Helena Ferrell

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Smashwords book reviews by Helena Ferrell

  • Devour on March 08, 2013
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    Note: I received this book directly from the author in exchange for an honest review. This is the fourth book I've read by this author so far, and I have to say, this is by far my favourite story by her. Once I started, I wasn't able to put this book down! So often I read books that are so predictable, and I assumed this would be just like the rest. Boy was I wrong! I think this was the first book I've read so far this year where the girl didn't end up with the boy I assumed right off the bat. It was very refreshing! My actual rating for this book was 3.5, but I always round up. I really, really liked the book, but it wasn't quite love. I felt like there was a little something missing. Something a bit more dramatic as a climax would have totally pushed this story over the top. Even without, I had a ton of fun with this book. I think my favourite part of the entire story is the idea of a "blood high." I thought that was a very unique take, and even though I've heard of things similiar to it in other books, I've never heard it phrased that way, and I really liked it. I'd recommend this book to anyone that likes a paranormal vampire story.
  • Devour on March 08, 2013
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    Note: I received this book directly from the author in exchange for an honest review. This is the fourth book I've read by this author so far, and I have to say, this is by far my favourite story by her. Once I started, I wasn't able to put this book down! So often I read books that are so predictable, and I assumed this would be just like the rest. Boy was I wrong! I think this was the first book I've read so far this year where the girl didn't end up with the boy I assumed right off the bat. It was very refreshing! My actual rating for this book was 3.5, but I always round up. I really, really liked the book, but it wasn't quite love. I felt like there was a little something missing. Something a bit more dramatic as a climax would have totally pushed this story over the top. Even without, I had a ton of fun with this book. I think my favourite part of the entire story is the idea of a "blood high." I thought that was a very unique take, and even though I've heard of things similiar to it in other books, I've never heard it phrased that way, and I really liked it. I'd recommend this book to anyone that likes a paranormal vampire story.
  • Erin The Fire Goddess: The Beginning on June 13, 2013
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    I went into this book completely blind. All I knew about this novel was that it has a pretty cover and obviously has something to do with the beginning of a story involving a fire goddess. Although the story did take a while to “heat up” (hah! Puns.), I still found myself intrigued by the story from the start. The author did a great job creating Erin as a sweet and kindhearted girl that’s just misunderstood due to her birthmark. Honestly, it seemed that all of the characters (except Jessica, of course) were well rounded and genuine. When I first started reading, I did have a few problems. It’s no secret that the grammar in this book is not up to snuff. I believe I read somewhere that this was being worked on, but at least at the point where I was reading this book, it had not yet been corrected. The grammatical issues caused some disturbance at first, but it wasn’t at a level where I couldn’t complete the story. In fact, once I really got into the story, I stopped noticing the grammatical errors as much as I had in the beginning. This is a really sweet book and I can’t wait to continue the series. Try to look past the errors (until they’re corrected) and you’ll find yourself enveloped in a really fun series. Note: I received this book free from the author in exchange for a review.