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Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 12/2018
  • 978-0991575947 B07DBSKB4T
  • 186 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 12/2018
  • 978-0991575947
  • 186 pages
  • $12.99
Painting Sunsets: A Story for Young Artists

Children/Young Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

At sunset in Key West, twelve-year-old Lissa falls into the gulf and is swept out to sea. Navigating the beautiful entanglements and curious inhabitants of the reef, she finally she arrives in the realm of Kwest, where the inhabitants are devoted to creating each sunrise and sunset.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 6 out of 10
Overall: 7.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: This short, fantastical novel delivers light adventure and a poignant resolution.

Prose: Evans’s prose is evocative and unpretentious, while the integration of poetry thematically augments the story.

Originality: Although reminiscent of classic portal stories, this gentle outing offers a unique concept and memorable delivery.

Character Development: While characters may benefit from richer development, their face-value simplicity lends them an allegorical quality that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Date Submitted: June 24, 2018

Reviews
BlueInk Review (Starred Review)

“Stephen Evans imaginative young adult fantasy invents a vivid, perpetually lit world that abounds in swirls of luminescence and kaleidoscopic color. Above all, Evans’s elegant prose emphasizes the aesthetic value of art and the act of creation. Painting Sunsets’s fantasy elements are spot on, and the novel’s coming-­of-­age narrative will be equally engaging to YA readers.”

Foreword Clarion Reviews

"Aiming to inspire young artists, this fantasy story hits its mark, conveying that art is essential to everyday life and that beauty is everywhere for those who take the time to look at the sunset and listen for the artistry that can be unleashed by the written word.”

Kirkus Reviews

An "engaging modern-day fairy tale".

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 12/2018
  • 978-0991575947 B07DBSKB4T
  • 186 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 12/2018
  • 978-0991575947
  • 186 pages
  • $12.99

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