Sunday, January 29, 2017

*Review* Filling the Void by Zainab T. Khan

Genre: NA Fantasy
Published: November 6, 2016
Pages: 91


Two incomplete individuals who meet in the unlikeliest of circumstances, just to be whole again. Fate sure loves an extravagance.

After the sudden death of her beloved Granda, Candice Davis finds herself unable to play the piano. With her best friend gone and her passion blocked, Candice decides to return to her hometown in Rozenne to volunteer at her favorite place in the world: Greenwich Orphanage. Between Nathan, Jake, and all of the other orphans, Candice believes her life is finally filled with love, but then she meets James. 

He’s tall, stubborn, and smells just like her woodworking Granda. He’s also invisible. Literally. And though Candice doesn’t seem to notice she’s the only one who can see him, Candice senses something is off about him—and her life. 

Torn between an impending adoption and a terrible accident, Candice has to solve the mystery of James and learn to play the piano again, or she’ll never fill the void of her broken heart.


I was hired to proofread this book. The only aspects of the story that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection to the story makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

This book got off to a weird start and I was immediately intrigued and wanted to know more. I really needed to know why people apparently couldn't see James. I needed to know if he was actually invisible or if he'd just become easily ignorable. 

I had a little trouble relating to Candice. There were several small things that contributed to that. Ultimately our backgrounds are just different enough for the connection to feel off to me. 

I really liked the premise of this story though. The idea that someone would be invisible to most people, except those that had holes in their hearts, so to speak, was rather original, at least in my experience. It's certainly not a far stretch for the imagination to make that leap, so it was easily acceptable for me.

My biggest problem with this book is that one of the most interesting aspects of the story happens at the very end, and we only get a very small taste of it. I want to know so much more about it, and I don't even know if there will be another book that delves more into that or not. It's not even a major part of the story, but it has me so interested and I want more, but more doesn't exist. 

Overall I give Filling the Void 4 out of 5 stars for being original, intriguing, and making me want more. - Katie 

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About the Author

At the age of eleven, I started my wondrous journey of reading. Ever since then (been 7 years now) I haven't lost my interest one bit. I still read. And I love every single bit of it.
As for writing, that's a difficult question. I started writing at the age of fourteen. And finally, at the age of 16, I published my manuscript as an indie author.

I'm still in High School, so I can not say much about my achievements. If anything, writing a book might just be one college-application worthy achievement I have. 

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