U Sebi Krijem Prokletstvo.U Sebi Krijem Dar.Moj Dodir Je Smrt.Moj Dodir Je Mo.D Ulijet Nije Nikoga Dodirnula Ta No 264 Dana Poslednji Put Kad Je To Uradila Nehotice Je Izazvala Nesre U, Ali Reuspostava Ju Je Ipak Zatvorila Zbog Ubistva Niko Ne Zna Za To Je D Ulijetin Dodir Smrtonosan Ali Dogod Nikoga Ne Povre Uje, Nikoga Nije Ni Briga Svet Je Previ E Zauzet Oporavljanjem Od Sopstvene Propasti Da Bi Obra Ao Pa Nju Na Jednu Sedamnaestogodi Nju Devojku Bolesti Desetkuju Stanovni Tvo, Hranu Je Te Ko Na I, Ptice Vi E Ne Lete, Oblaci Su Pogre Ne Boje Reuspostava Je D Ulijet Prvo Bacila U Ludnicu, Pa Se Predomislila Toliko Je Mrtvih Unaokolo Da Se U Vazduhu Ve Ose A Dah Pobune, A Ona Bi Mogla Biti Njihovo Re Enje Mo Da Ona Nije Samo Jedna Napa Ena Du A U Otrovnom Telu Mo Da Im Sada Ba Jedna Takva Treba D Ulijet Mora Da Odlu I Biti Njihovo Oru Je, Ili Okrenuti Oru Je Protiv Njih I Postati Borac This is not a dystopia, it is a romance This is not a novel, it is a collection of similes and metaphors, most of which do not make sense I originally gave Shatter Me two stars because that s my sort of kneejerk reaction to books I don t like, but after thinking it over for a while, I can t recall anything positive about it that would justify a rating of than one star.You re probably assuming correctly that I went into this book with low expectations This is completely true Any so called dystopia with a runway model on the front cover leaves me feeling sceptical However, I was also prepared to allow myself to be surprised a lot of my friends loved this and one of the biggest criticisms didn t actually bother me purple prose I think there s a fine line in writing between the pretty and the purplish and different readers will define it in their own way For example, some reviewers thought that Lips Touch Three Times was just a mess of bloated purple prose, whereas I thought it was one of the most beautiful books I read last year I have a high tolerance level for flowery writing ButShatter Me s numerous metaphors, similes, and endless descriptions just didn t make sense What is this Hate looks like everybody else until it smiles Until it spins around and lies with lips and teeth carved into semblance of something too passive to punch I just WHAT This is one example floating around in there, but every second sentence is like this That s not even mentioni
I know many found this book to have a very unique writing style, but I can t help but think how terrible and awkwardly written it was The writing Mafi s style of writing varies Let me categorize.This doesn t even make sense writing I catch the rose petals as they fall from my cheeks, as they float around the frame of my body, as they cover me in something that feels like the absence of courage He says it with a small smile the size of Jupiter I m picturing this in my head and it s not pretty writing Every organ in my body falls to the ground There are 400 cotton balls caught in my windpipe My mouth is sitting on my kneecaps My jaw is dangling from my shoelace My stomach drops onto my knees I blush through my bones My spine is conducting enough electricity to power a city Repetition gone wrong writing I blush I blush His lips part Close I blush I blush His lips part Close I blush I blush His lips part Close Really just shit writing in general writing I am an old creaky staircase when I wake up Warner thinks Adam is a cardboard cutout of vanilla regurgitations Do I need to explain how shitty this writing is And yes, before people yell at me and tell me that I don t understand
MY PRECIOUS IS NOW SIGNED BY TAHEREH I can die of happiness now 3 In case y all didn t know, not only was this book optioned by Warner Bros as a movie, it has now been optioned as a TV SHOW BY ABC STUDIOS with Tahereh as a producer This better happen I am not joking I am tired of great books cough, cough The Song of the Lioness Quartet and The Dust Lands Trilogy Blood Red Road Rebel Heart Raging Star not becoming movies or TV shows after they are optioned Dear book gods and I know you exist because you inspired Tahereh to write this series , make this real Yes, I know TV movies don t always make great adaptations and the books are 99.9% of the time better, but please do it anyway Because I need this.Oh, and if you decide to cast Alex Pettyfer as Warner I would be cool with that.Original fan girl praise because I am incapable of actually writing a true unbiased, unaffected review for this series Okay, I have not properly reviewed this series since I read it a year ago and I don t think I ever can because it would be ridiculously long and the book is so quotable that I would literally be citing the entire thing but Shatter Me is one of my favorite series of ALL TIME And it has my FAVORITE LOVE INTEREST of ANY BOOK I VE EVER READ Butttt, to anyone considering it, watch
November 2017I picked this back up on a whim because I ve been dealing with anxiety lately and wanted to return to something comforting, so I decided to annotate one of my paperback copies And I gotta say, It s weird returning to book one Ignite Me is my favorite book of all time, and rereading that book is such an immersive experience that I always come out of feeling empowered This book, on the other hand, holds such a special place in my heart because it s so relatable that it hurts From Juliette s panic to her awkwardness to her resilience to the writing style, everything just hurts so good There s parts of me that I see in Juliette, and there s parts of Juliette that I wish I could be better at It s just such a refreshing and inspirational book to read because it s about someone who has been handed the shittiest circumstances and still looks for the best in others, perseveres, and demands what s right for her It s about learning to trust and realizing your worth and giving people second chances FUCK i m about to cry typing this review I love Juliette so much and I love Tahereh even for sharing a story that touches the deepest corners of my heart It s truly a life changing book for me I ve always read this as the story of a sad, self conscious, self loathing girl learning to see past obstacles to find love in herself and to let others in however, i haven t read this since summer 2016, so my experience of reading this after the election o
