Blog Tour: ‘Shatter’ a novel by Nikki Trionfo

About:

Sixteen-year-old Salem knows her sister Carrie’s death was no accident-it was a conspiracy. But no one else at her high school believes her, and all she has so far are theories and clues. With Carrie’s killers still out there, Salem’s not sure who she can trust. If she can’t she prove she’s right before it’s too late, Salem might end up sharing Carrie’s fate.

About the author:

Nikki is a published short-story author and serve as the social coordinator of the LDStorymakers conference and chair of Storymakers Tribe. Shatter won the grand prize for all categories in the LDStorymakers’ First Chapter Contest and first place in the League of Utah Writers’ YA manuscript category. Nikki works in online marketing and, as a start to building a readership-platform, hosts a writing webinar channel with over a thousand views on YouTube under the name Fifty First Chapters.

In Emilee’s opinion:

Shatter was a suspense novel that kept me guessing till the very end. I was often confused with the union workers, peach growers and gang members which made me want to read more to figure it out. Also, in the beginning, the story jumped from present day to the past and back again.  It was a story that was fast paced and different than any I’ve read before so I was interested. I also wanted to find out about Carrie’s death. Was it a conspiracy or an accident? Who were the three bodies, two liars and one killer?

There were plenty of characters with distinct names. I enjoyed reading about Salem who was a determined soul just like her sister. She did whatever she could to prove everyone wrong. But, she also had her doubts. I saw her growth throughout the story and I loved seeing her blossom.  I loved the ending. However, I wished the romance between Cordero and Salem grew faster. I know it wasn’t a romance novel but I hoped for more.

I also liked the author’s note at the end where she gave statistics on gangs and how to help those who are trying to leave a gang. It was definitely an interesting novel and hope Nikki Trionfo writes more.

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  • Nikki Trionfo
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    Thanks for reviewing Shatter, Emilee! I’m so happy you gave a debut author like me a chance!! It’s fun to see that you liked the author’s note. You never know what’s going to come off as too preachy.
    I also like romance. I fought for every word and look between Salem and Cordero. My publisher needed words cut and kept wanting romance out. I suggested other cuts. I got to keep what you read.
    I fought hard, I promise. 🙂

    • emileenreynolds_t811wwcd
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      Thanks Nikki! I appreciate your comment. I love new authors and I support them as it has been difficult for my sisters and I with our first book. So, I understand. Thanks again and I hope to read more from you in the future.

  • Kellie
    Reply

    I too, am excited to read through this book. I love suspense novels and as am already in the middle of it I am pleasantly pleased with how it is coming along. Sometimes I too get a little mixed up in what is going on with the gangs but I believe it is well on it’s way to building the mystery that I cannot wait to discover in the end.

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