Sarah Smith

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  • My Enchanted Life on Feb. 15, 2012

    I received this as part of a Goodreads group Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics: Read to Review giveaway. I absolutely loved this book. The characters were very engaging, the plot was refreshingly different from anything I've read recently and the entire story flowed fantastically. I really hope there are many more to come for this series. Laura Eno is a great author and this book should definitely be picked up now!
  • Angel Evolution on March 11, 2012

    I received this as part of a Goodreads group Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics: Read to Review giveaway. This was a great quick read. I thought that the characters were well thought out, and even though the plot centered on the conflict between angels vs demons, the authors take on this subject combined with the fact that these two groups aren't related to their biblical counterparts was very original. I would like to have seen the main characters' 'abilities' exploited/explained a little more, but overall I really enjoyed this book. David Estes is a great author and I can't wait for more of this series!
  • Illicit Magic (Book 1, Stella Mayweather Series) on March 28, 2012

    I received this as part of a Goodreads group Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics: Read to Review giveaway. Overall I liked this book and am looking forward to checking out the next in the series. However, it seemed slow and slightly boring at first, even though you are pretty much thrown into the action of Stella against the Brotherhood almost immediately. This was most likely due to the requisite set-up/background information that inevitably has to be thrown in for a new series. So realizing this I kept reading. I am glad that I did, because it certainly ended with a bang! The characters were charming, the plot was very interesting and the romantic aspect was great. I kind of question Stellas' attachment to Etoile and Marc, even though they were pretty much the first of her kind to welcome her to her new world. It just seemed kind of unlikely to me that she would make friends with anyone so quickly since she was tossed around foster homes her whole life and never really had any friends (because of her 'accidents'). That aside, I thought this was great and I will continue to read this series since now I am hooked and looking forward to see Stella come more into her powers as she continues to battle the Brotherhood.
  • Meeting Destiny on March 28, 2012

    I received this as part of a Goodreads group Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics: Read to Review giveaway. I have to say it was not what I was expecting for a paranormal book. I was slightly disappointed that the main characters 'abilities' weren't exploited/explained more. It read more like a straight romance novel (with some ESP) than a paranormal novel. That said the romance was very sweet and had me wanting to read more. I really liked the way the book ended. It had me looking forward to reading more in the series.
  • Crimson Midnight (Crimson Series Book 1) on April 24, 2012

    I received this as part of the ARR Urban Fantasy part of the Making Connections group on Goodreads. Overall I liked this book, it started out with a lot of promise and ended with a bang (albeit a What in the heck just happened ending), making me want more, but it was somewhat head scratch worthy. Some of the story lines seemed either forced or just under explained, the authors (Amos and Cassidy) had some great ideas for story arcs that didn't appear to go anywhere, perhaps I just missed something or perhaps these will be explained in sequels. I will just have to keep reading to find out. The plot kept my interest for the most part, but the delivery was a bit hard to follow, with switching first person narratives. Note there are some single sex couples in the book, but if you are open to romance/sexual situations being well written no matter the makeup of the couple I highly recommend this read to you. All in all, the characters were for the most part charming and seemed to leap right off the page. I was extremely engrossed in the story and definitely interested in checking out the next few books in the series.
  • Eurochicks on April 25, 2012

    I received this as part of the ARR Women's Fiction part of the Making Connections group on Goodreads. I really quite enjoyed this book. It was a great quick read. At first I thought that the characters were a bit hard to relate to given that I am not a fashionista, but once they ripped into Cassie a few times for being such a snot, they were definitely after my heart. I really enjoyed all the situations the girls got into and all the places they visited. I would have liked to have seen more of Carlos since he was hilarious, but overall I really enjoyed the book and I thought it was well paced and the budding romances were very sweet. Ellie Spanos is a great author and I can't wait for more of this series! Vegas baby!