Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Review of Shattered Secrets

Shattered Secrets (Book of Red #1)
By Krystal Wade


After being kidnapped, hogtied, and stuffed in the trunk of a car, seventeen-year-old Abigail Nichols' boy problems seem unimportant.
She couldn't be more wrong.

The boy who saves her holds her heart.

But Derick Crawford also holds secrets.

Magical beings who guide human emotions are fighting an invisible war dating back to the dawn of time, and Abigail's one of them. The more she learns of her heritage, the less she wants to know. Armed with a very old, very massive book to teach them about their history, Abigail and Derick run away to a place where they think they can be safe and happy, only to have their troubles secretly hitch a ride.

Her history book is in a sharing mood, and it tells her to keep a secret of her own.

But has she put her trust in the wrong place?

And will the world survive if she has?

Source: Goodreads

My rating: 4/5

My Thoughts:

Abigail's biggest problem was that she's always had feelings for her best-friend, Derick, and finally he kissed her but then avoided her ever since. Like any other teenage girl, her biggest problem was boys, until she's kidnapped by psychos who talk about killing her. Derick and another school-friend Mark who has a major crush on Abby, rescue her but the kidnappers are still out there looking for her. because she's not like any other girl, Abby has powers she has no idea of, and apparently so do Derick and mark. What's weirder is that derick's powers came alive when he kissed her, which is why he stayed away since. 

But now abby's life is at risk, she finds out she's superhuman and adopted, and the fate of humanity is in her hands. 

This was a good read, a bit slow-pacing at times, especially when Derick takes Abby to the island safe-house. I thought the immense action at the start died down for too long, and I was tempted to skip to the end, but glad I didn't. The story picked up pace very quickly when there are problems in the safe zone, and it becomes incredibly hard to know who to trust. Especially when Abby trusts this book more than her friends and family. I was wary of the book from the start since it reminded me of Riddle's diary from Harry Potter and Ron's father saying never to trust something with a brain if you can't see where the brain is kept. Overall, a good read, thanks NetGalley!
Favourite quotes
"I thought you might be awake. You should not eavesdrop. It is rude."
I opened my eyes and faced the men, anger filling every inch of me. I was going to die anyway. "Kidnapping, stuffing a girl in a trunk, punching said girl and tying her up on a couch with intent to kill her is rude. Me overhearing you say all that is unfortunate."

We're the mysterious Maker's best. I got enough of that from Mr. Crawford. Being all-powerful wasn't exactly in my life plans, not anymore. Could I even return to normal after this? 
"What happened out here? What happened on the beach? Don't give me the 'leave it at that' either. I'm not stupid, and i'd prefer not to think im losing my mind."
Derick laughed. We're aliens from another planet, come to eat your brains and kill all your children."

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