Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Shattered Blue (The Light, #1)” as Want to Read:
Shattered Blue (The Light, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Shattered Blue

(The Light #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  710 ratings  ·  318 reviews
For Noa and Callum, being together is dangerous, even deadly. From the start, sixteen-year-old Noa senses that the mysterious transfer student to her Monterey boarding school is different. Callum unnerves and intrigues her, and even as she struggles through family tragedy, she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Soon they are bound by his deepest secret: Callum is Fae, banished f ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Skyscape
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Shattered Blue, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Casey Carlisle I noticed that too - for a moment I was a little confused. I guess PhotoShop comes in handy to make some subtle differences...

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.66  · 
Rating details
 ·  710 ratings  ·  318 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Shattered Blue (The Light, #1)
Ben Alderson
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed Shattered Blue and i am pretty desperate for AMAZON to sign book two and publish it!

Fae, magic, elemental control... two hot, confused brothers and I MEAN LIKE YES PLEASE WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!

Loved it! I will have a full review up at the end of the month!

: GOSH! I loved it even more the second time, It was such an interesting well paced read. I really really loved this! And the sequel is coming out next month, WHI
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Shattered Blue introduces us to Noa. She and her family are just coming to terms with the death of Noa's older sister Isla. Her mother is barely hanging on and locks herself in her room quite often and her father is trying to return to work. This leaves Noa often caring for her 3 year old sister Sasha.

When a new student shows up at the school it's instant sparks between Noa and Callum. The sparks though are not what they seem, Callum is Fae and he needs "Light" from humans which is taken throug
Andrea Heltsley

I've never heard of this author before, but the description sounded good, so I took a chance on it. It was a very good decision. The book was all sorts of awesome!

Shattered Blue starts out with the narration of Noa, the female heroine in this story. Right away, I knew this author was talented. Noa was a writer and a poet. She had a way with words, and the complexity of her character was portrayed through her point of view. Everything about this author's writing for this POV, was told eloquently
Dee/ bookworm
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-favorites
It is hard to do a review on this book without spoilers, so I will try, but if I goof I apologize in advance.

This book is amazing!! I really don't seek out Fae novels, but this one seemed interesting, and it was! WOW!! There is Fae, but the characteristics that define this novel are very well described. Also, you don't get board trying to understand.

I love the poetry throughout the book. And I love that Noa's dad knows her, really knows her. Sasha is a wonderful character that seems to balance
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shattered Blue is about our heroine, Noa, returning to boarding school after the tragic death of her older sister, Isla. Upon returning, she meets the mysterious, hot, new boy, Callum. Callum is a Fae and he needs 'Light' to survive, which he gets from skin-to-skin contact. The only problem is taking 'Light' also takes away the human's future happiness. Thus the dilemma between Noa and Callum's relationship. He tries his hardest to keep his distance from humans at school, but Noa is his krypt ...more
Barbara Desmond
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Got an ARC from Net Galley.

The title and the cover got my attention. I think the cover's cool and otherworldly. This author has been added to my list of authors that I want to continue reading. I probably should make an actual list because I have the brain of a goldfish. I love fairies but haven't read many books about them. The only one that comes to mind is The Dresden Files.

I wish this book had chapters because I'm odd when it comes to reading. Unless I'm out read walking I prefer to finish a
Crystal Zapata
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In the beginning I was captivated by Noa’s ability to cope with the loss of her twin sister. She was so strong, taking on all parental roles. Noa’s father hid himself in work, her mother checked out in full on depression, and her baby sister Sasha, was a handful but still needed looking after. Noa did it all. She cooked, cleaned, cared for Sasha and her parents. The poor kid did so much. Writing poetry helped a lot, she was able to express exactly how she felt. Going to school was a relief and a ...more
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic magical tale, very fun read, could not put down!

“Shattered Blue” is beautifully interwoven with multiple points of view and remarkable poetry mixed in. We meet Noa, the heroine, as she and her family struggle to deal with the loss of her older sister (several pages are incredibly sad, be forewarned if you have experienced a loss recently.) Interactions between Noa’s friends and family members feel authentic; there is a lot of love and support. Things begin to seem easier when Callum sl
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I will start by saying the only reason I first even looked at this book was because of the cover but I'm pretty sure we've all done that.
It's a story driven by some amazing characters that will leave you unable to put it down.
My full review for the book is on my blog
Kelsey Bogan
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis: (no spoilers)

Noa’s sister died, and it shattered her world. Her family is falling apart, and all she has left is her littlest sister, who is her whole world. Callum transfers to Noa’s school and she immediately senses there is something different about him. They begin to get closer but Noa is confused at Callum’s refusal to touch her in any way. She soon learns why. Callum is a Fae who has been exiled from his world, and tossed into hers. But Noa’s world doesn’t produce the “light” or
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Warning: this book is addictive! Be prepared to not be able to stop reading as the plot sweeps you up and takes awesome twists and turns. The magical element is fae but unlike any I've ever come across before with a really fascinating mythology and magic structure that had me gripped. This is the first of a trilogy and I hope the next books take us even farther into the magical elements. The characters are realistic and complicated. They lie
Mirah Anne
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. The plot twists and turns in unpredictable ways -- making it almost impossible to put down. The relationships between characters are real -- even heartwrenching -- and they come alive on the pages.

