Review: Splinters by FJR Titchenell and Matt Carter


By: FJR Titchenell, Matt Carter
Genres: Horror, YA
Pages: 328
Series: The Prospero Chronicles #1
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Published on: September 23, 2014
Review: Splinters by FJR Titchenell and Matt Carter

Under ordinary circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other; he's an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal, and she's a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small town of Prospero, California, has no ordinary circumstances to offer. In order to uncover a plot set by the seemingly innocent but definitely shapeshifting monsters-that-look-like-friends-family-and-neighbors, the two stark opposites must both find ways to put aside their differences and learn to trust each other.


I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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This book started one way, and finished completely different.  I thought it was about someone kidnapping people, al la serial killer, etc.  But no the truth is a lot darker and much more widespread than one would think.


Ben, a young man normally would not have talked to Mina other than the fact that one of the missing girls shows back up during her funeral.  When Mina tells Ben that there is more to the story than just a reappearance they start digging.  However, this digging not only caused more questions, but also put both Ben and Mina in danger.  A danger that was not a normal danger, but something much more harmful than any kidnapper.


I enjoyed this book, the depths that the authors took the story was not what I initially expected and it was a good change.  While I had a feeling where it was going to go, the rabbit hole was a lot deeper and more complex than I had ever thought.  This book was a solid and I really enjoyed it.


4.5 fangs

About FJR Titchenell

F.J.R. Titchenell is an author of Young Adult, Sci-Fi, and Horror fiction. She is represented by Jennifer Mishler of Literary Counsel and lives in San Gabriel, California with her husband, Matt Carter, and their pet king snake, Mica.

Along with Goodreads, you can also find her at and

To arrange an appearance, interview, or book signing with F.J.R. Titchenell, contact D. Kirk Cunningham, Head Publicist for Jolly Fish Press, at

My parents’ name is Titchenell. They called me F.J.R.,
A hint about my future and a lucky guess by far,
For J.R.R’s enduring world of evil versus good,
For Robins both of Locksley and the Hundred Acre Wood,
For Jane whose razor wit put all three Bronte girls to shame.
Fiona was my own before the ogre princess came.

They schooled me in my craft, but on my own I heard its call.
Whatever it gives b
ack to me, I give this task my all.
I’ll trade my days to feed myself and keep my happy home,
My heart can spend them safely locked in some remembered tome.
I’ll even do them well, my every bread-acquiring sham,
But don’t confuse the things I have to do with what I am.

I’m through and through a storyteller. That’s all I can be,
No matter if by day or night, for crowds or only me.
The use of words on paper to encourage and explore
The beauty of the human heart and mind is what I’m for.
I do this not because it’s easy nor for profit’s sake.
This life’s the one that chose me and the only one I’d take.

About Matt Carter

Matt Carter is an author of Horror, Sci-Fi, and yes even a little bit of Young Adult fiction. Along with his wife and frequent co-author, F.J.R. Titchenell, he is represented by Jennifer Mishler of Literary Counsel and lives in the usually sunny town of San Gabriel, CA.

His first book, The Prospero Chronicles: Splinters (the first of a five book series), will be released on September 23, 2014, through Jolly Fish Press.

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