Jenifer Butera

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Smashwords book reviews by Jenifer Butera

  • Sweet Blood of Mine on Sep. 20, 2012

    This is my first time reading anything by Author John Corwin. I received the book free so that I would review it with the Read2Review program through the Goodreads Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! group that I am happily a part of. First off, I felt honored just to be chosen. Pretty much anyone was welcome to do so, but it still made me feel special. Secondly, this was my first time ever reading a book on my PC. I'm usually a stickler for having the book in my hands in order to smell the wonderful new page scent. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much fun it was to take the "book" upstairs to my bedroom via my PC. Changing the page's orientation and compromising with my cat, as to who was positioned where, and I had several fun filled nights reading this. Billed as an YA novel, this has refreshingly snappy dialog and moves at an ever increasing pace. I never felt bogged down or lost with the progress. I was on several occasions, surprised to find myself commenting out loud with such Hipster phrases like Holy C&*%! and very outdated phrases such as Oh My! Really, having been through the whole High School experience many moons ago, I wasn't sure that I would be able to relate well with the characters. I loved them. I related to them. I even had flashbacks to H.S. bullies and elitist cliques that don't seem to have changed too much since my stint at trying to survive those difficult times. If they had such a group as Kings & Castles in my day, I bet that I would have been a member too! I love that the protagonist, Justin Case; great name, by the way, is an awkward and nerdy guy to begin with. How many of us can relate to that?! I also appreciated that the Parents weren't always in the forefront, forcing Justin to problem solve and stretch his resources beyond his known abilities. The vast variety of all the different species and the many challenges to their playing nicely with one another, set the stage for what I expect to be quite an enjoyable series.
  • Sweet Blood of Mine on Sep. 20, 2012

    This is my first time reading anything by Author John Corwin. I received the book free so that I would review it with the Read2Review program through the Goodreads Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! group that I am happily a part of. First off, I felt honored just to be chosen. Pretty much anyone was welcome to do so, but it still made me feel special. Secondly, this was my first time ever reading a book on my PC. I'm usually a stickler for having the book in my hands in order to smell the wonderful new page scent. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much fun it was to take the "book" upstairs to my bedroom via my PC. Changing the page's orientation and compromising with my cat, as to who was positioned where, and I had several fun filled nights reading this. Billed as an YA novel, this has refreshingly snappy dialog and moves at an ever increasing pace. I never felt bogged down or lost with the progress. I was on several occasions, surprised to find myself commenting out loud with such Hipster phrases like Holy C&*%! and very outdated phrases such as Oh My! Really, having been through the whole High School experience many moons ago, I wasn't sure that I would be able to relate well with the characters. I loved them. I related to them. I even had flashbacks to H.S. bullies and elitist cliques that don't seem to have changed too much since my stint at trying to survive those difficult times. If they had such a group as Kings& Castles in my day, I bet that I would have been a member too! I love that the protagonist, Justin Case; great name, by the way, is an awkward and nerdy guy to begin with. How many of us can relate to that?! I also appreciated that the Parents weren't always in the forefront, forcing Justin to problem solve and stretch his resources beyond his known abilities. The vast variety of all the different species and the many challenges to their playing nicely with one another, set the stage for what I expect to be quite an enjoyable series.
  • Sweet Blood of Mine on Sep. 20, 2012

    This is my first time reading anything by Author John Corwin. I received the book free so that I would review it with the Read2Review program through the Goodreads Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! group that I am happily a part of. First off, I felt honored just to be chosen. Pretty much anyone was welcome to do so, but it still made me feel special. Secondly, this was my first time ever reading a book on my PC. I'm usually a stickler for having the book in my hands in order to smell the wonderful new page scent. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much fun it was to take the "book" upstairs to my bedroom via my PC. Changing the page's orientation and compromising with my cat, as to who was positioned where, and I had several fun filled nights reading this. Billed as an YA novel, this has refreshingly snappy dialog and moves at an ever increasing pace. I never felt bogged down or lost with the progress. I was on several occasions, surprised to find myself commenting out loud with such Hipster phrases like Holy C&*%! and very outdated phrases such as Oh My! Really, having been through the whole High School experience many moons ago, I wasn't sure that I would be able to relate well with the characters. I loved them. I related to them. I even had flashbacks to H.S. bullies and elitist cliques that don't seem to have changed too much since my stint at trying to survive those difficult times. If they had such a group as Kings & Castles in my day, I bet that I would have been a member too! I love that the protagonist, Justin Case; great name, by the way, is an awkward and nerdy guy to begin with. How many of us can relate to that?! I also appreciated that the Parents weren't always in the forefront, forcing Justin to problem solve and stretch his resources beyond his known abilities. The vast variety of all the different species and the many challenges to their playing nicely with one another, set the stage for what I expect to be quite an enjoyable series.