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Here's the dealio:
Since these random title threads and character threads keep popping up left and right, that no one seems to be interested in because they're from two years ago, I am starting my own. You can list your book title and/or your characters' full names, and I and others will rate them and give feedback. Here are some of mine:
Tamarin or The Fusion Project
Eye of the Dragon
Bane of the Gemini
Veronica Astraea Quince
Please rate and add your own!
I'd give your titles an 8.7 for their intriguingness, and your character names 8 for their eye-catching ability.
My Character Names:
Khristopher Karason- Kit
Hunter- nickname given by Jack because they don't know his real name
The Employer- Hunter's boss, only name he's called by
A little vague, but very intriguing, so I'd rate it a 7.5
I like the spellings and the names, and the mystery surrounding Hunter and The Employer is cool. I'd give them an 8.
MidnightFire: I'd say a 7 for the title. It's very simple, but it hints at a mysterious/dangerous story. For the characters, I'd say a 9. They're interesting and unique, and would be memorable in a story!
Title: Lies, Guns, and High Heels
Characters: Ivy Hayes, Nathan Delany, Maverick and Addison
I also have a series I'm working on:
Ivy Hayes: 9
She's intriguing, and the name suggests that she's a deeper character than she might appear up front
Nathan: 8.5 The name is cleverly deceptive.
Lies, Guns, and High Heels:
I love that title, because it totally sounds like something a random teenager would pick up from the bookstore, and a much as we hate judging books by their covers we do it all the time.
Blessed, Saved, Cursed: 7.7
Very mysterious, but slightly cliche
Here's some more (I have a lot of books I'm working on):
The Ace of Spades
The Spirit and the Spectra
The Oracle's Diary
(These are all different stories, not a series)
Myrai of the West Archaia
Locust (no last name)
Ace of Spades: 9, very creative and intriguing!
The Spirit and the Spectra: 8, I like it, but it personally seems a little plain to me
The Oracle’s Diary: 8.5, straight to the point, yet leaves me wanting to know more
Myrai of the West Archaia: 7.5, it’s very creative and unique, just the fact that it’s kind of hard to pronounce might turn some readers off…
Locust: 9, very unique, makes me want to know more about who this character is
Basil Kerr: 9, it’s a mysterious, intriguing name!
Could someone tell me what they thought about my titles? I’m not so sure about keeping the “if you can” theme or if I should change them…
Catch me if you Can
Silence me if you Can
Save me if you Can
Break me if you Can
End me if you Can
Carolina Calipher Daniel Johnston
Ariel Marshal Lex Chantel
Mary Emerson Cole James
Addison (A.J.) James Josephine (Jo) Hanson
Jay Holsten Brent Washington
Myrai didn't have a last name, so I kinda just threw something on the end of her name, because it seemed short. It's a formal title that I'm using at the end of a letter she writes to the sorcerer who is leading a rebellion.... it's a long story....
I like the if you can thing on the titles. I'd give them all an 8.5, but if you want a suggestion, I would say maybe do like:
End me if you Must
Save me if you Will
Mary 7.5 (the name Mary just has seemed very popular to me, and I've heard it a lot, but at the same time, it's a name that makes you wonder if there's something deeper to a character)
I can't see the rest over the comment box, so I'll put them on a different post.
Book: Little Oak Grove (a story about 6 kids in a garage band).
Anastasia Briseis "Breezy" Sauleovitch (if you're wondering about the name, she is Russian-american and Italian).
Ealu Isaac "Ash" hill (Irish)
Ivan Ezra Sullen
Harry James Bailey
Joseph Zachary Ling
Aidan Mordecai Carmichael
Little Oak Grove: 8.5. It suggests that the story is not a fantasy or thriller or adventure and kind of focuses on more realistic aspects of life, which it is, I think. Plus, it is the kind of title you would expect to hear on a timeless classic (at least I think so), which attracts readers, because as much as we hate judging books by covers, we do it all the time.
Anastasia: 8 Love that name.
Ealu: 9 I would never have thought of that name.
Harry: 7-7.5 (Harry James reminded me a little too much of Harry Potter...)
Aidan: 9 LOVE this name!
To me, it's not so much the character's names, (though they are very important too, of course), but their deeds, and personalities that matter. But I will list my characters anyway.
Titles: Voyages of the Waved Albatross or, Dead Reckoning (which is better?)
Characters: Marc Bones, Carlo Kian, Alden Chauncy, Javed Hunt, Geert Visser, Caspar Wiggers, Milan Lange, Mauricio, AKA, Gab.
My title: Teleios
(Greek for "perfect," actually spelt "τέλειος" or "téleios")
Characters (fairly standard names so far):
Athena: I rate your titles an 8.5 because they make me wonder about the book. It's the titles that make me want to read the summary on the cover, and I think I'd read yours if I saw it on the shelf. I give your names a solid 7, because though they're interesting and unique and that is wonderful, I find names with both a complicate first name and long last name slightly tedious. It of course also depends on the tone of the story as well.
My Title: In Between Spaces (A trilogy, so 3 different titles
In Between Spaces: Spectrum
In Between Spaces: Rift
In Between Spaces: Catalyst
Damian (Ian) Scarr
Izebele (Izzie) Galaria de Islet
Oh and one more name: Nile Adolfo
I'm writing a story, but I haven't decided the title. Also you only know the characters first names...: