Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shattered Dreams by Ellie James

Release Date: December 6, 2011
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.

Let me start by saying that, overall, I quite liked this book. There were quite a few loose ends by the end of the book, even for a series. But I did like the story. It was one of those slightly creepy ones--the kind I love.

My biggest and only real complaint is who Trinity ended up with in the end. I wanted it to be with another "certain someone". I'm actually really bummed about it, to tell the truth. However, my hope lies in the Goodreads description for the next book in this series (Midnight Dragonfly series) in which it alludes to a possible connection between the two. (YAAAAAAYY!!) For now, I suppose I'll twiddle my thumbs and anxiously await the next book. I hate waiting. :)

I thought the suspense in this book was fantastic. There were enough twists and turns and uncertainty to keep me guessing. It was one of those books where everyone is a suspect, and I thought that aspect of it was very well done.

My very favorite character, surprisingly, wasn't even a main character. There were two favorites actually. The first was Trinity's aunt Sara, who was fierce and loyal and protective, and I absolutely loved her. The second was Dylan, who you'll just have to find out about when you read the book. And trust me, you want to be reading this. Especially if you're a fan of creepy stories, like I am.

Happy Reading!

**I recieved this egalley from the publisher for the purpose of review.

1 comment:

Braine @ Talk Supe said...

Yup waiting for something good sucks! And I know what you mean, I so wanted Bella to pick Jacob instead of Edward but that's another long and [pointless] debate. lol