Shatter Me

“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” 

 

Summary
It’s Juliette’s 264th day in an asylum. It’s been 264 days since she talked to another human being. It’s been 4 years since she touched another person. Because last time she did, the result was fatal.

Writing
I firmly believe that there is nothing more wonderful in this world than Tahereh Mafi’s writing style. I was in constant awe while reading this book. I can’t believe that it’s possible for a human to create sentences that are so beautiful.

Characters
I have a really big issue with the main character. Juliette is too perfect. There is nothing wrong or bad about her (well, aside from the fact that her touch is lethal). I don’t like that. It makes her feel a little bit flat, too unrealistic. I can’t relate to her and therefore I don’t really care about her.

The main love interest in this book is Adam. And that’s all he is. He loves Juliette and that’s basically his whole personality.

BUT OMG THE VILLAIN!!!!

I have a thing for villains, I admit it. But Warner has so much potential to be an amazing character. I feel like there is so much that we don’t know about him yet. I can’t wait to discover more.

Plot
It’s definitely a character driven book. There is enough stuff happening to keep you interested in the story, but overall it’s not much. If you don’t like any of the characters you will have a hard time reading this book.

Overall
To be completely honest I am a little disappointed. It’s not a bad book, but it’s not great either. Maybe my expectations were simply too high. Still, I am sure that I am going to continue with this series because I adore Warner! And to be completely honest I would read it even if I didn’t like him, just for the simple pleasure of enjoying Tahereh Mafi’s writing.

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    1. I read this novella right after I finished Shatter Me and I LOVED it. I can’t wait to continue with this series, I need more Warner in my life. Complicated villains are everything.
      I am really glad that you enjoyed this book 🙂

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  1. This is my favorite series. I know Juliette is a little weak in the beginning, but she develops in the most beautiful way later in the series. And YES WARNER. He’s absolutely magnificent and his character will never disappoint you.

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