Thursday 24 July 2014

Review: Shattered Secrets (Book of Red #1) by Krystal Wade

20799895Title: Shattered Secrets
Author: Krystal Wade
Series: Book of Red
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Publication date: March 3rd 2014
Pages: 300 (paperback) 
Source: received from publisher

After being kidnapped, hogtied, and stuffed in the trunk of a car, seventeen-year-old Abigail Nichol's boy problems seem unimportant.
She couldn't be more wrong.

The boy who saves her holds her heart. 

But Derick Crawford also holds secrets.

Magical beings who guide human emotions are fighting an invisible war dating back to the dawn of time, and Abigail's one of them. The more she learns of her heritage, the less she wants to know. Armed with a very old, very massive book to teach about their history, Abigail and Derick run away to a place where they think they can be safe and happy, only to have their troubles secretly hitch a ride.

Her history book is in a sharing mood, and it tells her to keep a secret of her own.

But has she put her trust in the wrong place?

And will the world survive is she has?  

Abigail has a normal teenage life, with normal teenage problems. She’s in love with her best friend and neighbor. But does he like her back or not? As it turns out her life is a lot more complicated than that. She’s not just a normal girl and the world she lives in is much more complicated than she always thought it to be.

The world Krystal created is pretty unique. It was just a shame that it took so long before everything fell into place and I could fully enjoy the book. Overall it is a fast paced book. A lot happens in the first couple of chapters that my head is still spinning. There are a lot of mysteries, together with all the twist and turns this book will keep you on edge. At times I felt a little lost because so much was going on at the same time, but in the end you’ll figure everything out.

My biggest problem with this book were the characters. I couldn’t really connect with them. I just didn’t know enough about them to really feel with them. If the characters were developed better and had more depth than it would have been easier for me. And the book would have been so much better. But since it is just the first book in this series I’m sure that we will get to know the characters better and that they will get more depth in the end.

Shattered Secrets was a nice read. It was unique in certain points and enough happened that you don’t want to stop reading it. 


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