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Smashwords book reviews by yalle ondarza
- Star Bright
on July 21, 2012
I am amazed how good this story is. This story had everything that a good book needs. I was in the edge of my seat the entire time. Maria struggles were insane and my emotions were in a roller coaster as I read this book. If you like a good suspense/romance/girl power book, you will love this one. I highly recommend this book.
- Day Soldiers
on July 21, 2012
I absolutely loved this story. The book had me hooked from the very first page. I liked how he explained the historical events let to the present ones without being boring. The characters were very easy to identify with and were full of live. Loved the action sequences.
Even if you do not like werewolfs and vampires, you can still enjoy this book purely because of the storyline and all the twists and turns.
on July 21, 2012
This was a good adventure story. The book is about a boy named Jonathan Brunswick, who finds himself being transported to this other world. At first he is not happy about it and then decides to help the people of that world, which he finds out, that he created.
I liked the story line itself. The only reason why I did not give this book more stars was because I could not convince myself that Jonathan was 15 years old. He seems much younger, judging by the way he acted in many parts of the story.
Over all it is a good book.
- The Tomb
on Aug. 03, 2012
Rachael is an 18 year old girl that wants to become an archeologist, with the help of her father she gets to go to work on a dig site in a desert island in Australia. Little does she know that this archeological dig will be anything but ordinary.
I enjoy the story quite a bit; Rachael was a great character to follow. I believe the only problem I have was all the confusion with the romance aspect of the story; however as the story developed I understood why the author did that. I will be interesting to see how the author follows with the next book.
on Aug. 26, 2012
This book is about Ellie a girl that died during WWII, who has this power that involves emotions. It is hard to give a summary to this story without giving too much away. The story has a great dynamic and keeps you entrained throughout the whole book.
The only reason that I did not give 5 starts was the way the author used different points of view to illustrate different things that were happening in the story. My problem does not involve the fact that it changes points of view, I understand the reasoning behind it, the problem is the transition in which it occurs. It created a bit of confusion, where I had to go back to be sure of what just happened. Also the time line in the beginning of the book was a little confusing. But once you get 1/3 of the way into the book everything falls in place and the story takes its real shape.
Over the entire book is a great introduction to the trilogy.
on Aug. 26, 2012
Consequence starts a year after the end of Freewill and you find yourself lost and wanting to know how things got to where they are. That is just momentarily since the author incorporates the story of the missing year into the present story very effectively. One can see right way that there is a build up to something big that will happen and as you think you can predict what will happen next, the author throws you a curve ball.
This book is without a doubt a page turner.
on Aug. 26, 2012
Vindication is the last of the Freewill trilogy. All I can say is that I was surprise to how fast things develop in this book and the bittersweet ending. I found myself having a hard time not crying in a few parts of this book. I also loved the use of folklore and mythology that the author uses in all three books. She was able to use them in the story without destroying their integrity.
I highly recommend this book.
- Shades of Spring 1964 : Letters to My Daughter
on Sep. 17, 2012
I loved this book. I found myself crying through some of the chapters. It is a very touching story and easy to identify with. The only down side to the book is that so short and I wanted to read more about Maxine and Taylor. Other than that the story is just great. I cannot wait to read more from this author.
- House of Slide, Hybrid
on Dec. 03, 2012
Wow! I don’t know how Juliann Whicker did it, but this book is even better than the first. The story is seriously addictive. If you like romance, drama, and action, you will love this book. Juliann approach to the story line is unique, adding to the addictive nature of the book.
This story is the continuation of “Hotblood” and it focus on Dariana. Dariana now have her soul back and she finds herself having to deal with a few new set of problems alongside the old ones. Dari now struggles to find her identity, deal with her brother influences, her feelings for Axel/Lewis, her gifts, not to mention all the people and things that are after her.
I am not a person of long reviews, so to get to the point, I highly recommend this book and I cannot wait for the next one.
- The Moon Dwellers
on Dec. 07, 2012
This is a great book full of action and adventure. Even though it does have a romantic aspect to it, it is not over done, causing the story not to be appealing to male readers. If you liked “Hunger Games,” you will like this book. I loved the fact that Adele is not some defenseless main girl, just waiting to be rescued. She is fierce and capable of anything. The characters are believable and easy to identify with, due to the fact that they share many fears that would be with us in a distressful situation.
The story is very addictive and makes you want to read all three books back to back, which is just what I am going to do.
- Guardians Of The Akasha
on Feb. 07, 2013
This book is an enjoyable book with a catchy story line. The story was creative and different from a lot of books out there. The characters were well developed and had individualism. I think the only problem I had with the book is that it did not made me addicted to it. But that may be different for everyone else. I n the end it is a book worth reading.
on Sep. 26, 2013
Juliann did it again. She was able to write a story that is so different than so many out there.
This story has many twists and turns, that keep you reading until the end. The paranormal aspect of the story is one that is not over used by other authors and even the romance aspect is done is a way that it is not seen very often, making this book refreshing. I don't like giving too many details, because I do not want to ruin the reading to anyone. With that said, if you like fantasy, paranormal, and YA romance books, with the subject of discovering yourself in the most distressing of circumstances; this is the book for you.