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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.

An Emotional Breakthrough!

Breaking Through - d. Nichole King

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

Mature readers due to sexual content.


I previously reviewed a short version of this story in the Beneath the Cape anthology. My opinion of D. Nichole King’s interesting novel has not changed. I loved the unique plot and the amazing characters.


The expanded story is simply beautiful! My favorite characters are still my favorites. Nautica, Riley, and Kray have such clearly defined roles along with great strengths. Their weaknesses help them grow as individuals.


I would have never guessed how involved Nautica’s story could be. There’s a bombshell near the end of this story. I actually went back and re-read parts to make sure I actually understood what I read. What a great twist to the story!


King crafted a set of well-developed characters whose talents were tied to their emotions. Without being in control of their anger or even their excitement, their talents became overwhelming. Nautica was crushed by the potential of her abilities. She couldn’t shine until she got out of her own way. And, here lies the message in this story. If you hide your talents or skills behind a wall, you can’t embrace your power. Lovely!


Magical elements and a government conspiracy makes for a great story line. Breaking Through is a wonderful story with a beautiful ending. I highly recommend it to everyone.

Source: http://thewordsmithe.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/breaking-through-blog-tour