Series: Shatter Me 2
English \ Paperback, 461 pages
Debut: February 5, 2013
Read: February 24-March 4, 2014
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 113
I loved Shatter Me first and foremost for its writing style, meaning Juliette's self-censoring. But although it decresed big time in this sequel, there was still a very nice tone to the style, beautifully poetic. Mafi just has a very specific way with words, a way to invoke feelings while reading... it's amazing, and I can't help but love it.
At the end of Shatter Me, I was really curious how Juliette would handle her new found freedom, as restricted as it still was, and if and how she got a handle of her powers. Well, that also involves her relationship with Adam which I was really fond of. He was a cutie, although I have to say that I switched to Team Warner because I read Destroy Me. But even without the novella I would've switched teams, because Adam was this... this big teddy bear with boyish charme, all protective and sweet, but he didn't really have fire. He was determined, he was pushing his own limits, and I'm really not saying he is a weakling, but his mindset isn't right. He wants Juliette safe from using her powers -- which basically means he wants her to run away from what she is. And that's where Waner became the better match for her. Not that Aaron's mind wasn't a little twisted, but I think he can be fixed and function as a caring human being, despite his father's best efforts to turn him into a monster.
That being said: Oh, did I love how this turned out! This had some big time surprises in store, and I basically loved them all. Very curious how this is going to play out further, and/or if there are any more surprises in store for us. Definitvely some more psycho, and mission and paranormal action, too. Yes, there was not just drama and heartache and a love triangle, there was also some good and hearty action, just like towards the end of the first novel. Very much looking forward to the conclusion of it all!
Area Scan: Flow: 5/5 -- Vocab: 5/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Villains: 4/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5 -- Romance: 5/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Action: 5/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Idea: 5/5
Discovered: 5+ Hoods
Challenge: 2014 Hard Heart Reading Challenge