first of all i have to admit that the reason i bought this book was the cover, it's simply stunning. i am not used to reading fairy tale retellings. having said that, i found splintered to be really exciting and refreshing. nevertheless, the plot seemed to be all over the place, at times, while i didn't really enjoy the existence of a love triangle. however, it was a quick read and it certainly took my mind off of my exams.