Evelyn Chartres Author
Reviews

Laura Smith Reviews the Van Helsing Paradox

I came across a lovely 3🌟 review for the Van Helsing Paradox by Laura Smith. While there are a few points of critique, this review has a lot positive things to say about my story!

In my opinion, the reviewer nailed the overall feel of the novel with the line below. Namely, that the Van Helsing Paradox was written with a focus on key elements in Clara’s life.

Chartres weaves an imaginative tale about a whip-smart, ruthless, and level-headed vampire killer laid out in an anthology of missions.

Laura Smith does mention the modern voice in this novel. That’s a fair point, considering the book was written specifically to have a modern voice. While a lexicon was included to help with the Roaring Twenties slang that was used sparingly, the intent was to add spice to the prose, not mimic the style of the era.

She does end off in a positive note!

Overall, it is a brutal, intriguing story that would appeal to any vampire fan.

Thank you so much Laura Smith for your honest review!

Dua Reviews The Portrait

I came across a 3🌟 review for The Portrait from Goodreads Librarian Dua, a story that is near and dear to her heart. It’s honest, and at times even brutally so, mentioning aspects of that story that I’ve been concerned about for some time now. However, it goes a long way to show the progress I’ve made since then.

Authors need to start somewhere, and it’s often tempting to go back to out previous works and rewrite. After all, this is the story about Evelyn Chartres, a character that is near and dear to my heart. Dua even mentions Evelyn specifically in her review.

Oh and Evelyn… I loved Evelyn.

Still, if I continually went back to my earlier works, chances are that The Grand, The Van Helsing Paradox and its upcoming sequels would be nothing more than conceptual. So I choose to take these types of reviews to heart, and hope these concerns have been addressed in future releases.

This book also differs greatly from the others, since it delves into the mind of an author Victoria Frost, who takes up writing after the death of her parents. The character set it limited, as is the dialogue, since most of the story takes place inside her head. That aspect goes a long way to explain the stream of questions in the book, since it denotes her chaotic thought patterns.

She did appreciate how I weaved art into the prose, since this book focuses on the author’s vision of a particular painting hanging in some nondescript gallery. Of note, art is also core to Evelyn’s own identity.

The art, in its many forms, is an important part of the book, almost like a character on its own, and I loved how it was woven throughout the story.

So thank you Dua for your honest review! I hope that you will delve into my later works, and discover how I evolved as a writer.

Elena Hartford Reviews The Van Helsing Paradox

Here is a lovely 4🌟 review for The Van Helsing Paradox from Elena Hartford! This is my latest dark fantasy release that tells the tale of Clara Grey, a young child who grows learns that monsters are real, and grows up to hunt things that go bump in the night!

I found that her review reads beautifully, and has a near poetic feel to it. Here is my favourite quote:

Throughout, Chartres dazzles with her ability to build interesting characters and throw them into intriguing situations…

Thank you Elena Hartford for the kind words! I’m am so happy that you liked my novel! 🥳

Cecily Winter Reviews The Van Helsing Paradox

Here is a lovely 5🌟 review for The Van Helsing Paradox! This is my latest dark fantasy release that tells the tale of Clara Grey, a young child who grows up to hunt things that go bump in the night!

Her review is a quick read, and nicely sums up the whole of the story without delving into spoilers that might ruin it for new readers. Here is my favourite quote:

Its breathless pacing makes it a great pool or beach read—in the sun!

Thank you Cecily Winter for the kind words! I’m thrilled you liked my novel! 🥳

M.J. Hudon’s Review of The Van Helsing Paradox

Wow! What a lovely review from M.J. Hudon for The Van Helsing Paradox. This is my latest dark fantasy release that follows the life and times of Clara Grey, a child who grows up to hunt things that go bump in the night!

Her review is simple, straight forward and beautifully done. The following is an except from the review:

Clara Grey notices things. Things nobody else will allow themselves to see. It is this ability, this willingness to believe, that makes Miss Grey the perfect candidate for training to be a monster hunter.

This one is my favourite:

Well written and smart, The Van Helsing Paradox is a fresh take on monster hunting and monster hunters.

Thank you very much for your great review! Are you curious about my work? Just click on my Prose link, to find a list of all my published works!