Plot: This book is well crafted and features a strong narrative engine. The plot hits the ground running, contains unexpected twists and turns, and is thoroughly immersive.
Prose: While there are moments clunky of prose, the authors’ descriptions of the setting and characters are lovely and specific. The writing boasts a wonderful electricity and an engaging voice. However, the dialogue is often overly manicured.
Originality: An unfortunately common situation with a seemingly limited narrative trajectory quickly develops into a wonderfully uncommon and heartfelt adventure.
Character Development: Readers will find well-developed, relatable, and unique characters.
Date Submitted: August 28, 2017
The 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognize Winners and Finalists from this year's competition.
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