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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review: Shattered Dreams

Title: Shattered Dreams
Series: Midnight Dragonfly # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Supernatural/Thriller
Author: Ellie James
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Book: Netgalley
"Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isn’t as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She is special. She sees visions, and for those she’s seen, it’s already too late.

Trinity arrives on her aunt's doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at a new school and even starts making friends. But all too quickly her dreams accelerate; twisted, terrifying visions of a girl locked in a dark room. And when the head cheerleader, Jessica, goes missing, Trinity knows she has no choice but to step forward with what she's seen.

But people believe that Trinity has information about Jessica's disappearance not because of a dream, but because she is involved. She is kind-of dating Jessica's ex-boyfriend, Chase, and Jessica did pull a nasty prank on Trinity. Revenge seems like the likeliest scenario.

Nothing prepares Trinity for the dark odyssey that ensues while searching for Jessica, including the surprising romance she finds with Chase, or the shocking truths she learns, not just about the girl who has gone missing, but the past that has been hidden from her."

I really enjoyed this book. A new power. A psychic combined with real life drama always makes for a great story. Ms. James took amazing characters filled with an dynamic plot and gave the reader a great read!
As the reader began this book, we meet Trinity tormented by dreams she doesn't understand. I really like how the reader is captivated from the beginning of whats these dreams mean. Ms. James give the reader clues piece by piece as the reader delves deeper into dreams. I like how the reader is taken by Trinity's past and how it comes back to haunt her.

The characters of the book are right where I want them. They know, but don't really know.  I enjoyed Trinity asking questions, snooping around. It was like she is her own Nancy Drew! The reader also sees a love form during the whole process of Trinity learning the family secret. I like that Trinity does not have to do things all by herself. She has good friends and people looking out for her.

This book strongly reminded me of The Body Finder. Only in this book, people are not to forthcoming about Trinity. There is a lot of skepticism and prejudice that Trinity must over come in order for her to be who she is meant to be. Overall, this is a great book that everyone can enjoy! Dark and edgy, Shattered Dreams gives a new twist in paranormal.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I'm curious about this one. Especially given the similarity to the Body Finder. I like the added element of skepticism and prejudice.

  2. I'm really intrigued by this premise it sounds really unique. I never read the Body Finder either but I like my dark books! :)

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  3. I always love a paranormal book that's a bit different, and any book that's compared to The Body Finder is one I would like to read:) I'm glad she has a strong support system and isn't out there floundering around completely by herself!

  4. Oh awesome, can't wait to read this one. I can't believe it's December already! Thanks for the review it makes me even more excited to read it!

  5. YOU HAVE THE BEST BLOG DESIGN EVER. I think I may die laughing. XD

  6. Oh different? This one really sound interesting and it sounds like a great character book too. I have yet to read the Body Finder, but I do have it on my wishlist. Looks like I'm adding another. :)


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