Shattered Girls by Tyrolin Puxty is the book following Broken Dolls; the main characters are Ella and Gabby, the former an “alive” doll we meet in the first book, and the latter her human owner, a child in the previous book and now a young adult.
At the beginning of Shattered Girls Ella’s existence is discovered by Gabby’s classmates (they will belive Ella to be a robot), and the main story begins some years later: people begin to disappear and new dolls are sold in stores, dolls very similar to Ella, and the two protagonist soon understand that they can be human beings, and not technological toys.
They will seek the help of Gabby’s grandfather – the scientist who create Ella in the first place – and of other character from the previous book in order to save the day.
Shattered Girls is a disappointing book: the novel is focused on Gabby’s adolescent issues, and the protagonists compete in “who is the most annoying character”.
The first book had a creepy setting, and the mystery in the background made the novel engaging, here there is nothing like that, and I found difficult to go on reading the story, too bad since the premises made by Broken Dolls (that could have easily been a stand alone novel).
Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.
* Shattered Girls by Tyrolin Puxty ★★☆☆☆
*I read this book in english