I'm a heterosexual male, and I love this book. I am only saying this because some people will run away just because it says BL. I don't want them to miss out on the adventure that awaits.
Now I can give you my review.
Writing Quality: Four stars
The author has a clear grasp of the English language and knows what she is writing, unlike me. The only thing that stops it from getting five stars is some minor grammar errors: unintentional malapropisms, passive voice misuse, and some past-present tense mistakes. However, as I have stressed, they do not appear everywhere and won't stymie an enjoyable reading experience.
Stability of Updates: Five stars
The author does what she promised. She gives the readers(us) chapters every day. She even uploaded a double the next day when she skipped a day. I proudly give her a five here. She is reliable and I am more than content.
Story Development- 5 stars
Although there are some things left unclear: dad and stepmom related. I am sure this is the Authors intention and not that she forgot or is too lazy to write about it. I know, because the story itself is very clear and engaging. The pacing isn't too hot nor is it too cold, it's just right. In fact, when she uploads I drop what I am doing, I grab a packet of chips (crisps), sit back and enter the world, she so assiduously provides.
Character Design- 4 stars
I'm giving a four-star here, only because as of now, the only developed character is Xinya. Also, Xinya isn't your typical main character, and I like his character.
Moving on to the supporting cast, which in this case is the NPC's. The main character has only made one friend as of yet. This is not an issue, as I've said before, the pacing of the story is a beautiful experience.
Now with regards to the NPC's, I'm not so happy. The NPC's are supposedly lifelike, however, they felt programmed to me. Maybe, it is just because most of them are female (I'm not sexist, there's a reason I'm saying this. I can't tell you without spoiling the story). So far the only lifelike NPC I have encountered was at chapter 18. She asked proper questions and it wasn't a simple, "I need help, hey, you help me!" This does not happen in real life. When someone has a problem, we don't just broadcast it to the first person we see hoping that they will save us.
I've wanted to tell the author this for a while, but I was afraid she would work on those chapters and because of that not upload the next day. Yes, I know how selfish this is, but it's also a testament as to how much I am enjoying the story.
If the NPC's become more life-like or a personality enriched supporting cast member shows up, I will update this review. However, as of now, I am content with a four-star, on character design.
World Background- 5 stars
I'm giving this five stars. I don't need to explain why. I think I've gushed enough about how much I love this novel. If you are reading this stop. Instead, read this novel. Bless your eyes.