(Shatter Me #3)
By : 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”
Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she’ll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.
In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined 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.”
I was over the moon when this book hit the shelves. Only to eager to see Juliette in action again, not to mention seeing her overly affectionate (and delicious) nemesis turned good at her side. I read the book only to be disappointed but unsurprised.
I lean more towards Warner in terms of love interest, so watch out Adam fans.
However, that’s not all fans of Adam need to look out for. Adam takes a surprising turn for the worst in this novel. He’s hot tempered, emotional and almost never listening to reason. From what we’ve seen in the previous books the reactions are out of character. I have never disliked Adam, which is why am I am shocked by the complete personality switch. Adam and Juliette fight. And they fight a lot. I mean they’re broken up, so I do not understand the need to over develop a relationship that is clearly over.
Now for Warner, I liked Warner a little evil and a little dark. But then every inexcusable awful thing he has ever done to Juliette has… an explanation? Ah yes, a convenient excuse that was never foreshadowed and abruptly makes itself at home in Juliette’s mind. Wheedling out her insecurities and doubts about Warner, because he was after all doing it to help her.
I am reading the last instalment in a trilogy about rebellion and people with super powers, I want the series to finish with a bang. No such luck, absolutely none. There’s maybe three chapters of action. Maybe. A good ¾ of this novel is Juliette struggling to come to terms with how to handle her relationship with both Adam and Warner. An over dramatized love triangle. This is not what I signed up for when I picked up Shatter Me. The action was limited and over before it started. We get no real closure and the novel needed a good two hundred pages more. Can they put society back together? How does Juliette become ruler? How is she as a ruler?
Juliette was suppose to be fierce, finally stand on her own, fight back and show everyone the power she wields. And luckily she seemed to have developed that mentality but she never really acted on it.
Now on to the one and only good part of this novel. Juliette and Warner were quite the couple. Plus her developing friendship with Kenji was entertaining and provided much needed comic relief. Not much more I can say. Their romance and her friendship were overshadowed by the constant urge to pull my hair out from frustration.