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review 2018-12-29 16:36
Review: Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi
Ignite Me - Tahereh Mafi


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 can’t believe this is the end, well it was at the time the book was written now we get more books… YAY.

Being it the last book (again at the time) there is not too much I can say without spoiling it.

Again we get plenty of action, not as many shocking twists as book two but that is okay, it being the last book (at the time) .

What we do get again is character growth, just when you thought they are done they grow more and surprise you even sometimes.

The brewing war is upon is or nearly and the gang preps for it and even recruits some unlikely allies.

Juliette, really surprised me this book. She grew so much and she really became into her own. She became more confident and with that a little less annoying. She stood up and fought for others but most if all for herself. I really enjoyed her much more in this book than the two previous, she was even funny at times.

James, cute little James, the youngest, the most innocent, I think we will see more of him in now future books, I also think he has some kind of power.

Kenji still one of my favorite characters and I never can get enough of him. He makes this story entertaining and fun at times and always makes you smile.

Adam. OMG .Adam wins the most annoying character of the year in this book. I could not stand him and he acted selfish and like a brat at times. Yes, he went through a lot and learned a lot shocking new things but so did everyone else and they didn’t act like him. I just wanted him to stay away.

Warren was also one of the most approved characters in the books, I loved him and his journey that was most defiantly not an easy one.  I loved that he fought for what he thought is right but still listen to others. He was just one of my favorite from book one, bad or not I just adored him.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and series a lot more than I thought and now that there will be more books, I most certainly will read them.

While I really enjoyed this book I thought the ending felt a bit rushed, I think a couple more chapters and less rushing would have made this even better.

I rate it 4 ★, was going to go with 5 ★but like I said the ending felt a bit to rushed.










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review 2018-12-29 16:14
Review: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi

The thrilling second installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.

It should have taken Juliette a single touch to kill Warner. But his mysterious immunity to her deadly power has left her shaken, wondering why her ultimate defense mechanism failed against the person she most needs protection from.

She and Adam were able to escape Warner’s clutches and join up with a group of rebels, many of whom have powers of their own. Juliette will finally be able to actively fight against The Reestablishment and try to fix her broken world. And perhaps these new allies can help her shed light on the secret behind Adam’s—and Warner’s—immunity to her killer skin.

Juliette’s world is packed with high-stakes action and tantalizing romance, perfect for fans of the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard and the Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken.




The last book ended with Juliette having hope and almost being a bit happy(ish), she was excited with all the new opportunities being shown to her.

This book started of two weeks later with her being back to her sad self and throwing a pity party for herself, excluding herself from Omega Point.

BUT, she does bounce back and starts to fight again not only for herself but for everyone else.

I must say this book was sooo much better than book one, while I enjoyed book one, I loved this one. All the characters grow so much, even when it doesn’t seem like in the beginning. 

Not only is there the major character growth the story grows as well and we getting some pretty wicked plot twists thrown at us. Some made my head spin and I did not see coming at all. Some I had to reread to make sure I read it right the first time.

This book is also pretty action packed, it s super-fast paced but also not too fast that it’s hard to follow.

Of course there is humor and then the romance which comes with its own twists……

As far as people. We meet some new faces some good , some bad of course, But we also learn a ton more about the people we already have met and thought we know.

Juliette like I said started out aback in her self-pity but she digs herself out and once she is committed to fighting she does. But sometimes she get carried away and can come over as a bit crazed lol . Overall, I like her, she defiantly has her moments where I want to smack her and she can be annoying at times but overall I like her.

Adam….. Well I was meh about him before and that didn’t change. If anything I liked him less. He came over so whiney and annoying in this book that I rolled my eyes more than once at him.

Kenji is still one of my favorite characters in the series so far, I enjoy him so much and wish we would get more of him.

Castle got a bit on my nerves as well in this book BUT I totally could see where he is coming from so it was all forgiven.

Warner….. Hmmm yeah Warner…. Still love that guy …. That’s it …..

The ending was …… crazy and wild and leaves you with a cliffhanger.

I was lucky that I already had book three on hand lol

Overall, awesome book, wild ride, some things were meh but mostly all good

I rate it 4★  and can’t wait to dive into book three.







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review 2018-12-29 15:50
Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi

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 is one of many series I heard so much about that I had to see what all the fuss is about.

And I must say that the first half of the book I kept asking myself why why why. The book was written so well that not only Juliette felt tortured but I did as well. The writing was tricky good , I wanted to quit but I couldn’t, It just kept me glued to the pages pages pages. And about half way through I really liked it and it really changed for the better.

For a second I thought we had insta love story and it sort of was but also not. It made it more interesting and also gave you more history of both of them.

Juliette was a bit annoying annoying annoying , but as we go on she gets more likeable and I really liked her towards the end for the most part. It seemed like she needed a purpose to stand up and fight and I was cheering her on when she finally did.

I was pretty indifferent towards Adam , I didn’t love him but also didn’t hate him, he is just kind of there to me. I hope that will change later on.

Waren on the other hand… I LOVED him …. I loved the freaking villain, he is bad and he is evil and should be put down but man there was something about him that I loved. Maybe that he was honest about shit.

Once we met Kenji I loved it, I also really enjoyed him so much, he gave this dark world some humor that is much needed. Because neither Adam nor are Juliette all that funny but that is also understandable.

I didn’t really see the end coming and yet I did, I figured something like that but not to that extent and I’m curious to see what happens next.  I just hope the romance doesn’t take away from the story.

Overall the book is pretty good once you get the first half I thought and I rate it 3★  and since I already own book two and tree I will at least start with book two right away.





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review 2017-11-03 16:53
Dark, disturbing, and finally, hopeful
Shatter Me (The Jaded Series Book 1) - Alex Grayson,TOJ Publishing,Hot Tree Editing

Shatter Me is dark, disturbing, and hopeful. That sounds like a strange combination, but those most accurately describe the overall feel of the story for me. Bailey's story starts when she's on the run from a truly vile man, one who is also her husband. Throughout the book, we get flashbacks, mostly in the form of nightmares, of the horrendous abuse and torture that she suffered at Steven's hand. Add to that the abuse she endured during her childhood, and many parts of this one are absolutely heart-wrenching. The hope comes in when she lands in Jaded Hollow, Ohio and quickly becomes enmeshed in the lives of the people there.

There were a few things that require a certain suspension of belief, like how she so easily trusts Jaxon and how no one ever questioned Steven's actions, but this is fiction, after all, and some liberties can be allowed to keep a story moving along. 

Shatter Me is very emotional and those emotions do come across vividly. The characters are interesting and well-written, stirring feelings that make you want to root for them or see them get their just desserts, depending on the character. 

Overall, the author has painted a picture of small-town, America, with people that are willing to help others. Jaxon and his friends and family give Bailey that hope that she so desperately needs in her life and I will be checking out the next book in the series - I'm dying to know what's up with Mia and Mack. 

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review 2016-03-24 00:03
Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me
Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi

"You can't touch me," I whisper.

I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.

He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.

But things happen when people touch me.

Strange things.

Bad things.

No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.

But Juliette has plans of her own.

After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.
[ synopsis from goodreads ]


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