Blood and Shattered Glass (Vyberdex Chronicles #1)

Blood and Shattered Glass (Vyberdex Chronicles #1)

by Tyffani Clark Kemp

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BN ID: 2940046506761
Publisher: Tyffani Clark Kemp
Publication date: 01/04/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 331 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tyffani Clark Kemp might be the quietest person in the room, but that just means she’s probably the biggest freak too. She is a multi-genre author with a gift for the written word and a desire to help all Indies reach their full potential. In 2012, she and her best friend Kimberly Fudge started SideStreet Cookie Publishing for authors who want to remain independent, but don’t have the time or the knowledge to do it all themselves. From the age of eleven she dedicated her life to writing and making sure she was good at her craft. Now, she passes that knowledge on to others. Her friends would describe her as determined and giving. She may be quite, but she always has a story to tell.

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Blood and Shattered Glass 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
GetYaWings More than 1 year ago
This review is a bit tricky to write. Short version: storyline is a 5-star read, but it's presented in an unprofessional manner due to subpar editing. Spilt the difference to 3/3.5 stars. Long version: Character development: ... is brilliant. Truly brilliant, and I felt there was good continuity in regards to who the characters are as people and how they relate to everything/ everyone. Really great characters that you'll love to hate or find yourself rooting for and feeling for. Romance aspect: I could absolutely feel some of the feelings as I read- that doesn't often happen for me. Also the sex scenes were to the point, so they managed to be hot without being cheesy or dragged out. Very well done. The plot: It's truly a really fun read. Problem for me was, there were some continuity issues. Several small ones and a few bigger ones so it did become distracting. Sure, nothing's perfect but there were enough that it distracted from the reading experience at times. Normally, with holes/discrepancies like that, I'd dislike the book and rate it low - I think it's important to note that this story made it all "worth it", meaning despite the imperfections, I couldn't put the book down. I mean, I literally haven't slept in 2 days because I NEEDED to keep going. Now that it's over, I even miss it so I'll be likely jumping into Book 2 and just hoping it's professionally edited because... I think I'm hooked. Normally with the number of mistakes I found in this book, I'd not continue in the series, if I even continued Book 1 at all. So again, I think the quality of the story and character development are impressive because I can't seem to resist this series. Editing/Proofing: This book seems like it either was self-edited, or not edited. There is an abundance of things like poor grammar, mis-used words, etc. I think if an editor or at least a proofreader were to take a pass through this, it could be made into the overall-5-star presentation that this story / plot /these characters deserve. I think it's a shame that the lack of editing is able to impact such a great read to such an extent as to distract from the reading experience. Cover: The cover seems professionally done. It looks great and is relevant without being redundant - A+. Again, in summary. Brilliant writing and design overall. Proper editing would bring this read to the 5stars it deserves. I do recommend it - as long as you are someone who can get past or won't notice the mistakes, and won't dwell on the continuity issues
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
I was extremely intrigued by this book but I will admit that it started off a little slow, and I was a little confused by certain aspects of the story in the beginning. Although, I think that was kind of the aim. Not necessarily to confuse the reader, but to keep them guessing, and just when I thought I had a grasp on who was what to whom in this story, Kemp added another twist that totally derailed my thoughts. I did enjoy the anticipation and suspense that grew as the story developed and once I really got into it, and it started flowing better, I was on the edge of my seat as this nail-biting psychological thriller unraveled a number of surprising plot twists. By the last few chapters I was holding by breath as the characters fought for their sanity and freedom. This book was cleverly written, giving away just enough to keep me reading, without being too predictable. You will gasp in shock and horror, as Kemp throws curveball after curveball, and by the end of this book you will feel like you have walked every step of the way with these characters. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
donniedarkogirl More than 1 year ago
With that synopsis and that cover, I knew I had to dig into Blood and Shattered Glass and find out for myself what the mystery was all about. It seemed too twisted and fun to pass up, plus I love Tyffani Clark Kemp's writing. I've read the first two books of her LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted series, and I love it when authors branch out into other genres. I'm going to have to be really vague with this review because too much can be given away if I start getting into specifics. And I definitely don't want to give anything away, not one single thing. There were so many surprises around every corner that I wasn't expecting, and the plot blew me away. It's fantastic. I want you to have the opportunity to be blown away by this book, too.  Trista and Jeremi depend on one another - I could tell that right away. At first it appeared he was the one taking care of her, but I think he relied on her almost as much as she did him. I couldn't wait to find out the secrets he was keeping - I had no idea what those could be. Plus I was looking forward to finding out if there was something fishy going on at the psychiatric hospital.  Blood and Shattered Glass is full of secrets waiting to be found out. There were just a couple of small issues I had with it plot wise where things happened a bit too conveniently, but it didn't detract me from enjoying the story as much as I did. I highly recommend this romantic thriller - it'll keep you up reading way past your bedtime and is totally worth losing sleep over! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.