Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Review of VOID by Anthony Avina



VOID
AUTHOR: ANTHONY AVINA
Published October 1st 2015
Kindle Edition, 226 Pages


Author Anthony Avina brings to life his first ever romantic/drama story in his new novella, VOID. VOID follows six friends living in Los Angeles, CA. Each of these friends finds themselves struggling with some personal issues of some sort. This novella is written as a contemporary romance drama mixed in with a play setup, taking place over the course of three acts that delivers
character build-up and drama. Exploring themes such as sexual identity, loss, marriage, parenting, abuse and more, VOID is a modern tale
of pain and despair, and the steps one group of friends will take to overcome that despair and get to a place of hope and love. Through their experiences, these friends will find love. Their friendships will be tested, with some becoming stronger, and other's falling 
short. Touching on very real experiences and problems in life, VOID is the perfect read for both romantics and those interested in reading about the human condition.

Highlights
 Void is a novella which explains the deep relation between six friends. Author succeeded in portraying the friendship in a very effective manner. The love, understanding and unity between them is clearly visible. 
Everyone has their share of problems to deal with. It is interesting to watch how they come together and fight the world. Several issues like domestic violence, discrimination against mono sexuality, exploitation of the employees by the corporate etc are addressed with responsibility and sensibility. Through the lives of the friends, author reinforces the fact that we should follow our passion to lead a happy life. The book tells us that there are certain circumstances when we should let go of the past. Overall its a sincere, interesting and emotional story and the author has done justice to the story line.

Drawbacks

There a a few grammatical errors and typos but novelist cannot be blamed since its the editor's job. Another fact which disturbed me is that there is a wave of anti family emotion all over the story. Author could have mentioned that not all families are evil, may be by introducing Javier's or Elaine's family.

Everything put together , its a simple and  interesting book which enables to reader to keep on reading.

Rating : 3.5


About the author


Author Anthony Avina is the fusion of intense and visual-inducing horror, optimism and hopeful enthusiasm. As an indie author who has spent the last four years creating unique and original horror stories that highlight the fact that both good and evil can reside in anyone or anything, the creative horror writer hopes to craft entertaining tales that take the reader into unimaginable worlds. With three successful series and a string of popular stand-alone novels and novellas, author Anthony Avina is a must watch indie author that is always working on the next great story to share with the world.







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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy from the Author in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.