• ★★★★-4

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Spoiler-Free)

I think the easiest way to sum up my feelings about this book is just to say: Love the story, the plot, and most of the characters. However,the only problem lies in the fact that I cannot stand the romance in this book. This book was super addicting and a great read, and I'm definitely looking forward to reading more of the series while secretly hoping that Adam dies or something. Is it common for people to not like Adam?? He's the love interest book and besides his one redeeming quality of being a good older brother he literally has zero personality. Insta-love doesn't usually bother me too much if the characters end up having good chemistry but with Adam and Juliette I found myself constantly making this face because the dialogue was just that cringey:

Anyway, on the flip side I did really like most of the characters besides Adam. For example, Juliette has a very unique voice as the narrator and I really did like her as a person.

Also Warner. Warner.

He's actually an interesting character. I'm excited to see where the story goes regarding him. Unfortunately for me, my favorite characters of the book though were either more minor, or were only included in the later parts of the book. These characters are James and Kenji. James is just so funny, and he provides so much comic relief to every situation. He also provides Adam with his only good quality. Kenji is also hilarious, and I love his personality. I honestly kind of wish he was the love interest in this book instead of Adam because I just cannot stand Adam. Also, at the end of the book we are introduced to a character named Castle who seems pretty interesting. Overall, this was a super fun and fast-paced read, and I'm excited for the rest of the books in the series! (Secretly hoping they get rid of Adam somehow lol) “I only know now that the scientists are wrong. The world is flat. I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I've been trying to hold on for 17 years. I've been trying to climb back up for 17 years but it's nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand.” - Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me)

Song I was reminded of while reading: Dazzle

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