Plot/Idea: This is a supernatural fantasy about a girl who learns she is an Element who can control air and lightning powers. The plot follows a mostly linear structure, though there is some play with time and space manipulation, as a mounting battle of good and evil between near-gods develops to an exciting climax.
Prose: Though the writing skews toward the descriptive with an emphasis on visual imagery, clumsy and imprecise phrasing can detract from the rich concept.
Originality: The character archetypes and plot arcs are reminiscent of anime tropes and structures. Within this context the scenario and setting are creative and vibrant. Throughout the book are links to K-pop songs on YouTube. Their connection to the story is unclear, but they presumably exist as conduits for particular emotions; it's unfortunate the writing isn’t trusted to do this on its own.
Character/Execution: Characterization largely props up the narrative conflict engine, with little exploration of supporting characters beyond their relationship to the plot and protagonist’s growth. The power-fantasy arc of the eponymous protagonist builds at a nice pace and reaches a satisfying climax.
Date Submitted: August 29, 2023