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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.

Discover the Possibilities!

Seeking Havok - Lila Felix

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

For Mature Readers due to sexual content.


Seeking Havok by Lila Felix was an emotional, heartfelt read.


I loved the characters in this story namely Havok, Fade, and Mrs. Blakely. Havok (great name) was a character unaware of her strength. She was a beautiful girl, inside and out, and very intelligent (the one thing she didn’t doubt). Many people are influenced by their environments. Havok, however, wasn’t tainted by her surroundings. Instead her circumstances enhanced her persona and turned her into a girl who could rise above her troubled existence. Fade was the perfect book boyfriend (I swear I keep collecting these). He was patient like a monk with a good soul and a kind heart. Finally, Mrs. Blakeley was the ultimate perfect mom. She took no mess, but she dealt out discipline with lots of love.


Even though Seeking Havok had its dark elements, it was tale full of hope and possibilities. There was always the possibility of a better future for Havok. She only had to embrace it. Fade was a lonely soul. His future contained the possibility of the promise of true love as long as he remained open to it.


Here lately, I’ve been reading books (not intentionally) with villains who were all too familiar to the main character. Felix gave us the best message…sometimes those who care for you the most may not be biological family. Never take those people for granted.


I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a romance that’s not your atypical mushy story. I look forward to reading more by Felix.

Source: http://thewordsmithe.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/discover-the-possibilities-a-review-of-lila-felixs-seeking-havok