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Smashwords book reviews by Katie hupke
- Damian's Assassin
on Feb. 20, 2011
I loved Damian's Oracle and couldn't wait for the second book (Damian's Assassin). It was absolutely nothing like I was expecting, but AWESOME all the same! I thought it would be more of a follow up story on Sofi and Damian, but it was actually focused on Dusty and on one Sofi's predictions from the first book. I loved the book! The only complaint I have is that is isn't very long and when I love a book, I want it to go on forever. Now I have to wait for the next book... I wonder if it will be about the Damian, Dusty, Jules, Darian, Sofi... Now I have so much more to ponder. I can only hope Lizzy Ford decides to make this longer than four books!
- Elizabeth Clansham
on July 11, 2011
I would recommend this book to people who like the movie Love Actually. It is not a fast paced, action-adventure book. I was slightly confused in the beginning of the book because I wasn't sure of the setting or to what location Elizabeth had moved to, but the author sort of told you a little ways into the book. However, since I am not from London, nor have I been there, maybe I would of figured it out a little quicker if I was familiar with the geography.
I'm trying to think of the best way to rate this book and I'm having a hard time, so I am going to do positives and negatives...
I thought the characters were semi-easy to relate to and there was a wide variety, every person seemed very different from the last thus making it easy for me to remember who everyone was.
It was an easy, light read
Maybe this is how editing is done in England (I don't know for sure) but it bothered me that when a conversation was written in the book (he said "", she said "") the author used single quotes. It just threw me off a little bit.
Some questions were left unanswered for me, but maybe I just needed to 'read into' the story more... for example - what EXACTLY did Laetitia do for a living prior to moving there (was she a porn star, or just a model in a nudie magazine, or a whore, or combo of all of them)? Why was she in so much debt? Why was Elizabeth so uptight?
I got over most of it and managed to enjoy the story, I just think it needed to be a little bit longer to do some extra character development.
And the description of the book doesn't seem to fit what it actually is. There really didn't seem to be a lot of story about Andrew and Elizabeth, again, it seemed to more of a montage of all the characters like Love Actually.