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The Shattering by Karen Healey
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Sep 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult, poc, lgbtqia, reviewed
Read on September 10, 2011

I have the same major criticism for this as I did for Karen Healey's previous book, Guardian of the Dead (which was nevertheless one of my favorites read that year): the build-up is too slow. The characters are introduced. The characters come together. Something is Going On. The protagonists investigate. The protagonists investigate. The protagonists investigate. One protagonist figures out part of the mystery, but the others don't buy it. And that's when the book really gets good, roughly halfway through. This book is definitely a worthwhile read, and it's not something you see in YA literature every day. Just make sure you hold out for the good stuff--it's there, I promise. (Though I still like Guardian of the Dead better.)
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Wendy Darling I really want to read this...

Elena It's good! Definitely something different from the norm, though I do think Guardian of the Dead was a stronger book overall--have you read that one?

Wendy Darling Nope. :) So I won't have anything to compare it to.

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