My Friday reading tips this week is the amazing and completely unique Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. It’s raw, twisted and dark, yet hopeful and romantic at the same time.
For some reason, I wasn’t sure I would like this series and put it off for so long to start reading it. Also while reading it I still had my doubts a few chapters in, but shame on me! I was so wrong! I really ended up loving this book and can’t wait to continue the series!
There are so many things I love about this book, especially the writing style. It’s very special though, so I can understand why it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it was definitely mine! I think the writing is extraordinary. The way Tahereh Mafi uses numbers to tell and emphasize the story is completely unique. The repetitions and the way she crosses over text to make us understand the underlying thoughts and doubts is almost magical.
The characters are also very complex and engaging. My heart really aches for Juliette and her situation. And even though it’s a sci-fi setting and a supernatural problem, you can really relate to it all, especially the feeling of being unwanted and scared without control over your own faith. And then the slow-burning romance with Adam. It’s so intense, with Juliette fighting her urge and desire to touch him, knowing that it might kill him. It’s so well done! And Warner. Talk about complex character! I have a strong feeling that he and Kenji will get much more focus in the following books. At least I hope so, they sure have captured my interest and I want to know so much more about them!
Overall this was a brilliant and unique read and a fabulous start of this series!
Find out more about the book and the author here: Tahereh Mafi
Hi! I'm Annie, a Swedish bookworm, YA addict and coffee lover, who writes romantic YA books in English. I'm the author of the Angelheart Saga series (First Came Forever and Forever Disguised).
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