Kristy Byrd

Biography

Book & music enthusiast. Aspiring author. Aging Nerdfighter. Giver of the highest of high-fives. Mario Kart champion. Guitar Hero god. Mother of 2. Diet Mt Dew addict. Avoids hard work & most people. Baby wearer. Prone to rambling. Lover of pink, Elvis & Johnny Cash. Married to the first guy she fell in love with. Shuns pants. Sky gazer. Fearful of birds & body hair. Terrible driver

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Smashwords book reviews by Kristy Byrd

  • The Moon Dwellers on Dec. 28, 2012

    The Moon Dwellers has been on my to-read list for awhile, after popping up all over my recs. So when David Estes offered free copies in exchange for honest reviews, I jumped all over it. Dwellers? ON THE MOON? I want to live on the moon! Maybe on THE DARK SIDE. With an alien for a pet! Or at least a really cool moon rock. They don't really live on the moon. :( Bummer. But they do live underground, which is ALMOST as cool. Right off the bat, we meet Adele and I had a feeling she and I would get along swimmingly. Because her name is Adele. Seriously. The only Adele I "know" sets fire to rain and has fabulous hair, so I felt pretty good about this Adele. And I was right. No, she didn't set fire to rain or watch it burn as she touched my face, but she kicked ass and that's even better. I like my girls to be tough. I like for them to hold their own against the boys. Give me Katnisses and Penryns and Sabas and Deuces! Give me girls like Adele who can take on gang leaders and homicidal maniacs. Who can break out of prisons and roundhouse kick guys in the jaw. Then we meet Tristan, and Tristan is a sun dweller, who does not actually live on the sun. Which is probably a good thing because I can't imagine that would be very comfortable. Tristan is a nice guy and a bit of a rebel, who just so happens to be the king/president/lord and master's eldest son. But Tristan is not like his daddy! He is not like his younger brother! Tristan has MORALS and VALUES and he basically thinks this whole class system is a load of horse shit. He is DIFFERENT. His best friend is his personal servant and that just proves he's different, dammit. And also, he is PAINFULLY DRAWN TO ADELE after spotting her behind the fence of the prison she's being held in for treason. Or something. Hell, who knows, really? Not the government. They're just over there making up shit as they go, throwing people all willy-nilly into death camps and juvie pens and dismal orphanages. Not very nice people, this Tri-Realm government. Not very nice at all. And our Tristan? He is BUSTING OUT OF HIS CHARMED LIFE to find this mysterious girl with green eyes that he shouldn't even know about but he totally does and he's going to find answers about her weird mind bullets that gave him an insta-headache when they made eye contact. Oh yeah. That just happened. We got insta-loved. But it's okay, guys! Seriously. Because even though Adele is also PAINFULLY DRAWN TO TRISTAN, there is other things going on and they don't come over all, "I WILL DIE FOR YOU. NAY. I WILL DIE FOR YOU." Instead, shit gets real all over the place and Adele spends majority of the book on the run with her newly acquired friends, Tawni and Cole, she broke out of the pen with, on a Quest to find her sister and father and maybe even mother, if she's even still alive. Tristan is always a couple of steps behind her, fighting his own battles with his Best Servant Friend, Roc, while wondering WTF is up with this Adele girl and her crazy mind bullets, while she's busy wondering WTF is up with this Sun Prince Tristan and his freaky laser eyes and what does this all MEEEEEEANNNN? There's action and roundhouse kicks and bows and arrows and this crazy dude named Rivet that is just a jackass and it's light on the romance, and heavy on the ass-kicking and at the end, our star crossed lovers are forced to go their separate ways with more questions than answers about their weird pain-connection. Until the next book, The Star Dwellers, presumably. WHICH I WILL ALSO READ.
  • The Moon Dwellers on Dec. 28, 2012

    The Moon Dwellers has been on my to-read list for awhile, after popping up all over my recs. So when David Estes offered free copies in exchange for honest reviews, I jumped all over it. Dwellers? ON THE MOON? I want to live on the moon! Maybe on THE DARK SIDE. With an alien for a pet! Or at least a really cool moon rock. They don't really live on the moon. :( Bummer. But they do live underground, which is ALMOST as cool. Right off the bat, we meet Adele and I had a feeling she and I would get along swimmingly. Because her name is Adele. Seriously. The only Adele I "know" sets fire to rain and has fabulous hair, so I felt pretty good about this Adele. And I was right. No, she didn't set fire to rain or watch it burn as she touched my face, but she kicked ass and that's even better. I like my girls to be tough. I like for them to hold their own against the boys. Give me Katnisses and Penryns and Sabas and Deuces! Give me girls like Adele who can take on gang leaders and homicidal maniacs. Who can break out of prisons and roundhouse kick guys in the jaw. Then we meet Tristan, and Tristan is a sun dweller, who does not actually live on the sun. Which is probably a good thing because I can't imagine that would be very comfortable. Tristan is a nice guy and a bit of a rebel, who just so happens to be the king/president/lord and master's eldest son. But Tristan is not like his daddy! He is not like his younger brother! Tristan has MORALS and VALUES and he basically thinks this whole class system is a load of horse shit. He is DIFFERENT. His best friend is his personal servant and that just proves he's different, dammit. And also, he is PAINFULLY DRAWN TO ADELE after spotting her behind the fence of the prison she's being held in for treason. Or something. Hell, who knows, really? Not the government. They're just over there making up shit as they go, throwing people all willy-nilly into death camps and juvie pens and dismal orphanages. Not very nice people, this Tri-Realm government. Not very nice at all. And our Tristan? He is BUSTING OUT OF HIS CHARMED LIFE to find this mysterious girl with green eyes that he shouldn't even know about but he totally does and he's going to find answers about her weird mind bullets that gave him an insta-headache when they made eye contact. Oh yeah. That just happened. We got insta-loved. But it's okay, guys! Seriously. Because even though Adele is also PAINFULLY DRAWN TO TRISTAN, there is other things going on and they don't come over all, "I WILL DIE FOR YOU. NAY. I WILL DIE FOR YOU." Instead, shit gets real all over the place and Adele spends majority of the book on the run with her newly acquired friends, Tawni and Cole, she broke out of the pen with, on a Quest to find her sister and father and maybe even mother, if she's even still alive. Tristan is always a couple of steps behind her, fighting his own battles with his Best Servant Friend, Roc, while wondering WTF is up with this Adele girl and her crazy mind bullets, while she's busy wondering WTF is up with this Sun Prince Tristan and his freaky laser eyes and what does this all MEEEEEEANNNN? There's action and roundhouse kicks and bows and arrows and this crazy dude named Rivet that is just a jackass and it's light on the romance, and heavy on the ass-kicking and at the end, our star crossed lovers are forced to go their separate ways with more questions than answers about their weird pain-connection. Until the next book, The Star Dwellers, presumably. WHICH I WILL ALSO READ.