Have you ever read a book of a genre you don’t like because its author is one of your favourites? Well, that’s what happened to me with Shattered. Lee Winter is in my top ten lesfic authors
so, even though I don’t normally read sci-fi, I had to give this one a try. I’m glad I did because it is another great book.
Ms. Winter is an author who departs from the conventional lesfic stories. She did it in her second book, ‘Requiem for immortals’, and she does it in ‘Shattered’ again. The book blurb doesn’t do real justice to the story which is understandable as being more specific would give away too much information. Without providing many details, what really surprised me about this book is the intensity of the dialogues between Shattergirl and Lena, the build up of their relationship, the depth of their emotions. I think this is where the strength of the book rests. On the other hand, I was expecting more action from this genre. Additionally, some parts of the plot, specially at the end, seemed a bit rushed or forced. But maybe the author is planning on writing a sequel and decided to leave some loose ends. Anyway, it is a great read even if you, like me, aren’t a science fiction fan.
Highly recommended if you don’t mind a book without the typical lesfic ending. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.