Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

(Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me, Restore Me)

Rating: (3.5 / 5)

Genre: YA Fantasy

Content: Post-apocalyptic, Superhumans

Favorite of the series: Ignite Me

 

Synopsis: Juliette has a touch that is fatal – anyone she makes physical contact with, dies. The Reestablishment has plans to break her out of the insane asylum she has been sent to and train her to use her as a weapon for their cause. But will Juliette do so willingly? Or will this newfound freedom make her crave a better life for herself?

 

I sincerely wish I could give these books a better rating, but I must be honest with you guys! I had a difficult time getting through these books. Not because the plot didn’t hold up, but because of the writing style. In the first book, you’ll notice a lot of sentences that are crossed out. This is meant to be because of the chaos that goes through Juliette’s head as well as the fact that she is so used to writing since being in the insane asylum she was sent to. I understand the purpose of the author’s writing style and can totally appreciate it, but it made it a difficult read for me.

My favorite character in the book is Warner, gasp! I know, I know. But before you get heated about this, read all 4 of the books and you’ll understand why I enjoyed his character so much.

One of the things I’m disappointed about in this book is the lack of character development. As far as some of the other key people in the series, you don’t get too much of a back story or get to know too much about them and their personalities. It seemed very lacking to me and we all know how much I love some good character development. I felt that some of them could have gone farther into detail without straying from the plot or making the book slow. It just always felt like there was something missing from many of them. However, Warner had a lot of development throughout the books so I was happy about that.

The first book overall was not as great as I had hoped it would be, but I will say that they get progressively better! If you’re okay to hold out a little, it’s a decent read. The other books I enjoyed for the most part. I would definitely recommend this series, but I think they’re only for certain audiences.

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