Brandi Gillilan


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Smashwords book reviews by Brandi Gillilan

  • The Mating Call on June 12, 2013

    The information given for The Mating Call sounds great! I was looking forward to reading it since I love paranormal and especially Werewolves. I was disappointed for the most part with the book. There were several grammar and spelling errors that should have been caught in the editing phase. They tended to be distracting, especially when the book was speaking of Lucian and would say her instead of he or him. In my opinion Samantha raged and yelled too much in the beginning when normally questions would be asked. It's a bit hard to read in some spots because of the sections being bogged down with too much detail or detail placed in odd spots. I love knowing what characters look like but it can be broken up into multiple spots. Also, usually you describe people when they are looking at each other not after one leaves the room. There also happens to be a lot of spots that repeat the same thing over and over in a small area. The pace is a bit rushed, I understand novellas are small and you need to get from point a to point b but more filler would help spread out the plot and made for an easier read. It does get better as you read at about the middle but it gets really hurried at the end. More could have happened or something could have been expanded on such as her gift with dreams which is only mentioned in passing. The plot has great potential and the story would be great if it was expressed better. Brandi G.
  • Postcards from Mr. Pish: East Coast Edition (Volume 3) on June 13, 2013

    This is a very interesting book. I feel like a child would enjoy this book due to the talking dog while parents would enjoy the educational aspect. I really enjoy the pictures of the places Mr. Pish has visited and the historical facts of each place. Children will enjoy the book while learning at the same time! B. Gillilan
  • Postcards from Mr. Pish: South and West Edition (Volume 4) on June 16, 2013

    I really enjoyed Mr. Pish adventure through the South and West. I am from Alabama and I really enjoyed the history given about the Vulcan statue in Birmingham. I enjoy the feel of these books because it encourages kids to imagine they are on the trip with Mr. Pish. The pictures are a fun and personal touch. B. Gillilan