Book Review: Shattered by H.M. Ward

Shattered (The Secret Life of Trystan Scott #4) by H.M. Ward

Pirate Princess’s Review

DESCRIPTION: ”

Volume 4 in the TRYSTAN SCOTT Serials by NY Times Bestselling Author H.M. Ward

After Mari’s attempt to help Trystan goes horribly wrong they are both forced to deal with the consequences.

Genre: New Adult Romance
This story unfolds over multiple volumes approx. 20,000 words each.
~The Arrangement Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4 are on sale now.~”

 

Reading level: 14 and up
Paperback: APPROX 100
Publisher: Laree Bailey Press

RATING ~ 5 SWICKED STARS

Me + This book + Chocolate = Paradise.

In this book, Mari and Trystan come back to finish where they left off. Katie and Seth also return, and I must say, Katie is my absolute favorite character in this series. The main conflict in this book is a good one. Trystan gets into a situation where he needs help(Can’t say anymore than that), and Mari is having trouble with her parents.

Whenever I read a Trystan Scott book, I find myself enjoying it so much that I ignore everyone and everything around me. It annoys some people, but I frankly don’t care. Why? It’s a swicked awesome book. ((Swicked: A mix of swag/super and wicked. Used only when a book is completely and totally awesome through and through.))

So, I see a lot of people complaining about how short these books are. Here is what I have to say to that. Ahem. *clears throat*. “It’s an awesome book. Who cares if it’s short? IF IT’S SHORT, THAT MEANS WE GET A LONGER SERIES; WHICH IS ACTUALLY IN OUR FAVOR.”  😀 That is what I have to say.

Now let’s take a moment for me to say what my favorite part of this book is. I’ll have to go with the part where Trystan earns a new respect for Katie when she argues with Seth. Best. Part. Ever.

The ending of this book, like the previous one, is a cliffhanger. Then I realize that there’s going to be a 5th book and I’m so excited! Then I go:

Now, this I have to say. I feel terrible for Mari and Trystan. Their parents just flat out suck. Which is sad, because they’re such good characters and deserve better!

Anyways, this book gets……*DRUMROLL* 5 SWICKED STARS. It was awesome. It had swag. It was wicked. It was cool. It was swicked. It gets the official seal of awesomeness.

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If you’ve read the previous 3 Trystan Scott books, get this one. Also, if you’ve read or taken a peek at Kiera Cass’s The Prince, get this series. I mean it.

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Book Review: Riptide by H.M. Ward

Riptide (The Secret Life of Trystan Scott #3) by H.M. Ward

Pirate Princess’s Review

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A random hook-up isn’t enough for Trystan, not anymore. After everything Trystan went through to tell Mari that he loves her, there is no way that he’s letting her walk away without knowing how he really feels. Every mask is stripped away making Trystan completely vulnerable. Mari’s the one girl he wants, that he knew he’d never have. But, the look on Mari’s face–the way she kissed him–makes Trystan think that confessing his feelings was worth the risk.

Shocked, Mari stands there staring at Trystan. As if it weren’t enough that Trystan is internet super star, Day Jones, but the song he wrote was about her. That was her name on the music. It was her name etched into his heart. Trystan Scott loves her.

Everything Mari wants is within reach. She just has to have enough guts to reach out and take it.”

Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Print Length: Unknown
Publisher: Laree Bailey Press

RATING ~ 5 STAR OF COOLNESS

This book was wicked cool(No pun intended).

Mari and Trystan are back in this romance by H.M. Ward. We’ve returned to New York to see the third installment of The Secret of Trystan Scott series. The main conflict is, basically, that Mari and Trystan are having some trouble at home.

I enjoyed reading this book. It was happy! Whoo hoo! Happy book, happy book! I’m usually not into romance stories or anything, but I seem to be hooked on H.M. Ward’s series. 🙂 I enjoy Mari’s character big time and I was happy to read from her point of view!

Trystan is a cool guy that is awesome. I love his sense of humor so so so so much! But I wish he had a different best friend, because Seth the Sexbot is seriously a jerk…And annoying.

I was so NOT prepared for the ending. I have to wait for the next book! At least I don’t have to wait a year like I have to do for some books. It was a cliffhanger that’s going to keep me thinking about what’s gonna happen next until I get my hands on the next book.

Overall……I have to say this book gets………….5 STARS! TA DA! As always, H.M. Ward freaking rocks!

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I recommend to ages 13-Adults, romance lovers, just about ALL teenagers, and H.M. Ward’s fans! 😀

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Book Review: Backdraft by H.M. Ward

Backdraft (The Secret Life of Trystan Scott #2) by H.M. Ward

Pirate Princess’s Review

DESCRIPTION: ”

When Mari realizes that Trystan is the internet megastar, Day Jones, she can’t speak. Every time she listens to his song, it leaves her feeling so much. That song is bewitching. Everyone she knows has heard it. As soon as it appeared on YouTube, it went viral, and then the guy who wrote it disappeared. Despite agents and record labels trying to lure Day5705 out, he remains anonymous. No one knows who Day Jones really is–except Mari.

To Trystan’s relief, Mari agrees to keep his secret. Part of him regrets uploading the song, but when he sings to Mari the song that once brought him solace, it fills him joy. In a life like his, joy is fleeting and Trystan plans on grabbing hold whenever a shot at happiness appears. To his surprise, Mari doesn’t realize the song is about her. When Trystan tries to push her to see, he jeopardizes losing her entirely.

One misplaced kiss topples the fragile relationship, leaving Trystan reeling, trying to assemble the pieces and convincing Mari that she’s not just another conquest, even though everything he did–everything he said–makes it seem like she is. It isn’t until Mari decides that being the good girl isn’t working that things steam up. Trystan knows she wants to hook up with someone, and he doesn’t know if he should stop her. Every attempt he makes to win her over goes bad and pushes her further away.

As the world gets one day closer to tracking down Day Jones, Trystan is one day closer to graduation and leaving this life forever. If Mari doesn’t realize he loves her by then, she never will.”

Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Print Length: 208 pages
Publisher: Laree Bailey Press (September 30, 2012)

RATING ~ 5 STARS OF AMAZINGNESS!

It makes sense that cover is awesome, because this book is awesome!

Trystan and Mari have returned, along with their complicated lives. Mari now know’s Trystan’s secret, but isn’t planning on telling anyone. The main conflict in this book is…..Dun, dun, dun! They don’t know they like each other, and by like each other, I mean more than friends. The book takes place in New York, the big N.Y.

I seriously enjoyed Mari’s best friend in this book. Katie just freaking rocked! Loooooove Katie!!!! She has a fun personality and an awesome attitude. I enjoyed reading what she said about knowing her parents already think she’s nuts. Here’s a quote from the book that made me love Katie even more!:

Her head titled to the side and her eyebrows crept up her face. It was her uh-durrr face, she was just too kind to actually say it to me.

Katie + that comment = AWESOMER.

The ending of this book was cute and sweet. :’) I enjoy Trystan’s sense of humor and how he and Mari had a tickle fight. The ending made me want the next book, Riptide, even more! Luckily, I had bought it before I’d even finished Backdraft. 😉 I think Tucker, the acting/drama teacher, enjoys his job…..But I wouldn’t want him as my teacher.

To sum it all up, the book was freaking awesome. I’m usually not a sucker for romance books, but I’m hooked on this series. 😀 5 STARS!!!!!!!! WHOO HOO!

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I recommend to ages 13-Adults, people who enjoy a little romance, and just about ALL teenagers. If you’ve read Collide: The Secret Life of Trystan Scott, you should read this book. 🙂

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