15 May 2017

Tour & GIveaway: Shatter by Nikki Trionfo

Book Name by Nikki Trionfo.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Suspense.
Publication: May 9th 2017 by Cedar Fort, Inc..
“We never knew there could be people in the orchard. Dangerous people.”
When a mysterious explosion kills her sister, Salem becomes convinced the 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, the conspiracy might take another life—hers.

Reviewed by Kelly.
Shatter keeps your mind moving, heart pounding, and your butt on the edge of the seat wondering and worrying over what will happen next!

There is so many suspects for Salem. She starts off believing everyone is suspect. Who killed Carrie? Who killed Juan? She is also the only one in the beginning to believe her sister, Carrie, was murdered and not that her house accidentally blew up! Everyone loved Carrie, she was living her life on a mission to right the wrongs in life, starting with her own community. Including her own home with a peach farm in their back yard. Carrie got things going to have a strike with those who pick farms. They weren't making enough money to survive. But there is more going on than just a strike and Salem is left alone to find out the answers. But can Carrie be strong enough to face the answers?

Salem even suspects her dad! She blurts out to the new guy in her AP class that he knows more then he is letting on. They go hot and cold, her and Cordera, the new guy, who is part of a gang. Salem gets herself into more than one pickle to find answers. I like how her AP class is preparing for a mock trial for a conspiracy of JFK's assassination. It parallel's her own line of thought into Carrie's death and the strike going on in her own hometown.

Salem starts out being a girl that kind of hides behind her sister's shadow into being Salem, a strong girl that is comfortable in her own skin.

Salem is also a teenager who jumps without thinking sometimes which was a very dangerous move for her. Lucky for her that Cordero is there!

I can't really say much about the book because there is so much going on and it is fast paced. I don't want to spoil any of it for you. The end of the book are questions about the book that make you think even more!

If you like conspiracy theories, mock trials, gangs, doing what is right, helping others, righting a wrong, peaches, orchards, unions, who dunnit stories, suspense, murders, first kisses then this might be for you!

The class is dead silent. Mr. White’s lips tighten. He swallows. There’s something dangerous about the new guy. The teacher leans over AddyDay’s desk and spins her packet so he can read the list of partnerships. “Fine. We’ll break up the threesome. You’ll pair with . . . Salem Jefferson.”
At the sound of my name, I turn to look at my new partner.
The guy near the door is tall. He has the kind of incredible good looks that invite stares, but that’s not the only reason he’s getting them now. The cursive lettering of a tattoo rises from the opening of the guy’s worn flannel shirt. Two gold chains hang from his brown neck. A guy accessorized in gang paraphernalia, not caked with it. His only completely visible marking is an upside down V inked onto his right cheekbone, black and distinct. The tattoo calls my attention for some reason, even though I’m sure I’ve never seen a symbol like that before. An upside down V . . . it seems so familiar.
His expressionless, dark eyes dart to meet my gaze from under a stiff, backward-facing ball cap. My classmates watch him stare at me.
“Salem Jefferson,” he says slowly, putting a slight emphasis on my last name. He waits for my response.
I realize he knows exactly who Salem Jefferson is. Exactly who I am. I’m Carrie’s sister.
Terrified, I whirl back around to face forward. Gang members targeted Carrie, made her frightened. Was he one of them? The skin between my shoulder blades tightens. Why were gang guys after Carrie?

Shatter Links

* Cedar Fort Webpage

* Shatter landing page. www.nikkitrionfo.com/Shatter

* Shatter Book Launch and Dance Off. http://www.nikkitrionfo.com/shatter-book-launch-dance-off/

* Shatter Playlist, with songs that inspired my writing. One song per chapter. http://www.nikkitrionfo.com/shatter-playlist/

* Inspired by Shatter contest for $50 and 5 books donated to your local school. http://www.nikkitrionfo.com/InspiredbyShatter/

* Dig into the Shatter World. Books about unions and reformed gang members. Blogs about my experiences writing with diversity. Some of the posts are League of Utah Writers award-winning essays. http://www.nikkitrionfo.com/shatterworld/

To enter you must comment with the answer to this question: Tell us what about Shatter most makes you want to read it and/or enter the Inspired by Shatter contest?

Here is another incentive to enter: Basically, people make a FB or Instagram post with the theme Inspired by Shatter using the hashtags #ShattertheBook and #DanceOffMay19. The raffle prize is 5 books to the middle or high school of your choice, plus a copy for yourself. The judged grand prize is $50.

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Nikki Trionfo lives in Riverton, Utah with five kids, a CrossFit-training husband who writes computer code, and lots of hip hop background music. Her teen murder mystery, SHATTER (May '17 from Cedar Fort), won grand prize in LDStorymakers’ First Chapter Alongside Heather Clark, she hosts free writing webinars on YouTube at #50FirstChapters.
A committed party-girl, Nikki serves as the social coordinator of LDStorymakers Conference and chair of Storymakers Tribe. Other notable stuff includes an honorable mention in Writers of the Future and a spot in Utah Horror Writer's shorty-story anthology. This all sounds really serious, but if you run into her, she gets down. Truly.

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  1. I would love to read this because I love suspense and thrillers and this sounds like a great one!

    1. Wow, thanks! I love a good mystery too, obviously! I'd say they are my favorite, but really all the books are my favorite, lol

  2. I love the cover and the tagline on it! Very creepy and intriguing.

  3. The character names are great and I'm always up for reading a good mystery.

  4. Thank you so much for reviewing Shatter. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! I love that you got how important the kissing parts were. Like, some people miss that I I practically can't be friends with them, haha. Your site is beautiful, btw!

  5. always like a mystery

  6. It sounds like a very interesting read. I love to read a good mystery. The cover is awesome.

  7. I love mysteries and high school stories!

  8. I am intrigued to read this book mostly because it is a murder mystery and there's a conspiracy thrown in! Sounds so exciting and edgy! I love a good thriller/suspense and this book sounds like it fits the bill! I am also intrigued and drawn in from the book cover! Can't wait to read this book!

  9. I love to read the Shatter mysteries mostly more than all types of story-lines. They are all just so intriguing.