Monday, 31 August 2015

Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz | DNF Review

Genre: Young Adult , Paranormal
Publication Date: September 15th 2015
Publisher: Skyscape
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Rating: DNF'd at 20%
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*
For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.

But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?

The concept of this book seemed promising and I looked forward to reading and reviewing it , unfortunately I soon realised that I did not like this book. At the beginning , I liked how Noa's family was struggling through tragedy and I thought that was done well but almost suddenly , none of that became important anymore. The relationship she has with Callum makes absolutely no sense , it's a ridiculous case of insta-love and in fact ,over half of the things I listed as my least favourite tropes were in the first 20% of this book. It went from "This is a cool and mysterious story that has a lot of potential and good characters." to "I cannot read this." in less than 5 pages.

This book has been getting mostly good reviews so it was definitely a let down. Maybe if I had've continued I would've enjoyed it more but I really couldn't much myself to do so. Sadly , I would not recommend this book. There's not much else I can say about it , but the book just wasn't for me and I don't have the patience to continue books like that.


  1. Oh no! Not the ill-fated instalove account once more... Ugh I hate when this happens. Sorry you had to endure that. Nice review!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. It was going so well until then. It was so sudden that I barely noticed it happening until I was like hold on a second! Thank you!