Shattered Blue

Hi, Pixies!!!

I just finished writing a review for an incredible book that I’m dying to share with you 😀

Shattered Blue_cover

 

Shattered Blue‘s interesting cover and enticing synopsis immediately caught my attention, because it sounded similar to the Twilight saga’s plot except with fairies instead of vampires – which is way better 😉

I quickly became addicted to reading this book once I started it. There were so many likable characters, super relatable and realistic scenarios, incredible plot twists, and insane cliffhangers that I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next! 😀

The story primarily focuses on Noa Sullivan – a teenager attending an elite boarding school called Harlow Academy in California. Noa is grieving the sudden loss of her older sister Isla – who was also her best friend and roommate at Harlow. Isla had died from an accident just three months ago, and Noa must now commute to school with her 3-year-old sister Sasha since their mother is too distraught to take care of herself – let alone a toddler.

Noa constantly suppresses her grief so she can take care of Sasha, attend classes, and try to get some normalcy back into her life. Her close school friends are very supportive, and Noa secretly loves to read and write poetry to release her emotions (she’s an amazing poet). At only 16 years old, Noa’s bravery and relatable teenage behavior make her a very likable main character. There’s also something different/special about her that no one can quite explain. She’s obsessed with fairytales and seems to sense when the “air moves differently” around certain people who she comes into contact with…

Enter Callum Forsythe – a handsome and mysterious 18-year-old transfer student. Noa is immediately drawn to him and, although he is initially distant around her, they begin spending time together and eventually go on a date. Callum is very careful not to touch her, but when they finally kiss, Noa feels something so explosive, so foreign and magical, she knows Callum is special.

After some extreme convincing, Callum reluctantly reveals that he is a Color Fairy – specifically a Blue Fairy. Callum is from another realm called Aurora where there are Red, Green, Blue, and Clear fairies. Each color represents the natural talent the pixie possesses, and the pixies can strengthen and grow their talents with practice over time – which can be used for good or evil.

Colored fairies can only use their talents if they have Light (otherwise known as pixie dust). In Aurora, Light is abundant and as naturally occurring as air. In the mortal realm, although Light is contained within every human, taking it comes at a price. Fairies crave Light and can simply touch a human to extract it, but Light is a human’s happiness, and once the Light is taken, it cannot be returned.

Callum and Noa quickly fall in love, but Callum doesn’t want to take Noa’s Light every time they touch, so he has a talisman made to protect her from Color Fairy talents. However, forging the talisman came at a high cost, and Callum is eventually taken by an evil hunter fairy.

Noa is determined to do anything to get Callum back, but her quest to rescue him reveals dark secrets that make Noa question what Callum has told her. Also, a love triangle forms that takes Noa (and the reader) by surprise ❤

As the book was about to end, I felt like a gigantic rug had been pulled out from underneath me – leaving me totally shocked and completely confused about my feelings concerning Callum, Sasha, and some other characters. Because I have no idea when the next book in the series will be released (I’m hoping to find out from the publisher), I want to re-read this book a few times to see if I missed any hints or foreshadowing before moving forward to the next.

I am SOOO grateful that I was given the opportunity to read this book, because the writing is absolutely masterful and the story completely blew me away! I haven’t read a book this good since the Harry Potter series, so that’s saying an awful lot about the author and her ability to write such a remarkable piece of literature.

I really feel like this book is the answer I’ve been looking for since Pixie Hollow closed. It’s not true to the Disney canon we all know and love, but it’s like the reimagined life for fairies after Pixie Hollow without the famous fairies (and for a slightly older audience). I think it’s a must-read for all my readers who are old enough to read Teen & YA books.

If you are able to read this book, please let me know what you think! I’m bursting at the seams to discuss this book with my fairy friends!!! 😀

This book is available to purchase through Amazon.com (it’s FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited) and many other book sellers, but you can also borrow it from your local library if they have it in their catalog (if they don’t, just ask a librarian if they can get it).

To read my full review, click here.

♥ Marigold

 

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19 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Carrie Tuliptwist on October 16, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Ooh sounds really good!

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  2. Posted by daisybelledreams on October 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Marigold! I’ve been looking for a fantasy book like this. Wow, the cover is really wonderful. I’m going to run to the library and check it out right away.

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  3. I forgot I received this from Netgalley, but after reading your excellent review I’ve got to somehow movie it up in my queue!😊

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  4. Yes, this book sounds very good. I’ll also check out my local library. 🙂

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  5. Sounds AMAZING!!! If I come across it I’m totally getting it!

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  6. Ok, you had me wanting to read this from the very start. I now have a quest to find this book! XD

    Or maybe I should wait until the next one comes out, so I can read them back to back… 😛

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  7. Sounds inticing! I personally was not a huge fan of the Twilight saga but I definitely want to give this one a go 🙂

    Minerva

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    • I wasn’t a huge fan of “Twilight” either, but I did enjoy the plot and characters enough to buy the books. I was just comparing “Shattered Blue” to the main storyline since it involves a mythical character entering a high school and falling in love with a mortal – that’s really where the comparisons end 😉

      You should definitely read this! I think you would really appreciate the skilled writing, beautiful poetry, and the shocking plot twists 🙂

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  8. Posted by Christina Delossa on October 25, 2015 at 2:48 am

    OMG it sounds soooo good. I love books like these, they really are enchanting.
    ♥ Raindrop

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