Reviews Lauren Bird Horowitz
A fresh tale of human light and Fae desire, with a quick plot that counteracts its weighty back story.
[Shattered Blue is] all sorts of awesome…five glittery stars for being a phenomenal read
…thrilling, fast-paced and action-packed. Plot twists and big reveals are coming your way.
I abruptly fell in love with the writer and poet
The writing style is absolutely wonderful, it took my breath away more than once… waiting for the sequel is going to be excruciating!
[Shattered Blue] kept me enthralled until the last word, and made me wish for more…Bring on the sequel!
This was just one of those books I had to read all at once. I stayed up all night to finish it because I just couldn’t down. And once I got the book down, I couldn’t fall back asleep because all I could think of was Noa, Callum, Judah, and what happens next. This is one of my new favorite series with Bird being my new favorite author. I highly recommend everyone pick up this series as soon as it’s released….and then come talk to me about it. All in all, I am in love with Shattered Blue, and I think you will be, too.
the characters are amazingly complex and three-dimensional
I love it when authors can manage to surprise you over and over again, just when you think you’ve read it seen it all.
the romance is jaw-dropping and conflicting
Wonderfully, amazingly, and skillfully written. SHATTERED BLUE, by Lauren Horowitz was uniquely transformed into a masterpiece that thrilled this reader, and caused me to not only hang on to every word but to relish every page…. There was only one little thing I didn’t like about this book. It ended too fast.
From reading Noa’s heartbreak of losing her sister to the excitement of the battle between the hunters and the brothers, this is a must read this fall and I can’t wait until the next book comes out!!! Thank You to Lauren Horowitz for turning a non reader of Fantasy to someone who can’t wait to read more of!!!
This book drew me in with its emotional intensity… It’s a complicated love story–the best kind in my opinion…. already eagerly awaiting books two and three of the trilogy.
Wow. Just wow…fantastic, and bursting with surprises. .. I truly loved every twist and turn. Shattered Blue really knocked my socks off! I love that feeling you get towards the end of a great book when you are up in the middle of the night, unable to rest until you’ve absorbed every last word, and even afterwards you lay there, a bundle of untamable energy just marveling at the sheer brilliance of what you just read.
I loved everything about the book when I started reading. Noa’s voice felt so real and the author’s writing style felt unique but addictive – I could not get enough of her writing! I felt like I was right there with Noa, feeling everything she felt
The Fae mythology in this book is of the darker variety, which I enjoy so much…Noa is a fantastic female protagonist…There were so many twists and turns that kept me turning the pages. And some of the twists came out of nowhere and I love to be surprised!
Lauren Bird Horowitz has written a beautiful, emotionally rich new kind of fairytale. I really loved this.
By part 2 you finally understand and you’re completely hooked, the pieces to this puzzle are falling into place, by the ending, you’re completely smashed and want nothing more than the next book.
breathtaking… a magical, mystical yet dark and cryptic beauty. The development of all of Horowitz characters in this book, is quite simply amazing … and THE ENDING KILLED ME! I will be following this series and can’t wait until the next book comes out. I definitely suggest it to anyone regardless of their genre preferences because it will quite simply enthrall you.
The poems in this book are beautiful
Definitely add this one to your wish list you won’t regret it.
Blue Son, Red Son…oh my! I can’t wait for the next installment to this super awesome series! The Fae world is just an amazing wonder.
Right off the bat, I noticed how great of a writer Lauren Bird Horowitz is. The words flowed smoothly and created a beautiful story. Great YA fantasy books are getting harder to come by and this was exactly what I needed.
Lauren Bird Horowitz is a new author to me and I have to say I will definitely be reading more of her books…The characters and plot quickly draw you into their world with plenty of mystery, lots of action, twist and turns you won’t see coming, family loyalty and risking it all for the ones you love.
I fell in love with this book when I read the first paragraph…the writing was just so wonderful… The prose of the book is poetic and resonant- to be savoured… really beautiful to read.
I will recommend this book to everyone. Whether you appreciate beautiful writing, romance, adventure, fantasy, psychological novels, or all of the above – this book is not to be missed.
This story captivated me to finish it. Each couple of pages… spoke of something new. The characters really made the story. I recommend it to anyone who likes this genre.
MAGICAL REALMS, POETIC GIRLS, DANGEROUS BOYS – MY KINDA BOOK! … I was swept away by the beautiful way Horowitz crafted … the poems, the tempo, the underlying current of danger… The way Shattered Blue was written is in itself magical and enthralling. I fell head over heels for the character development … this is Horowitz’s first novel and WOW was a debut! I’m not embarrassed to say I scooped out her poems and short stories on her website.
Yes yes yes.
