Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Book review Shattered

Shattered by Dani Pettrey, second in the Alaskan Courage series

I really enjoyed Submerged, the first book in the series and my review can be found here.  So I had high expectations for Shattered and I wasn't dissapointed, I really enjoyed it.  Shattered seemed to pick up close to the ending of the first book, maybe a few months later.  Shattered starts very quickly and I think the characters would be very confusing if you haven't read the first book, Submerged. And the books are so good that you should buy both. :)

Though Submerged stayed mostly in Alaska, Shattered gave the characters a chance to travel several places around California and Canada.  I enjoyed learning more about different ski areas and competition circuits.  Shattered didn't seem as God-focused though elements were there.

I enjoy that the story is told from different characters' viewpoints, but I think the suspense could've been maintained longer if the "bad guy" hadn't been introduced so quickly.

I thought it was cool that the band Kutlass was mentioned.  I laughed again at the character names, Meredith Blake is also the name used for the "Cruella DeVille" going to be stepmother in the remake Parent Trap movie.  And it's also fitting here as Gage's ex-wife.  I really liked Darcy and am glad she'll be featured in the next book in the series, Stranded coming October 2013.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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