Fantasy · YA series · Young Adult

Shattered Blue by Lauren Horowitz


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?

Shattered Blue


Six over five stars for its outstanding cover!!!

The feels started at the very first sentence. It had me blown away and instantly drawn into Noa’s world. It was intriguing and indescribably hooking.

The pace was steady yet picking up on its climax together with my heart. It had me gasping, I dunno, probably every second possible.

It had the plot twist of a lifetime. You’ve probably heard this often but it’s a story like no other.

Now, Callum is a real bae. He’s sexy and thoughtful and protective and irresistibly handsome. There’s just no way you can’t possibly not like him.

More than once, she caught him staring at her.

Like I said, I liked Callum but I fell for Judah. I explicitly shipped Callum and Noa just so Judah could be mine. He’s the bad boy who isn’t really bad, the broken one who isn’t really broken.

The secondary characters were very lovable. So lucky of Noa to have a BFF like Olivia and Miles. Author Lauren knows what a heroine’s friend should be.

I just wished that Noa was a bit more independent. I get it that she’s still healing and all after Isla, but she doesn’t have to rely much on the boys, like she’s an invalid. But I like it that there’s character development as the story went.

However, the climax was written like it was forced to contain all the information coz there are no more pages left. All the important revelations were told one after another. There’s just TMI (too much information, not the Mortal Instruments you Nephilim!) I was actually trying to ask for some help from my seatmate during auditing (a six unit subject of mine) but she’s just meh coz I can’t describe all the shock and FEELS.

Looking forward to its sequel where the setting will be different!



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