Sunday, November 28, 2010

Being Light (Helen Smith)

Overall: 3.9
  • Plot: 3/5
  • Originality: 5/5
  • Language: 3.5/5
  • Believability: 4/5
Being Light by Helen Smith

When Roy Travers doesn’t come home his wife begins to suspect he has been abducted by aliens, and she enlists the help of a private detective to find him. But Roy was not taken by aliens. The truth is far stranger.
Genre: General Fiction
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In Being Light, we continue with the adventures of Alison, Taron, and Mrs. Fitzgerald from Alison Wonderland, adding in a host of new characters who are somehow intricately linked to one another through circuses, elephants, and familial ties.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Erich's Plea (Tracey Alley)

Due to a high number of grammatical errors, I was unable to complete enough of this novel  to be able to write a review in good conscience. The story itself might have been quite interesting, but I was distracted by run-on sentences, misused semicolons, and the occasional addition of an apostrophe after the word its. At 43%, I called it quits.

My apologies for not having a full review to post this week. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Flaming Dove (Daniel Arenson)

Overall: 3.1
  • Plot: 4/5
  • Originality: 4/5
  • Language: 2.5/5
  • Believability: 2/5
Flaming Dove by Daniel Arenson

Outcast from Hell. Banished from Heaven. Lost on Earth.

The battle of Armageddon was finally fought... and ended with no clear victor. Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat each other into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins. Armageddon should have ended with Heaven winning, ushering in an era of peace. That's what the prophecies said. Instead, the two armies--one of angels, one of demons--hunker down in the scorched planet, lick their wounds, and gear up for a prolonged war with no end in sight.

In this chaos of warring armies and ruined landscapes, Laila doesn't want to take sides. Her mother was an angel, her father a demon; she is outcast from both camps. And yet both armies need her, for with her mixed blood, Laila can become the ultimate spy... or ultimate soldier. As the armies of Heaven and Hell pursue her, Laila's only war is within her heart--a struggle between her demonic and heavenly blood.
Genre: Fantasy
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In the aftermath of Armageddon, Earth is a desolate battlefield where angels and demons continue to fight tooth and nail for the ravaged land. In the midst of this chaos is Laila, a being half dark and half light who wants nothing more than a place to rest. With her, we find out what happens when this wish goes unanswered.


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