She discovers that the dynamic duo are very close, but more than willing to share the love. Camille loves Daniel, but as the shapeshifting superheroine, Legion, she does vital work that can't be postponed or ignored. A girl doesn't share that sort of secret with just anyone. She only slowly grew to trust Daniel, but now wants to share everything with him.
Too bad Daniel only wants to end it now, his own love and patience exhausted by too many missed dates and an array of flimsy excuses. For lovers of genre fiction. Highly recommended if you don't mind a book without the typical lesfic ending. ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Even superheroes are up underneath Whenever I have Ms. Winter's in between my hands, I know that the next few hours and the days after will be filled with happiness and great admiration to her extraordinary writing.
Lena Martin, first class tracker was sent to retrieve a top Guardian - Shattergirl back to civilization and work. Shatter Even superheroes are up underneath Whenever I have Ms. Shattergirl's angst was expected yet still gut wrenching. Lena's baggage was totally unexpected. Winter cleverly wrote a sad, heart-rending background to the kickass androgynous h. The hs' hardships were not easy to digest, they were quite horrific so get some chocolates ready to help ease the pain. The only instant element was the instant disliked towards each other from their first meeting but after several sessions of revealing their deep darkest secrets and baring their souls, they came to an understanding.
All sorts of delicious feelings appeared and danced around my heart then. If you're really curious and loosing sleep over it then go ahead and click on the spoiler tag otherwise, go in blind. View all 3 comments.
Jun 14, Jane Shambler rated it it was amazing Shelves: ylva-pub , alien-worlds , superhero. This was a really interesting read. My first book by Winter. It is a fast paced action packed read that literally left me feeling mentally shattered. I loved it.
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It had a bit of everything. Sometimes I really wish these books were true. No I haven't lost my mind I just guess I wish there was more than what we have. Anyway back to the book :. It has two main characters with several characters making the story more believable. You have Lena aka Silver a serious competent tracker and Nyah a superhe This was a really interesting read. You have Lena aka Silver a serious competent tracker and Nyah a superhero who just happens to be a black lesbian who loves science.
Who has the superhero name of Shattergirl. My childhood dreams all rolled in to one. What's not to love. The cover of the book gives it a comic book feel but I didn't buy into that. It is a story of life, a story of losses and a story of discrimination. It also talks of equality, friendship and shared experiences.
It also talks of being over looked, ignored and wrongful perceptions. Now you know why I felt shattered when I finished the book. It covers a lot and in some detail I might add. I've read a few other reviews and I'll admit I agree that the ending isn't exactly what you expect. But I'll also admit I liked the end. The two leads will make better friends and companions than lovers.
The story is mainly about breaking down walls and rebuilding trust amongst different people. Or in the case of this book building a new trust between different worlds.
I think the author has done an excellent job combining two very different worlds into a world of trust with a positive future for all. It is well worth your time reading this book. Just be aware you may feel shattered at the end. View all 7 comments. Jul 13, Rosi rated it liked it. It's an interesting book. It's not really about a superhero saving the world, it's deeper than that.
At times, seeing the harsh reality of the human race that the author shows us in detail, is quite depressing. And I do not think it does not have a happy ending, on the contrary. When you discover what you really like and manage to live your life the way it fills you, I think it's a happy ending. View 1 comment. Jul 02, Liz rated it it was amazing Shelves: ylva , lesbian , hero.
I liked the ending and felt it was appropriate for the story. I'm so glad this was not a romance story, although there was a romantic element. But that felt more like an opportune moment and not the start of something serious. For me there lacked chemistry between the two mcs but the main focus was their individual backstory. Although I did feel that lena's could have done with more detail. Arc provid I liked the ending and felt it was appropriate for the story. Arc provided by ylva for an honest review. Apr 03, Ty rated it really liked it. Beyond character development, beyond plot, I also really enjoy books that have well crafted sentences and inspired word choice.
Winter has that. She also has great characters and interesting plots, so I find her work all around pretty awesome. Like many of the other reviews, I was surprised by the ending, and am still trying to make my peace with it. Jun 10, Jane Clements rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , lesbian. The superhero genre is generally a reflection of our fantasy-fuelled desire for a strong, wise and caring leader who will zoom in during our times of need and save us from the latest doom that threatens us.
Superheroes are basically Earth-bound gods who can defy the laws of physics with their magic, but in spite of their might they live just to serve us mere mortals. So the supe The superhero genre is generally a reflection of our fantasy-fuelled desire for a strong, wise and caring leader who will zoom in during our times of need and save us from the latest doom that threatens us. So the superhero genre is generally a wish-fulfilment fantasy. In this version of our world created by Lee Winter, humans commons are served by a race of aliens guardians who crashed on Earth when their spaceship malfunctioned at the turn of the 20th century.
