Mara’s Awakening by Leo Flynn: #BookReview.

Space Opera/Science Fiction

A short story full of action, and written in a style to keep that action moving. The title character is described on the cover as ‘half human, half machine, all badass’, and that comes across in the telling.
Although I write science fiction, and read it, I’ve tended to stay clear of space opera, as it has a tendency to be all action, and I like to be able to form empathy with characters. The genre has its fans, of course. And they will undoubtedly enjoy this introductory tale involving a jail break.

For me, there was just too little information to tell me the why and who. I was unsure who ‘she’ was some of the time. And there was a fair amount of ‘smirking’.

This is a story with real potential, but, for me as a writer, it needs editorial work to make it the best it could be. Many readers will, however, be unconcerned about those aspects that inevitably cause a writer to ask questions.

I wrote this review based on an advance reading copy the author sent me.

[Any review is a personal opinion. No reviewer can represent the view of anyone else. The best we can manage is an honest reaction to any given book.]

2 thoughts on “Mara’s Awakening by Leo Flynn: #BookReview.

  1. I enjoyed reading the review of Mara’s Awakening, the title leads me to believe that it might have a lot of action, but still developing the character. One hopes she takes Stuart’s advice and have professional editing or revising.

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