Review: Shattered Dreams by Ellie James
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isn’t as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She is special. She sees visions, and for those she’s seen, it’s already too late.
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 dark room. And when the head cheerleader, Jessica, goes missing, Trinity knows she has no choice but to step forward with what she’s seen.
But people believe that Trinity has information about Jessica’s disappearance not because of a dream, but because she is involved. She is kind-of dating Jessica’s ex-boyfriend, Chase, and Jessica did pull a nasty prank on Trinity. Revenge seems like the likeliest scenario.
Nothing prepares Trinity for the dark odyssey that ensues while searching for Jessica, including the surprising romance she finds with Chase, or the shocking truths she learns, not just about the girl who has gone missing, but the past that has been hidden from her.
I can’t believe how long it took me to pick SHATTERED DREAMS up. For one, that cover is gorgeous, and then there’s that drew me right in. I wasn’t sure what to expect, only that there would be a bit of a paranormal element. I just love it when I am surprised in a novel and James threw in quite a few twists that had me scratching my head. And the boys!!! WOW are they spicy. I think I may have to pack up my things and move to New Orleans if the guys in her book are any indication. You have to pick this one up!
Trinity has taken one heck of a beating in life. Her parents died when she was barely a toddler, she knows next to nothing about them, and she has a “gift” that shows her things that no one else is able to see. On top of that, her grandma recently died and she is sent to New Orleans to live with an aunt that she barely knows. When the mean girl Jessica goes missing, Trinity begins to see things that could lead her to Jessica.
Trinity is a sweet and lost girl who I wanted to be happy. I can only imagine what it would be like to not have any real familial connection. I hurt for all of her hard times, but I hoped for the best after everything she goes through in the book. I felt connected to Trinity and the journey that she was on for a discovery of herself and her past.
Can I just say how lucky Trinity is to have scored a hunk like Chase? He is so swoon worthy and tempting. He and Trinity have a lightning hot connection with each other that ignites off the pages! His support of Trinity is too sweet and I love how he was determined to figure out the truth about her mom and dad. What a guy!
If you haven’t yet given SHATTERED DREAMS a shot, you are sure missing out! James is a fantastic writer and I enjoyed every moment of this book!!!