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Friday, January 17, 2014

3.5 on the Masq Scale. Who Is Evelyn Dae? by @lafleurdeplume #paranormal #bookreview





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Who Is Evelyn Dae?

Written by Sarah LaFleur

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal




Evelyn Dae is an artistic teen with a mystery that even her closest friends can’t figure out.

Join Evelyn as she fishes for clues to her past, attempts to keep from drowning in her own secrets, and desperately tries not to plunge into a relationship with the new exchange student. Because she has rules.





Lucy Pireel's Review


This short novella is a true YA. I guess that’s its strength and its weakness. Strength because it will most certainly appeal to the goal audience, and its weakness because adults will see the foolishness of it all. Which will allow them to see the overwhelming amount of sentences beginning with ‘I’.

Yes, it is written in first person POV and however much that works at times in the story, more often it does not and feels very self centred but most of all it reads very limited. But then again isn't that a true young adult trait, being self centred? Still, even first person doesn't need that amount of ‘I’.

There are a few typos and some misplaced punctuation, but that doesn't really matter, since the story is captivating enough. Another gripe is that the story is cut in two while I can’t imagine why because the total is still not a very long one. And I am no fan of ‘forced’ series creating when one book would have been better.

A plus however is the fact that the author used ‘handwritten’ pages with drawings in the book to show the inner workings of the character. All in all a decent read.

Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

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