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text 2016-09-23 17:16
Review: Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

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Goodreads summary:

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.

 

My opinion:

I really, really liked this series. After I saw some reviews I wasn't sure if it would be worth it to buy it, so I borrowed it from a friend (I'm glad I can haha!), but it was really good! I don't think I will reread it though, because then I wouldn't be as hooked as I was now and the things that happen will stay with you.

 

There were only two parts in this series that were slow for me and also not that great: the beginning of the second novella (2.5, called Fracture Me), because that was just a recap of the last part of the second book, but then in a different point of few and it seemed pointless to me. However, I liked the 1.5 novella and the last part of 2.5 is still really important, so if you're going to read this series I highly suggest to read the novellas and even read them in between the novels (just as they'e supposed to). If you don't read them you will miss out a lot in the upcoming novels.

The second part I didn't like that much was the first third in the second novel. That part was really slow and a bit annoying, but after that it got much better.

 

While I was watching some reviews I saw that some weren't that found of Juliette, but I really liked her character development oh and that Adam vs Warner thing: why do readers still choose between a triangle in a dystopian series? That's not the most important thing that happen in dystopian series haha. Ps. I liked that part of Juliette as well. 

 

Overall this was a great and unique dystopian trilogy and if you haven't read this one yet but still want to read a dystopian series: please read this one! I love the unique aspects and plottwists a lot (and the writing style, I can't even!). 

 

Now I'm not so sure which dystopian series I'm going to pick up next (whenever I'm in the mood to read one), because I've read all of these: The Hunger Games, Divergent, Chaos Walking, The Darkest Minds (didn't like TDM that much) and this one and I have no idea what to read next. I'm not that interested in The Maze Runner or Uglies (convince me if you think I should). 

 

What is your opinion about the Shatter Me trilogy?

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review 2016-07-25 21:33
Destroy Me (Crystal Gulf #1) by Shana Vanterpool
Destroy Me (Crystal Gulf Book 1) - Shana Vanterpool

 

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Bach lives his life with honesty and without restraints, happy to be known as a sexy as all hell, unapologetic asshole.

When he drinks, he drinks hard.

When he wants a woman, he makes sure she knows it.

When he opens his mouth, it’s either to piss someone off or to turn someone on.

You can normally find him with one hand on a bottle and one hand on a woman, trying to forget his past.

Harley Evans is a twenty-one-year-old year old college student. She's a good girl who fell hard for Dylan, who’d promised her forever. But Dylan, Bach’s best buddy, lied.

He enlisted in the Army, crushing Harley with equal parts anger and sadness. She’d already lost her father to that choice. Heartbroken, she falls back into depression.

Stuck in Crystal Gulf all summer with little to do, Harley needs a distraction. Enter Bach, sexy as f*#ck distraction, ready and willing.

Dylan’s not all bad though. Before he left, he asked Bach to watch out for Harley, knowing she’d never go for a guy like Bach. She’s too good for him. Too good for anyone.

But Dylan was wrong. He never should have left them together. Bach is there to pick up the pieces Dylan left behind. Soon pieces aren't enough. He wants more, needs more Harley.

 

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I really had a love-hate relationship with this book. It was total roller coaster ride all the way through. Bach was a rough character to read. He is pretty dark and damaged and is pretty much self-destructing throughout the book. But the more we learn about him the more we can understand where he is coming from and just want to help him. It is a long hard, heart breaking journey for sure. I was not sure what to think of Harley and really didn’t like the way she handled it when Dylan enlisted. She was a real brat in my eyes. I was not a huge fan of her at all. But it did work well for the book Overall, while it was a very dark book it was still very enjoyable and I liked it as a lot, it was heartbreaking and yet fun to read. If you like a darker romance, than I recommend this book.

I rate it 3 ½ ★

 

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*I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

 

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review 2016-06-14 05:13
Destroy Me - Tahereh Mafi

This little novella helped me understand Warner so much better. I mean I knew he had daddy issues but, he has some other issues too that's going on with him right now. I don't think he's the bad guy that he's made out to be. Even though he's the leader of his sector & he got the job from his father, I don't think he had a choice. It's his way of survival. I'm kinda rooting for him now. I still like Adam & I think he truly does have feeling for Juliette. He was just ther first for her when she desperately needed someone. I also think Warner & Adam are both going to or already are using her for their own agendas. I guess we'll see though. 

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review 2015-07-25 00:00
Destroy Me
Destroy Me - Tahereh Mafi 1.3 stars

- As someone who actually liked the insane side of Warner, I thought that this was just a pathetic excuse to shows how deep his love for Juliette is. Sure, he loves her, but since this was classified as a dystopian novel, we need to know others things in his mind, too. And then Mafi gave us this:
My motives were my own.

But these truths and my real motivations will be buried with me.

That would have worked. Except that she was writing in Warner's POV.

- I was hoping that maybe the author would show us "mentally disordered" side of Warner, but seriously. he just sounded like someone with a contamination / washing type of OCD, and a not so severe one:
I like to take long baths.
I've had an obsession with cleanliness for as long as I can remember. I've always been so mired in death and destruction that I think I've overcompensated by keeping myself pristine as much as possible. I take frequent showers. I brush and floss three times a day. I trim my own hair every week. I scrub my hands and nails before I go to bed and just after I wake up. I have an unhealthy preoccupation with wearing only freshly laundered clothes.


- So, I am now interested in Warner's dad instead. Also, since when did he has the same way of thinking as Juliette? Repeating and repeating and repeating words like this like this like this. Another one:
These letters are all I have left. 26 friends to tell my stories to.
26 letters are all I need. I can stitch them together to create oceans and ecosystems. I can fit them together to form planets and solar systems.

Damn.
- Warner is, surprisingly naive, espescially since he was described as "extremely manipulative".
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text 2015-05-28 22:53
May wrap-up
The Edge of Always - J.A. Redmerski
Home - Clementine von Radics
Mouthful of forevers - Clementine von Radics
This Girl - Colleen Hoover
Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi
Destroy Me - Tahereh Mafi
Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi

okay this month was the best  reading month  I've ever  had  

i've read 11 books  all together 

1  novella 

7 audiobooks 

2 library  book

 

I can't pick any  favorites  this month  cause I read all amazing books  

I finished the slammed trilogy.  

finished  the edge of never series  . started and finished the shatter me  series  which is amazing   I've never started and finished a series in  a month  .

 

Next month is my birthday   I turn  21   Yay! 

saturday  I go to BOOKCON is anyone going  ?  

 

Hope you all had an amazing month 

- Christina 

 

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