• Shattered Blue (The Light Trilogy) by Lauren Bird Horowitz

REVIEW

In Horowitz’s admission YA fantasy novel, human and Fae worlds bisect aback a afflicted babe accidentally sends out a beacon to a abandoned Fae boy.

In this aboriginal book of a planned trilogy, 15-year-old Noa Sullivan allotment to Harlow Academy afterward the death of her 17-year-old sister, Isla. Her parents are still reeling, so Noa’s main source of abundance is her 3-year-old sister, Sasha, a “foundling-strange” girl whose beard is as aphotic as Noa’s is fair. Then Callum Forsythe, 18, arrives at Harlow, causing an “eerie prickle” to run bottomward Noa’s spine. Romantic sparks ignite amid them, but he pulls aback from her. At Isla’s apparitional urging, Noa demands an account from him; he reveals that he’s Fae and abandoned to the mortal world. He says that his Fae light, or activity force, can’t aftermost continued amid humans unless he feeds on theirs. He’s fatigued to Noa and her light, but fears draining her, as accomplishing so would accumulate her from accepting approaching joy. Using the portal between the Fae and animal worlds, Callum’s bad-boy adolescent brother, Judah, arrives to help—or so he says. Their power-hungry father, Darius, additionally sends a Fae hunter to retrieve a ring capable of breeding Fae ablaze in the bitter world, for which he has other plans. Noa, Callum, and Judah accompany calm to save what’s best adored to all three, ambience the date for the abutting book. This chapter employs extensive exposition to get beyond its mash-up of fantasy elements, which accommodate a Fae civil war, changelings, and claret magic; Callum’s aback adventure abandoned spans 22 pages. This is a accessory problem, however, and it’s counterbalanced by a fast-moving plot. The modern-day coastal California ambience and hip, boyish animal and Fae characters accumulate the story fresh. Anyone who’s anytime acted about kissing a Fae will adore Noa and Callum’s first, adult kiss: “His aperture gave and shaped about her lips, but were also strong, allegorical chastening area to go.” The book is generally lyrically concise, as aback Noa, a abstruse poet, describes her assignment as “living secrets shaped in ink.”

A beginning account of animal ablaze and Fae desire, with a quick artifice that counteracts its beefy aback story.

EDITORIAL REVIEW

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 (The Light Trilogy)

  • BookShattered Blue (The Light Trilogy)
  • Author:Lauren Bird Horowitz
  • ISBN:1503949974
  • ISBN-13:9781503949973
  • Binding:Paperback
  • Publishing Date:2015-09-15
  • Publisher:Skyscape
  • Language:English
  • Number Of pages:336