Smashwords book reviews by Addy

  • The Last Death of Tev Chrisini on Sep. 11, 2012

    What if you are immortal and you can't die but you feel pain like anybody else? And what if you have tried everything, but still unable to unravel the mystery behind your puzzling condition? And now you have lived for more than five hundred years, but caught in the middle of a war that won't end. That is precisely the position faced by Tev Chrisini, the central character of Jennifer Bresnick's novel, The Last Death of Tev Chrisini. To begin with, I love this book and finds little to no fault with it. I was simply held enchanted and glued to the book till I devoured the whole book. The prose was very well written, the dialogues were superb and I admired Jennifer Bresnick's handling of character. Bresnick created a world that features absorbing character, who despite the fact that he is immortal, could still be seen succeeding and facing challenges like any mortal would. For those who demand imaginative and excellent writing, characters who engage the reader both intellectually and emotionally, The Last death of Tev Chrisini is the book for you. Although it might be difficult to get through the beginning, once you managed to get yourself familiar with the places and people, you can begin to picture yourself as part of the story and begin to participate in the adventure. All in all, the Last death of Tev Chrisini is a great book which I would recommend you reading. Hopefully Bresnick will speculate on further challenges for our hero.
  • Changed Forever on Sep. 15, 2013

    I just finished reading Changed Forever by Steven Misosky. I love this book so much that I devoured it. Read it in one sitting. I can’t express in words how superb this book is. Not only is the writing excellent, the story itself is entertaining and enlightening. Although, it is a young adult novel, I was fascinated by the things I discovered while reading this book. Steven Misosky tackles some complicated issues in a way that got my attention. Steven answered so many questions that do arise in our curious mind. He explained why yawns are contagious. Exploration of dreams, the universe, the conscious mind, they all draw in the reader into the book. The book is not without its own flaws, but it is a very good book. I strongly recommend it for anyone looking for something good to read.
  • Gluten Free Bread: 100 Wheat Free Bread and Baked Goods Recipes on Sep. 17, 2013

    After one year of struggling to accommodate a gluten-free, dairy-free diet, I finally discover this wonderful book. This cookbook is approachable and the recipes are actually something you will make...and then make again. Recipes are well written and easy to follow. I've been trying to get going on them one by one. I made the Kaiser Rolls and it’s so delicious. It's a resourceful book, a fun read, and I’m happy to find recipes that didn't use gluten most especially in baked food. The recipes are easy to follow and so, so good recipes that is not overly complex yet yield delicious results and sophisticated, well-balanced, fresh flavors. I recommend this for anyone who wants healthy gluten free food.
  • Don't Call Me Baby on Nov. 18, 2013

    I love this book. I couldn’t put it down. Read it in one sitting. The story plot is original and it’s fill with suspense, true romance and so many twist and turns. The prose is well written, the dialogues are superb and I like the way the author handles the character. I love how real and believable the characters are, especially Lola. For those who love mystery and suspense and those who demand imaginative and excellent writing, characters that come alive as soon as they are introduced, original story plot, Don’t call me baby is the book you’re looking for. I recommend this book for lovers of mystery/PI and anyone looking for something good to read.