I Was The Artist Review

Title: I Was The Artist
Author: S.A. Eldin
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: Not Available
Source: From the Author
Format: E-book
Pages: Not Available
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 8 December-

Goodreads Synopsis:
They live among us, silently, the Gifted. Beneath the politics of the ordinary life a battle rages that affects us all. Our fleeting chance of survival is down to three Timekeepers of the Past, Present and Future. Zac is a weapon in a war he knows nothing about. The first Timekeeper to manifest in generation, he is thrust into a covert world where his very existence could prevent the destruction of the Gifted Moliæ. Revealed through his talent of drawing, his Gift allows him to travel into the past, away from the fragments of his shattered life where he is hunted by the fanatical Ronoa. Join Zac as he confronts the responsibility his Gift has bestowed upon him.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

Please note that in no way has receiving this book from the author impacted my opinions of the book. All opinions are my own. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Okay. Tell me you don't like that synopsis? It sounds incredible! I love it. I'm so ready to get into this book. I'm so ready for more time-traveling and action filled moments.

Writing thoughts:

My first thought on the writing is this , "Oh my gosh.. YES!" I loved the writing of this book. It was so beautiful and descriptive that I could see everything vividly. However it's so constant that the reading often becomes very heavy. Don't get me wrong, I love it but I do believe there are some moments where it is necessary and others where its not. 

Plot Thoughts:

I had a big problem here. It just took way too long for things to get started. Yes perhaps it was good but with the heavy reading and not much happening factor, I tended to skim read the book more than actually read which I strongly disliked. The plot was really good. I loved it for the most part but the events were just too stretched out.

When things did start to happen I was totally into though. It almost seemed like novel was actually starting. I loved everything from that moment onwards. 

Character Thoughts:

Zac was a really interesting character. He was classified as both incredibly intelligent and creative. He had a way with the sciences and the arts. He almost seemed a little too perfect. But he was still a great character. He was full of emotions which seemed to control him entirely. They lead him on several both amazing and dangerous journeys. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, the book wasn't too bad.  I know I pretty much bashed what I didn't like about the novel but I did like it in the end. It probably won't be on my best books of 2016 list but it was a good read. I enjoyed a lot of it and was glad I got the opportunity to read the book. And if I am perfectly honest, if I read it again at a later stage, I would probably end up liking it way more than I do right now.

This is also probably one of my shortest reviews but I prefer it the way it is right now. I have nothing else to say other than saying everything in a different way. 

Yours in Reading,



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