Shattered Girls by Tyrolin Puxty


Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Middle-Grade, Young Adult, Dystopian, Horror

Pages: 168

Published June 13th 2016 by Curiosity Quills Press

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Ella’s decision to return to her doll form has caused more trouble than she ever thought possible.

Gabby’s a moody teen. The professor is gone. And people are going missing at alarming rates; including Gabby’s parents.

Robotic dolls – eerily similar to Ella – are popping up across the globe and nobody seems too concerned about it. Nobody except for Ella and Gabby.

With only the crazed Sianne left to help them, the girls must fight to find the truth behind the epidemic and the robotic dolls.

Only Ella doesn’t think they’re robotic at all…


I absolutely adored the first book, Broken Dolls, in fact, I still recommend this book to anyone interested in a new and freakish idea.

This book doesn’t disappoint.

Tyrolin Puxty invites us back to a world in which desperate times calls for desperate measures and old enemies rise to become almost-allies.

The mechanics of this world are clearer than the last book and it is my hope that the next will be even better. This time, it is clear that it is a dystopian era, where the government seeks to control, they stage an epidemic with the help of the media which spurs the invention of a cure – which is what occurs in book 1. In this book, the government seems to be striving toward a Utopia. Where no criminals exist, no prisons and they are aiming to cull the herd so to speak, anyone who isn’t intelligent is culled. They want peace, they want world domination.

That’s really what sets this novel into motion these world elements, though small and scattered through the book are what make this book.

We meet new characters and some old, but the primary focus is on Gabby and Ella, their relationship grows steadily and we are able to see how it changes Ella, her decision in the last book bothered me and I’m glad to see her character develop, grow and change her view. While I was reading some parts my stomach began to turn because I remembered how she handled everything in the last book and she wasn’t pleasant, but I am so glad to see that that changes. She develops in that area and because of it a small speck of romance returns to this book, too.

The end almost leaves things resolved, but not quite in a Goosebumps fashion – “you thought we were done, didn’t you?” type of ending. Well, ladies and gents, there is still one more book out there and this one tethers you to the end. Where you want to read the next book and unfortunately it isn’t out until next year!

Overall, action packed, fast moving, I wish there was a little more world depth, but it was a great eerie read. Some scenes [really,] had my jaw dropping.

3.8 Crowns


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