Monday, October 24, 2011

Review: Shattered Dreams by Ellie James

Shattered Dreams
Paperback: 352 pages
Release date: December 6th, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads Summary: 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 isspecial. 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 iskind-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.

Shattered Dreams was all about Trinity Rose who moves in with her aunt after her grandmother died. There, her visions came back—that keeps haunting her—and unravels the secret behind it with the people around her.

I won’t and don’t want to finish it. The story was confusing; it was hard to determine where the visions of Trinity started, what was the real score about her visions and though they explained it in the story it was obscured. They try to explain it bit by bit with every chapter which is not helping in making the story better. At the beginning I thought that the first paragraph was really compelling because it started in a unique way, then it all got weary up to the next chapters.

Its characters was lackluster, mainstream, and the “partner” of Trinity which is--who is it again?—see! I don’t even remember him, because he will not etched in your mind as compared to other leading man. I was more attached to Dylan who’s got some secret about what was going on to Trinity and onto his self. I’d be happier if he’s the “partner” of Trinity…no, I’d be extremely happy if he will not be emotionally involved with Trinity or anyone. Because honestly I don’t like her either, she’s a flirt; she keeps telling her self that she’ll try to keep her feelings with her “partner”. Whose girlfriend is missing, while the two of them calling their selves ‘baby’ which is not a good endearment especially if they saying it many times.

But we requested this so I felt I’m obliged to finish and review it. The only thing that I liked about this book was it got some whodunit going on and Dylan. Over all I’ll give it a 3 star, if you still want to read this it’s your own decision. But decide wisely 


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