- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 445 KB
- Print Length: 42 pages
- Publisher: Lissa Bilyk; 2 edition (22 Dec. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006PHTNYQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,422,855 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tina Storm: Demon Hunter: (formerly published as 'Storm Front') (Storm Force 0.5) Kindle Edition
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The first story, The Archive of Lost Dreams, was really, really compelling. I really wanted to see more of that world, where dreams are kept and recorded by a mysterious man. Lissa Bilyk's talent for writing really shows here, and I hope one day we see a novel based around this idea. 4/5
Roses Are Red was a little less interesting, though... I know it's only a short story, but basically, in this, a girl falls in love with her guardian angel. The guardian angel has a terrible vision of her future, and asks for her to break up with her abusive boyfriend. And it turns out she's the angel's examiner, and he's passed the test and can become a full guardian angel now. There was a lot of character development in this, but the story seemed to trundle along a bit too quickly and wrapped up a bit hastily. 3/5
Don't Even Peep was a wee bit forgettable for me. I had to reread it just now to remember what it was about... Basically, it's a ghost story, but it really doesn't end very well. Not that it's a tragic ending, because it is, but the ending just wasn't really conclusive and I didn't feel like I had enough time to get to know the characters, even though I really liked the setting and the mystery and the explanation behind it. 2.5/5
Round, Round the Fairy Ring: Hooray, fairy stories that actually follow traditional lore rather than make their fairies like OCs in a Winx Club fanfiction! Anyway, this is a story about changelings and fairies and a little human girl who gets caught between them. It all starts when Abigail's baby sister Celeste is replaced by a changeling. When investigating a ring of mushrooms outside of her house, she winds up in Fairyland and is kept there as prisoner after refusing the Fairy Queen's hospitality. Another human prisoner, a boy called Deacon, takes her to the nursery where the fairies keep the babies. With very little time to spare, Abigail rushes back home, grabs the changeling masquerading as Celeste and throws her back into Fairyland. It was quite well-executed for a short children's story. It was the longest story in the collection, if I remember rightly, and one of the best. 4/5.
With all that being said, this is a very well-written collection of short stories, and can be read in one sitting. I'm going to give it a 3.5/5 overall.
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Storm Front actually only take up about half of the book and the rest is another story. This is a intro to a series coming out this year. I am willing to give the first book a chance if its cheap enough. I got this when it was free as I do most of my books. I am not giving it 3 stars cause it was free but because there were chapters in the story that really got my attention and held it. But not every chapter was good. It needs some work but I would be willing to buy the next one just to see if it all comes back together.
I thought that the plot of some of the stories had potential, as did the character of Tina Storm. However, the writing was pretty weak, and I thought it was marked by some amateur mistakes:
1. Lack of world-building: Some information is contained in an info-dump at the beginning of the second story, but it is a bit unbelievable. For example, everyone with the surname Storm is either a demon-hunter or serves to help the demon-hunters. And yet, we never get the bigger picture about what demons are, where they come from, do normal people know about them, etc. The Storms are just "demon-hunters", and they go after the demon of the week in each story. The conceptualization of this world feels incomplete.
2. Lack of setting description: There's very little description of the places--the city, Tina's school, Tina's house, a Chinese supermarket, etc. I didn't get any kind of picture of the world that Tina lived in. People are described briefly, but not much beyond that.
3. Finally--and this is one of my pet peeves, so I'm more likely that not to notice it--is that dialogue tags other than "said" are used quite a bit.
I was also confused about Tina's age/school. The second story supposedly takes place during her first year in college, yet there are references to a car "speeding in a school zone", the school auditorium, the school's yearly musical, "art class" (just that generic), etc. which all seem more like references to high school than college. Tina also notices when a new boy enrolls in school. Again, this sounds more like high school than a college of any size. Later, Tina's age is mentioned as 17. So is she in college or high school?
I think that these stories have potential, but they need to be developed more into a complete depiction of the world and characters.
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