Jennifer Smith

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  • Angel Evolution on April 07, 2012
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    ok first things first - I recieved this book through The Nexus's Author's Requesting Reviewers program here on GR. I enjoyed this book and have now purchased books 2 and 3 so I can finish the series. With that said - I enjoyed this book but since GR doesn't have 1/2 stars I had to go with 3, but really this was a 3.5 star book for me. I thought the story line was good. I like the back and forth that occurs for Taylor internally over how she geels and acts with Gabriel. I love that this story has a take on Angels and Demons that I have not run across previously. I love Chris and Sam. Now that I'm writing this review - I have realized I really love the characters in this series. They are just like normal college kids - they remind me of friends from my college days personality-wise. I love the song quotes through out the book - it helps give you a sense of mood and soundtrack for the book as you go along, and as a music lover, as I'm sure most people are, I appreciate and know the songs the quotes are taken from. I really like the ending to this book - without giving too much away - I loved the cliffhanger-ish ending and yet I was ok with it. I might have been ok with it because I knew I could start the next book right away, but I think I liked how it ended this part of the story. In any event, now I am on to Demon Evolution and then to Archangel Evolution. These books have a little romance in them, but that portion of the story isn't the total story - there is plenty of action and events to keep you into the story if you are not a huge romance fan. I'd recommend this book (and series) to anyone who likes YA PNR - nothing in this story that would cause limits to ages - it is clean, sweet, and PG rated. So - enjoy as I have :) @jendsmit
  • Children of the Gods - A Chosen Novel on June 22, 2012
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    Children of the Gods (A Chosen Novel) by Monica Millard Blurb: For as long as seventeen-year-old Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched her friends and her neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race that has come to earth posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has lived in fear of drawing the eye of a Haloran, keeping her head down, hoping not to be caught in their sights. The only time she has ever been bold, tried to get what she wanted, a god, one more powerful, more dangerous than all others is watching Edition Info: Kindle Edition - Published (first published December 24th 2011) ASINB006PZFWQ6 In a nut shell: It was a good story with an original concept and uniquely done. I cried… I chuckled… I really did enjoy the story and the characters. My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Details: Ok I know what you are thinking… Why only 3.5 if you cried? **because we all know I don’t usually cry reading books** buuuuuuuut I didn’t love the book… I liked it yes, but didn’t love it. It just didn’t speak to me like some of my favorties have – and because of that is it a 3.5 review for me. Reka and Jaxson – I absolutely LOVE the story here and the progression of the relationship. The only part that bothered me was not really being given a time line on this. It isn’t that it was confusing or anything like that; there just wasn’t any time frame on when things happened… had Reka been there a day, a week, a month, what? I think you’ll understand what I’m talking about as you read this book. Like I said in the nut shell - this is a good story. I like the fight that Reka has in her and the inner issues she has throughout the book. The last thing I want to say is about the ending of this book – which absolutely gutted me… not going to even try to lie about it – I hated the ending, but it is good because it brought out the emotion I felt for the characters. I hated the ending of this book in the best way possible – it isn’t what I wanted to happen but … you know how that goes! I’m not the author – I don’t have a say – it is hated in the best possible way. So you need to pick up a copy of this book, and once you read it come back and let me know what you think! It is a steal for only $2.99! Until Next Time, @jendsmit