I'm a 40 year old woman battling the usual villains of laundry, insanity, gravity, and grey hair. I'm pretty sure the evil four have gained the higher ground, but I've been preparing three children to take up the mantle once I've met my demise.
I absolutely loved this story. It is very well written, captivating, and contains a believable plot. This one was easy to shuck off reality and fall into the world that the author created. Great job and thank you for a wonderful adventure to escape into!
So far I've read everything available from this author on the site and I've quickly become a fan. Well thought out plot lines, great character development, decent editing, exciting action, and really enjoyable reading. Thank you for the hours of adventure!
This was a creepy story but I was left wanting to know more. It seems almost like it's a feeder into a bigger novel but I don't see anything on this site alluding to a larger universe of these characters.
I really enjoyed this and had quite a few laugh out loud moments while reading as well as "What the hell does that mean?" when I couldn't grasp the slang. At least the unknown slang also caused me to giggle, even if I'm not sure exactly what I'm laughing at.
These two books are a wonderful find! Book 1 deals with the discovery and coming together of the first 4 children the evil doctor 'tampered with'. It's very well written, engaging, and completely fun to read. Technically the novels feel finished with nicely polished editing. The story was just superb, very engaging and a joy to read. If you like comic books or superhero type plots you will enjoy these two books. Great job author!
While book 1 introduced the character's world and set us up on a nice little adventure, book 2 continues with the struggles and sets up the road map for the kids to find more of their 'kind' in the future. The ending gave us a nice way to ease into more support for the kids so they aren't having to solo so much. These two books are very well written, they feel like polished novels. Excellent bit of literature! I am looking forward to reading more!
Three stars for interesting characters, plots, and world. Two stars empty because as a voracious reader, present tense is horribly tedious. I find that I simply cannot devour the book in one sitting, I have to put it away when the tense makes me so irritable I prefer doing laundry. I'm not sure if I can bring myself to stick with the series, even though I'm intrigued enough to wonder what happens to the characters.
About 120 or so pages in it clicked in my head what writing in present tense made me think of constantly. It reminds me of the old online roleplay MUDs, only instead of getting to 'choose your own adventure' you are simply reading someone's completed game. I really would like to give the series more consideration but I'm not sure I can grit my teeth that often.
I truly was delighted at finding out what the author had spun the vampire mythos into. Extremely intriguing idea and the story was fun to read minus one character that I wanted to strangle or drop off a building. Amber was dumb. Box of rocks dumb. I could not find anything about her to like or to deem her worthy of the attention either of the 'good guy' male characters gave her. I'd still give this one 4 stars in spite of my absolute hatred of how one of the main characters was written simply because the spin on vampire lore is brilliant.
I really enjoyed the first story in this series, this one was not quite what I expected based off that one. While the first one contained a bit of erotica with a nice captivating little plot, this one was mostly erotica with a tiny plot as an excuse. :(
The author writes very well, there is nothing technical lacking from this story in that aspect. This book was almost all icing, no cake.
This set of stories was fascinating. If it weren't for the Atlantic separating these people from where I am, I would almost swear the author has met some of my relatives. Great job pulling all these dirty bits of humanity into one shiny package.
I laughed the most at the school report story. If you've ever had to grade reports you'd understand how true to voice that one is, even if those two dip into the slightly demented category. At least they went to the trouble to define big words like "slag" which showed the depth of their innocence and how it's being degraded by environment. Great job author!
I will return and write a proper review once I've read this series but I had to state outright how important writing a good biography can help sell an author's work. Especially to the more insane readers of the world, who love quirk, humor, and downright perfect moments of serendipity. (especially if there's a vampire or two involved)
For the record, I purchased all three novels in this series based solely on the fact that the author's bio made me grin.
I was not disappointed with this purchase! After having read the author's Justice novels, I knew the writing would be well done. What I didn't know was that the author's take on Hell and redemption would be so completely fun to read.
Misery is a delightful and captivating YA novel. If I ever set my Nook down for any length of time two of my teens have stated they would like to read it just from me carrying on a play by play as I read. I think even my 16 year old son would like this one if I find some horrible torture like brussel sprouts to threaten him away from video games for a couple hours.
This was a fun and clever little read. I could have been happy with a few more pages but the author wrapped up the theme nicely in the space that was there. It's nice to find a short story that wraps itself up and doesn't leave you thinking there's a larger story still in the works. :)
I am now well prepared in exit stratagem and have stashed a socket wrench away in case of a zombie apocalypse.
I did not want this story to end!
I think my mother's instinct kicked in and adopted Drekken as soon as he bonded with the baby dragon. Wonderful world, excellent characters, superbly written emotions. Great job!
Tough story to read just for the joy of reading. I think the author has brought to light quite a few things facing the target audience that the rest of humanity doesn't know or care to know. Certainly many would be appalled to think of an entire segment of people being treated as non-human. I had no clue about the stupid laws in place specifically to target homeless.
This seems like it could be a very interesting full length novel. I can't decide exactly how I feel about the main character. She's quirky for sure, but is she insane? At least according to human standards, she's definitely alien.
Atheists In The Bible Belt
on June 13, 2011
Curiosity got me on this one, seeing as I've lived my entire life in Texas and I don't practice any religion. However, I cannot read this on my nook. The formatting smushes all the words on top of each other, so each line is halfway into the ones above and below it. :(
Shaun of the Dead meets Sex in the City while on a flashback acid trip?
I don't think I fall into the target audience for this novel. While at times I found completely hilarious bits I could relate to, the other bits of time the book was written in languages I do not speak, Fashionista and Modernese.
Due to the language barrier, I found myself hoping to see the protagonist become a Zombie chew toy. I gleefully read the last pages hoping Sef's demise was described in brilliantly gory detail only to have my hopes dashed by a cliffhanger.
This novel definitely left me feeling bi-polar. I absolutely loved it's Shaun of the Dead moments and equally loathed it's Sex in the City ones. For the right demographic this should be a hit but it left this 40 year old feeling a bit misogynistic yet strangely nostalgic for the music of an early 80's skating rink.
Unfortunately this reads like quite a bit of fan fiction. The dialogue is stilted and does not flow well. The story skips from scene to scene with no segue. Some of the descriptions are unbelievable. Research gay sex if you seriously want to write it well.
A truly wonderful read. Story is well told, characters are well developed, and it's easy to fall into. I will look forward to the next in the series. It was real easy to read this all in one day of purchasing it because it's hard to put down.
The prequel short leading into this was a perfect hook. It got me to read the preview and then purchase the full novel all on it's own.
The Novel is a nice little romance. A light easy read with enjoyable characters and an interesting plot. The ending felt a little flat to me, after all the build up I was expecting a little more twist.
Over all, worth a few dollars and a few hours of your time.
What did I just read? From the author's bio, and the reviews here I thought perhaps it might be an interesting collection of novellas. It seems more like that mad dash and incoherence that often occurs when someone is writing for NaNoWriMo and trying to cram 50k words into a month.
There were huge continuity errors, the author often swapped two of the female character's names back and forth or forgot that one character was just smashed before miraculously jumping up and flying away. Is this a joke?
I thought maybe it was just a sluggish start, so I read halfway through Daniel's story last night. I cannot finish this. Daniel is a textbook example of how to write a Mary Sue. It feels like the author is pulling one huge joke on his readers, trying to cover every single bad writing technique in one storyline.