A Shattered Blue

Shattered Blue (The Light, #1)Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this ARC Copy from NetGalley in exchange for my review

Writing:

My first foray into this fantasy realm of fae genre. I don’t think I love it but this may not necessarily be a reflection upon the author. It just may not be my cup of tea.

Fairies are dangerous beings according to this, especially the banished ones. They are deceptive and manipulative. This is not everything I desire in one love interest, let alone two.

I did love how poetic the story was and the actual poetry. Major kudos there.

This book was a bit of a rollercoaster, and I found the backstory explanations confusing and a bit long winded. YA love triangle. If I had to choose a side, I would choose Team Judah. I felt they had better chemistry, tension, sparks, etc

. Main Characters:

Noa: Naive. Shallow. Ditches her friends for romance. The only admirable thing is how she seems to step up and take care of her family but I don’t really see her as a great friend or helpful to solving the plot problems.

Callum: Creepy, possessive, deceptive. This isn’t attractive to me in a main love interest. Even his physical description I wasn’t digging.

Judah: I’m the bad guy, I’m scrawnier than my brother. Self-pitying. Yet has better chemistry with Noa. I think he’s just a better written character. More show than tell as opposed to Callum being more tell than show by the author.

Plot and pacing:

Slow start, confusing middle, had my attention in the third part and had me saying what the heck? in the last paragraphs. I honestly don’t even know if I want to read the next book or not. I’m gonna wait for the reviews on that one.

Inconsistencies/Loose Ends:

There’s definitely a cliffhanger.

Romance:

Moderate. There were sexual innuendos and references such as scenes in a creepy BDSM club with no descriptions of BDSM activities or attire, a fairy who used BDSM prostitution as her cover in the human world. 

I really just don’t think that setting or undercover option was pertinent to the story line. Just made it creepy.

The romance between Callum and Noa developed REALLY quickly.
The romance between Judah and Noa developed through adversity but became super awkward and rushed at the end for me.

(See She Would Readfor my romance rating system.)

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