Lissa Faulkner


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Smashwords book reviews by Lissa Faulkner

  • Legacy - Book One of the Balancer Chronicles on June 07, 2011

    This is a very intriguing book written in a way adolescents would enjoy and relate as well as many adults who are interested in books filled with the supernatural. I was immediately hooked into the story as the protagonist, Kat, was hooked into reading a “book” entitled "Legacy" that was given to her by her grandmother. The story was filled with self-discovery and adventure that was steeped in supernatural phenomenon. I enjoyed reading this book as I thought about my many, many students that would enjoy this book as well. The story continues as Kat not only learns about herself but life around her. The idea of "Balancers" is an interesting twist on a protector of mankind. Chris Adonn is a budding author that I will watch for many wonderful triumphs with the imagination that was involved in writing "Legacy."
  • Dirty Little Angels on June 15, 2011

    This is a well written story that examines a young girl's life. I most intrigued by Hailey's juxtaposition with the rest of the people around her. Hailey didn't seem to blend with her family as her mother kept waiting for another entity to help her after the loss of her unborn son. Her father exhibits avoidance by spending every possible moment away from his now dysfunctional family, and Hailey is left to survive in this world. Hailey, however, seemed to examine herself and move forward. The writing was simplistic, concentrating upon mundane everyday events, which complemented the story well. I would recommend this to more mature teenagers and young adults as well as older adults who like this type of coming of age novel. I would like to say thank you to Chris Tusa for the contribution to Library Thing's Member Giveaway. This is a book I would have never read otherwise since it is something that I wouldn't normally read. It was different, but it was a good, dark read that examined the dark corners of family life.