I have a contemporary young adult fantasy that is completed and now needs beta-reading. I’d appreciate anybody coming up to help me with this. I’m willing to beta-read in return, though I cannot promise to read it all immediately. Likewise, I do not expect you to read my story quickly.
Genre and sub-genres: Fantasy / urban / contemporary / young adult / romance
Ellie Jordan is a young, carefree girl, whose only desire in life is to get into the St. Phillips’s Academy of Magical Arts, learn all kinds of magical spells, and hop into a guild and have lots of adventures.
But, all that changes when she finds out about a gem, an heirloom that has cursed her and her sister, and was possibly responsible for their orphanage. Their lives are intertwined with it, so they can’t destroy it without fatally hurting, or even killing, themselves.
Ellie has to find a way to undo the gem’s curse before the sisters are consumed by its power.
- Any other information: Three things:
- This story is largely contemporary fantasy with a romance plot.
- When I do beta-reading, I usually check grammar, spelling, sentence structure, flow - all in great detail. If you need something in specific, so let me know and I’ll do my reading accordingly.
- What I’m looking for is grammar, feel of the cover and blurb, flow, and sentence structure. Please do not tell me about spelling mistakes, because they’re usually regional and are not the same everywhere. However, if you feel a word is definitely misspelled, please let me know.
EDIT: The chapters are around 500-1000 words and only occasionally reach up to 1500. That is why, the story appears to be long. To be honest, the whole story really tallies up to around 60,000 words.
EDIT: Since I don’t know the concepts of most fandoms, I do not prefer reading fan fiction. You can try and convince me if you want and I might give it a try. So, in case I still refuse, please feel free to back out of the deal.