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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.

Cursed at Birth

Peace Piper: Soul Warriors Book 3 - Allie Burton

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Allie Burton’s Peace Piper was another enjoyable read! The more I read into this series the better I like it.


The protagonist in this installment was not immediately likable. Piper had honorable motives, but she lived with the enemy! By the end of the book, I was pulling for her. She deserved a happy ending. I loved how the love interest, another shabti soldier named Math, wasn’t completely trusting in Piper. He knew there was something about her, but he guarded his heart and needed to be sure of her intentions. A nice break from Xander and Falcon (if you don’t know who they are, stop and read books one and two).


Burton continues to spin a fantastical story involving real Egyptian artifacts. She has taken full license to craft her take on their mythical backgrounds and it’s engaging.


I loved that the plot was more risky in this installment of the Soul Warriors series. A life was at stake instead of simply helping the world avoid catastrophe. Putting a name on that one life made Piper’s situation more endearing.


Ms. Burton if you’re reading this, I want to know more about Piper and her heartless father.

I highly recommend Peace Piper! There’s another installment in this story coming….

Source: http://thewordsmithe.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/cursed-at-birth-a-review-of-allie-burtons-peace-piper