Madame Diotte

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Smashwords book reviews by Madame Diotte

  • Priscilla the Great on July 03, 2011

    A fantastic novel that will be sure to please teens and adults alike! I especially enjoyed the main character's humorous musings. Looking forward to see what happens in the next book!
  • Priscilla the Great: The Kiss of Life (Book #2) on July 04, 2011

    Once again, a captivating plot and more insight into the loveable characters! My only complain is that I would have liked the novel to be a little longer, but all in all, this is a fantastic book! Looking forward to the sequel!
  • The Eyes that See - A Prelude to the Balancer Chronicles on July 15, 2011

    Truly an interesting and fast-paced urban fantasy novella! Despite the few typos, I quite enjoyed reading this and am looking forward to finding out more about the Balancers!
  • Legacy - Book One of the Balancer Chronicles on July 19, 2011

    The main thing that kept me from enjoying this story to its fullest was the fact that there were numerous spelling errors throughout the novel. However, despite that, I did enjoy the story. Some sections were a bit too slow and long-winded, but overall it was a pleasant read.
  • Hot Ticket (Ticket Trilogy #1) on Aug. 02, 2011

    Although this book may seem to be written for junior high students, I believe it can be enjoyed by older teens and adults as well. I found Juliet's accient-prone character amusing and the book quite entertaining as a whole. A good read!
  • Jockeys and Jewels on Aug. 12, 2011

    This novel was absolutely amazing! It had the perfect blend of mystery and romance, but, most importantly, the characters felt real. I found it engaging from the start and I couldn't help but sympathize with both Kurt and Julie. I'm not familiar with the complexities of horse racing, but I wasn't bored by all the details pertaining to training and jockeying. Plus, it's always nice to read such a great book from a Canadian author! Definitely a must read!
  • The Paperboys Club on Oct. 10, 2011

    An enjoyable dectective novel with a slight supernatural twist! I especially enjoyed the banter between Sam, the protagonist, and her partner, Bashir. I also enjoyed reading from the children's point of view. I did, however, feel that more variety in sentence structure would have made the novel even more pleasant. I would still recommend this to anyone who is a fan of mystery novels!
  • Love.com on Nov. 19, 2011

    Love.com’s exploration of online dating was both creative and thought-provoking. The dialogue, however, was often unnatural, and I lost interest in the book from time to time. After a while, the plot became more interesting and I was once again engaged. Overall, it was a pleasant read.
  • The Blue Hornet on Nov. 20, 2011

    A great novel that combines serious and dangerous situations with a refreshing light-heartedness. Readers will love Officer Rupret's humourous inner dialogue, as well as the intriguing plot. Looking forward to reading more from this author!
  • Most Likely on Nov. 23, 2011

    A truly moving story that easily kept me engaged. Becky's difficult life situations and how she reacted to them were believable and intriguing. The way Becky questioned her faith, those she loves, and herself made her feel like a well-rounded character. I am looking forward to reading more from this author!
  • Stray : Touchstone Part 1 on Jan. 02, 2012

    A thoroughly enjoyable novel, in a "I can't put this down until the end" way. A truly original and refreshing perspective, The characters, especially Cassandra, have a lot of depth and are suitably intriguing. I really felt for them and was moved almost to tears at one point. A truly amazing sci-fi/fantasy novel that I highly recommend!
  • After Ten on Jan. 18, 2012

    This book was fun to read. Constantly switching from one person to the next (there are four main characters) was interesting, as you got to see things from each woman's point of view. It's not the kind of book that makes you want to read it all in one night, but it was enjoyable.
  • After Ten on Jan. 18, 2012

    This book was fun to read. Constantly switching from one person to the next (there are four main characters) was interesting, as you got to see things from each woman's point of view. It's not the kind of book that makes you want to read it all in one night, but it was enjoyable.
  • Draykon on Jan. 24, 2012

    An interesting and enjoyable read. You can't help but feel for the shy Llandry, just like you can't help but root for Eva. I definitely liked the premise of the story and will be looking for the next in the series!
  • Hexult on Feb. 12, 2012

    An original premise, good character development, and lots of action make this a truly enjoyable read! You will love getting to know Aulf, Ingar, Jacob, and Elya in this unusual adventure! Great for teens and adults alike!
  • Human on April 29, 2012

    Despite the errors in sentence structure & spelling here and there, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The story was compelling, the characters intriguing. I think this novel would be especially popular with teens.
  • Wolf's-head, Rogues of Bindar Book I on May 21, 2012

    This novel has quite a slow start, as I only really became interested in the story about halfway through. However, from that point on, I was intrigued and wanted to know what would happen to Baus.
  • Venture Untamed on May 21, 2012

    One cannot help but get attached to Venture, the main character, and gain more and more respect for him as he grows. Most definitely a thoroughly enjoyable read, both for teens and adults. I will be eagerly looking for the sequel!
  • Tempest (#1 Destroyers Series) on May 26, 2012

    I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! An original premise, a fair amount of suspense, and I could easily identify with Janelle as we share similar personality traits. I must say, however, that this novel will most likely have more appeal for teenagers than adults. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
  • The Shoemaker's Son on May 26, 2012

    An interesting enough read. I think the next novel in the series has some potential. Looking forward to see how Brogan's character will develop in the next book.
  • Diary of the Displaced - Book 1 - The Journal of James Halldon on May 27, 2012

    My main criticism is that I felt like this novel could have benefited from a bit more editing, as there were many errors. However, I found the story intriguing and will definitely be reading the sequel. I'm not typically a horror/zombie fan, but I did enjoy this novel quite a bit!
  • Over My Head on June 16, 2012

    A very enjoyable read! Althought it is best suited for teenage girls, it can still appeal to adults. I, for one, read this book in one sitting! I will definitely be looking forward to more from this author!
  • A Black Deeper Than Death (Miki Radicci Book 1) on Sep. 15, 2012

    I believe that this novel could use a bit more proofing, but I did enjoy the plot. Of course, it does get quite dark and there is a lot of profanity, but you can't help but want to read it to the end to discover if your initial suspicions were correct. I especially love how the writer maintains suspense all the way to the end.
  • A Heart in Sun and Shadow on Sep. 22, 2012

    What an enchanting and touching tale of love, loss, and determination! I asbolutely loved this novel from start to finish - the characters had real depth and I couldn't help but feel both their joy and pain. Though I was saddened by Seren's cruelty, I was mostly happy with how Aine dealt with her trials. It reminded me a bit of Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters Trilogy, which I loved. All in all, a strong fantasy read. Very much looking forward to the sequel!