gabriella gill

I’m busy contacting all my local newspapers, TV stations radio stations, to let them know that I’m going to be directing the trailer for my own book, Saving Metropolis, which I wrote at 16 & 17, (I’m 18 now, just graduated high school last month)  so that they can report on it, or otherwise let people know. After that, I’m working on contacting all my local libraries, and also in the town I grew up in (York, PA) to host the premiere for the trailer.

This is just incredible. At 15 years old, this was all I wanted, and I never would’ve thought it would be happening. Now only to get this story to Hollywood to turn it into a real movie!

SAVING METROPOLIS

★★★★☆

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Reviewed by: Justin Mark

Also Reviewed by: John Kenneth

     Meet Mo Knightshade, a fellow writer who transfers to a new school in L.A. along with her brother, Benedict. But once Mo’s newly-found abilities begins affecting her in the real world, there’s no where to escape what she’s caused.

     A surprise hit our inbox in late May as Gabriella Gill, a new rising author, e-mailed me and John to read and review her book! As her first novel, there were a few grammatical errors here and there, but that didn’t prevent me from enjoying this book to its fullest potential.

     Character development is where Saving Metropolis is at its strongest. The amazing change between all characters, especially the heart-aching stories of Oliver’s family, Ben’s lack of attention from his father, and Ricky’s discovery of his true origin. Although, these amazing personal stories for all of the characters could even be expanded, as I felt it was somewhat rushed.

     This novel goes to show how problems at home really do affect us in our daily life. And how we just never know what other people are going through and why they are the way they are.

     The fantasy and supernatural parts of this book is where I didn’t connect with. Firstly, the reason or cause of Mo’s abilities are never explained. The characters don’t even seem interested in finding out the truth. The big showdown at the end was written marvelously, but how can this be true? Why, that by the resolution, no one even comes to at least try to explain what just happened?

     Seeing as how this book is the first novel in planned trilogy, this book should be able to stand on its own. With its own questions and answers.

     Nonetheless, I truly enjoyed every second of this book and can’t wait until the sequels! I’d probably read this book again if it was edited and made stronger for a re-release though! What a beautiful first novel!

Saving Metropolis by Gabriella Gill review.

The story: Mo Knightshade is a 17-year-old girl who is mourning her recently dead best friend, trying to use her writing as a means of escape from her dull life and her grief, and ends up getting everything she wished for when she moves to Los Angeles and is basically handed two people who are supposed to be the perfect best friends for her- but she rejects them fiercely. As soon as she’s met these people and stays at their house for two nights, her wish to be a superhero comes true, and shockingly so. She must pick up the pieces of her shattered life and rebuild it as she settles into her new home and her new school in Hollywood, and a new project that changes her life and the lives of her brother and her new friends, causing new and unbelievable problems as the superhero story that Mo wrote manifests itself in the most unexpected of ways.

My thoughts on the story: First of all, CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW PRETTY THIS COVER IS? It’s absolutely stunning, and I love everything about it! I’m pretty sure there’s a “meaning” behind the cover and if I’m right then that makes it even more beautiful! Now moving on to the actual review… It’s a good story, but I feel like it had the potential to be so much better. For example, the writing isn’t bad, but it could be improved a lot. Also, I got the feeling that lots of things were rushed through and if the author had spent more time developing these things, the book would’ve been better. I think this book has the potential to have even twice as many pages. There are quite a few typos and I also didn’t like how it didn’t have any page numbers. The book doesn’t have any chapters, it’s divided into Acts, so it got a bit confusing at times. I think the story could be divided into Acts and still have chapters, so it would be better organized, sort of like in The Hunger Games. I loved all of the characters, especially Mo’s brother, Ben. I just wish that the author would have spent more time with these characters and given them more depth, because as it is they’re already pretty great. Despite all of that, it was a pretty engaging story and it has to potential of becoming great! Still, I would recommend it!