Published: February 4th 2014 by HarperCollins
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: Hardcover, 409
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’ve been putting off reading this book for a while now, and I had a reason why. I wasn’t sure where this book was heading, and to be honest, I was a little worried about how this book would end. As I’ve most defiantly mentioned before, I’m not a fan of love triangles and I almost decided not to read it for just that reason.
I’m going to start with the things I didn’t like about it because they seem more important than the things I did like for a reason my brain doesn’t care enough to share with me.
First, the ending. Don’t worry, no spoilers here, it’s more of just a general thing that could be said about many books. It was just too abrupt of and ending. The writing just stopped. And while this does sort of fit with the writing style the whole series has followed, there defiantly needs to be something more. And also the climax was kind of a letdown. Sorry, but after three books worth of buildup I was actually expecting a little more. If you’re interested in exactly what I mean, feel free to visit my Goodreads profile and read the hidden spoiler I’ll have there.
My second reason is one of the reasons why I didn’t want to read this book, the love triangle. This particular love triangle, however, just was wrong in every way possible. Ugh, there could be so much I could say here, but once again, spoilers. This is the only reason (or reasons if you want to count every problem I had with the love triangle) that this book series did not get five stars from me.
The reasons I didn’t like it are over, so let’s get to the good stuff.
I feel this book hits me on a level not many others have. It has extreme emotional concepts here, and I felt myself affected by them. When I say affected I mean they hit me so hard I was sitting there fighting back tears, because, really, this book made the situation feel realistic. I related completely, and maybe that’s why I like this whole book series so well. It almost felt as if I was being smacked across the face with a piece of wood that was covered in tiny little thorns. I mean that in the best way possible.
It kept my interest, and I finished reading it one sitting. Quite a long journey to go on in just over four hours, I think. I wouldn’t suggest reading in one sitting like I did, but maybe break it up into two or three parts.
Well, honestly, there isn’t much else I can say about this book without ruining it for you.
Pick this book series up, it really is a great and fast read. Though do be warned, I found this series to be mostly accurate on depression and anxiety in certain scenes.