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Sunday, July 8, 2012


by Lloyd Poast

Published May 17, 2012

This story was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

A teenage boy wanders into a mystical forest ruled by a gypsy goddess named Amaisia Moon.

The forest changes with every blink or head turn and he discovers an ocean where dreams and nightmares literally come alive.

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I'm a little torn on this one. The writing is good, and the story itself is very imaginative and descriptive. The idea is intriguing - every blink changes Lance's surroundings, bringing new characters as well. It's a little bit jolting, although it's supposed to be. I mean, not much can happen between blinks.

I did at one point wonder why he didn't close one eye at a time so he didn't really have to blink.  :)

"Blink" is a very quick read, and for the most part I enjoyed it. I have to admit, though, that it sports one of my biggest pet peeves: incorrect ellipses. Just me being picky, but an ellipses looks like this ( . . . ). Or, with ebooks, it's becoming popular to use ( ... ) -- which also kinda bugs me, because it's just not the right way. {{shrug}} I know, it's just me. Most people probably wouldn't even notice.

Some things I loved: The descriptions were very well done. It reminded me of one of the best episodes ever made of Doctor Who with the whole "don't blink" thing.

It's definitely worth the 20 minutes to read it!

3.5/5 stars

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