This is a new author, but doesn't read like one. She is one to watch.

I cannot wait until the second book is ready -- and the first one I read as a preview so it's not even officially out. You won't be disappointed by Shattered Blue.
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
For more YA reviews, please check out

This review will contain slight spoilers. I will do my best not to reveal major plot points, but you have been warned.

I received this book in advance through NetGalley for reviewing purposes; the following is my HONEST opinion of the book as I was in no way obligated to give a positive review. Thank you NetGalley and Skyscape and Two Lions for letting me read this book in advance!

Shattered Blue is the first book in the new trilogy,
Michael Andrews
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I literally could not put this book down (I read almost the entire thing in two sittings). It's told by a third person narrator but divided into three parts, with each part building and layering new perspectives into the story. I really liked this structure because you began to question and see things in new ways the more you got to know the characters and their points of view.

The first part is really poetic and carries you along, and makes you feel like Noa (main character who is a poet) is a r
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teens, lovers of fantasy, fans of fairies
I received a free eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Wow! I was not expecting this book to be so great. 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. I initially wanted to read it because of the beautiful cover, but I'm glad there is more going for the book than just the cover.

The wo
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm biased because the author is a dear friend - but I really enjoyed this book. It's beautifully written and despite not reading fiction very much any more, I got lost in the plot and couldn't put it down until I had finished reading it. If you enjoyed getting lost in the world of Harry Potter, you'll love this book. ...more
Nocturnal  Bookworm
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great start to a new trilogy and a new take on Fae. I really enjoyed reading this book and it definitely kept me guessing till the end. I can't wait to read the rest of this trilogy and more from this author.

This book is suitable for mature young adult to adult readers.
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
GUYS, read this book.

Check out my review here
Vesper Vesper
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Final thought upon ending: Wow.

Shattered Blue is a wonderful and mild fantasy story about Noa, a sixteen-year-old who lost her older sister, now living with a wounded family. The only light in her life is her younger sister, Sasha. Now, don't think too negative on my usage of "mild fantasy," as I say it in a way that means it balances between fantasy and "normal world" aka reality. DON'T QUESTION ME, IT MAKES SENSE IN MY HEAD. If done right, like in this story, you get the perfect amount of
Stephanie Z
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Books really have to grab my attention because I am a busy mom of two little ones. This one certainly did from the very first page. The characters seemed so real and I felt their emotions with them through happiness, sadness, love, love again, loss, and fear. The love stories were really great and kept me guessing. I also really like the name Noa for a girl. She had a great spirit in the book and I want to read more in the next books. 5/5stars.

*I got this ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Korrina  (OwlCrate)
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.75 stars. It was almost perfect. Really, really enjoyed this. The writing was beautiful. The main character felt so real and strong (but not in a cliche YA heroine way). The story was intense and interesting the entire time. If you like stories about Fae I would definitely recommend it.
Michelle Craig
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read A LOT, and most of the time, I find YA books a little too simply written for my taste. Not this one. Shattered Blue reads artistically, and the writer, Lauren Bird Horowitz, is clearly from a poetic background. I was really surprised to see this is her first book because her writing is intensely lyrical and sometimes even mesmerizing. There are poems incorporated into the story (and yes incorporated, which is very important, not just put in there awkwardly like I've seen tried in some oth ...more
May 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Maybe a 3.75*. Spoilers ahead!!!

This book reminded me of The Vampire Diaries and Twilight but I promise there are no vampires.
Breakdown of plot

New guy, Stefan, sorry Cullum comes to town. Oooh he is mysterious and has a big secret. Girl has mysterious connection.

Throw in some insta love. Dont forget the stalking.Some good ole Edward Cullen stalking taking place

New guy is obsessed with girl *coughs* Elena . Obviously she has something he wants.

