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Genre: Children’s Fantasy Fiction
Note: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Hello everyone! The Review Board here to share its thoughts on Zox: School of Gods by B. E. Cullen. We are not one to keep the reading audience waiting, so here’s Harmony Kent to deliver her thoughts.
Zox: School of Gods, is a book aimed at children at a reading stage able to handle longer books with chapters and no illustrations. At roughly 102,000 words, it is on the long side for most children’s books at this reading stage.
Akuro Kikuchi is a ten-year-old boy, who lives with his mother. His brother and father disappeared under mysterious circumstances years ago. On his Eleventh birthday, Akuro is transported to a magic school on the moon. While attending Zox: School of Gods, Akuro is plunged into a battle of good and evil, that will decide the fate of the world.
Unfortunately, this book is full of every writing gaffe I know of. It is passive, full of filter words and delaying action. Split infinitives and comma splices are the norm, and apostrophes are conspicuously absent. The punctuation and spelling are all over the place. Sentence construction is clumsy. Much of the time, although the tale is told from ten-year-old Akuro’s point of view, the language used is not age-appropriate, and the dialogue stilted. Errors abound on every page. It is a long time since I’ve read a book quite like this, and it should never have been published in this state.
(and TRB overall)
1 out of 10 TRB Stars
I give 1 out of 10 stars using the TRB rating scale, which would equate to half a star on other 5 star rating scales. I round up to 1 star for posting to sites such as Goodreads and Amazon.
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