Shirley Harris

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Smashwords book reviews by Shirley Harris

  • The Moon Dwellers on Nov. 20, 2012

    This book was an amazing start to this trilogy!!! I can't say how much I enjoyed this book!! It starts off with the 2 main characters 17 year-old Adele and 17 year old Tristan who couldn't be more different! Adele is in prison for life because her parents were arrested for being rebels and Tristan who is the son of the society's president type dictator guy! Needless to say they see one another and feel the connection and both start their journey. I can't really get into it without giving spoilers but let's just say that it is an amazing ride!!! David Estes characters are very well written and developed! I loved that Adele wasn't your stereotypical Mary-sue. She is brave, very badass with out being a bitch and loving who cares about her family and friends and would sacrifice everything to make sure they are ok! I admire her greatly! Tristan is the same way even though on the outside it seems that he has everything thing he wants. He sees the injustice his father inflicts on their people and finally takes a stand with his best friend/ servant. The secondary characters are just as well written and important to the story! The romance while there doesn't overshadow the story. You actually get a plot that while it is about Tristan and Adele finding each other and falling in love it is also about the world they live in and all the sadness and corruptness that is prevalent in the society! This is a very fast paced and exciting dystopian book!!! I can't wait to read the second one!! I was giving a free copy of this book for my honest review by author!!
  • The Moon Dwellers on Nov. 20, 2012

    This book was an amazing start to this trilogy!!! I can't say how much I enjoyed this book!! It starts off with the 2 main characters 17 year-old Adele and 17 year old Tristan who couldn't be more different! Adele is in prison for life because her parents were arrested for being rebels and Tristan who is the son of the society's president type dictator guy! Needless to say they see one another and feel the connection and both start their journey. I can't really get into it without giving spoilers but let's just say that it is an amazing ride!!! David Estes characters are very well written and developed! I loved that Adele wasn't your stereotypical Mary-sue. She is brave, very badass with out being a bitch and loving who cares about her family and friends and would sacrifice everything to make sure they are ok! I admire her greatly! Tristan is the same way even though on the outside it seems that he has everything thing he wants. He sees the injustice his father inflicts on their people and finally takes a stand with his best friend/ servant. The secondary characters are just as well written and important to the story! The romance while there doesn't overshadow the story. You actually get a plot that while it is about Tristan and Adele finding each other and falling in love it is also about the world they live in and all the sadness and corruptness that is prevalent in the society! This is a very fast paced and exciting dystopian book!!! I can't wait to read the second one!! I was giving a free copy of this book for my honest review by author!!
  • Aversion (Book One of The Mentalist Series) on June 01, 2013

    This book was great. I really enjoyed Gemma and her story. She is a smart 15 year old girl with a lot on her plate. Not only is she the "first" of her kind she is also an outcast because of it. She thinks she knows all their is to know about being an averter until things go wrong with her first aversion Russ. After that things go from bad to worse to confusing when truths and lies become know. I had to admire Gemma as a main character. She doesn't do to many stupid things in this book. She recognizes her mistakes and tries to fix them. I loved her. Also Russ. What an awesome boy her is. He's sweet and caring and smart and that says a lot for a 15 year old guy. I loved him as a love interest. I can't wait to read book two!