Monday, October 12, 2015

Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz

What They Say....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?

What I Say....This book is part of the Booksparks Fall Reading Challenge.  I always love taking part in their challenges because they have so many authors that I know and love, but then I also get books that I would have never picked up on my own.

I'm not usually a science fiction/fantasy girl, butI have to admit that I read this book in twenty four hours.  The book starts out with Noa and her family grieving her sister, who has recently died in an accident. The family is broken, with everyone grieving on their own.

Noa previously boarded at school, but is now a commuter, so that she can be closer to her family.  She is hollow, just going through the motions of life when Callum appears, a new kid at school.

This sets off a whole new chapter in Noa's life.  A world where she is falling in love with a Fae, who is breaking all the rules by telling her of his existence in order to keep her safe.

When Callum's brother Judah suddenly shows up, everything starts going wrong.  Callum is kidnapped, faefyre is appearing, and Noa's friends seem to be acting strange.

The book ends on a cliffhanger, because it's going to be a trilogy.  What is it with the trilogy?  When did that get to be a thing?

My one criticism is that the beginning relationship seemed very Twilight, and Callum didn't really do anything that made it understandable why Noa was immediately in love with him, but that did get better further into the book.

Good YA fantasy, appropriate for the teens in your life!

Current Goodreads Rating 3.89

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