Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: Walker Release Date: 4th February 2014 Genre: YA, Romance, Dystopian Pages: 421 --- The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”
With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.
The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end. --- I loved this series. Ignite Me was everything I wanted in the conclusion (wink wink). It was epic, fast paced, full of moments that keep you hooked and the ever burning love triangle between Juliette and Adam and Warner keeps the reader enthralled.
Another word I would use to describe this book/this conclusion was satisfying. I feel like every character ended up where I wanted them to be. Also Kenji’s character development in this one was really fantastic; I love him so much now that he’s grown on both me and Juliette.
I love the shocking twists about Adam’s parentage and how Anderson was ruthless and the one dictating Sector 45 the entire time. I also loved the secret about Warner’s mother.
It was written incredibly well. Mafi has this sort of lyrical prose almost that I just adore. She lays out her words in the best way and it definitely adds to the story. As for the plot, it was so intense that I could barely put it down. And, well, I didn’t. I finished it in three hours.
The ending was such an empowering moment for Juliette and I could’ve been more proud. I’m really, really excited for the next three books now. I would recommend this series to anyone – it’s so easy to read and I definitely think it’s right up the street of those who enjoyed The Hunger Games or Noughts & Crosses.
Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: Harper Release Date: February 4th 2014 Genre: YA, Romance, Dystopian Pages: 197 --- Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me trilogy, this book collects her two companion novellas, Fracture Me and Destroy Me, in print for the first time ever. It also features an exclusive look into Juliette’s journal and a preview of Ignite Me, the hotly anticipated final novel of the series. Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner’s point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can’t stop thinking about her—and he’ll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow. Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective and bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me. As the Omega Point rebels prepare to fight the Sector 45 soldiers, Adam's more focused on the safety of Juliette, Kenji, and his brother. The Reestablishment will do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam cares about. --- Destroy Me: 3.5/5 stars This was the story of Warner when Juliette escaped from the Reestablishment. I didn't like Warner in Shatter Me but I could sense the inevitable love triangle between him and Juliette and Adam. I thought this really explored Warner as a character well, giving the reader depth to him with his backstory and his perspective on things. However, I found it a bit boring reading from Warner’s POV and I already knew everything that happened. So I don’t think I enjoyed this as much because it was Warner who was telling the story, one of which I kind of already knew. Fracture Me: 4/5 stars This was a novella about Adam trying to get Juliette back after she goes after Anderson. However, something happens which forces him to choose between Juliette and his brother, James. I love Adam as a character ughhh. But like, why make that choice? The ending was absolutely devastating for Adam but I feel like it’s what he deserved. Overall I’m going to give Unite Me: 4 stars out of 5.
Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: Harper Release Date: February 5th 2013 Genre: YA, Romance, Dystopian Pages: 461 ---- tick tick tick tick tick it's almost time for war. Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible. In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life. ----
So I was a very big fan of Shatter Me. And then I read Destroy Me, which is the novella in between books one and two, and I thought it was okay and I put my disappointment down to my dislike of Warner’s character. Unravel Me was really something else. It was amazing. I love how the plot reminded me so much of books like The Hunger Games but instead of it being focused on the actual rebellion, it zoned in on Juliette as a character and her romance between both Adam and Warner. The Love Triangle trope is quite often very overused but Mafi is a master of it. With Juliette, Warner and Adam she pulled it off so well. And then the plot twist regarding Warner and Adam’s relationship - oh my god, I did not expect that at all. I love Mafi’s characters so much too. Juliette’s character arc is superb and I’m loving watching her go from a broken, ashamed girl to a super badass independent woman who finds power in what she’s told is her weakness. Also, speaking of the romance, I really can’t decide who to ship. I love Adam but now I love Warner. Idk, I feel like there’s a plot twist or something to come in the third book for Adam to show he’s not a good man or something? Anyways, I’ve finished Unravel Me today and also devoured Fracture Me so I can get stuck into Ignite Me now! 5 out of 5 stars for this engaging, gripping story and development of amazing characters.
Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: Harper Release Date: November 15th 2011 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Dystopia Pages: 338 --- I have a curse I have a gift
I am a monster I'm more than human
My touch is lethal My touch is power
I am their weapon I will fight back
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. --- This was the first book I read this month for the #RamadanReadathon and my amazing friend let me borrow the ENTIRE series from her (check her out at The Blue Eyed Demon!)
I’m so glad it was my first. I really, really enjoyed this and sped through it. It was the right amount of engaging to keep me hooked and I could barely put it down. In my opinion, it felt, weirdly, like a mix between The Hunger Games and Noughts & Crosses. These are two series I’d never picture together but Shatter Me felt like that and it was amazing!
It follows the story of Juliette, who has a power which renders her touch lethal to anyone other person. Until she meets Adam, who helps her escape from the Reestablishment – an asylum she was locked up in for committing a murder when she was younger.
I really loved how frail Juliette was for most of the book, and how she crosses out some of her thoughts as the book goes along. It added a certain uniqueness to it, and I thought Warner was a fantastic villain too because he has so much depth to him. I can’t wait to read the sequel now!