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Smashwords book reviews by Leigh
- Between The Land And The Sea
on Feb. 27, 2012
This is my first time posting a review. I loved the book! It took me back to a time when I wanted to be a mermaid to swim in the ocean with the dolphins.The author made me fall in love with the characters. My favorite character was Aunt Evie. Who wouldn't love to have someone buy you whatever you could wish for, take you to wonderful places and let you borrow very expensive cars. In the book as in life we all have decisions to make to choose right or wrong, love or life. I can't wait to read the next book.
- The Lost Immortals: When Copper Suns Fall
on Feb. 27, 2012
If you want to read a book that is full of intrigue and that will keep you guessing until the end then this is the book for you. Everytime you think you know what is going on new details come to light that keep you guessing. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. What a wild ride!
on Feb. 27, 2012
Wow! I loved the book!The characters intrigued me. Rayla with her innocence refused to allow circumstances to dictate her life.The fae lords with their stunning looks were a little overwhelming. I liked the twists and turns to this story. The author leaves you wanting to know what is going happen next. Can't wait for the next book!
- Cue Me In
on March 21, 2012
Nell Dixon has written an intriguing short story that is full of suspense, romance and moral dilemma. I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it.
- A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood Series #1)
on May 24, 2012
This book will grab your attention and not let it go!! This is my first time reading anything by Penelope King, and I was not disappointed. She delivers with a vivid, fast paced adventure into the different worlds of humans and demons.
Liora Greyson is not like most other seventeen-year-old girls, because she shares her body with a demon. She is human during the day struggling to finish her last year in high school, and at night, she is a demon driven by the need of vengeance against the Amazea demons who not only killed her two childhood friends, but also forced her to live two separate lives. Her life will never be the same after a new student, Keiron, shows up at school. Will he be the one to bring her two halves together and finally give her a life worth living?
The author was able to create an interesting cast of characters that continued to develop as the story unfolds. The dual nature of Liora/Lucky and their conflict made for an interesting read. I really enjoyed this book, and I am looking forward to reading the next one.
- Fire with Fire (Demonblood Series #2)
on June 04, 2012
I have just one word for this book. Fantastic!!! Penelope King continues to deliver with the second installment to this series. It has everything you could want in a story such as friendship, love , betrayal,twists and turns that will keep you guessing and an ending that will leaving you wanting more.
Fire with Fire begins two months after the last one left off. Keiron has been gone for those two months and has not contacted Liora/Lucky. They are both trying to deal with his absence in their own way. Lucky is seeking comfort from her best friend ,Bones, who holds a special place in her heart. Liora is attracted to a mysterious new student, Tristian, who starts school with his sister, Cassie. Strange things begin to happen to Liora/Lucky. Who can they trust and will they ever find true love and happiness?
This story, Like The Last One, grabbed my attention and did not let it go! At times I cried and other times I screamed at the book for choices that were made or things that happened. Thank God I was by myself! lol I highly recommend this book and will be anxiously waiting for the next installment. (less)
on June 07, 2012
Well, this was an interesting read. It started off slow but quickly picked up. If Believe was a martini ,it would be one part Twilight and one part X-Men. Shaken not stirred. Garnish with a touch of mythology. Drink to your hearts content.
Andrea Dayla leaves her uncle Greg and her cousin Roger,the only family she has known, to start college at Dartmouth. She is both excited and anxious about starting college and living on her own in a new city. She meets Shane Brennen and is instantly drawn to him. They start dating, but she knows he is keeping something from her. She thinks she knows what the secret is. Could the stories her Uncle Greg told her as a child be true? Are vampires real and are they truly evil? Can she really be dating a vampire when her family mambers are supposedly vampire hunters? These are some of the dilemmas she will face. Will she be up to the challenge?
The author has created an interesting cast of characters and a story full of twists and turns. Even though there are many grammatical errors, I enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend it!
