12 Mar 2012

Book Review - Shattered Dreams by Ellie James (Book 1 Midnight Dragonfly)

Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isn’t as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She is special. She sees visions, and for those she’s seen, it’s already too late. 

Trinity arrives on her aunt’s doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at a new school and even starts making friends. But all too quickly her dreams accelerate; twisted, terrifying visions of a girl locked in a dark room. And when the head cheerleader, Jessica, goes missing, Trinity knows she has no choice but to step forward with what she’s seen.

But people believe that Trinity has information about Jessica’s disappearance not because of a dream, but because she is involved. She is kind-of dating Jessica’s ex-boyfriend, Chase, and Jessica did pull a nasty prank on Trinity. Revenge seems like the likeliest scenario. 

Nothing prepares Trinity for the dark odyssey that ensues while searching for Jessica, including the surprising romance she finds with Chase, or the shocking truths she learns, not just about the girl who has gone missing, but the past that has been hidden from her. 

My Review:   9 out of 10

 First off, what an amazing cover.  I love the colours; purple and pink....  This would have to be one of my favourite covers for this year so far...

What I liked most about this book was all the secrets that had to be uncovered.  When Trinity dreams that someone is going to get kidnapped and it actually happened, its a race against time to figure out who the kidnapper is and why.  There's definately a lot of paranormal activty going on not to mention the fact that there is so much about her past that Trinity's family have been keeping from her.

Watching Trinity change from being normal and going about her daily routine in the usual way to someone who knows that she has a special power and trying to find out how to deal with it.

A really fun book with great suspense.

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