Shattered Dreams (Midnight Dragonfly #1)
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isnâ€™t as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She is special. She sees visions, and for those sheâ€™s seen, itâ€™s already too late.
Trinity arrives on her auntâ€™s doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at
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*Shattered Dreams* is the story of seventeen-year-old Trinity, who, like her deceased mother, gets visions. Both of her parents died when she was a baby and she was raised by her grandmother. After her grandmother's death, she was taken in by her aunt and moved to New Orleans (where her parents were from and where she was born.)
I'd give you the synopsis that I was given that made me want to read this book, but honestly, I felt it was pretty misleading.
The sto ...more
Before I really get going, I do have to speak positively about the setting. I think post-Katri ...more
Being the new girl at shcool and hanging out with kids who've known each other their whole lives, Trinity didn't want to seem like a chicken when they brought her to an old house, presumed to be haunted. When a game goes seriously wrong and later Jessica turns up missing, Trinity doesn't have any choice but to come forth and tell what she seen in her dreams. See, Trinity has always been differen ...more
At first I though this would be a standard young adult novel about a high school kid growing up, spending way too much time thinking about boys with a hint of what happened to her parents mystery thrown in. And the very beginning seemed to support that hypothesis. I actually thought I'd end up liking this book and how it was written.
Then I started thinking that everyone around the main protagonis ...more
Trinity is an awesome main character. She is brave, funny, smart, kind, and (my favorite thing) kind of bad ass. She is not afraid to be disliked by the popular kids at school and she is one of the only people willing to stand up to them. Chase is another amazing character. He is sweet, kind, caring, brave, and willing to stand by Trinity through everything. ...more
If I'm honest, it took me a long time to get into Shattered Dreams. I took ages just to read the first forty pages, and even after that, it was kind of a slow read for me. I think my problem was with the narrator, Trinity. She wasn't a character that I could connect to. At all. I mean, sure, she lusted after a boy who already had a girlfriend, which is perfectly normal, but other than ...more
The psychic part was done absolutely brilliantly. It portrayed Trinity in a light where you could see that she was a psychic but at the same time you couldn’t help but wonder if she was a little bit crazy and the lines between reality ...more
She can see visions of death…
And it’s up to her to stop them from happening
The book started with a group of friends inside an empty house which is said to be haunted, wherein they started a “harmless” game of Truth or Dare. For everyone, it was just a game, but for Trinity, it’s not. She’s different from any other teenage girls. How so? She can see visions of deaths, and they come true. There she sees an image of one of the girls with her, Jessica, and in that ve ...more
Bestselling US author Ellie James has produced a spectacular sultry thriller that leaves you sleepless…Taut and wrought with spine tingling tension, I was sat rigid to my seat immersed within a darkly sinister love story. Beautifully hypnotic and acutely memorable, this is a teen psychic novel with a supernatural twist and paranormal ambience. Prepare to be dazzled by the intense drama and enchanted by the c ...more
This story surrounds a young girl called Trinity who moves to New Orleans to live with her aunt after the death of her grandma. Trinity appears to be a normal teenage girl, but when a game of truth or dare gets out of hand and a girl disappears, she soon starts seeing visions of the future. As Trinity journeys brings ...more
Shattered Dreams was just amazing! I wasn’t really expecting anything when I picked this up and I didn’t really know what it was about, but it blew my mind!
Trinity is not your ordinary character. She lost her parents when she was two, but no one tells her how or why. And she barley knows anything of her ancestry or why she has her unexpected visions. Everyone is keeping secrets about her family and heritage from her. Trinity went through a lot in this book and has been growing stronge ...more
I won’t and don’t want to finish it. The story was confusing; it was hard to determine where the visions of Trinity started, what was the real score about her visions and though they explained it in the story it was obscured. They try to explain it bit by bit with every chapter which is ...more
The description from the Amazon pages leads me to believe this may be the first in a series of books, but it didn't read like a series book until the very last page, which was a confusing one. I'm not so sure I'll be following up to read any book two in the series.
Trinity Monsour lives hidden away in the Colorado hills with her grandmother until she passes away and Trinity ends u ...more
There were far too many loose ends.
Seemed to me like the author just kept compiling r ...more
Shattered Dreams was a fun filled ride! There are so many twists and turns in this one I wasn’t sure if up was down or down was up! I’m hoping that we get to learn a lot more about Trinity’s abilities in the next novel. There is a next novel, right? I feel like we just started to scratch the surface to Trinity’s ability and her heritage. And of course I want to see how Dylan and ...more
Trinity ha sedici anni, i suoi genitori sono morti quando ne aveva due ed ha sempre vissuto con la nonna sulle montagne in Colorado, fino a che anche lei ...more
Shattered Dreams is one of those books you finish reading and think, what the hell happened!? If this book has taught me anything, it’s that I am obviously far too stubborn for my own good (and quite possibly a glutton for punishment), because I made myself read the whole thing even though I wanted to put it down after the first few chapters.
A quick look at ...more
Quick and Dirty: The writing and characterization of the protagonist are strong, but there are confusing holes in the plot at times.
Opening Sentence: “I heard this place is like . . . haunted.”
I enjoyed reading this book for the poetic descriptions and the strong protagonist voice. Trinity has had a different childhood than most of the teenagers her age, growing up orphaned and homeschooled by her grandmother a thousand miles away from her closest f ...more
Trinity é uma jovem de 16 anos que perdeu os pais muito cedo, quando ela ainda era bebê. A morte deles ainda é um mistério para ela, que só sabe que eles morreram em um acidente de carro. Depois que ficou orfã, ela teve que morar com sua tia Sara, em Nova Orleans, uma cidade do interior dos Estados Unidos. Na nova escola, ela ainda tem poucos amigos amigos, porém se vê muito próxima de Chase, garoto mais popular da escola que namora a também popular Jéssica, líder de torcida. El ...more
Shattered Dreams was not what I expected. Some months ago, I won a copy of the third book in this series by mere coincidence. Being one of those people that hate to jump into a series of books mid-way through, I immediately went about securing the first two books in this series… and promptly forgot to read them. Finally, just a few short hours ago, I dove into Shattered Dreams. I hadn’t read the synopsis, didn’t kno ...more
Trinity is trying to fit into the culture of public High school for the first time in her life and Jessica, the girlfrient of the Chase, the boy Trinity likes, has set her sights on Trinity in a game of "Who's the best female" all c ...more
Trinity arrives on her aunt's doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at a new school and even starts making friends. But all too quickly her dreams accelerate; twisted, terrifying visions of a girl locked in a ...more
I have one word for you. Creepy.
Well, that was the first thing that popped into my mind as I started to read Ellie James' Shattered Dreams. I mean, the first line had the word haunted. The descriptive words that followed gave a goose bump-inducing imagery. James knew the significance of the first scene's setting. And all this from the first few pages?
Shattered Dreams begins with a group of teenagers on their way to a long-ago abandoned mansion, aged and consume ...more