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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.

Find my reviews here, on Wordpress, on Tumblr, on Facebook (The Word Smithe), Goodreads.com, and Amazon.


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.

Embrace Your True Self

Finding Me - Dawn Brazil

I received an e-copy of the book from the author, via Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review.


Dawn Brazil’s Finding Me was like a reading about a young group of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Except these supernaturals has a member with amnesia.


Finding Me was a creative spin on time travel and supernaturals. Brazil’s tale centers around a young girl who doesn’t remember she’s supernatural. She doesn’t remember anything about her life other than she’s a normal teen with a pretend boyfriend, snobby parents and snooty friends at an exclusive school. Once I got past all the name dropping (Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, etc.), the story was good. Chloe wasn’t a fan of all the big designer names. It was the world she lived in and Brazil attempted to reveal that to readers. I think she succeeded especially when the seventeen year old received a brand new sports car for a birthday present.


Chloe and The Great 8 are fighting an enemy they’ve known all their life. Unfortunately, she doesn’t remember the enemy until the last quarter of the book. Her memories start flooding back and now we get a major cliffhanger.


Brazil wrote a hopeful story with a clear, positive message–when you embrace who you are, you’re unstoppable! That’s a great message for everyone and not just teens. I look forward to reading the next installment by Brazil.

Source: http://thewordsmithe.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/embrace-your-true-self-a-review-of-dawn-brazils-finding-me