Reviews of “A Slice of Quietude”

A Slice of Quietude” has had the good fortune of being reviewed by a number of sites/reviewers. Here is a listing by dates, with reviewers’ names, a small sample of their review, how they got a copy of the book, and their ratings.

  • May 11, 2015: An Amazon Customer, “This is a great read! I read a lot of fantasy/paranormal with at touch of romance kind of books. This book delivered, all around. Not only is the plot a good one, but it is the kind of book that when I read it I really connected with the characters, and they become almost like my own friends…”, purchased copy, 5-stars.
  • May 12, 2015: Don Sloan, “A Slice of Quietude is a rich and satisfying tale that left me wanting more. It is, first and foremost, a love story — but it is much more than that. It is a cleverly woven fantasy in a strange world where guilds require strict allegiance and good friends and lovers provide resolute protection against many dangers…,” reviewer copy (but site declined to post the review), 5-stars.
  • May 22, 2015: D.W.Bailey, “I can’t wait for the next book! Great read.” friend copy, 5-stars.
  • May 23, 2015: Inked Rainbow Reads, “A really unique book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. The author weaves a tale of mystery and illusion. Throughout the novel the descriptive narrative allows the reader not only see what is happening but to almost smell the surroundings and the  events  taking place…,” reviewer copy, 4-stars.
  • May 29, 2015: Erick Wakayu, “Reading this book, I encountered a series of interesting and distinct characters with unique personalities. Following the travels of a group of friends, the reader becomes immersed in the fantasy world that the author has created…,” friend copy, 5-stars.
  • June 1, 2015: Chantal, “Still busy reading, can’t put it down … love those women, love the fact that they are women, full blooded in love and life, in friendschip and kinship both in a physical and a spiritual sense;” friend copy, 4-stars.
  • June 7, 2015: Reading Other People/Nick Rossi, “Falling firmly within the fantasy/action adventure genre, Sharon Cho’s “A Slice of Quietude is a refreshing” and modern take on the standard supernatural love story…,” review copy, 3-stars.
  • June 26, 2015: Amber-Rose Riley, “Sharon Cho’s A Slice of Quietude, weaves a tale of mystery and illusion. It takes place in an strange and outlandish cosmos where the key tenets of classic literature, allegiance to established authority, true protection by loved ones, and the intrinsic violence of a modern society is known…,” GoodReads review copy, 3-stars.
  • June 28, 2015: FOSCtrails “CA mom”, “I am not a big reader of fantasy/myth, but I truly loved this book- I could barely put it down. I cared about the characters -found them very moving and real…,” friend copy, 5-stars.
  • June 29, 2015: The Rainbow Hub/Tabitha Beth, “What’s not to love about empowered lady warriors with kickin’ backstories and intricate personalities? Absolutely nothing, that’s what, and Sharon Cho’s first installment of her newest series is filled to the bursting with them…,” review copy, 5-stars.
  • July 3, 2015: Kristy, “I enjoyed this book and am intrigued to find out what happens next. There are parts that I feel are unnecessary and detract from the pace of the book, but they aren’t that prevalent. I really enjoy Kat and Tristien’s characters – they are strong female characters doing their best to deal with traumatic pasts…,” GoodReads review copy, 4-stars.
  • July 9, 2015: Slyfox00, “What an adventure! There were lots of twists and turns I doesn’t see coming, and the world building is top notch.” purchased copy, 5-stars.
  • July 11, 2015: Celtic Frog Reviews, “I enjoyed reading the book even with its leisurely pace. The characters are very well drawn and while there isn’t a great deal happening, there is enough action to keep the story moving…,” reviewer copy, 4-stars.
  • July 14, 2015: Annette Mori, “This was a little hard at first because of the different lingo, but after I got into it I really enjoyed it and eagerly await book 2.” GoodReads review copy, 5-stars.
  • July 20, 2015: Little Pink Crayons, “A Slice of Quietude is a unique fantasy/love-story  which is set in a world that at once seems strangely reminiscent of the Middle Ages but when taken a closer look it is an entirely separate time and world. Sharon Cho creates a wonderful world that fully envelopes the reader…” reviewer copy, 4-stars.
  • July 29, 2015: The Book Tales/Bibliobibuli, “First book in the Woven Myths series, “A Slice of Quietude” is an introduction to a world of assassins, scheming deities, and dramatic bards (I’m looking at you, Kinjara)…,” reviewer copy, 3-cups.
  • August 5, 2015: K.C. Gray, “At it’s heart, this is a very fascinating book. The main characters, Tristien and Kat, are falling head-over-heels in love, but their past demons get in the way of their ability to commit and fully open up to one another…,” reviewer copy, 3-stars.
  • August 8, 2015: Walidah Haynes, “I enjoyed this a lot. I’m the type of reader whom revels in a good fight scene, or when any blood is drawn, so that alone is worth three stars. The other two stars are added because the writing was spectacular as well as the character development. ..,” purchased copy, 5-stars.
  • August 15, 2015: Kitty Jones Bookshelf, “This story was cute. It was a fantasy LGBT romance and had amazing characters in it. The romance was super soft and not quite as romantic as some people would like it but I loved the amount of romance that was there…,” review copy, 4-stars.
  • August 20, 2015: Book Reviews & Giveaways, “My son (22) picked this book up [and] when he returned it he said, ‘You really should review this one before all those others. I loved it. It’s really great.’ He then launched into a near-speech about the main character and her powers, the various other primary characters, the adventures they went on and how hilarious parts were….,” review copy, 5-stars.
  • August 21, 2015: Sandra Gardiner, “This book takes you on a journey that you hope never ends. I have thoroughly enjoyed and can’t wait for the next one,” Kindle Unlimited reader, 5-stars.
  • September 2, 2015: Incredible Realms/David Aron, “If you are unwilling to open your mind to a lesbian protagonist, don’t bother reading this story. Really. It’s just too awesome for you. However, if you are one of the enlightened masses…or have hopes to be…then you seriously need to read this…,” review copy, 5-stars.
  • September 6, 2015: Diana Paolo, “A Slice of Quietude was amazing. It is fast-paced and action-packed. I couldn’t put it down…,” review copy, 4-stars.
  • September 7, 2015: mckl, “Really enjoyable read,” unknown, 5-stars.
  • September 7, 2015: Amazon Customer, “It’s ok.” unknown, 2-stars.
  • September 10, 2015: Locallyunscene, “I’m trying to be more conscientious with the high star reviews I give out and follow the convention of “liked it, really liked it, loved it” so don’t take three stars to mean the book is bad and not worth reading. The story isn’t especially deep, but it’s a fun romp in this world nonetheless…” unknown, 3-stars.

Total tally so far: 13 5-stars, 7 4-stars, 5 3-stars and 1 2-stars for a 4.23 stars rating.

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