977 wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 07:03
Wow! am in love with your review. It's very detailed and dymistfies important aspects of the story. The world we live now requires self defense on the part of everyone. We'll all have to copy that part of Evelyn.
Thank you for reading and for such positive feedback! I did definitely appreciate that Evelyn was athletic and skilled in self-defense without being show-offy.
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Post by SamSim » 02 Sep 2018, 22:53

Allyseria wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 20:12
It's a shame that too many events in the book were unbelievable. I really dislike it when battle scenes are rushed and when there are limited details because I rely on the book to paint a picture in my mind. Other than that, it sounded like it would have been an interesting book. Thank you for your detailed review.
As a premise, it's great. As is, it just feels unpolished, like all the fine details haven't been worked out, but instead of working them out, "convenient" things are written in. It has the potential to be really good, though. Thank you for reading and replying!
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Post by SamSim » 02 Sep 2018, 22:55

teacherjh wrote:
02 Sep 2018, 19:49
You have given me a great idea for my classroom - make a list of questions to ask the author that were not answered in the book you just read. Thanks!
Cool! It makes me happy to think my review helped someone, even in a small way. Great idea and thanks for reading!
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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 11 Oct 2018, 20:42

I have read your review. It is a story of Evelyn Anderson who is a teenager girl. She is passing from somewhat difficult responsibilities of her life as driving a van to go to school and part time job on boating with a family friend of her dad. You have given an interesting review.

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