Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Review # 28: LS: The Beginning by Kevin O'Ralph


     Stephen and Lisa are two college kids who discover that they both have special abilities. One can create fire and the other creates ice, but they share the powers of mind reading, telepathy, and super speed. When they meet, they feel an instant connection to each other, but in order to stay together and figure out where their powers come from, they must overcome exes as well as other dangers. 

     I really gave this book a chance, but after the first few chapters I started to lose interest and had a hard time finishing it. The premise is good, but the writing style, character development, and dialogue are not. I can tell that Kevin O'Ralph is a new author, and some of these format errors are expected, but the fact that there are so many grammatical errors as well as errors in overall structure, make this book very difficult to read. There were some sentences that didn't make sense, and after realizing the author was from the UK, I concluded that the language barrier must be to blame. But an editor of some sort would do this book, and future books, wonders. Unless the writing improves, I won't look forward to the sequel(s).

Rating: Toe Tag (1.5/5)

***I received this Ebook from LibraryThing Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


  1. The premise sounds really cool--too bad the book didn't entirely deliver. Thanks for the review--found you on Book Blogs! Am I missing a Google follow tab?

  2. Too bad the book didn't live up to the plot. I was intrigued right away! Very honest review!


  3. Thanks Elizabeth for your honest review. However, last time i checked English is the first language in the UK, so I don't understand what you mean by language barrier. Anyways, I appreciate your time and energy used to read it.

    Kelvin O'Ealph