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A fun little piece of tween lit. The premise was engaging, and aside from a few choice typos like 'Stone Hedge' or 'at ounce', the writing was quite nice. :)
01/30/2011
A somewhat hollow, but fun little adventure story. Doesn't stack up against Verne or anything, but it's nice for a quick read. :)
01/29/2011
Very nice, thoroughly enjoyable. :)The ending was a bit rushed, but the characters and their relationships more that made up for it. Recommended. :)
01/15/2011
Lovely! Light, fluffy, and very funny. Highly recommended!
10/19/2010
Fascinatingly morbid and horrific, fascinating from a historical standpoint, and in all a great book. The ending leaves something to be desired (unless you look at it from the standpoint of the times), but it's very nice nonetheless.
10/11/2010
Wonderful. A simple yet intelligent tale of science vs. superstition and reason vs. intuition. It'll make you think, make you hold your breath on the edge of your seat. Probably one of the best free e-books I've read. Fantastic.
10/10/2010
Brief and interesting. Rather short for my taste, but a good read nonetheless.
10/02/2010
Oh, this book had so much potential. It's a very interesting scenario, with action that kept the story clipping along. It would have been an instant favorite but for a few things.

First, it's full of typos and missed commas. Whether this is the author's fault or not, I don't know, but it's distracting.

Second, there wasn't enough backstory for my taste. The main character, Ella, is a shape-shifter, yet she only uses her power a few times in the book. It seems like it would be a major plot point, but it turns out not to be, which is somewhat disappointing.

Ella finds a magical ring which catapults her into this headlong dash away from a mysterious dark monster... who remains mysterious. Who is he? Why does he want the ring? What does the ring do, and where did it come from, anyway? I'd still like to know the answers.

While it wasn't the epic tale I was hoping for, it was a decent story nonetheless. I read it in three hours, always wanting to know what happened next. A good read, even with its flaws.
09/27/2010
Very nice. A headlong rush through the desert that pulls the reader right along with it. Action, suspense, intrigue, and gorgeous descriptions more than make up for the (to my mind) slightly kitschy romance.
09/16/2010
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