Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review

Not since Margaret Atwood’s Fallen women that I had the opportunity to see another way of falling. Falling in love.

“And I’ve fallen.

So hard.

I’ve hit the ground. Gone right through it. Never in my life have I felt this. Nothing like this. I’ve felt shame and cowardice, weakness and strength. I’ve known terror and indifference, self-hate and general disgust. I’ve seen things that cannot be unseen.

And yet I’ve known nothing like this terrible, horrible, paralyzing feeling. I feel crippled. Desperate and out of control. And it keeps getting worse. Every day I feel sick. Empty and somehow aching.

Love is a heartless bastard.”

Tahereh Mafi, Destroy Me

Book Reviews

Tahereh Mafi * Ignite Me * Book 3

Ignite Me seemed to signal the end of the Shatter Me trilogy, following on the footsteps of Shatter me – Tahereh Mahi Book review and Unravel Me * Tahereh Mafi Book 2 from Shatter Me

It is often difficult to follow up with a sequel that satisfies readers. It’s difficult to choose just one because it’s kind of like a child in different stages of their life. One is a teenager. One is a young adult. One is an adult. It’s like you’re seeing someone grow up, and you appreciate each part of them. What I can say is that I’m really happy to have all three books out at the same. The growth that Juliette experiences—both as a character and through the prose—is something that I had intended from the very beginning but could not express without actually being able to deliver all the books at the same time. Her voice finds its strength. That was supposed to reflect her growth as a character.

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Book Reviews

Unravel Me * Tahereh Mafi Book 2 from Shatter Me

Unravell me wasn’t as good as Shatter Me from my perspective but it’s still a very good YA book. Much better than Mortal Instruments so far. It’s starting off slow, with a small recollection of the events from the previous novel (Shatter Me) and how Juliette, the main hero of the story, tries to fit in at the Omega Point underground compound while hiding from Walter who wants her for his evil scheme and while loving Adam, her new boyfriend.

Things seem to go south when Adam stops being immune to her deadly touch and we find out that he was special too, he had a defense mechanism from other people’s powers and because he trusted Juliette now so much, his defense was letting her killing touch through, destroying their intimacy and ending their relationship.