Sunday, 1 March 2015

Review: This Shattered World

Review of This Shattered World
by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

My Thoughts:

For me there are two types of ways you can "like" a book:

1. There are the books that you love because they are written so well you just have to applaud them.
Blaze of Glory. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. They have a great bunch of character, there is great world-building, excellent setting, the right mix od drama and emotion and an entertaining and grabbing storyline. Everything works perfectly.

2. Then there are books like
Shiver, Unreap My Heart, The Host - books that aren't perfectly written, books that your know are probably pretty flawed to the more critical readers, but the characters, they manage to steal your heart, the romance had you melting you to a puddle, the action literally has you on the edge of you seat, anxiously flipping the pages to see what is going to happen next, the witty remarks leave you laughing, out loud... you get utterly and completely involved in them. You fall in love.

And to me, those are the sort of books that will always be the winners of the two. Those are the sort of books that you want to find, the reason we all keep trudging through the crappy book slumps, the reason we fall asleep at 2 am with a book clutched to our chests, the reason, even after hours of crying, we crawl back to our bookshelves begging for more.

There are lot of things that I could say about
This Shattered World but I am only going to say this: I fell in love.

The characters stole my heart. Check

The romance had me melting and swooning. Check.

The action had me on the edge of my seat. Check.

I got utterly and completely involved. Check.

Note: a copy was provided through Allen & Unwin in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given or taken during this process.

Series: Starbound #2
Publication: December 23rd, 2014
Source: Allen & Unwin Australia
 4 stars


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! I've heard really good things about it. I'm glad the characters and plot were great, nice review!

    1. Thanks Rachel! I enjoyed this one much more than These Broken Stars. Definitely recommend! :)