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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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A Wonderful Read!

Wonderwall - M.H. Soars

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


Ever wonder what it would be like to love a celebrity and live in their world? Wonder no more! Read M.H. Soars Wonderwall and live a moment in the life of a pop star.


I loved this book! I laughed and even experienced some awesome emotions. This wasn’t your atypical contemporary romance. Yes, there’s a boy and a girl in love. And, yes, there is some turmoil in their lives. But, it was laugh out loud funny! When it wasn’t funny, I was left feeling for Olivia and thinking ‘yes, boys can be stupid’!


My favorite characters were Olivia, Sebastian, and Saylor. First off, Saylor is that book best friend we all need. She’ll honestly tell you what she thinks, how she feels, and what you need to do about your mess. As real as she is, she has her own hidden story (I hear she gets a book!). You know it’s there because she doesn’t go into details about her own life. Other than that, I just love her–mermaid hair and all! I loved Sebastian so much that I wanted to slap the crap out of him. Man, he was the epitome of stupid. Fortunately, he does get a grip on reality again. And, Olivia is the girl we’d all like as a friend. She’s compassionate and cares for her friends deeply. She braves the world on her terms. And, when she hurts it bothers you on a soul level. There’s nothing shallow about her.


As a writer I like symbolism in stories. I loved the Promise bracelet idea in the story. I actually went online and looked for one. What a wonderful idea of making a promise solid. And, it can only be broken with a key. Priceless! 


Soars gave a new twist on the ‘boy meets girl next door’ story by introducing a boy band. The band was like a cross between The Beatles (international popularity) and One Direction (teen girl appeal). Personally, I never thought much about the life of a boy band pop star. After reading Wonderwall, I realized it’s not an easy lifestyle and finding true love could be difficult.


I really loved the international flavor in this story. I’ve never been to London, but Soars provided the right details to allow the reader to know where they were located. But, London (and Camden) were merely settings. They didn’t distract from the story at all.


Above all, Soars delivered another well-written story with well-developed characters. At the end it made me wonder how many teenage relationships actually stand the test of time. Wonderwall isn’t your atypical romance novel. It’s a great story about an enduring love between best friends who happen to be of opposite sex.


An excellent read! I loved how it made me feel happy!

Source: http://thewordsmithe.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/a-wonderful-read-a-review-of-m-h-soars-wonderwall