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Smashwords book reviews by Suzanne Pringle
- A Marked Past
on March 27, 2012
I want to say THANKS to the author for allowing me to read this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
I read this as an ebbok. This is roughly the first ebook I read and so that made it a bit different to read.
Second I find that while I like magic, fairies, supernatural, and sometimes witches(harry potter) I do not like spells, circles, candle -the "satanic" side of witches. This book just touched on some of it but something I would normally not read.
I found this book sad. It starts and ends with death and funerals. there is a move to another town so soon, and a teenage girl uprooted and placed into a new town and with a new family she didn't know existed.
This was definitely a young adult book complete with teenage love, high school friends and the coming of "magic powers".
I liked the book. I liked the magic powers. I liked the details to description that the author uses. I, however, did not like the ending. It just kinda ended. There is a huge battle and then ...nothing. Just like that it is over, a loved one is dead, and the bad guy excaped. Yet in a way that is a good ending for it definitely leaves you wanting to read the next book.
A very good book over all and something I would let my kids read :)
- Dangerous (Element Preservers Series, Book 1)
on April 11, 2012
I really liked the characters. The main character, Ria, was a tom-boy with a spunky attitude. She had a best friend who I felt was a quite tame. She had her "love at first site" boyfriend, and lastly there was the bad boy. She comes to love this bad boy yet already has a boyfriend. Talk about a love triangle.
The story line was about magic elements yet I felt that they took a back seat in regards to Ria's life/drama. Ria finds she is a magic disease carrier and that they boy she hated, cause he had it, now had the ability to help her.
The one complaint was that the book just kinda ended. It is definitely leading up to the next book but still. Don't leave me hanging :)
Overall I really enjoyed the story and will be looking forward to the next one.
on April 26, 2012
First off I was able to read this in a day. That tells you that I really enjoyed the book. It says that this was a book that sucked me in and I couldn't put it down.
I like books with a strong heroine. I enjoyed the fact that there were a bad guy and a good guy even though both are supposed to be good. The main character has magic abilities and is able to control the environment.
Which is my only complaint. I am not much of an environmentalist and I felt this book kinda went a little too much that way. But that could just be me and my opinion.
This book was fast-paced, an enjoyable read, and a page-turner. It has action, magic, s*x (not overly graphic) but no real love crushes. It has a kidnapping but no torture. This is definitely an adult book for sure.
Will be looking forward to the next one. The ending to "Water" had a good ending but diffidently left you with a taste to see what might the future hold.
- Fresh Flesh
on Nov. 02, 2012
This book gave me the willies. AT the same time this book wasn't scary so much as creepy.
Jessica gets washed up on this island in the middle of the ocean...okay not that far off but a good 400 miles from the nearest civilian. She encounters this lone man -Richard or rather Dick -who teaches her her how to live off the land. After about two months she finally hears the truth about this island. And that is where it gets creepy.
Just image a lone women on a tiny island with about 5 serial murderers who haven't seen a women in years! Yea recipe for disaster. Plus *whispered* I think the island is alive!! *end of whisper* I know right! I think the island takes these convicts, the blackness of their hearts and just turns them insane. Others like Jessica and Richard, who are good souls at best, get tangled up in the mess and go through h*ll but still manage to survive the insanity.
Overall if you want a not-so-scary-but-still-creep-you-out book to read in the dark this is one of those that you should read :)
I was able to read this for free through GoodReads. Thank you!
- Demon Possession
on Nov. 02, 2012
I fell in love!! I fell in love with the characters and the book!! Every now and then a book comes along were I get all emotional -sadness, anger, joy in the love they found, anxiety in what will happen next.
Our main characters are Analia the runaway salve, and Sebastian, the captain who's ship she stowed away on. This book is definitely science fiction romance. There are different species and figuring out who Analia is is all part of the mystery. She has little memory of who she is and is constantly afraid of her old master finding her and what would happen if Sebastian finds out about her gift.
Sebastian is a demon. Complete with horns and a beast - like temper. You never know where you stand with him, one minute he is a blank wall with no emotion , the next he is trying to stifle the sexual energy flowing around those two.
I thought the story dragged out a bit. Then again I did read this book in two days ,I was so glued to the story. Then it just ups and finishes on me. :( Talk about your cliffhanger ending.
Anyway, I thought this was a wonderful piece of romance fluff, where if you are in the mood for fantasy, deep space, and romance, then this is the book for you!
*I was able to get this book for free in exchange for an honest review*