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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

UNITE ME (Destroy Me & Fracture Me) by Tahereh Mafi, Book Review

By: Tahereh Mafi

Published by: Harper Teen
Series: Shatter Me Novellas (#1.5 \ #2.5)
Released on: 2/4/14
Source: Purchased
4 Stars: I Enjoyed It
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Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Metrilogy, this book collects her two companion novellas, Fracture Me andDestroy Me, in print for the first time ever. It also features an exclusive look into Juliette’s journal and a preview of Ignite Me, the hotly anticipated final novel of the series.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent and The Hunger Games. This captivating story, which combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, was praised as “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love” by Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Can I just say how much I I love Harper Teen for printing this book!? Now I can have the entire Shatter Me series together on my bookshelf. I LOVE this series! I would definitely recommend picking this collection of Shatter Me novellas up if you're a fan of the series.

Published by: Harper Teen
Released on: 10/2/12
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In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me,Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

I loved Shatter Me! I really liked getting into Warner's head with this novella. There's just something about Warner that has made me a #TeamWarner fan, and this novella proved even more so that there's so much more to Warner than we get in Shatter Me. Normally I'm not a novella fan, but I'm so glad Tahereh wrote this one. This story adds so much more to the story. I read this after I read IGNITE ME, and I kinda wish I read it before. There are comments Warner makes in IGNITE ME, and now made more sense to me after reading this story. 

Published by: Harper Teen
Released on: 10/2/12
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In this electrifying sixty-page companion novella to the New York Timesbestselling Shatter Me series, discover the fate of the Omega Point rebels as they go up against The Reestablishment. Set during and soon after the final moments of Unravel MeFracture Me is told from Adam's perspective.

As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam's focus couldn't be further from the upcoming battle. He's reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend's life, and as concerned as ever for his brother James's safety. And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound. It's time for war.

On the battlefield, it seems like the odds are in their favor—but taking down Warner, Adam's newly discovered half brother, won't be that easy. The Reestablishment can't tolerate a rebellion, and they'll do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam has ever cared about.

Fracture Me sets the stage for Ignite Me, the explosive finale in Tahereh Mafi's epic dystopian series. It's a novella not to be missed by fans who crave action-packed stories with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu.

WARNER! WARNER! WARNER! Oops sorry... this is ADAM's story. For some reason, okay for many reasons I'm still completely team Warner. Like Destroy Me, this is a novella I read after I read IGNITE ME, and I really wish I had read it prior to reading IGNITE ME. Not that it would change my thoughts and feelings towards Adam and Warner, but I would have had a better insight into some of the comments Warner makes about Adam. Most importantly, it ties into Juliette's thoughts and feelings towards the relationship between her and Adam. It gives fans a look into Adam's head, and his drive behind what he's doing. It's definitely a novella I'd recommend reading.

Harper Teen Winter Tours: Pitch Dark Days / Story Crush

Nothing sounds more appealing than curling up with a good book on a cold, FREEZING winter's day. I think many of us can agree with that. That's face it, that book is taking your mind off the ice and inches or feet of snow outside your door. Well what if you could meet the said author of the fabulous book you're clinging to? 

Check it out! Some of our favorite Harper Teen authors are hitting the road and YOU need to go see them! No, really. I love these ladies and you really need to go see them and meet them in person if you can. 

Check out the info for the upcoming PITCH DARK DAYS & STORY CRUSH tours kicking off soon:


Meet Tahereh Mafi, Veronica Rossi, Kiersten White, and Sophie Jordan!

The tour kicks off in NYC on 2/18 with an event at the 92nd Street Y moderated by Ransom Riggs!
Want to buy tickets? Follow along with the live stream? See everyone's face? Click HERE

All other Dark Days info lives HERE

Featuring Robyn Schneider, Katie Cotugno, Melissa Kantor, Courtney C. Stevens, and Lauren Oliver!
Get all the info HERE