October - time of pumpkin spiced coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, .... Ummm, excuse me while I grab a snack...
Ok - um, back - where were we? Oh yes, our Featured Story! This week, LouisHarris gives us a great review of Never More Lonely by Hosted Author Cia. Enjoy!
Status: In Process
Word Count: 2,050
I read this story because the title Never More Lonely hooked me. Then the first word of the first paragraph hit me, and I couldn't stop reading, not for a second. It tells the story of Owen who met Connor online and this line sums up the entire story for me. Maybe it's the fact that my inspiration isn't someone I know in real life. My sunshine is someone I've never even met.The pacing is fast and there is an element of suspense to the story. When I heard the bangs, I really thought there could be robbery or a murder taking place next door, but boy was I pleasantly surprised. The story grabbed me emotionally, and as you well know, emotion does it for me. I didn't cry or anything like that, but my beaming smile made even my yorkie smile, such was the effect.
A great flash. It has all the elements of good story telling.(Anything less from Cia would be a disappointment). All the elements are there. Plus, I felt it was a good character building exercise. The descriptions of Owen and Conner mix well with the dialogue and narrative.
First Impressions: I loved the strong, fast pacing. It held me glued to the screen straight through.
Characters: Both are equally well developed and realistic. Intense personalities.
Plot: Strong, well planned with a beginning, middle and end. realistic.
Dialogue: Authentic. It gave me details of place and character.
Content: Well, placed. Precision and clarity abound. Easy to follow. It catches and hold the reader with flair.
Emotion/Imagery: Strong emotions from me towards the end, adds drama and realism to the characters.
Likes: Skeevy, geeky,sleek,
Final thoughts: A delightful, interesting read that I would certainly reread (and I have). Amazing characters by the way! Thank you for sharing this Cia.