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Splinters (The Prospero Chronicles) (Volume 1) Paperback – February 6, 2017
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F.J.R. TITCHENELL is an author of young adult, sci-fi, and horror fiction, including Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know of). She graduated from Cal State University Los Angeles with a B. A. in English in 2009 at the age of twenty. She currently lives in San Gabriel, California, with her husband, coauthor, and amazing partner in all things, Matt Carter, and their pet king snake, Mica. Find out more at http://www.fjrtitchenell.weebly.com. MATT CARTER is an author of horror, sci-fi, and yes, even a little bit of young adult fiction. He earned his degree in history from Cal State University Los Angeles, and lives in the usually sunny town of San Gabriel, California, with his wife, best friend, and awesome co-writer, F.J.R. Titchenell. Check out his first solo novel, Almost Infamous, or find out more at http://www.mattcarterauthor.weebly.com
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In this book we follow two main characters who are living in a town where some weird things are happening. People are going missing regularly, the latest shows up at her own memorial service. Mina and Ben have to work together to hunt these ‘things’ and workout where they are coming from.
On first impressions this book was weird, yet wonderful. I loved the writing, there was just so much imagination so even though what you were reading was completely crazy, you felt as though it actually could be happening – it felt so real.
Character-wise, Mina was a nice girl, a little crazy, with some trust issues. The reasons behind those trust issues are brought to light further on as you read, which makes your heart break a little for her. Ben on the other hand, was very skeptical of Mina (as I would be if some girl I’d never met told me there were monsters who looked like humans all through the town and she needed your help to stop them from taking over). As time goes on, Ben has no choice but to believe her and the two of them embark on a monster-hunting expedition which will have some consequences for them both.
On the whole, I did enjoy this book. It was weird and creepy all wrapped up into one parcel of just plain crazy. In the edition that I received I was able to read the first chapter f the next book in the series, Shards, and it seems like it will be just as enjoyable as the first. It would be interesting to see what happens to Ben and Mina in the small town of Prospero, California.
Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours and the authors for allowing me to read and review this one!
Splinters took me quite a while to read. It’s not a bad or boring book, but it just did not draw me in and keep me “glued to the screen” the way I would have liked. The story shows some out of the box thinking by the author(s), and the use of a (truly heroic) heroine who would seem to be either on the spectrum or suffering from mental health issues is refreshing. The other main character is fairly complex, but some of the supporting characters could have used some fleshing out. The romance isn’t a focal point, which to me is appropriate, given the circumstances.
Despite all of the positive I’ve stated above, I’m only giving Splinters 3 stars. Like I said, I wasn’t drawn in, and can’t say I’m excited to read the next book in the series.