Ana Lucía Arroyave


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Smashwords book reviews by Ana Lucía Arroyave

  • Hush Money (Talent Chronicles) on Jan. 31, 2011
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    First thing that catch my eye about this book: the cover! And then I read a quote that says: "X-Men meets Smallville" and I knew I had to read this book. This is a very fast reading that keeps you entertained as you get to know all the characters. I love X-Men (comics, cartoon, movies) and Hush Money reminds me a lot of X-Men. Lots of kids with superpowers who are persecuted because they are considered dangerous to society. That is why they have to be invisible and be careful not to your their powers in front of anyone. Joss -the heroine of this novel- tries to be under the radar and her plan worked until the day Kat came into her life. I really liked her personality and her dress style, kind of tomboy but still looking pretty. I liked how the story unfolds through the differents characters and all of them well developed, you won't find the tipical nice boy or sweet girl, I found that refreshing. And I liked that the story was told from Joss and Dylan -male hero- perspective because I get to know both of their characters. I was a little disappointed by the end, I would liked to read another chapter as a closer. But overall I really enjoy it and definitely leaves the door open for another book.
  • Glimpse (Zellie Wells #1) on Feb. 08, 2011

    I found out about this book because I read and excerpt in Hush Money by Susan Bishchoff and let me tell you, what an amazing book it turns out to be. I read the description and I was claping hands like a little girl looking forward to read it and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the ebook. Is so well written, very descriptive and I like all the characters (except for one). Enjoyable from the very begining I wasn't even looking the page number and the pages were turning themselfs, I devoured in hours and ended up sad because I wanted more. The point of view switches back and forth between Zellie and Avery, points for that too. I really liked Zellie's power, I had never read something like that and when she founds out more about her abilities everything gets even more interesting. At some points I was laughing and then my mouth was hanging open trying to understand what was happening, full of twists and surprises. The only character that I didn't like was Zellie's mother, I was feeling every line I read that I ended up really mad at her, she was a very selfish person and I couldn't stand her, at the end I just wanted to slap her!! You have to read it to find out why. Also at the end, the author introduce new characters that only leaves you wanting more and find out who they are and what role will they have in the future. Can't wait to read the sequel, called Glimmer. Even though I'm not a fan of the cover (maybe in paperback it looks different) the plot totally deserves more than 5 stars -and I don't usually say this about any book- Glimpse is an excelent book that more people need to know about and the first one on a trilogy, I loved reading Glimpse so much. Are you still reading this? Go and buy it!