Restore Me, by Tahereh Mafi | Book Review #336

This review contains spoilers.

34992929Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

It’s been sixteen days since Juliette Ferrars killed the supreme commander of North America and took over as ruler of The Reestablishment on the continent. 
Sixteen Daus since she assassinated Warner’s father.
Juliette thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45 and how has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—-and with so much power in her young hands, the world is watching her every move, waiting to see what happens next. 
Juliette and Warner have risked everything. But when tragedy strikes, they must confront the darkness that exists both around and inside them. Will they be able to control the power Juliette wields, or will it control them?

For those of you who may not know, Restore Me (by Tahereh Mafi) is the 4th book in the Shatter Me series.

My thoughts on Restore Me are that we thought we knew everything, but little did we know, there’s so much more, way more, that we find out in Restore Me. What we find out just raises more questions for me. Continue reading

Ignite Me, by Tahereh Mafi | Book Review #335

This review contains spoilers.

IMG_5668With 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.

My thoughts on Ignite Me is that Ignite Me is a heavy action, fast paced novel. I was entranced; both times I’ve read this now, from the moment I opened flipped open the cover. There are so many emotions that take place throughout Ignite Me. The emotional high stakes are no joke. Continue reading

Unravel Me, by Tahereh Mafi | (Re-read) Book Review #334


Trigger Warning:
Gun, Gun Violence,
End of the World type story,
Murder, Murder Mention,
Torture mention.

IMG_5669Juliette is still haunted by her deadly touch. But now that she has teamed up with other rebels with powers of their own, she’ll be able to fight back against The Reestablishment to save her broken world. With the help of these new allies, she’ll also finally learn the secret behind Adam’s—and Warner’s—immunity to her killer skin.

The first thought that came to my mind when I finished re-reading Unravel Me was: Pretty good! Continue reading

Unite Me (Shatter Me Novellas) by Tahereh Mafi | Book Review #333

Unite Me is the book that has the novellas Destroy Me and Fracture Me as well as Juliette’s Journal in it.

This review contains spoilers.

18481271Perfect 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 Mefrom 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 (Shatter Me, #1.5)

Something that I liked from Destroy Me is that this novella is told from Warner’s point of view instead of Juliette’s. Getting to know Warner from his own point of view instead of Juliette’s was an experience, and I’m grateful that Warner’s novella is a thing.

My overall thoughts on Warner’s novella are: My poor, poor son. He has a shit excuse of a father. I’m glad that his dad gets kapuut– by the end of the third book. I liked knowing that Warner had fallen incredibly hard for Juliette, but at the same time, for the most part, he’s fallen in-love with her thoughts more than the Juliette he knew while she was there on the base.

Fracture Me (Shatter Me, #2.5)

Ahhh, re-reading Adam’s novella just reinstates that I do not like Adam at all. I can appreciate his point of view, and his love for his little brother, James, but that’s about it. He’s such a typical Young Adult insta-love, she’s-my-girl-no-one-else-can-have-her, kind of guy.


I don’t have a rating for these novella’s. I enjoyed them, but not to the extent of actually rating them.

Happy Reading!
— Adele

Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi | (Re-Read) Book Review #332

IMG_5667I 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.

The first time I read Shatter Me was back in 2014, then I re-read Shatter Me again in 2016. Now I’ve re-read it again in 2018!

Back in 2014 I absolutely loved the story. There was so much that happened in the book and quite a bit took me by surprise. I remember going back multiple times just to re-read what had happened because I had an exhilarating “wait, what?!” moment. Continue reading