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The First by Dylan S. Perry
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really liked it

Okay, so if this novella had been longer, I’m not sure if I’d have gone higher with my rating or lowered it to a three? But, because of its short length and the fact that I liked the premise, I’m going to be generous and give it a 4; here’s why…

Plot: The plot is intriguing; a time-traveling witch, the first of her kind, who finds she has an important role to play in the shaping of the future of womankind. YES!! Great idea for a story! Was it executed in a believable fashion within the confines of 152 pages? Eh… I guess so. However, a longer book would’ve done this story justice since so much was glossed over & opportunities to enrich the tale weren’t taken.

Characters: Here’s where a longer book could have helped for sure. Margaret’s husband and how his arc finishes out at the end is just- no. I mean, in an HEA, he’s great, but so no believable. But again, there weren’t enough pages to show how he’d evolved. Margaret as well (the MC), I would’ve liked to read more about her experiences to see how they shaped her, rather than seeing her ALREADY shaped by the next chapter.

Overall: Short story: short review. Again, it could have been so much more, but for what it was- I liked it enough to recommend as a quick & thought-inspiring, wishful, read.
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January 22, 2020 – Shelved

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