I created eBook Sharing as a way of sharing free & cheap eBooks with others that love reading as much as I do. I also found that authors appreciate reviews and I decided that I would try to review all books that I read.
The Boomerang Effect
on July 12, 2012
I have to admit, I found it a little difficult at first to keep up with who was who. However it really didn't take long to keep the characters straight in my head.
I loved the idea behind the Boomerang plot and it was well laid out.
The ending surprised me and the whole story, in my opinion, was very well written.
Well done Lindy, hope to read more books from yerself :)
on Dec. 02, 2013
Thirteen year old Jack Sullivan resents living with his mom's rules. He feels she's restricting his freedom (typical teen) and just wants to be left alone to have fun with his friends. Waking up to the sound of gunfire one morning, Jack soon has a lot more to worry about than being grounded. Soon he is helping devise ways to stop his neighbours becoming desperate for basic needs and worrying about his dad.
Looking at the front cover of "Thirteen", I can safely say that cover art is definitely not a priority for me when I choose a book. I'm not sure it would even attract the target audience, but the plot for the story sure will.
When I started reading "Thirteen" I had to remember to keep in mind that it is targeted at a much younger age group and it shows in how it is written. I kept thinking it needed to be spiced up but that's my adult thinking. In reality, for a 10 - 14 year old boy, it is just right.
Shannon Peel has come up with a great plot, one that young boys/teens would be interested in. I was certainly interested in it, and I'd like to think that I would be willing to help out wherever necessary in a situation like that. Each chapter was very well written, again, remembering the target audience. I really felt for Jack. I also really felt for his mom, as being a mother myself, I know how strong willed young boys can be and how hard of a job it is to protect them without suffocating the poor child.
"Thirteen": a book for kids with a simplified adult storyline. I will definitely be recommending this book to my thirteen year old son.
I was asked to review "Thirteen" in exchange for an honest review.
Between the Devil and the Darkness
on Feb. 10, 2014
I received a copy of this ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Having read Lindy Spencer's first book, "The Boomerang Effect" and because I enjoyed it immensely, I didn't hesitate to say yes when Lindy asked me did I want to review her newest book "Between The Devil and the Darkness".
I'd been looking forward to reading this book ever since Lindy had told me that she was writing it, and once I got a copy of it onto my Kindle, I sat down and read it from beginning to end in one go.
"Between The Devil and the Darkness" is an anthology including an excerpt at the end from "The Boomerang Effect". (For those of us who didn't know what anthology meant: An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. It may be a collection of poems, short stories, plays, songs, or excerpts. In genre fiction anthology is used to categorize collections of shorter works such as short stories and short novels, usually collected into a single volume for publication.)
This collection of ten short stories is one of the best of seen and so far I've tried three anthologies and this is the only one I've actually finished. The other two just seemed amaturish in comparison - (I know, I know, everyone's opinion differs and this is just MY opinion)
What I liked: What I really enjoyed most was the fact that each story wasn't "too" short and they were packed full of detail. My favorite story was "The End...Or Is It?" I could feel how the main character felt - the panick, the horror of the situation. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this story actually has a second part (are you paying attention here Lindy??)
What I disliked: That I now will have to wait impatiently until the lovely, crazy Lindy publishes her next book.
Who would I recommend this book to? Anyone age 16+. They're not graphically too much that they will cause extreme nightmares (well, they didn't for me, soooooo if you have nightmares, then blame the author :p )
"Between The Devil and the Darkness" has earned a whopping 5 stars from me and long may I stay a Spencer fan :D