10.14.2014 | Tuesday

Fracture Me

category: Book Reviews

Fracture Metitle: Fracture Me
author: Tahereh Mafi
series: Shatter Me #2.5
published: 17 December 2013
publisher: HarperCollins
genre(s): dystopian, romance, sci fi
pages: 60
source: bought
format: eBook
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rating: four-half-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

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 Me, Fracture 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.

my review

This is a short novella of the Shatter Me series that bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me.  It is told from Adam’s point of view and I think it is a truly important part of the series.

Adam, Adam, Adam.  This novella really digs into his head and leaves me with such mixed feelings about who he is, both for himself and for Juliette.  I don’t want to give too much away, but I think it makes you wonder about the depth of his love for Juliette… maybe even if it is truly her that he loves or the idea of her that he has created in his own head.  There is a fine line between loving someone for who they are and who you think or want them to be.  How he sees Julietee is so very different from how Warner sees her and that really adds a whole new dimension to it all.  It is also a story about choices, hard choices.  Not  just in love, but in life.

I think this is a story that will change opinions on Adam, whether for better or worse.  But my rating isn’t on the character, it is on the value of the story and I loved it.

Regardless of his character, I think this is a big part of the series to really “get” Adam.

About Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SHATTER ME series. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, where she drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste.
When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.
SHATTER ME is her first novel.

Foreign rights have sold in 25+ territories
to-date and film rights have been optioned by 20th Century Fox.

Her work is represented by
Jodi Reamer of Writers House, LLC.

Rating Report
Overall: four-half-stars

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