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Smashwords book reviews by Stephanie Overton
- Second Chances
on March 23, 2011
What to say about this book? Hmm, Second Chances. Well, I started it this morning around 5:45am and here it is 4:06pm and I am writing a review! Mind you I had to stop to be a mom and do some school work.
Second Chances is about just that, second chances. It shows that for everything there is a reason, even if you can't see it at the moment that it's happening. Maybe, just maybe you can finish this book with the feeling that there is still good in this world and people do forgive, people can . . at times . . admit when they were wrong about something. AND maybe, just maybe you can walk away from this book looking at others in a different light. You NEVER know what life it is that they have had . . get to know a person before you judge them. This book for sure shows the way things can go from good to bad so quickly and just how it can take a million times that to make it go back to good.
I completely enjoyed this book, and would highly recommend it.
- Of Witches and Warlocks: The Trouble with Spells
on April 18, 2011
This book happened to find me. Since getting and falling in love with Nook this past Christmas, I have made some great friendships. One of those is with Bookish Snob. So far, I give her 100% recommendations rate. She has not brought to me a bad book yet. This one here, is just another of her super great picks.
This book took me a few chapters to get into, and I'm not sure why that was. (I am a wife, mother, student with finals coming up . . ) However, once I got into this book I didn't want to put it down. There were surprises all throughout. Just when I would think, Oh . . I got this! Nope, I didn't have it.
The book has emotional pull. One moment your happy, the next your sad . . you can feel their pain, their fear. It's a wonderful look into the journey of Portia Mullins as she step forward into a world of unknown.
I am excited to read the following books in this series. This is also something, my 17 yr old might like to read . . if I were to ever let her touch my ereader.
- Anathema (Causal Enchantment, #1)
on May 29, 2011
I picked this book up this morning. I began reading, and soon found that my Nook was permanently attached to my hand.
Who can you trust?
That is just the question Eve (Evangeline) is asking herself. Having grown up without a father, then having to live with the death of her mother. Evangeline felt alone. Then steps in her "saving grace" Sofie, well . . maybe. Meeting Sofie maybe wasn't such a great life saving event after all . . . or was it?
Off to New York to help Sofie out. Evangeline meets Sofie's "dear" friends Mortimer and Viggo, as well as the team of watch dogs. Max becomes her shadow (one I enjoyed reading about). Little did Evangeline know, helping Sofie out would have her meeting the love of her life. Oh, and his crazy girlfriend Rachel (or so Rachel thinks).
There is no way for one to pick up this book and not fall in love with the characters. This book moves along rather nicely, until you hit chapter 23. Then all the sudden . . you have stepped onto a rollercoaster. Please note, no matter how many times you hit the advance page button at the end . . no more pages will come. You just have to wait for the next book to come out. Trust me, I am waiting . . . . .
- Oubliette - Cloud Prophet Trilogy, Book 2
on June 18, 2011
Honestly, I do not even know how to begin this . . .
To say I was excited about the release of this book would be a complete understatement.
Release day! Oh Happy Day!
Book is loaded and ready to go . . I find myself, taking in every word and just letting it linger in my mind a moment before moving on to the next. It isn't long tho . . before the book lets me know it has other ideas for my reading pleasure. It grabs hold of me and just RUNS! I tried to slow myself down reading it, but I just couldn't.
Just when I was thinking to myself, I got this! I have things sorted and figured out . . . yeah, I didn't. There was even a part (with the aid of my cat) that scared me!
I lifted up my eyes and in front of me shimmered a man, a tall, gaunt man with long black hair with a quill in his other hand. I let go of the book as it rotated around so that I was reading it upside down and he began to write.
(Now insert cat jumping on bed right beside you as a man is "shimmered" right in front of you!)
Reychel has some learning to do . . and not really a whole lot of time to do it in. Right from the start Reychel seems to be the only person in her life that she can trust. She finds out for sure that looks can be deceiving and that not everyone presents as they should.
I can only say . . that when the book ended . . I was wondering if I could even trust the author. I mean REALLY!?!? Did she just do this to me? I was reading along, and then it was like . . STOP! No, more. Here I was trying to figure out just who we could trust to help us out . . . and the book ended. I went back and forth through the pages, thinking for sure I had missed something somewhere . . but nope, it really did just end on me. So, now I must wait until Fall 2011 to see how this all sorts out!
(It's gonna be a long summer, huh)
So, please if you haven't already . . . grab yourself a copy of Anathema and Oubliette, then get comfy and read. See for yourself how these books will work into your mind and not let go.
- Give Me, A Tale of Wyrd and Fae
on Sep. 04, 2011
Another wonderful book from author L.K. Rigel. Pages filled with tension and wonder, we are taken on a trip. Where the past and present intertwine, is where we find ourselves.
Needing to get away Lilith decides to take a trip. A trip she would have much rather been taking on her honeymoon. Little did she know the trip wasn't merely a last minute decision, but something that was meant for her to do regardless.
The time has come to settle in with this wonderful tale, in hopes that maybe . . just maybe, we can find a fairytale.