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The WordSmithe

I love a good book! Young Adult, New Adult, Adult and nearly any genre. If it’s well-written, I’ll read it. And, I love to talk about what I’ve written.


I have a WIP–a new adult dystopian novel. I’m also exploring short fiction.

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If you’re an author and you’d like me to review your book, just drop me a line. I’ll be happy to read an ARC. I always give an honest review. And, even if I didn’t particularly go crazy for your story, I will stay positive. I believe something redeeming can be found in nearly every book.

Broken Visions

Broken Visions - Jessica Sorensen So far, “Broken Visions” by Jessica Sorensen is the best book out of the series! Plot thickens, emotions deepen and characters develop further in this paranormal story.

I’ve enjoyed the characters throughout the “Shattered Promises” series. Sorensen gives us more to love in her third installment. Gemma started out as the blank slate main character. In Book One, she found her emotions. In Book Three we learn that Alex was responsible for that development. Now Gemma is dealing with so many emotions that she wishes she could go back in time. But, only for a minute. Alex continues to be a brick wall. He does a great job of hiding his emotions but Gemma is putting all sorts of chinks in the concrete. By the end of the book he’s having a real struggle with his own emotions. “Broken Visions” was clearly only about these two characters. Laylen, Aislen and Shasta have very minor roles. And, poor Nicholas, the mobile Renuzit air freshener fairie, meets an almost tragic end.

The character of Gemma is like a giant rose with many petals. Pull back a petal and learn something new–emotions, powers, relationships. This time we learn about her father, another Foreseer, and more about her mother. Oh, and the little rose has a ‘bud’ in development.

I love Sorensen’s handling of time travel. Instead of the usual contrived and obvious ways of travel, crystal balls and even spontaneous visions send the MC into the past or into the future. Gemma learns that she is a rare Foreseer/Keeper who has great powers. She can concentrate and travel to where ever she needs to be.

The only thing I disliked about “Broken Visions”? The next book in the series hasn’t been released yet! I’ve already pre-ordered mine.