Saturday, March 8, 2014

Week 10 Reviews: Shatter Me, Destroy Me, Unravel Me, Fracture Me, Ignite Me





From Goodreads:
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.

From Goodreads:
In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

From Goodreads:
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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.

From Goodreads:

In this electrifying sixty-page companion novella to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, discover the fate of the Omega Point rebels as they go up against The Reestablishment. Set during and soon after the final moments of Unravel Me, Fracture Me is told from Adam's perspective.

As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam's focus couldn't be further from the upcoming battle. He's reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend's life, and as concerned as ever for his brother James's safety. And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound. It's time for war.

On the battlefield, it seems like the odds are in their favor—but taking down Warner, Adam's newly discovered half brother, won't be that easy. The Reestablishment can't tolerate a rebellion, and they'll do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam has ever cared about.

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.

My first review of Shatter Me, Destroy Me, Unravel Me
My Review:

Ok, while I didn't enjoy Shatter Me as much as I did the first time, it was because I'd read Unravel Me for the first time between, so I knew that Juliet was healing from the trauma that she'd been through, and there were less strike through's, so going to the worst head space that Juliette had...well, it just made me appreciate her going through that journey!!

Through these books, we got to know Warner and  Adam better. Note the order that I put them in, because yeah, I grew to like Warner better, because to be frank, he wasn't an asshole like Adam was, in Fracture, and Ignite Me. In Fracture, it was pretty much OK, he was worried about his brother. But in Ignite, he was just pissed off that Juliette had moved on, was choosing Warner over him, and yeah, he was just plain unlikeable, and the only reason that I hoped that he could find some measure of happiness, was because of Shatter Me. And maybe a bit of Unravel Me.

And yeah, Warner really really steps up in these books, too me, but the Shatter/Destroy, I didn't value as much, because Juliette had feels for Adam, so I did, too, and pretty much ignored Warner. But he developed a sense of humour, too, and his grandfather/servant that  might be one of the only ones that he trusted. Plus, Warner smashes through some of Juliette's walls, like the child in the room with the spikes-didn't happen. It was a simulation, and just in her head. And that Warner found her because of his mom, and her ability.

So now, for me, Ignite Me was the best book in the series, there were no crossed out thoughts, Juliette was at her strongest, she conquered her power, beat the bad guy, fell in love with Warner, to be forever known by his first name now, Aaron. Plus, Aaron met his little half brother, and that quite a great scene!

Yeah, I enjoyed this series, it was freaking great, and yeah, I loved, loved, loved it!

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3
First Read: January 1st, 2012, March 13th, 13th, 2013
Read: March 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2014
Source: Own, Tuebl
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Sequel Challenge 2014 Books, 2014 Dystopia Books, and Ignite Me is a End of Series 2014 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Collins USA, Harper, HarperCollins
Published: November 15th 2011, October 2nd 2012, February 5th 2013, December 17th 2013

Shatter Me:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Destroy Me:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Unravel Me:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Fracture Me:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Ignite Me:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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