Saturday, June 14, 2014

Review: Shattered Sky (Star Shards Chronicles #3) by Neal Shusterman

Book Title: Shattered Sky (Star Shards Chronicles #3)
Author: Neal Shusterman
Published: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Format: Hardcover; 544pg
Source: Library
ISBN: 1442451173

Synopsis:

In this conclusion to The Star Shards Chronicles, powerful and terrifying invaders have arrived from a parallel dimension, and only the Star Shards can prevent the destruction of the human race.

Six children were conceived at the exact moment that the star Mentaras-H went supernova, and the explosion transformed their souls into living star fragments. Now the Star Shards face the ultimate battle and the true purpose of their gifts be revealed, for it is no accident they have these powers. Once despised for their deformities the Star Shards are now worshiped and feared as gods. Their power is unlimited, as is the temptation to abuse it. But a new and terrifying force has torn a wound in the universe, infecting it like a deadly, intelligent virus. Only one power exists that could conceivably prevent the extermination of the human race: the Star Shards. But only if they can put aside their titanic egos and join forces one final time.

Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman and talent for depicting superhuman characters with human strengths and weaknesses lends depth and immediacy to a tale of cosmic proportions in this stunning conclusion to a visionary trilogy.


Shattered Sky left me confused and irritated. It was too long and the plot was all over the place. I understand how it tied in together for the ending, but it made this book a chore to read. I was severely disappointed in this final installment of the Star Shards trilogy and that makes me sad. I thought the other books were so awesome and this just really let me down.

The character of Lourdes was the one I had recently most empathized with, but in Shattered Sky she went to the bad side big time. The other characters besides Winston and Dillon really didn't get much love in this book either.

Overall, Shattered Sky was lacking in character development and had a plot that was stretched thin. Maybe I just didn't agree with the direction Shusterman went, but I know I didn't like this book.

2 stars to Shattered Sky.
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