This fall, members of the Vise Library are going back to school by participating in a Fall Reading Challenge. We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)!
The book for our Supernatural Studies class is Shattered Blue by Lauren Horowitz.
About the book:
For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished from another world after a loss hauntingly similar to her own.
But in Noa’s world, Callum needs a special human energy, Light, to survive; his body steals it through touch—or a kiss. And Callum’s not the only Fae on the hunt. When Callum is taken, Noa must decide: Will she sacrifice everything to save him? Even if it means learning their love may not be what she thought?
In a book told from multiple view points, Shattered Blue will keep you wildly entertained throughout the whole book. Noa is the main character and is one of the strongest characters that I have read in awhile. She is an artist (you get a few of her poems throughout the book) and you will just really like her for who she is! You also will feel for her and her family as they are dealing with the loss of Noa's sister. The family dynamics of this book are so descriptive. Callum is very interesting since he takes human's happiness and their energy through touching them. This makes the forbidden relationship with Noa even more intriguing. You will get to know his story and why he was banished from Earth little by little. You also find out that Callum's little brother, Judah, is a hunter sent to find Callum. Judah appears to be a little bit of a bad boy and that is all I am going to say about that! There are so many plot twists that you will not see coming (sorry you won't find those out from me!) and you will be completely stunned by the cliffhanger. I can't gush enough about how well written this book is and will leave you captivated. I am not looking forward to waiting for Bird's next book - at all.
About the author: