Ashleigh Paige

I'm a full-time college sophomore pursuing my B.A. in English with hopes of one day working as an editor. Cats, musicals, documentaries about cults/disasters/tragedies, and curse words are just a few of my favorite things. Also, check out our blog or I WILL FIND YOU.

Smokeless Fire: a Fire Spirits novel

Smokeless Fire - Samantha Young See more of my reviews sooner on The YA Kitten!Gave up at 24%/page 91. Wanna know why? Here's why:* "Everywhere he glanced those eyes of a thousand nights, eyes that had made love to every spectrum of color this realm and the others had to offer, were refracted on the cold glass and black marble of his home (p. 6)." Eyes making love? What? Not to mention the poor grammar. Commas: they're important. "Let's eat, Grandpa" and "Let's eat Grandpa" is a good example of that.* "“E,” he threw across the room belligerently and was rewarded with grateful smiles as the word became clearer (p. 9)." How do you do that?* Massive amounts of amateur infodumping no one even attempted to make feel natural.* Head-jumping and too many places commas needed to be when there weren't any there.* OK, maybe it was too early for patience. “What… get high? Get wasted. Sleep around with a bunch of STD-infected skanks (p. 47)." Slut-shaming. (Also a failure to use question marks right in this passage, but the slut-shaming is much more important.)Well, that's one of my Kindle freebies down for the count. Only twenty-something more to do. Maybe I should be more careful of the Kindle freebies no matter how shiny they look. Besides, I honestly didn't expect much from the woman who wrote the hot, disgusting mess known as On Dublin Street.