Book Review: Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

In this electrifying sixty-page companion novella to the New York Times bestselling 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.

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.
Release Date: December 17, 2013
Age Group: YA
Source: Purchased
Reviewed By: Kelli & Madi
Kelli's Review:
Some series just stand out from the others in the genre.  They are memorable, more than memorable: unforgettable.  Shatter Me is one of those series.  The emotions, the writing style, the plot, it's all outstanding!

I was so excited when I started Fracture Me.  I'm not usually a fan of novellas, but the novellas in the Shatter Me series have all been really satisfying, especially the one told from Warner's perspective.  I enjoyed Fracture Me, but something was missing.  I think it's the fact that this story retells the events from the end of Unravel Me.  I wanted a fresh story, not a retelling of previously told events from a different perspective.  Of course, I still loved the book and I sped through it like I was being held at gunpoint, being forced to read as fast as possible, but I finished the book wanting more to the story.

My favorite thing about this novella was the teaser for book three, Ignite Me.  Mafi includes the first two chapters of Ignite Me.  Each page of this teaser was like unexpectedly finding money...I would have paid double the price of this ebook to have a third chapter included!  I really cannot wait to read the finale to this outstanding series---I know Mafi will not disappoint my extremely high expectations! 
Madi's Review (with supporting quotes):
My conclusion: She's going to choose Warner. TAKE THAT ADAM! Look, Warner's just the better choice! He understands her, he's not moodier than a teenage girl on her period, AND he's hotter. It's a no brainer! Fracture Me just confirmed my suspicions. I HAVE PROOF! 
"My first love." Location 804.
Madi: She didn't say, "My current love"!

"But I know I have a responsibility to Juliette.  What would she do if I weren't there to help her?  She needs me." Location 655.
Madi:  RESPONSIBILITY??? Uh, no.  YOU "LOVE" HER.  It shouldn't be a responsibility.  Get Warner back.

"I love Juliette.  I really do.  I want to help her and support her and be there for her.  I want us to have a future together.  But sometimes I wonder if it's ever going to happen." Location 675.
Madi: HA it won't!!  Warner trumps you!

"Kenji grins.  "Okay, then.  Let's go get our girl back." "My girl." I correct him.  "She's my girl."  "Right. Minus the part where she's not actually your girl. Not anymore."  Location 437
Madi: This book confirmed that Juliette will choose Warner!!!! WARNER WILL WIN! ADAM HAS NO CHANCE! It's TOTALLY Beauty and the Beast! Juliette is both Belle AND the Beast!! Ditto with Warner! ITS MEANT TO BE! 

Did you read Fracture Me? 
What are your thoughts on this series and the love triangle?


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