Shattered Secrets by Krystal Wade

Posted: April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Abigail’s life changes when she is kidnapped by two men she has never met. She has no idea why they took her, but soon they start talking about things that can’t be possible in anything but a video game. Luckily, she is soon rescued by Derick, the boy she used to like, and one of her best friends. She soon finds out that her life is not going to get normal after this when she finds out that she is not human and instead from a parallel world. There are many people who would like to kill her and now Abigal and Derick must run away so they can survive.

One thing I liked about this book is that is has decent world building. I liked reading about the powers, and Derick’s was developed pretty well. However, Abigail hardly uses hers it seems which was disappointing. I wouldn’t be surprised if it became more important in the sequel, but it almost seemed like this book could be done without her even having powers.

Abigail is a strong main character, but she is also kind of a Mary Sue. All the boys want to be with her and it really gets annoying. Until recently I didn’t think that all that many books did that, but it’s not true. Lots of books do this and it’s annoying. I don’t think there is a single male character in her age group in this book that doesn’t want to date her. Krystal Wade does have a reason for this, but I don’t think it’s a very good one.

Derick also doesn’t act like any teenage boy. He doesn’t even act like someone my age if you ask me. He is much too mature. This is also fairly common for young adult novels, though.

Also it seems like hardly any of the characters are from Earth. If people from their world are so rare then why are eighty percent of the characters in this novel from there.

A good thing about this novel is the plot twists. I didn’t see any of them coming. A lot of the powers were pretty original too and the plot itself wasn’t all that bad.

Overall I am giving this book three out of five. I will not be reading any of the sequels.

I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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