I deserve a medal for finishing this book.Like, the Olympic gold medal in the Anti DNF Games, people Rant Ahead It took me three months to finish this book.THREE Not 3, Miss Mafi Now, normally, I would have tossed this book out the window like an overwrought Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, being that I AM the queen of the heartless page 15 DNF however, I find that I have a harder time DNFing something when I am 1 Reading a physical copy as opposed to a digital copy, and 2 When I already OWN books two and three and am hoping to FUCK I didn t waste my money That said, this book annoyed me on several different levels 1 Juliette s power or glitch or whatever the hell it is, is never fully explained in detail It s skirted around in a mass of overwrought metaphors and complete bullshit 2 Said overwrought metaphors.3 The writing itself in general Despite having a degree in English and Literature, I am usually pretty easygoing about typos and grammar, especially when it comes to self published stuff I mea
Juliette describing Adam s eyes perfect shade of cobalt, blue like a blossoming bruise, clear and deep and decided careful, curious 2 buckets of rainwater deep, fresh, clear blue and bottomless like the deepest part of the ocean tight as tight as his fists as tight as the strain in his arms bottomless blue blue blue blue midnight moment filled with memories, the only windows into my world always shining the darkness two pools of perfection, open, honest, humble a shade of blue in a midnight sky Juliette describing Adam s gaze like a white hot poker pressed against my skin touching every inch of my body locked into mine is fixed on me calm, unflappable 2 buckets of river water at midnight I d like to cry into his eyes I ve never been a purple prose type of girl A book that will forever remain nameless spoke of leaking wombs and well it made me shiver It also introduced me to the entire concept of purple prose Prose can be beautiful I ve read plenty of books where the writing touches me deeply and the author is simply writing about the sunset, or a wa
Shat ter Me, oth er wise known as When Cre ative Writ ing Class Goes Wrong.I am all for exper i men tal writ ing, for stretch ing your abil i ties and try ing to find fresh ways to express ideas Occa sion ally you end up with genius, but most of the time you result in pre ten tious, awk ward prose that stick in the prover bial craw of read ers This book is that writ ing There are plenty of exam ples that I can give as evi dence but I shall stick with two rel a tively short ones His eyes scan the sil hou ette of my struc ture and the slow motion makes my heart race I catch the rose petals as they fall from my cheeks, as they float around the frame of my body, as they cover me in some thing that feels like the absence of courage The absence of courage Are you fuck ing kid ding me We have a word for that I believe that is almost the dic tio nary def i n i tion of the word cow ard I would explain what was wrong with the rest of the para graph too but I want to keep this review to a 10,000 word the sis at max I always won der about raindrops.I won der about how they re always falling down, trip ping over their own feet, break ing their legs and for get ting their para chutes as they tum ble right out of the sky toward an uncer tain end right.I get, artis ti call
I always wonder about raindrops.I wonder about how they re always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end It s like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn t seem to care where the contents fall, doesn t seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors.Let me translate what Mafi was trying to say It was raining This is one of, if not THE major problem of Shatter Me she tries too hard to be clever and poetic and the story gets muddied along the way.I apologize for not going in depth with this review, but I read this book over three months ago now and all I remember is that I hated it and it was incredibly poorly written I think my status updates should show this pretty clearly, but to make this easier to see, I ve decided to write this somewhat brief review and sort through a few of my updates as well.A device Mafi chooses to use early on is crossing striking out the words that crazy Juliette is really thinking As the story goes on this device gets used less and less and so it feels like Mafi just used it in the beginning for fun and to make her book look different from the rest of the young adult books
I always wonder about raindrops.I wonder about how they re always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end It s like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn t seem to care where the contents fall, doesn t seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the grou
You can find the full review and about this book on my blog This was somethingand I liked it.
Okay so the first 200 pages were like the dullest,cheesiest romance bullshit,like the level of cheesiness was above normal,and you know how I feel about that.I sometimes thought to quit,but god,I am glad I didn t.You know when you loose all the hope but then one things clings and you see the light again Omega Point was that for me.Like my thoughts about this book changed 100 percent.There are 3 things that I truly cherish in life 1.Girls in tight outfits, 2.Dragons, 3.Superpowers and that s what I got in the last 50 pages and it is enough for me,enough to continue with the series.I don t know why but I got a vibe of fantastic 4,maybe with Wilson hugging himself twice if you know what I mean.
One thing I can t wrap my mind of,one things I can t get is the hype for Warner.He is like the worst character in the book ,he is like Joffrey from Game of Thrones for me and if you know me just a little you would know how much I truly
- 288 pages
- Shatter Me
- Tahereh Mafi
- 13 June 2017 Tahereh Mafi