Ratings: ☕☕☕ (3/5)
This is gonna be a very, very short review because of the following reasons:
- I officially hate Adam
- Adam is such an asshat!
- I really, really thought about shipping Adiette at the beginning of the series but Adam’s attitude towards Juliette changed my mind.
- Adam is such a pessimist
- Adam is…okay you know what? I think I need a new reason: Fracture Me is too short a book for me to write my usual 1k+ words review.
Like always, Tahereh Mafi’s writing skills amaze me–throughout the series she has written from 3 different perspectives of 3 characters with very different personalities, and each time she nailed it. Being in Adam’s head was infuriating, yes, but it did help me understand the character more and sympathize with him despite my issues with him. Initially, despite being Team Warner, I did like Adam even though he always felt more like a side character than a MC, but in Fracture Me Adam’s character development took such an unexpected 180 degree turn that whatever warmth I felt for him went out with a fuzzzz.
That being said, I’m not saying that I 100% hate on Adam–the way he cares about his brother really moved me, and I love how protective he is of James. There were several James and Adam scene in the book that truly touched my heart and I cannot help but admire how Adam is willing to sacrifice everything and anything when it comes to protecting James.
His feelings for Juliette however…
If you have read my reviews for the previous books then you know how much I’ve complained about how it seemed like Adam’s only purpose in life was to love Juliette. Boy was I wrong. He loves her alright, but his feelings are not for the right reasons. I got sick of the many times he kept thinking of Juliette as a weak, handicapped burden (his words Adiette shippers, not mine).It’s one thing to be protective of the girl you love, it’s another thing to completely disregard her potential. I can’t help but compare his perception of Juliette with that of Warner’s–Warner thought of Juliette as someone who could change the world if she wanted to. As far as Adam is concerned, Juliette’s only special ability is to screw things up and leave a mess that Adam has to clean.
And the worst part of it all was that once Adam was safe with James he actually hesitated when Kenji asked him how he was going to rescue Juliette, who, in the last book, was captured by Anderson aka Evil Incarnate’s men. I mean, I get that he’s sick of fighting. I get that he wants to put his brother first (I actually love that particular part) but when you don’t feel like trying to save the girl you claim to be in love with…
Plot wise, this book was…well not exactly epic, but after the cardiac-arrest-inducing cliffhanger of Unravel Me, this book was much-needed and it really made me anxious to read the third book more. I think it’s the right novella for those who can’t wait to start reading Ignite Me. And as much as the protagonist of this novella infuriated me, I do recommend it to all Shatter Me fans and anyone else who plan on finishing the trilogy.
I’m going to rant my feelings with an ice cream tub now.
P.S: Don’t forget to check out the book trailer for Ignite Me here