DeDe Smith

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Smashwords book reviews by DeDe Smith

  • Sleight of Hand on Oct. 07, 2011

    What an interesting read! I don't think I have ever read a book like this one, but I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed the creative approach to the afterworld and I liked the very descriptive way that the author created every scene. I loved that the Wasteland was a lot like earth, except for no people and how lonely and miserable it can be even though it was beautiful. I especially enjoyed the concept that the things we do on earth affects others and that you will have to pay for your mistakes; but that you can find redemption if you truly want to. I also like that no matter what faith you are, you can find something you can relate to and it gives you a lot to consider. Daniel was a very believable character and although I don't agree with what he did, I came to like him as he truly repented of his mistakes. I do wish we could have delved more into Jonah's character. I came away not really sure what was going on with him and I would have liked to understand him more. It's not exactly an upbeat book, but I enjoyed it and I feel like it has me thinking about a few things differently than before. I encourage you to pick up this book with an open mind and you just might find some redeeming qualities!
  • The Key of Kilenya on Oct. 28, 2011
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    The book starts out fast and keeps you going right up to the end. This is not a slow-mover. It puts you right in the action quickly and keeps you there. There is lots of danger and adventure and wonderful characters. I love the descriptions and the world that Andrea has created. It feels very fresh and it is exciting to have a new world to delve into. I enjoyed the kind of 2 sides to the story - as you read journal entries at the beginning of each chapter that hint at things that are revealed as you go along. It was a very fun way to interweave all the backstory! It's left open to what I think will be a few sequels and I am excited to see where it will take me! Just a very fun, creative, exciting adventure!
  • The Key of Kilenya on Oct. 28, 2011

    The book starts out fast and keeps you going right up to the end. This is not a slow-mover. It puts you right in the action quickly and keeps you there. There is lots of danger and adventure and wonderful characters. I love the descriptions and the world that Andrea has created. It feels very fresh and it is exciting to have a new world to delve into. I enjoyed the kind of 2 sides to the story - as you read journal entries at the beginning of each chapter that hint at things that are revealed as you go along. It was a very fun way to interweave all the backstory! It's left open to what I think will be a few sequels and I am excited to see where it will take me! Just a very fun, creative, exciting adventure!