Each alien has a unique superpower. A carefully cultivated mythology of nobility and invincibility is built up around the guardians, supported by the commons who work at the Facility.
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Shattergirl is one of the guardians, but she has disappeared. Lena Martin is a common tracker employed at the Facility, she is assigned to find Shattergirl and persuade her to return. Note: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Apr 13, F. But this one left me a bit And I had real trouble working out where we were going. Then things got dark and upsetting, with a moment of reprieve and light at the end of the tunnel. And by the end I was feeling disappointed.
The rest not so much. The most exciting part -unusually for a superhero story - was some intense dialogue in the middle of the book. The rest of the story was interesting but felt underdeveloped. And that is the thing I love most about stories. I expected this book to be fluffy but found it strangely the darkest by this author.
Jan 12, Linda J rated it really liked it Shelves: my-3plus-star-read. Ratings: 3. Jul 01, Linda Carroll rated it it was amazing. No it wasn't what I had initially expected but I think it was better. Okay about the story, I won't reiterate the summary lots of other reviews for that. Not your typical superhero story but rather a look at what it would really be like to live as a superhero.
I really enjoyed the story and would recommend it to anyone else who likes this type of tale and also to anyone who just likes a different story once in awhile. Jun 11, Katherine Jensen rated it really liked it. Another great read by Lee Winter. I loved how she explored what happens when superheroes don't really want to be superheroes. The character development of Lena and Nyah was fantastic. Lee did a great job of examining their strengths and weaknesses. I would highly recommend this one! ARC received from Ylva in exchange for an honest review. Jul 01, S B rated it really liked it.
Another really good book from Lee Winter. She writes interesting, nuanced characters with a bit of backbone. Requiem for Immortals was one of my favourite books last year. Shattered is about super heroes and is a bit sci fi which isn't my usual cup of tea but I still enjoyed this book. Not a romance really but the relationship did move the plot along. Can't wait for Lee Winter's next effort, whether a sequel to shattered or a whole new gang of characters. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Jun 25, MiskaCZ rated it liked it Shelves: lesb. Supergirl, Wonder Woman and than came Shattergirl.
I really liked the flow, it was less a romance but more a insight of a superhero live and what means privacy to them. Shattergirl "Nyah" is on the run and tracker "Lena" should bring her back to serve the world. Conversations of the main characters are witty and entertaining and it show the strong and weaknesses of both. I really liked the book because it is a good picture of t ARC from Ylva I must confess that June was a "superhero month" for me.
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I really liked the book because it is a good picture of the selfish society we are currently living in. Jun 23, Devin rated it it was amazing. I wasn't sure what we were going to get with this book of "super heroes". What we do get is a wonderful story of two people finding each other and then laying each other's souls bare to the bone to be able to understand themselves and make a fresh start in life. I loved the twists and turns throughout the book. The characters are very well fleshed out and you really have no idea where things are going to go from minute to minute.
This is a well thought out, well written book and you will not wan I wasn't sure what we were going to get with this book of "super heroes". This is a well thought out, well written book and you will not want to put it down. Jun 14, Aj Smith rated it it was amazing.
I'm editing my review as, having read this book again I was obviously significantly sleep deprived first time around to give this book a mere four stars and a warm but less than effusive review!
That plus Shattered is a book that I suspect I will get even more from when I read it a third time and I will. Beyond the talk of guardians, trackers and the facility that temporarily blinded me first time around is a beautifully woven dystopian tale of human nature corrupted by the absence of hope.
Ha I'm editing my review as, having read this book again I was obviously significantly sleep deprived first time around to give this book a mere four stars and a warm but less than effusive review! Having recently reread and watched The Handmaid's Tale , as well as many of the interviews with Margaret Atwood one quote sprang to mind while reading Shattered.
When the guardians were forced to make an emergency landing on earth they signed a pact stating that they would act as the world's saviours in return for sanctuary on our planet. Lena, or Silver is one of the elite human trackers secretly employed to keep rogue guardians in line and this time she's been sent to bring Shattergirl in for a PR stunt. Do we really want to be that progressive? It is one thing to think sexual intercourse without emotional attachment, or sexual sensation without sexual partner s , but it is hard to think sexual sensation without the respective physical, and maybe even emotional stimulation.
Barbarella was created during a time of social and sexual revolt but placed in an age where the hyper-civilized earth community overrode this one human trait that continuously has been causing trouble throughout history. She chooses body fluids over pills, feeling over pragmatic ritual, quality over quantity. Barbarella the character might be the worst example of a superheroine by many of our contemporary expectations for a female lead not least because of the ambiguous dynamics of her sexual agency.
But that is now, and this was then. Barbarella as a film remains a superheroine movie with a mission: save the future of sexual politics. Indeed, it seems like the sexual libertinage of counter-culture might be a smaller evil than time-efficient, pharma-induced orgasms to be received through fingertips.
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