From The Sky Review

This past weekend I read the novel From The Sky. It is the first book in the trilogy of Beyond Moondust, and the next two books are available on Amazon. On Friday, I downloaded a free e-book, and I brought the audio version too.

It was a fun read and I like Samantha (Sam) for she was strong and courageous. other times, she did some really stupid and dumb things that got her into trouble. After all, she was a teenager and teenagers don’t always make the greatest choices.

It was a simple read of a love story about two teenagers filled with tragedy, danger, and figuring out what the future holds for them.

I also felt there was a lot of potential underneath the story waiting to emerge, but it never happened.

After chapter 10 the formatting becomes wacky, and it continues throughout the rest of the book. It’s not every page but like every few pages. It is annoying.

This next part contains spoilers alert.

The novel had the potential to become an epic read, but the author chose not to dive into those elements.

The chapter titles, in my opinion, gave away the plot by outlining certain events in the chapters. For me, they took away the feeling of being on the edge of my seat wanting to know what would happen next.

The beginning of the novel after the prologue gets very confusing, I almost stopped reading it. I didn’t. What the novel needs is a timeline; to guide the reader to understand the events that were taking place for the character. It would help tremendously!

There were times the pacing of the story move too quickly that caused more confusion.

Sometimes, the characters would refer to events that happened in the backstory but gave very vague descriptions about those events; so the reader had to assume. I didn’t like it.

The main plot of the story was Sam falling in love with an alien and the consequences that happened in her life. It drew me into the story, and why I kept reading to see how it would end.

Of course, it was a cliffhanger ending.

I gave this book 4 stars because I enjoyed it was a fun read. I simply excepted what the author had written a love story about a teenager who falls in love with an alien. I also enjoyed the audible book too.

Right now, I don’t have any plans to finish the series.

Feb 15, 2019

The past few days I have been dealing with a lingering migraine wouldn’t go away. I couldn’t stare at a screen for a long period of time, until yesterday.

I am looking forward to doing some major writing and reading this weekend. Perhaps, the Golden Shadow will curl up on my bed while I read. He has his favorite spots for sleeping and my bed on his top three list.

Yesterday, I accomplished one of my writing goals for February. The novel I’ve been reworking, now, has an ending. So, I can focus on the middle and those events.

I am still working on my short story. While I wrote two scenes, a new minor character emerged. Now, I am pondering on different scenarios in the story. This new character needs a name, but I’m not too worried about it.

My goal is to have the first section of the story done by the end of February. I hope. A story is developing, it can change from the outline. That makes it interesting for me to see how events happened and how it will affect the characters. When the game changers events happen that when all the drama and chaos comes. This is why I enjoy writing my first drafts of my stories.

Spooky Lane

The scorching Hades’ vapors rose throughout the concrete jungle of countless miles of shabby homes, and boarded-up buildings. At the corner, filled with vulgar men and teenagers displaying their herd mentality: sexual gestures, hooting, and hollering to the streetwalkers. The prostitutes moved on, taking their cue; I did too.

Droplets of sweat dripped on my back as I strolled. My mother’s voice nagged at me, wearing Daisy Dukes, a short tight top, and my dirty white tennis shoes. For I was proud of my slender physique and my plump breasts.

But I couldn’t change my clothes. My boyfriend and I had a violent argument when his unstoppable wrath erupted. That’s when I scrammed from our apartment. On my way out, I snatched my purse.

I spotted trouble. Piercing eyes generated a frigid chill, seizing my spine. A shadowy figure emerged a half block away. Creepiness rushed into my skin forming goosebumps. I wished I hadn’t sold my pistol. My boyfriend had persuaded me; I regretted that decision.

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