The purpose of this thread is to post reviews/commentaries of random books you read that you don't want to actually start a whole thread on and get a big discussion going. I will start! Yesterday I read a book called The Smoke Thief, by Shana Abe. I started reading this because it was in my sister?s room, and had a dragon on the cover. Well, apparently it was a romance/fantasy novel, and I have to say, I didn't really enjoy it that much. Firstly, I never read the jacket covers of books unless I am trying to decide to buy them or not, as they always tell too much of the story. Well, in this case, I should have, because it took me like 50 pages to figure out what the heck the author was talking about with her created race of people. After a very confusing prologue, (and a number of pages of text) I realized that her race of people are extraordinarily beautiful, and have the ability to change into dragons, or just smoke, for periods of time. These people normally look human though. Anyways, the plot was pretty predictable, and the willful-rebellious-beautiful-lovesick main female character that had the main male (beautiful, wonderful) character lusting after her all novel was totally trite. The writing style was also a bit weird, almost seemed like she was trying too hard to sound professional. Anyways, it was entertaining, but not really anything I would recommend anyone read, unless it was lying around and they were bored.