Sunday, December 20, 2015

Review: Shatter Me Complete Collection: Shatter Me, Destroy Me, Unravel Me, Fracture Me, Ignite Me

Shatter Me Complete Collection: Shatter Me, Destroy Me, Unravel Me, Fracture Me, Ignite Me Shatter Me Complete Collection: Shatter Me, Destroy Me, Unravel Me, Fracture Me, Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

OVERALL: 2.9 stars

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) - 2.5 stars

Juliette cannot touch anyone because she might kill them; she has always been cursed with the affliction which makes her life more than complicated. In a world where power is everything her abilities might be useful to those who want to reign. When Juliette meets Adam she finds a reason to want to live and continue on and as their relationship develops a surprise beyond anything Juliette could imagine is unveiled.

I was considering giving this book a lower score actually but I really loved the story plot and want to see what happens next. The plot and whole premises is extremely intriguing and I think the thought behind the book is well done.

I have a major problem with all of the metaphorical writing and just the whole writing style in general. I will fully admit I skimmed a lot of it just because I was so annoyed by the writing but wanted to see what happened to the characters. I also found the insta-love connection between Adam and Juliette pretty obnoxious. The character actions don’t quite seem to fit in with their experiences. The author tried to explain the insta-love but it didn’t really come through to me.

It is hard to sum this up because I don’t know if I would actually recommend this book. I am intrigued by it but also extremely annoyed.

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) - 3 stars
As Juliette is encased in the new world of Omega Point she is going to find new challenges not only with the people around her but also in her own relationship with Adam. New consequences come to light and people turn out to be different than originally seen.

I have to say I am surprised. I ended up liking this book a lot more than the first one. The writing style was still annoying but less so than previously. I liked how the author was able to transform Juliette into a stronger and more striking figure. She has more personality and self-confidence.

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) - 4 stars
Juliette is conflicted, not only in her own feelings but also in her overall personality. War is on the horizon and the decisions she makes are the most important ones of her life. The character’s true personalities are revealed.

Overall I am more surprised finishing this series than I was when I finished reading the first book. I liked the overall concept of the story and the transformation of the characters. I ended up loving how everything turned out and how strong Juliette came to be at the end. I am also extremely happy with who she ended up with. The story action finished very fast but the overall outcome was beneficial to the series as a whole.

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) - 3 stars
I like having more invited into Warner and what he has had to go through with his father. In this we get the real picture of who the monster truly is and just how deep Warner's feelings for Juliette actually go. While the writing was better in this the style was still just as annoying.

Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) - 2 stars
Novella from the perspective of Adam.

Unlike the first novella from Warner’s perspective I didn’t think this one was needed. We didn't really get anything more out of Adam’s character or the storyline. I guess it was an interesting little side note but it really did not change my views of the characters or gain anything out of it. Overall, not really needed.

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