Jalyn Ely

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Smashwords book reviews by Jalyn Ely

  • Delilah Dusticle on June 17, 2013

    I’m still not quite sure why I picked this book up in the first place. Maybe it was because it is super short, and if I didn’t like it, at least it would be over quickly. At thirty-three pages on my Nook, this ebook leans more towards long short story length than anything. But honestly, I didn’t mind. This is the kind of book that anything longer would have made it boring. Normally, I’d mention the characters, but the story’s so short, there isn’t much to mention. It’s not a big deal, though, because the emotion is real and the characters are just so fun to read about. I loved Delilah, I loved Abi, I loved reading this story. The whole book was just a fun, light-hearted read. It’s a perfect I-need-a-break-from-the-books-assigned-in-English-class kind of story, or even an I-need-something-upbeat-with-a-happy-ending story. I debated quite a bit about whether to classify DELILAH DUSTICLE as contemporary or paranormal. Delilah’s dust-eradicating powers, which play a huge part in the story, give it a paranormal element. (So does the talking suit of armor, which also gives a whimsical feel to the story.) But I finally decided on contemporary because the main themes – friendship and family – are more contemporary. The second Delilah Dusticle book, DELILAH DUSTICLE'S TRANSYLVANIAN ADVENTURE, comes out in September. And I think I just may read it, because Delilah Dusticle was just so fun. I received a free review copy of DELILAH DUSTICLE from the author. Her generosity in no way influenced, or sought to influence, this review.