Sheila's Books Read

Sheila's bookshelf: read

The Best Intentions
Scotland's Melody
The Secret Society of Salzburg
Secret of the Sonnets
20-40-60-Minute Dinners: Meals to Match the Time You Have
Through the Wilderness: My Journey of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild
Secret Santa Claus Club: A Tool to Help Parents Unwrap the Secret of Santa
Mr. Pudgins
Revenge Never Rests
The Best Mistake
Meriden Park
More Inspirational Stories for Young Women
The Great Tree: A Christmas Fable
To Capture His Heart
The Call of the Sea
Livvy and the Enchanted Woodland
Come, Gentle Night
The Bad Boy Theory
Guide To Smart Wedding Planning: What You want to know and everything you haven't thought of yet.

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2023 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 3 books toward her goal of 100 books.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Review of Exiled by Rachelle Workman

Exiled by RaShelle Workman
My rating: 3 1/2 of 5 stars

Product Details:

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Polished Pen Press (November 2, 2011)
  • Genre: Science Fiction/Romance
  • ISBN-10: 0615537456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615537450


Overview of EXILED:
An alien princess exiled to Earth.
An arrogant boy.
One week to get back to her planet or she'll die.
Her only chance for survival? She must help the boy find his soul mate.
Piece of cake!

My Review:

Exiled is one of those books I have such mixed feelings about. I love the cover of the book and it truly grabs your interest. The first 1/3-1/2 of the book I wasn't thrilled about and would give it 3 stars. I found myself putting it down a lot and reading other things. I wasn't pulled in as fast as I like to. There is some graphic violence in the book from aliens killing humans. It was disturbing and I wasn't ready for it. The last 1/3 of the book I REALLY liked and would give it 4 stars. It had a very satisfying ending. I liked it so much I can't wait to read the sequel.

It took awhile to connect with main character Venus, but it did happen 1/2 way through. I loved the character of Zaren, Venus's guardian, right from the start. He is everything that a hero and love interest should be. RaShelle did an awesome job with this character! The human, Michael, becomes a strong character at the end. He is a tragic teen that is flawed from his life experiences.He does end up making the third part of a love triangle. All of the characters seemed to deepen near the end where I cared about them more.

So...I am giving this book 3 1/2 stars. Those that love science fiction and romance will really enjoy reading this book. If you are looking for something more original and different from all of the dystopian/paranormal books you have been reading,Exiled will be a good read for you.

About The Author:

RaShelle Workman

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RaShelle Workman lives with her husband, three children and three dogs. Her first novel, EXILED, has been nominated for a Whitney award. And, in case you were wondering, yes, she does believe there is other life out in the Universe.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Giveaway Hop: Happy New Year 2012! Win A $10.00 Gift Card!

Welcome to the 
"Happy New Year 2012 Giveaway Hop".

This hop runs from December 30th to January 3rd.

In honor of the New Year, there may be that book or item that will help you
start working on those goals you have for 2012. Is it a book on Organization
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new quest for the New Year.

How do you enter?
-Mandatory: You MUST be a follower of this blog and leave
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