Monday, 25 March 2013

Blog Tour: Shattered Soul (Review)

Shattered Soul
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Synopsis: Hellish Nightmare...

If seventeen-year-old Seth Bradson were to describe his life in two words, those would be the two he’d choose. Seth prefers to cope with his crappy existence by spending his days in a drug-induced haze. But when Ali Carson steps into his life, Seth finds something he’s subconsciously been seeking—a new drug, one that consumes his mind unlike any other.


In a moment of unforgivable weakness, Seth allows Ali to try crystal meth, his most addictive temptation. This single event begins the unraveling of both their lives and forces Seth to learn the definition of regret the hard way.


"Life's a bitch and then you die. So, fuck the world and let's get high."

The title fits this novel so, so much! When I agreed to read this for a review, I seriously thought I knew what I’m putting myself into, but damn, my heart was definitely shattered after reading this book. 

I’m not new to this drug addiction theme since I’ve been writing my research paper since high school with this as my topic, but reading about it and making it seem like it is more real and part of someone’s life, plus Snyder’s amazing talent in making such words blow so hard, that it affects its readers. 

I was first confused with Ali’s personality. Being the new kid, she gives me the impression of being a good girl, not saint-like but still good. Then all of a sudden, she gives hints to Seth about popping pills and ‘having fun,’ which contradicts to that good girl image she has on my mind. But after a while, I mean after having some fun, I got used to it and was okay with her acting wild. 

What broke my heart were her actions towards Seth. A part of the blame is on Seth, it’s pretty obvious, but I hated how she acted towards him and how she keeps on ruining her life on her own that caused hurting those people who cares about her. I had this crazy nausea while reading this book, waiting for the next bad thing to happen and it felt worse after reading it. What she did to Seth in the end was just low. It was goddamn low, no matter how much she wanted that goddamn meth. Maybe this nausea wasn't just because of the story but also because of what she did. 

This book is something to be taken seriously. It’s heart-wrenching and really depressing but it was really good. I have to say that it was very well-written because of all the emotions it gave me while and after reading this book. 

To those who are planning to read this, approach with caution but never back down.

About the Author:

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

Tour Schedule

March 25th:
Ramblings of a Diva Booknerd
Book Addicts Not So Anonymous
Reality Bites! Lets Get Lost!!
Paperback Princess
Simply Sensational Book Fanatics
Confessions of a Book Addict
Bookwyrming Thoughts
Sab The Book Eater
Charlie, Coffee and a Good Book
Tiffany Talks Books
Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After

March 26th:
The Book Cafe
She's Got Books on Her Mind
Fictional Candy
Magic World Of Books

March 27th:
Pamela Foreman, Published Author
Babbling of a Bookaholic
A Bookish Escape
Books Ahoy
Taking It One Page at a Time
YA Book Addict
Lounging with Lindsey
Faerie Tale Books
CBL Reviews - Review