Francesca Dell

Biography

I'm 15, and I like reading I guess. I also love acting, music and going out with my friends. Ugh, this is so awkward, I never know what to write in 'about me' boxes...

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Smashwords book reviews by Francesca Dell

  • In Your Dreams on Oct. 21, 2012

    With most books it usually takes me a couple of chapters to really start enjoying the story. But with this book I was completely immersed in the storyline right from the first word. I found the relation between main characters, Zip and Kieron very fun. The author Amy Martin manages to make the banter between these two characters simple and realistic, a lot like the relationships I have with my friends at school. Futhermore, the author succeeds in talking about the many different feelings a teenager of Zip's age might be feeling. Amy Martin writes about the confusion that many teenage girls feel when it comes to confronting their real feelings for a close friend. I think the reason the relationship between Zip and Kieron is so sweet is because they started off friends before they both admitted they had more romantic feeling towards each other. Reading about Kieron's narcolepsy was also very interesting for me as I have never met someone with narcolepsy before. It was interesting reading the book from Zip's point of view as well, because the little quips she inserted here and there made me laugh out loud. For example at the start of chapter two and Kieron has passed out on the table and Zip just thinks 'Way to go, Zip—he’s dead. You killed the new kid.' The book takes an interesting turn at the end when you find out that the person you thought was 'bad' and wanting to hurt Kieron actually turns out to be one of the good guys, trying to actually protect Kieron. The author manages to successfully keep each page fresh and exciting, so that you will never want to put the book down! I finished this book in 6 hours without putting it down once. A great read and I thoroughly recommend it. Looking forward to reading book two!
  • Aversion (Book One of The Mentalist Series) on Dec. 26, 2012
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    By the time I had finished the first page of Aversion, I knew I was going to enjoy it. This story is original and fresh, bringing a new perspective to a teenage romance. I loved the fact that in this story it was the girl with something to hide, I loved that it was the girl who had to protect the boy, instead of the usual boy rescues girl and they fall in love, happily ever after. The only problem I had with this book is that it was too short! I can honestly say that I finished this book in under 2 hours and I was just desperate for more. I absolutely cannot wait for the next in the series. I definitely recommend.
  • Aversion (Book One of The Mentalist Series) on Dec. 26, 2012

    By the time I had finished the first page of Aversion, I knew I was going to enjoy it. This story is original and fresh, bringing a new perspective to a teenage romance. I loved the fact that in this story it was the girl with something to hide, I loved that it was the girl who had to protect the boy, instead of the usual boy rescues girl and they fall in love, happily ever after. The only problem I had with this book is that it was too short! I can honestly say that I finished this book in under 2 hours and I was just desperate for more. I absolutely cannot wait for the next in the series. I definitely recommend.
  • Unhinged on June 13, 2013

    Wow. That's really the only word for this book. I loved it. Absolutely loved it. That ending is just amazing. I am currently dying with excitement for the second book in the series which I am definitely going to be getting. Admittedly, at first I did find the story a bit hard to get into and I had to keep leaving it and then coming back. However, when I got to the chapter where the to-die-for (literally!) Haiden is introduced I was completely engaged with the story and excited to carry on reading. Unhinged is a story told from Spencer, a girl who's still suffering from the tragic death of her boyfriend's point of view. I found the character of Spencer very interesting and engaging as you can feel the despair she still feels over the loss of her boyfriend. However, instead of just falling into a depressed like state like it may seem to her friends and family she is actually in a battle against the world to find a way to bring him back. I admired Spencer's tenacity and determination to get what she wants and give her boyfriend, Micah, his life back. Haiden. Well. What's not to love about Haiden? Just your average run of the mill bad boy.. Oh, well, except for the fact that he runs the Underworld and is responsible for all dead souls, including Spencer's boyfriend. I found the relationship between Spencer and Haiden very well written. The disdain and almost hatred they have for each other to begin with contributes to the spicy, intense relationship they share, so that when we begin to see Haiden's slightly more gentle side such as through his panic when Spencer is about to get run over and the way he would do anything for her, even save her friends, we can't help but fall in love with him. I felt sorry for Micah. There. I said it. I felt bad that his life had been cut off so short and that he is forced to spend his days inhabiting Spencer's room as a ghost with the loss of his ability to touch and feel things. Furthermore, reading about the growing feelings Haiden is having for Spencer, (even though she is clueless to them!) makes me once again feel bad for Micah. Obviously, he does himself no favours when running off to his dad all the time, but still, it is regretful that he may lose his love to the God of the Underworld (however breath-taking and drool-worthy that God may be!). Overall, this book is of great quality and an amazing read. The character relationships and the past behind many of the characters is very well written and makes the book a fun, interesting and mysterious read. You will be on the edge of your seat in some chapters out of fright, you will be laughing out loud in some chapters due to the somewhat cheerful banter and you will be crying your eyes out and sobbing by the time you reach the end of the book. I 100% recommend.
  • Broken Ties (Prequel to The Mentalist Series) on July 01, 2014

    The Mentalist is a series told from Gemma Green's point of view, about her life as an Averter. This prequel is the story of her parents. A story that is explored in small detail in the other two books, and a story that I have always wanted to know more about. Therefore, I was definitely intrigued at the prospect of this prequel and I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. This short novella is told from the point of view of both Paul Colt and Nora Brice, Gemma's father and mother, in their teenage years. I really appreciated this as it allowed me to see inside the minds of two characters who are somewhat a mystery in Aversion and Sentient. Obviously, I know how their story tragically ends but learning the details of how they met and what caused Paul to run away with Nora was really interesting. The story is short but sweet. I finished it in under two hours as I just could not stop reading. The characters are both engaging and likeable as they discover the excitement of first love and make the foolish teenage choices that we all have made at one point or another. This allowed me to relate to them immediately as I am a teenager myself. Udogu successfully created two believable and real teenagers. However, there is a dark undertone in the story that I was not expecting: the bruises Nora seems to constantly have from her mother. This aspect was definitely shocking as it is not something mentioned in the other two books and it compelled me to keep reading as I wanted to find out more about Nora's home life and what causes her mother to do this to her. However, this shocking twist was not really explored in much detail and the many questions I have did not get answered. I am disappointed about this as it would have been a very interesting plot point that could have been explored in much more depth, and I wish it had been. Even so, I still thoroughly enjoyed this story as it allows a little glimpse into the life of Paul Colt and has helped me to understand his character. The ending was abrupt but excellent and left me wanting more. It is because of this that I have rated the story 5 stars and to anyone that has read The Mentalist series or is wanting to read The Mentalist series, I completely recommend Broken Ties.