Amber Carroll


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Smashwords book reviews by Amber Carroll

  • Following My Toes on April 14, 2011

    A fun interesting read about a girl who decides to start over in a new place. She meets some interesting people who become deeply involved in her life. Interesting characters who have a great interaction with each other.
  • Entangled in Darkness on April 20, 2011

    Annalyn is a new university student with a bright future ahead of her. Always at the top of her class she looks forward to university and her newfound independence with great excitement. She is ready to break away from her family and her dad's extreme moodiness. After only a couple days at university Annalyn feels a crushing depression that leaves her unable to get out of bed. This book is an amazingly heartbreaking and intense story of a family's struggle with mental illness. This story is a fascinating look into mental illness and how it affects not only the person dealing with the illness but the entire family as well.
  • Bridesmaid Lotto on April 25, 2011

    After being entered by her mother, Josie is one of four women selected to be a bridesmaid for a socialite and her fiance. Josie is completely against the idea but goes along with it when her mom offers her an incentive she can't say no to. Josie spends the next three months in a whirlwind of glitz, glamour and spotlight. This book is a great read, the characters are fun and it is easy to get wrapped up in. Great for a beach read or just a fun entertaining read.
  • Guardian of Eden on May 01, 2011

    Garrett has spent his whole life protecting his younger sister Eden. He has been there for her while at times their mother has not. He has kept his sister safe and fed throughout her childhood. Now something has happened that he did not protect her from and he needs to make it right. This is a powerful and moving book about the love of siblings and the lengths they will go to protect each other.
  • Dirty Little Angels on May 12, 2011

    Hailey is a teenage girl in the middle of a crazy life. Her dad has been out of work for months, her mother barely gets out of bed and her brother has been arrested several times. Hailey loves her brother and spends much of her time with him and his friends, this tends to get her into sticky situations. This is a very intense story about a family in turmoil.
  • Mental Shrillness on May 12, 2011

    An interesting collection of short stories. Some left me confused and somewhat disturbed but I was definitely entertained. A very quick and entertaining read, may not be for everyone.
  • Burden Kansas on May 15, 2011

    When something starts attacking the cattle in a small town in Kansas everyone gets worried. These attacks don't look like anythingn they have seen before. Keith, a loner of a rancher, discovers what has been attacking his cattle and tries to use it to his advantage. It seems that Keith's past will come back to haunt him and even threatens those he loves the most. This book draws you in and keeps you wanting to turn the page.
  • Summoning on May 27, 2011

    A girl, Meredeth, is sent to serve a vicar for 7 years as a trade for 1 year of her parents rent, shares the story of the evil she sees while there. The book jumps back and forth telling stories from her days with the vicar and her days at the place she served after leaving the vicar's castle. Meredith witnesses some truly evil things and the shape her life in a very dramatic way.
  • Priscilla the Great: The Kiss of Life (Book #2) on May 28, 2011

    More adventures await Priscilla, her family and friends in their effort to stop Colonel Selliwood Dr. Witherall. After moving from their home in Pennsylvania Priscilla and her family try to keep a low profile, but somehow trouble continues to find them. A great sequal to Priscilla the Great, I enjoyed this one as much as the previous and I am excited to see what adventures come next for Priscilla!
  • The Eyes that See - A Prelude to the Balancer Chronicles on May 30, 2011

    As a preview to the Balancer Chronicles, this definitely left me wanting more. I am hooked by the plot line of the balancers being around to keep the mythical creatures in check. I will definitely be checking out the first novel.
  • What Karla Wants (Wings from Ashes, #1) on July 28, 2011

    Karla has to move to a new town because of her father's job. Karla generally has a hard time making friends but this time around it seems easy...almost too easy. This story has a good message but is pretty short and can seem to not flow as easily as it could. It also seems to end abruptly with no resolution. I enjoyed the story overall.
  • Gravity on July 28, 2011

    Ariel is a girl just trying to stay under the radar and make it through high school. Her parents aren't the richest and therefore she is not the most popular. After her friend disappears Ariel isn't sure how she'll make it through the school year. Strange things being to happen to Ariel, noises in the night, visions she can't explain, and just some overall strange things. Ariel is relieved to make friends with Theo, another "misfit" and they together with Henry, the new handsome boy in school. Try to figure out what is going on in their town. A good read.