Reviews of Dream Smashers

GReads on April 4, 2011 (Review and Interview)

"Angela Carlie's writing is brilliant.  I was in awe at the beautifully scripted words from page to page." -- Ginger, G-Reads

The Caffeinated Diva on April 4, 2011

"Carlie's writing, although raw and gritty at times, is beautiful." -- Kim, The Caffeinated Diva

Into The Morning Reads on April 4, 2011

"This is truly an amazing coming of age story with an element of faith that I had not expected to find."
"I could probably extol the merit of this work of art for hours. It reminded me of the brilliant way in which Lauren Myracle wove the story in Shine." -- Jenny, Into the Morning Reads

Two Readers Reviews on April 8, 2011 

"This was an incredibly powerful read." - Missy, Two Readers Reviews

Joann Hamann-Buchanan at the Eclectic Artist Cave, April 8, 2011

"This love story will make you laugh and cry. It's a story every teen should read." -- Joann, The Eclectic Artist Cave

Tiger from All-Consuming Book Reviews, April 14, 2011

"It'll be a good read for older teens who can handle storylines with dark, important issues, and an even better read for those who'd like to be reminded that there's always hope in the midst of tragedy." -- Tiger, All-Consuming Book Reviews

Kate from Literary Explorations, April 18, 2011

"This is a fantastic debut that really pulls at the heartstrings and makes you thankful for the life you have." -- Kate, Literary Explorations

Erin Danzer, April 22, 2011

"Truly amazing." "5 STARS all the way!" -- Erin Danzer

Ivy from Ivy Reads, April 25, 2011

"A must read for those who enjoy books dealing with social issues." -- Ivy, Ivy Reads

Tara from Fiction Folio, April 26, 2011

"...Dream Smashers is a stunningly raw, emotional read that will touch your heart and leave you thinking about it for days to come." -- Tara, Fiction Folio
Amy at A Simple Love of Reading, April 28, 2011

"This was an amazing, heart-breaking read..." -- Amy, A Simple Love of Reading

Ana at Once Upon a Twilight, May 4, 2011

"Dream Smashers is a very strong and emotional story..." -- Ana, Once Upon A Twilight

Patricia at Two Chicks On Books, May 4, 2011

"Angela has written a compelling and poignant book on what one girl's struggle is like growing up with addiction." -- Patricia, Two Chicks on Books  

Tony Graff, Author of Juniper Crescent, May 6, 2011 

"If language doesn`t bother you, and are looking for optimism, Angela Carlie`s Dream Smashers gets the recommend." -- Tony Graff

Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer, May 6, 2011

"I am definitely going to recommend this book to many of my friends." -- Flamingnet Reviewer

Katelyn's Blog, The World of Books Music Life, May 20, 2011 

"This gripping, dark, yet somewhat hopeful novel will leave you speechless. At some points you may cry or be shaking with anger while at others you feel such a sense of joy and pride as the main character, Autumn, finally learns to not let dream smashers rule her life. I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone. This book should seriously be read by all!"  -- Katelyn, The World of Books Music Life

Letters Inside Out, May 18, 2011

Books With Bite, June, 2011  "Ms. Carlie, you can write one wicked book! This book had so much great elements in it that is had me in love with it." -- Savannah, Books with Bite., July, 2011 "What drives this novel is the humanity found in each of the characters, and what gives them so much power is that they truly feel as if Carlie plucked them from real life and wrote their story." -- Heather Crabtree

Nightlyreading, August, 2011  "This book was written beautifully and at times, sounded poetic."

Alisia Leavitt, Book Reviewer, August, 2011   "Angela Carlie is an author that 'gets it' -- the trauma of addiction, the turmoil of teen years, and the struggle to claw your way out of a depressing life. Put this on your to-read list immediately, because you're never going to put it down."

Cyndi at Dog-Eared & Bookmared, August, 2011 "Dream Smashers is a must read for older teens and young adults."

Star Shadow Blog, August, 2011 "A beautifully written book that shares the dark and gritty lifestyle of meth addiction."

The YA Curator, September, 2011   "Ms. Carlie's writing is very descriptive and at times poetic. I really love prose that makes me stop and re-read a sentence just to drink up the words, and Dream Smashers did that a number of times.


The Caffeinated Diva, June, 2011  "The story was full of action and lots of unexpected twists that keep you turning the pages." -- Kim, Caffeinated Diva 

Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile, July, 2011 "Land of Corn Chips is definitely a different kind of middle grade novel than I've ever read before." -- Jessica, Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile  

Reading Vacation, June, 2011 "Tweens will enjoy reading this short and exciting adventure." -- Melina


Krystal at Live to Read, July, 2011 

Tanya at All Things Books, July, 2011 "I absolutely cannot wait to read book two of this series as well as whatever else Angela Carlie writes."

Kim at The Caffeinated Diva Reads, August, 2011 "The wonderful characters combined with an intriguing plot made for a story that pulled you into it and wouldn’t let you go until the very last page!"

Jamie, The Fantasy Book Chick, August, 2011 "I was drawn in from the first page and didn't want to put it down!"


Three Things on The Caffeinated Diva, April, 2011 
Land of Corn Chips Character Tweets, June, 2011
Behind the Scene Land of Corn Chips, Lost For Words, June, 2011 
Arachnigeddon Survival Tips on Into The Morning Reads, August, 2011 
Setting The Stage on Aspire No More, October, 2011 


Indie and Self Published Books


Ivy Reads, June, 2011 
GReads!, April, 2011
Erin Danzer, May, 2011
Reading Vacation, June, 2011
Reading Away the Days, July, 2011
DA Kentner, July, 2011 
Lady Reader's Bookstuff, October, 2011