Noa’s family life is a true highlight. Her little sister Sasha is a gem, and I liked the perceptive aunt who comes to help the family out while they’re grieving. I loved the way Noa’s mom connected to her daughters and the painful way they found each other through the ghost of Isla. Noa’s dad was less of an entity in the story, but he had a few good moments. It’s rare to see a teen character with such a lived-in, present family
I unplugged on vacation and a paperback copy of “Shattered Blue” was the perfect escape book. Only one problem, I couldn’t put it down…
This was my first read from Lauren Bird Horowitz, and it certainly won’t be my last. Her writing style is just so beautiful. The book itself was wonderful and intriguing. engrossing
…full of mystery and strange occurrences…danger, kidnapping, torture, magic, lies, deceit, love and rivalry…fully recommended
Once I started the book I couldn’t put it down. The author’s imaginative writing and storytelling pulled me in and held my attention from the first sentence to the last…If you are also looking for a book outside of your usual genre that will hold your interest then this is just the story for you.
I love the poetry!!
This book is amazing!!… WOW!!
…one of those stories that makes you completely neglect all your life’s duties, because you cannot help but hole up in your room like a hermit crab and obsessively read
Horowitz’s writing is lyrical
it’s been a long while since I’ve experienced an ending so intense and earth-shattering
a phenomenal start to a series
There is a final twist at the end that made my jaw drop… an amazing novel.
The author’s writing is quite beautiful, she is skilled at weaving the character’s emotion into the text…The plot grips you from the beginning and the story is well paced.
Once I started this book I could not put it down. I read it straight through until the sun was coming up the next morning. I am now DYING to find out what is going to happen next!
Yes, this book was page turning, funny, drama filled and a fast read.
The little poems that we got from time to time. Totally in love!!! I absolutely love this story and I can’t wait to read more of it.
This book took me totally by surprise! Its such a cleverly written novel that builds up and…weaves such a beautiful fae-tale, with wonderful world building, likable characters and a romance that is totally swoon worthy!
Overall this novel just flowed. It crawled into my mind like a ‘Mindworm’*, bewitching me with its romance and magical history. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the trilogy has in store! Especially after that ending! Now that really was a mind-blowing twist! Until the next book!
…exceeded my expectations, it wraps all the feelings of the characters in a way that you can make it your own, The story is complex and multidimensional, full of twists and surprises that will keep you guessing till the end. A paranormal fantasy of cross stared lovers.
exquisite poetry…greatly admired [Noa’s] complexity and her raw emotions …. She was compelling
I absolutely loved the writing in this book… poetic and had a whimsical aura that was simply captivating.
Judah stole my heart. He was inscrutable and snarky and hopelessly broken but I fell for him.
a great and unique fantasy novel
The plot was fresh and unique…The concept about the faes was totally awesome…I loved how things were executed overall and the twists and turns really blew my mind. I definitely want to continue this series and see how everything goes, specially after how everything ended in a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to read the next book.
part science fiction and part fantasy and a love story you won’t soon forget
It’s rare to see a teen character with such a lived-in, present family and I thought it was an excellent part of the story.
This book blew my mind away…it was absolutely perfect. The surprise twist threw me off and made my jaw drop… I would most certainly tell you guys to buy it! Do it.
Her writing is somber and realistic. In the middle of all of these fantastical elements, she doesn’t lose sight of the deeper story, a family in mourning, which she paints so beautifully…
And if you need one more reason to read this – there is poetry. REAL poetry. Mind baffled. Bravo, Ms. Horowitz!
That ending was just…wow.
The last 3 pages are insane! Leaving me DYING to know what happens next!… A very exciting start to a trilogy I’m instantly in love with.
The plot twist of a lifetime. A story like no other.
Beautifully written first book of a Young Adult Fantasy series. Fans of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS by Cassandra Claire, the FAE series by CJ Abedi, and the UNDERTOW series by K.R. Conway will enjoy this book.
If you enjoy a great fantasy read, don’t bother reading any more of this review, just get yourself a copy of the book and go read it for yourself!…This has to be the start to one of the best fantasy series I have ever read.
…the real strength of Shattered Blue is the narrative style: Lauren Horowitz is a talented writer and her style is intense, vivid and evocative.
What a brilliant and fantastic novel this is…
Eagerly awaiting the sequel Ms Horowitz!
My kindle died right at the climax of this book. I went to my other kindle and I had forgotten to charge that one. So I downloaded the app in order to finish reading this on my phone. Yeah. I was that obsessed with finishing. And the ending…OMG.
Not your typical faery story. If you like poetry, this is a book that will awe you. You can see the love of words from the author in her characters… a Fae story with a new twist.
a must buy
the world building was great… the trilogy is going to be great and you’re going to want all the books together in the end!
Shattered Blue … captivated me from the first sentence.
What I liked the most about this story were the deeply developed characters. Horowitz is simply fantastic at taking even the most non-essential characters and giving them depth. The story was well rounded and the final twist at the end was one I never expected. Even now I am on pins and needles waiting for the continuation of this trilogy…I am giving this book 5/5 faes for a fantastic start to what promises to be an amazing trilogy.