Defy Me (Shatter Me #5)

Defy Me (Shatter Me, #5)

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Previously reviewed by the same author:

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Synopsis:

Juliette’s short tenure as the supreme commander of North America has been an utter disaster. When the children of the other world leaders show up on her doorstep, she wants nothing more than to turn to Warner for support and guidance. But he shatters her heart when he reveals that he’s been keeping secrets about her family and her identity from her—secrets that change everything.

Juliette is devastated, and the darkness that’s always dwelled within her threatens to consume her. An explosive encounter with unexpected visitors might be enough to push her over the edge.

Thoughts:

It’s so hard to review a 5th book in a series, so instead I’m going to post-it note what I liked about this instalment…

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Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Another wonderful instalment from Tahereh Mafi. I didn’t know I needed more of this series!

Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) *spoilers for previous books*

Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4)

How did I get it?:
It was a gift!

Previously reviewed by the same author:

Shatter Me

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Synopsis:

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

Thoughts:

I was really worried when I heard that the Shatter Me series was going to get another book. I really enjoyed the trilogy and I was anxious that it might not live up to expectations. I know not everyone likes this series, but there’s something about it that really captures my attention. I find it utterly readable. Now, this review might seem a bit short and vague, but I really don’t want to ruin it for those that haven’t read it yet, so I’m going to try and keep it as brief as I can.

Restore Me picks up not long after Ignite Me. Juliette has taken over the Sector 45 and has been named the new Supreme Commander. She has Warner and needs to get her sh*t sorted out. Understandably, Juliette is struggling with the enormity of the task. There’s so much she doesn’t know and secrets are starting to be revealed. Secrets that could turn her whole life around. The world in which this story is set is pretty terrifying and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better…

I loved that we were introduced to some new characters and met up with some others from the previous books. I absolutely loved that Warner and Juliette narrated this instalment. I used to be on neither ‘team’ but over the series I’ve really come to love Warner. I’m really excited to see where this story goes.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Bring on Book 5! Not something I usually say… but I’m excited!

Top Ten Characters I Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the list is the Top Ten Characters that we wish would get their OWN book. This was quite a tricky list for me, but here is what I have come up with.

In no particular order… (Click on the book image for the Goodreads page!)

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Luna Lovegood- Harry Potter- What’s not to love about Luna? I’d definitely want to hear more from her side of the story, no matter how strange it may be!

Neville Longbottom– Harry Potter- I always wonder what the story would’ve been like from Neville’s point of view!

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Kenjii– Shatter Me trilogy- I absolutely love Kenjii and would love to know more about him.

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Cinna- The Hunger Games- Such a fabulous character!

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Tris’s mum- Divergent- I loved Tris’s mum. She’s an amazing, strong character.

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Wendy– Unearthly- I would have liked to have learnt more about Clara’s friend Wendy!

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Daniel– Mara Dyer- Mara’s brother Daniel was so protective over her! I’d love to know more about what’s going on in his head!

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Iko– The Lunar Chronicles- Yes, I’m totally putting her on my list. I loved Iko. I would love to see more from her!

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Toby– Geek Girl- Toby is a great character. I thought he was adorable!

Susannah- The Summer I Turned Pretty- Susannah may not be there in all of the books, but she’s definitely want brings the families together.

So who would you like to have a book of their own! Let me know in the comments or feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

 

Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week the topic is Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island (pick based on however you want…skills they would bring, their company…or pure hotness factor :P)

So here are mine in no particular order!  My deserted island would certainly be an interesting one with these characters. Would they clash? Would they get on? Who knows!

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Katniss EverdeenThe Hunger Games– For obvious reasons. I’m pretty sure she’s going to be on a LOT of people’s lists this week.

CinderThe Lunar Chronicles- Purely for her strength and general awesomeness!

Juliette Shatter Me– I think it would be pretty interested to see how she interacted with Katniss and Cinder.

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Dean HolderHopeless/Losing Hope– I connected with his character so much through Hopeless and Losing Hope, so he just needs to be with me really.

Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood- Harry Potter– I bet Hermione would know some amazing spells to help us through. I think Luna is an amazing character and I’d find her fascinating.

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Poppy Sinclair and her boyfriend MichaelDead Jealous/Dead Silent- I think I’d get on really well with Poppy and her boyfriend, so they’re welcome to join me!

Nimira and Erris- Magic Under Glass– Both adorable characters. I’d love to know more about them.

What characters would you want on a deserted island with you? Have we got any the same this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the brilliant The Broke and The Bookish. They come up with a list weekly, for us to complete. This week’s list is Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters. This took a lot of thinking but I’ve finally come up with 10. I’m so intrigued to see what other bloggers come up with this week!

In no particular order here are my top ten most memorable secondary characters!

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RueThe Hunger Games–  I thought Rue was adorable. She was small, young and underestimated. She survived for a lot longer than people had expected. I also loved her friendship with Katniss.

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CinnaThe Hunger Games- Cinna was Katniss Everdeen’s stylist. I thought he was a fabulous character.

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SadieTwenties Girl- I love a bit of chick-lit every now and again and Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors of that genre. In this book Sadie is a spirit, the great-aunt of the protagonist. Sadie was such a great character.

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SuzeConfessions of A Shopaholic/The Secret Dreamworld of A Shopaholic- Suze is the best friend of the protagonist. She’s a brilliant character. I’d like her to be my friend!

The next two characters are from Harry Potter.

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Luna Lovegood and Neville LongbottomHarry Potter series– I really loved this characters. Especially Luna. She’s just so quirky!

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Kenji Kishimoto- Shatter Me and Unravel Me -A great secondary character.

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Tris’s MumDivergent- I absolutely loved Tris’s mum. Such a wonderful character.

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WendyUnearthly- I really liked Clara’s friend Wendy. It was a shame there wasn’t much of her in Boundless!

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Daniel- The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer- I really liked Mara’s older brother Daniel. I loved how protective he was!

What are your ten most memorable secondary characters? Feel free to leave me your link so I can check out what you picked!

Shatter Me

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

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.

Thoughts:

This is one of those books that I’ve seen around on loads of blogs and I’ve been meaning to read for a while. It’s taken me a while to get to but this weekend I finally got around to reading it.

Shatter Me is Tahereh Mafi’s debut novel. It’s an exciting, fast-paced dystopian book. I had trouble putting it down once I had started it. I tore through the story savouring every piece of it! The story is action packed. I think because of this, it’s hard to picture the setting of the story. Not a lot of emphasis is put on the setting, which does allow the reader to open it up to their own interpretation, but for me, I would’ve liked to have learned more about the dystopian environment the characters were in.

Shatter Me is so well written, I really enjoyed reading it. I can’t wait to read Unravel Me.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

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