Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review: Shattered by Kailin Gow

Title: Shattered
Author: Kailin Gow
Series: Book Two in the Desire Series (also one novella)
Published By: TheEDGEbooks (Nov. 8, 2011)
Genre: YA Dystopian
My Rating: 2.5-3 Stars

Goodreads Description:
Kama has made her choice, but now the revolution has begun. Book 2 of the international bestselling DESIRE series about a dystopian society touched by magic.

My Review:
The cover for this book much like the second one, if gorgeous. I love everything about it. It is very eye catching and sort of just draws you in.
So needless to say after reading the first book in the series and hoping that this would be a series that would get better over time and truly thinking the series has potential, I was excited to read the second book, especially after having read the novella that came in between these two which really was quite good, even better than the first book.
So it is with a sad heart that I have to say, this book did not live up to its cover nor to my expectations of it.
Is it wrong to say how disappointed I am with the plot?
This book just felt so..rushed and thrown together.
It has some of the most unbelieveably cheesy lines in it between Kama and Torrid and that is saying a lot from me because normally cheesy it okay with me. I am after all a hopeless romantic so I normally eat that stuff up but in this book it just felt so insincere and like Gow was just trying too hard to make it seem romantic and lovey dovey and just...ugh!
This was a short book to begin with so really there wasn't room for a whole lot of action or things to happen, I understand that but what did transpire just was so fast and sometimes even a little confusing feeling. 
Things happened a little too quickly and Kama didn't grow like I was really hoping she would.
The book said she did and wanted you to believe that she had but when it came down to her fighting and using her powers she just bombed. 
Like everything she had been training with Torrid flew right out of her mind and she just couldn't do it.
She made some stupid mistakes and then couldn't get herself out of them.
Liam was just off in this book too. 
I understand he learned a lot about Pim in this story that was devastating to him but his character still didn't feel right. He became hardened and acted almost like he espected Kama to be with Torrid and that he was okay with that. I mean, he is suppose to love her. He isn't even going to fight for her?
That is just wrong.

I don't know. I really am considering whether it would even be worth it to continue on with this series.  
Maybe once the disappointment doesn't seem so sharp I will give it another shot.


  1. Thank you so much Danielle! That was very sweet of you! :)

  2. I was wondering about Gow. She just keeps cranking them out one after another. At some point something has to give and it looks like you just found it!

  3. I think so Heidi. I think she is cranking them out a little too quickly now and not giving them the details and thought they should have, which is so sad to see.