- Pandora's Key
on June 23, 2012
Pandora's Key is two stories in one with a mythological twist. It is full of mystery and intrigue which will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Evangeline is suffering with nightmares about different women dying tragically. She is also dealing with her mom's disturbing delusions. Looking forward to her sixteenth birthday, Evangeline hoping that things will get better. That hope is shattered when her mom lands in the hospital fighting for her life. This tragedy will make Evangeline question who she can trust and depend on.
Malledy is an amazingly intelligent teenage boy who is diagnosed with Huntington's disease. This diagnoses will lead him to find a cure in an unlikely place. He will make choices that will not only endanger himself but others around him.
The author does a great job of weaving the two stories together with the main thread consisting of the myth of Pandora's box and key. I really enjoyed this story and would definitely recommend it.
- Reign of Blood
on Aug. 14, 2012
"Reign of Blood" is a gritty post-apocalyptic story that will have you on the edge of your seat. It is packed with action and full of twists and turns you didn't see coming.
April Tate, her mother ,and brother are the only humans to survive in Las Vegas after the viral epidemic that transformed humans into feral animals who survive on blood. April and her family struggle to live in a new bleak and desolate world. While on a hunt for supplies, April's mother and brother were taken. She will do everything in her power to find them. What will the future hold for her?
The author was able to draw me into this story through her descriptive details. I liked April. She was definitely a kick-ass heroine. If you are looking for a book that is fast paced and full of action, then this is the book for you. I enjoyed this story, and I am looking forward to reading more from Aexia Purdy.
- What Kills Me
on Sep. 08, 2012
"What Kills Me" is a beautifully wrapped package whose content is just as stunning.
Alexia, a seventeen year old girl, meets a tall, dark, and handsome young man while studying abroad. First dates can be a killer, when she falls down a well full of blood and comes out a vampire. While running for her life, she meets a reluctant partner in Lucas. He will protect Alexia and help her embrace her new life. This is a perilous journey where both family and friends will be lost.
This story is a perfect mix of mystery, intrigue, action, and humor with a touch of romance. I enjoyed the banter between Alexia and Lucas and watching their relationship develop. I would definitely recommend it and am looking forward to see what happens next.
- Life of the Party
on Dec. 25, 2012
WOW! JUST WOW!!! This book was not an easy read. It gives you an in-depth look into the life of an addict. How that life can quickly and painfully spiral out of control. Even though this story is heartbreaking, it is also inspirational. There is always hope if we are willing to acknowledge we need help and willing to receive it. God is always there even in our darkest moments. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is dealing with addiction in their own life or have family members that are.
- Mr. Bear
on Jan. 06, 2013
It is a fun and witty short story with interesting characters.
- The Moon Dwellers
on Feb. 11, 2013
I heard a lot of buzz about this book, and I had to read it for myself. It did not disappoint me! If you are looking for a dystopian theme story, full of action, then "The Moon Dwellers" is the book for you.
Adele's life is turned upside down when her parents and little sister are seized by Enforcers, and she is sentenced to life in prison. Adele, who has been taught to fight and survive by her father, will need those skills to endure prison life. Prison has been a very lonely, depressing place until she meets Tawni and Cole. Together they plan to escape and rescue Adele's family. This is a perilous journey that will test their newly formed bonds of friendship. Will they survive and find Adele's family?
The author does a great job developing each character and capturing our attention through his vivid details. I enjoyed this book and can't wait to see what happens next.
on Oct. 29, 2013
Songstone is a heart warming story full of adventure, magic, superstitions, tribal lore and a touching romance. Kita, who was abandoned in the forest as a child, was rescued by Noni and became an adopted sister. Kita with her pale skin, red hair and green eyes never felt like she belonged to the family that took her in or the tribe they were a part of. The evil medicine man takes her as his servant and uses her to perform his secret rituals. Kita longs for her freedom. Freedom may come at the hands of a stranger. Pono is a journeyman from a distant tribe who sees the brutal treatment of Kita. He will risk everything to save her from her evil master. They will have to learn to trust and depend on each other to survive.
Kita and Pono are both strong characters. Kita perseveres through the persecution of her tribe and her master. Pono is brave to risk his life for Kita. Through their struggles we see their characters develop. I found this story to be interesting and entertaining. I would definitely recommend it.