Angie Lisle

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Smashwords book reviews by Angie Lisle

  • Kitsune-Tsuki on Oct. 16, 2012

    An onmyouji mystic is hired to protect a bride on her wedding day and when a kitsune, a fox-woman, begins playing pranks, the mystic must figure out: who is the kitsune? A well-written who-done-it style story refreshed by the utilization of Japanese folklore. The story quickly pulled me in and left me wanting more. I love that I didn't solve the mystery until reaching the very end of the story! My only complaint - I wish a glossary was included to make it easier to look up the Japanese terms that were unfamiliar to me. I will definitely watch for future stories by this author!
  • Elements of the Undead Omnibus on Dec. 17, 2012

    A typical zombie plot with graphic violence and some gore - this kept me coming back every time. I wanted to know who would die next. There are a few editorial/organization issues but the action-packed story utilizes Noir-style prose to move scenes along quickly. Mr. Esmont isn't afraid to kill his characters, which allows the plot to be unpredictable. The only expectation I kept was that anyone and everyone would probably die. I received a free copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for a review.
  • The Evolution of Human Intellect --- Discover the Information that Schools and Religions Aren’t Yet Teaching on Feb. 03, 2013

    Immediately, we learn that this book is parts of two other books that have been cut and squished together. The premise of the book -to discuss the evolution of human intelligence- is convoluted within an account of a Disney-like theme ride. I found this to be a frustrating read. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review
  • The Eclective: The Haunted Collection on Nov. 25, 2014

    I averaged the ratings of each story to come with the collection's rating: 3-stars. Then, I added a star for effort - the stories are complete, well-written, and edited. I loved a couple of the stories - so much that I stopped reading to look up the authors and wound up snagging a couple other free collections offered by The Eclective. The downside is that those stories I loved were balanced by stories I didn't care for - not unusual for a collection of short stories. Since this was a freebie, I don't feel like I wasted my time.