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Smashwords book reviews by TwistedAlyce

  • Five on Oct. 17, 2012

    I loved this book from the start to the finish, it was none stop action all the way through. The story The story centers round Rayla who goe's away to collage with her friend Cassie and discovers she is an elemental who is been hunted by 5 fae lords who each want to bond with her to harness her power. While been chased by these lords Rayla also discovers a secret group that chatches elememtals. The story line was a good and different on the whole faerie concept. I thought the characters worked well together and again there was just enough to keep up with as not to get confused. The story was fast paced and never really slowed down and kept you wanting to read more to find out what was gonna happen next. characters Rayla was a strongish character but was a little on the moany side at times and I just wanted to slap her at times. Cassie was annoying and I found her a hard character to relate to and at times the relationship between Rayla and Cassie just didn't seem to gel. As for the fae lords why is it that men in books these days turn in to snivling, moaning lumps of gello that start strong but then go soft. It would be nice for these men to stay strong and still be good guys. The only thing I was disappointed in was that the story wasn't in faerie world more and when it was it seemed as though it was rushed through till Rayla left and went back to her own world. All in all i loved this book and will be getting the others. I need to know what happens next!!!! :)
  • Echo Island on Oct. 26, 2012
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    I was rather surprised with this book, firstly I didn't realise it was book 2 but that didn't seem to matter. This book reminded me of the Dark Hunter series of books, there were so many similar things except this book was slightly more light hearted. Storyline- I found the story line to be very engaging and flowed really well keeping the pace going and keeping me interasted all at the same time. There was a slight mistake bout were Cass grew up but that was the only thing I could really moan about, plus I would have liked more of the other characters to have been involved. The story like the Dark Hunter books seemed to center mainly on Cass and Harper while floating over the other characters and at times floating over the back story. The back story of the Witch trying to unleash evil I think was skirted over for the whole Cass and Harper love affair, I thought a little more on why the demons were needed and why she wanted to unleash but then that may be told in the next book.Characters- I liked the character of Harper I found him very likeable and rather a fun character.He was a strong character and remained strong all the way through the story, I even found the way he reacted to Cass well written. I would have liked a little bit more description of him. Cass was not as likeable as Harper but she was a strong character who also remained strong throughout the book. I found her attitude to Harper at the begining a bit of and how she played on his jealousy.The rest of the characters managed to fit in with the story and helped the story line develop and added to the Cass and Harper love affair.All in all I did enjoy this book and found it a easy going read.
  • Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight on Nov. 26, 2012

    Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight by Daniel M. Fife I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and how gripping I found it.When I first started reading it I found it a bit slow and was waiting a little too long for something to happen but when the story finally got going I was sucked in to the world of the Knights of the Light and the ongoing battle with the shadows.I did find the story to be similar to that of Harry Potter but not by much.The storyline was nothing really unique but it worked well. The idea of creating a card game that helped find new Knights of the Light was a really great idea and fit well in to the story. The idea of the bermuda triangle has the entry point and just like in Harry Potter the island is hidden from view and no one knows it's there.The characters I seemed to have problems relating to all of them, they seemed always to be on the outside Like they didn't want you to get to know them in a way.Danny seemed guarded all the time like he was scared to open up the rest were just filler people.I would have liked to have had more magical creatures in the story but maybe they be in the next 1.