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Smashwords book reviews by Samantha Randolph
- Rogue Hunter: Inquest
on Jan. 21, 2013
I loved the description I read of this book. An intergalactic bounty hunter? Maybe a little out there, but sometimes good books are. Having said this, I did encounter a few good and not so good surprises when I read this. I received a free ebook copy for a review, and I am glad I got to read it. I loved the over all plot. I thought the female lead was excellent, and I think my favorite part of the book was how the story unraveled, going between the past and present until they finally connect. The writing was very smooth. It only took me a couple hours to read this, because it was so fast paced and such a quick read. However, I am not a fan of LGBT relationships, so I skipped through all the romantic scenes involving that. But that is something that is just my preference not to have, so I tried not to let it hinder my opinion on the rest of the book. I thought some of the dialogue was a bit predictable, like it could have easily been guessed what certain characters would say before they said it. Some of the more secondary/minor characters seemed too fake, but the main character did shine. Would I read a sequel? Probably not, but I would recommend this book to all lovers of science fiction and butt kicking female leads.
- St Viper's School For Super Villains. The Riotous Rocket Ship Robbery.
on March 10, 2013
The Riotous Rocket Ship Robbery is set in a world where villains have their own school. You join Demon Kid, the son of one of the most famous villains, and his friends as they confront bullies, superheros, and school.
I think young readers would definitely enjoy this (age 9 and up I would say is appropriate for the reading level). It's a fun, action packed short chapter book full of villainous humor.
There are girl characters in it, so I think both genders of readers could have fun with it.
The characters are very enjoyable. There is a decent level of humor in here that I think readers will definitely get into.
The only negative I had about this book was just the tendency for it to have a lot of predictability to it. However, I think part of that might just come from me not being the age the book is intended for. I think children that age probably won't notice that as much.
Overall, a solid 4 stars.