Shattered Blue (The Light Trilogy #1) by Lauren Bird Horowitz

shatteredblue

You sister is dead.

The opening sentence definitely grabs you.  Woah. Not much for subtlety, huh?

This book was definitely not what I expected, but not in a bad way. Just in a different way.

It starts with a bang and on it goes, showing (not telling) the life of a family After an accident, but in a beautiful way. I really liked how it felt like you’re looking through a window, real even in its unreal-ness of ghosts and hidden magic. In a way, I knew things that I didn’t know even then, at the beginning. It was all threaded with foreshadowing and it was done exceptionally well.

I really loved Noa and her literary genius. If you like poetry, this is a book that will awe you. You can see the love of words from the author in her character. I also loved Sasha, as she was something beyond the story, something you just couldn’t put your finger on, and for good reason.

And then, of course, the Fae! This isn’t your typical faery story. Unlike the deal-making creatures this one is filled with conspiracies and lies. Yes. Lies. Lots of them.

It reminded me more of Laini Tailor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, with an entire other dimension with its own magic, creatures, and wars. Minus the angels and demons of course.

Overall, it was a very well written and thought out novel, and I am interested in how it will continue. Much was left on the table at the end, but seeing how it’s a trilogy I’m not surprised. Check it out if you want a Fae story with a new twist, but if you want something more traditional, save it for later.

Note: I received this free from NetGalley for an honest review.

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