My 3 feather #bookreview for CONNOR by Dormaine G

CONNOR by Dormaine G

BOOK BLURB:

“I, Connor, thought I was the average sarcastic teenager, living a normal boring life like everyone else with a crazy, annoying family. Wrong. I recently discovered that I have certain abilities. Abilities that link me to others like me, and others, unlike me, who want to cause me harm.

I found out this world is not what I thought, as well as the strange creatures in it, and that frightens me. I had to grow up fast and find the strength to defend myself from those beings who don’t want me here or who will take my strengths by any means necessary.

Throughout this craziness, I met a wonderful guy named Tony, who has abilities too. With him and five others like us we discover who we are and how we came to be.

Then there is Ronin, a being who is young, smart, and cunning. He is set on taking his revenge out on me yet I have no idea why.”

MY REVIEW:

This is the story of 15 year old Connor when she suddenly realizes she has supernatural powers. She soon discovers she is not alone. With the help of other teens like herself, Tony, Willow, Bryon, Cheyenne and Scott, they search for the answers to their heritage. They meet up with Keepers who help them stave off the villains. Along the way, she runs across her Destiny, Ronin.

There are numerous plot twists and it’s definitely a precursor to a sequel. The author mixes fun and playfulness with dark and scary. I enjoyed the water fight between Connor and her younger brother, Reptile Boy. And the time Connor spent with Tony at the amusement park and some of the rides they shared. Then there was the creeping sneaking into Carting House. Unfortunately, there was an inconsistency at the end. When Connor broke her leg, she was still able to run and jump. Prior to that, any injuries she sustained took her at least a day to heal.

It took me awhile to get into Connor’s head, but once I did, I enjoyed her character. Most of the main characters had depth to them, but I most agree with some other reviewers, there were just too many of them introduced at the end and it became mishmash. But I did understand why the villains were there and what they wanted from the teenagers.

The writing needs some work. Parts of the story were written very professionally and other times at an amateurish level. And I’m not just talking about the interaction between the teens, but some of the action scenes and dialogues between the adults. There were also too many proofreading and grammar errors. If not for these factors, I would have given 4 feather. Now it will be 3 feathers. I would recommend this story for a fun, entertaining read.

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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