Friends don't approve

Bad brother comes to town. He
Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy through NetGalley in exchange of an honest review. Let's go :D

Noa is a girl that recently lost her older sister, Isla, and it’s trying to have a normal life without her. Noa studies on an intern school with her best friends Miles and Olivia and her younger sister, three-year-old Sasha. One of the few things that keeps Noa moving forward is her poetry. She loves to write and the words slip through her fin
Casey Ann Books
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ok first of I absolutely love the cover of this book! and the book overall was amazingly good. So Noa and her family have to come to terms with the death of her older sister Isla. Her mother isn’t coping at all and hides away in her room.

Noa school has a new student named Callum and lets just say Noa is very drawn to him. Callum is a fae and he needs the “light” from humans which is taken through a kiss or a touch and he has been banished from another world. It seems Noa and Callum have a lot i
Michaela Whitney
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-won, 2015-read
I received a copy through Netgalley.

This was a solidly great book, that has the potential to become a really great series. The writing is very different and the story between Noa, Callum and Judah and starts building in part 1, by part 2 your finally understand and your completely hooked, the pieces to this puzzle are falling into place, by the ending, your completely smashed and want nothing more than the next book. Lauren Bird Horowitz has written a beautiful, emotionally rich new kind of fair
I was provided an e-copy of this novel from Netgalley and Amazon Publishing for an honest review

P.S I apologize if my review is all over the place, this is my first official one for an ARC read that someone might actually look at.

Holy Amaze Balls that was a really good read. I had a little bit of an issue with how fast the love relationship between Callum and Noa developed but I can overlook it. I really liked Ms Horowitz' writing style in this novel, quite unique to what I'm used to reading.
AJ Jimenez
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
My rating would be 4.75 out of 5 stars, I absolutely loved this book. The characters have different personalities that you would definitely love, especially Sasha (she's my fave) The story might be a bit of a slow ride at first, but once Callum's on the story you'd be drawn from it. There are many unpredictable twists which would make you want for more. I couldn't wait to read the sequel of this book.

Read my full review on my blog, link's below.
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing! OMG! Review to come on my blog soon!
Donita Luz
This review is also available here.

What I liked in Shattered Blue:

*Cover. That impressive cover got me wanting to read this book so bad.

*World building and Plot. Aurora,(the Fae's realm), fascinates me so much. I wanted to know more about their politics and history. The idea of color-coded Fae was absolutely brilliant, neat and amazing!

Now that I really think about it, Shattered Blue appears to be my first book about Fae's, and it was... Ok. Actually, this book has a LOT of potential.


« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Wicked Princess (Royal Hearts Academy, #3)
  • My Second Chance (Ridgewater High #4)
  • Unpregnant
  • Dirty Sexy Player (Dirty Games Duet, #1)
  • Olive and Snowflake
  • Magic Lessons (Practical Magic, #0.1)
  • The Last Immortal
  • The Stone House
  • The Bet (North Woods University, #1)
  • A Shade of Blood (A Shade of Vampire, #2)
  • Some Boys
  • Snow (St. John Strafford, #1)
  • Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful Bastard, #1.5)
  • Beautiful Bombshell (Beautiful Bastard, #2.5)
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply
  • Antisocial
  • Finch Merlin and the Fount of Youth (Harley Merlin, #10)
  • Smoke Screen
See similar books…
See top shelves…
LAUREN BIRD HOROWITZ, screenwriter and novelist, has won an enthusiastic following for her innovative, lyrical poetic voice. Her debut novel Shattered Blue: Book One of The Light Trilogy, won the 2016 Independent Publishers' (IPPY) Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, as well as Finalist honors in the 2016 USA Book Awards for  Best New Fiction and Best New Fantasy, the 2016 Next Generation Indie ...more

Other books in the series

The Light (3 books)
  • Renegade Red (The Light, #2)
  • Untitled (The Light#3)

News & Interviews

If you've got an overflowing Want to Read shelf of books that you keep meaning to get to (one day!), you're in good company. Our company, that...
124 likes · 43 comments
“How can you live without everything touching you?” 2 likes
“The Lost Girls

Nomad girls are Lost Ones too,
With leaves at foot and crown;
They too seek shelter in the tress,
Drink Red and Gold and Brown.

Their circlets made of steam and rain,
Their lashes powdered ash,
They're firelight, they're fox's kill,
They're blood and sweat and scratch.

Lost Boys fly forever, and crow the rising sun.
They play all day in Neverland, their laughter mermaid-spun.
But Lost Girls live underground:
They steal from hole to hole.
They drink the shadows, wear the night,
And paint their cheeks with coal.

And when the wind turns colder,
They split a doe and climb inside.
Still-warm sinew wraps their hands,
Dead muscle soaks the light.

You'll never tell what's girl, what's beast,
Once bloody fur's been trussed-
So think your happy thoughts, Lost Boy,
Wish on your Fairy Dust.”
More quotes…