A Review of Shattered Blue

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I first heard about this book a few months ago and I was looking forward to reading this book after reading the blurb.

This story takes place in a beautiful coastal town in California called Monterey and centers around a young woman named Noa, two mysterious brothers named Callum and Judah and and how life can get complicated when you least expect it.

Noa is reeling from the death of her elder sister Isla who died trying to save her, trying to be a regular student at Harlow Academy, caring for her three year old sister Sasha and trying to keep her family together who seem to be lost in their own grief.

When she meets Callum, she finds herself drawn to him though he does his best to keep her at a distance until he realizes that it’s no use. Callum isn’t just any teenage boy, he is in fact a Blue Fae from a world called Aurora and has been banished to this world for taking the blame of something he didn’t do. His kind need Light to survive which is only available on this side by taking from mortals.

Against the odds, Noa finds herself falling for Callum, accepting he is Fae shortly after he confesses though will soon have her world shaken up even more.

Enter in Judah, Callum’s brother who is a Red Fae, has his own secrets, butts heads with Noa, and has come to this side to retrieve his brother. Filled with guilt for what happened to cause banishment and at odds with his Dad who has his own power hungry agenda, he soon realizes that how complicated life can be.

When Callum is kidnapped, Noa and Judah manage to put their differences aside to work together in trying to save him which is easier said than done. They are way in over their head but despite the odds, will realize the importance of friendship, family ties and having faith in yourself.

This book was a fascinating read and I liked the different take on Fae. According to Callum, there’s four kinds that he’s learned of made up of two categories known as the Clear Fae and Color Fae. With color there is red, blue and green. Red Fae have the gift of telepathy, being able to influence thoughts, some of the more powerful being able to put thoughts into other people’s minds to think it’s their own thoughts. Blue Fae can manipulate the physical such as atoms and able to heal. The Green Fae (Lorelei, mother of Callum, Judah and Lilly) can manipulate the emotional who can often soothe or incite people depending on the situation. The Clear Fae were once seen as powerless but they are in fact quite powerful and able to channel other gifts through touch. There was just a glimpse of Aurora and I’d love to read more about it. It sounds like a beautiful world though something needs to be done about Darius, a Clear Fae, who is the ruler and father of Callum, Judah and Lilly, also a Clear Fae, (who was the main reason for the banishment).

Noa is such a fascinating character and she really is quite the poet. She feels responsible for her sister’s death though it was an accident and she will hopefully come to terms with things and the situation. She’s a strong, tender-hearted, fiercely loyal, smart girl who I’m sure will one day be a force to be reckoned with.

Callum is also fascinating with trying to protect his family, has a generous heart, places a lot on his shoulders, trying to be noble and failing at his attempt to stay away from Noa.

Judah has his own charisma though he’s seen as the younger rebellious brother, is trying to do what’s right and wants to bring his brother back to Aurora to try to fix things. Meeting Noa changes some things about his view point and also helps him to grow up.

This book was a fascinating mix of adventure, magic, the power of love, unexpected twists and ends on a cliff hanger which I didn’t expected.

It was a pleasure to read this book and I look forward to finding out what happens in the next book. I’m eagerly waiting to find out when the tentative date for release is! Hopefully there will be more about Aurora and some questions will be answered which cropped up near the end of this book!

Book Mentioned In This Blog

Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz

Book I’m Currently Reading

The Siren by Kiera Kass

This concludes my review and I hope you enjoyed it. I like that I am on my way to reading more books this year than the last and there’s so many different choices. My to be read list pile keeps getting bigger as some of my favorite authors are bringing out new books and I’m also finding new authors to enjoy. I hope you’ll stay tuned to see what next I have to review and read more about my bookish ramblings.







A Review of Feverborn

I’ve been waiting to read this book since learning when it would be published, reading tidbits on her website and it was well worth it! Karen has a way of describing Dublin in a way that I could almost believe I was there seeing things through the characters’ eyes.

This book can be read as is but I recommend starting from the beginning to full understand what’s going on and there’s a lot of build up throughout the series, it’s a good sized series with eight books so far but well worth reading through all of them and getting to know the characters.

Karen’s books have drawn me in since reading her Highlander books and now her Fever series. There’s always surprises I couldn’t see coming that have me wanting to read her books cover to cover without stopping and that now includes this book which was quite the page turner.

In this latest installment, Jada forms an alliance with Ryodan, Mac, Barrons, and her fellow sidhe-seers to try to put a stop to the cosmic holes that are slowly eating up Dublin and combat some of the rogue fae to save the city and world from being destroyed.
Things don’t go quite as planned, loyalties are tested and some secrets will be revealed that could either really mess things up or be the solution to the problems being faced.
I really enjoyed this book especially getting some insight into Jada, Mac realizing the importance of good magic as well as trying to make amends and getting a glimpse into Ryodan’s motives which aren’t all selfish.

I got a glimpse into a different side of Dancer who has been more accepting of Jada than the others. He really is a smart  and intuitive guy who cares for Jada as she is but also tries not to crowd her. He could very well be her match if she’d let him but perhaps their relationship will continue with the special connection they’ve developed from the time she was in her mid-teens.

Jada/Dani and Mac are bad ass powerful sidhe-seers who are starting to realize the importance of being aware of their weaknesses as well as strengths and not holding on to grudges from the past. They are both very stubborn too but also love each other like sisters though both have a hard time admitting it. Mac realizes that she needs to come to terms with who Dani is now and realizing that she went through a lot while lost in the Silvers for five years in Fae time though only about two weeks in Earth time.

Mac and Barrons have several steamy love scenes and one in particular that had me laughing a bit in the beginning. It’s amazing how far these two have come since the beginning of the series and how in tune they’ve become.

I enjoyed reading more about the Keltars despite the heartbreak they were going through and seeing Christian transform into a Fae whose humanity comes back and learns how to attempt control with his Fae side.

I’m really curious as to what us slowly developing between Jada and Ryodan and I really hope she’s able to figure out who she wants to be with though it may be a while. I loved the banter between them and how Jada was able to hold her own
This book ended on quite the cliffhanger and I’m eager to read the next book in the series though January seems really far off at the moment.

Full of adventure, humor, the power of love, friendship, unexpected twists and the importance of trust, it’s a book I highly recommend. I’m very curious what Karen will have next up her sleeve and hope she might be able to give tidbits of the next novel soon!

Book Mentioned in This Review:

Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning

Books Currently Reading:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

So this concludes another post of my bookish ramblings. I could continue to go on about this book but I won’t want to spoil things. I practically devoured this book and lost sleep because it was so hard to put down and the lack of sleep was well worth it. Thank you so much for tuning in and I hope you’ve enjoyed my post. I have plenty of books to tackle on my to be read pile which currently consists mostly of library books. It’s amazing how quickly they can add up! Please feel free to tune in again soon as I hope to post in the near future.