The Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s Book Tag

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Hello guys! Today I bring you a new book tag, the Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s Book Tag, created by Aimal @Bookshelves & Paperbacks, and she was kind enough to nominate me to do this – thank you so much Aimal. So, here we go…

1. Vanilla Caramel Fudge: pick a light, fluffy contemporary 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is the definition of light, fluffy contemporary. And it’s so good!!!

2. Mint Chocolate Cookie: a new release that you wish everybody would read

I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but the answer has to be The One Thing (Marci Lyn Curtis). If you haven’t read this book, I ask you: what the hell are you waiting for?

3. Karamel Sutra Core: a last book in a series that you were completely satisfied with

I was super satisfied with the ending of The Infernal Devices. Clockwork Princess was an amazing book, and even though I wouldn’t have minded to have another 10 books about Jem, Tessa and Will, I was happy with the resolution and about knowing that it wasn’t the last time I would be reading about any of them.

4. Cherry Garcia: an ending that was bittersweet

So many books have bittersweet endings… but today, I’ll go with Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I loved the ending, but I’ll admit that I would like to know if they ever find their way to one another again.

5. Strawberry Shortcake: a book containing your OTP of OTPs

I have too many OTPs to count (actually, I’m thinking about making a list of them, what do you guys think?). Either way, like I was saying, too many to count, but I’ll drop my most recent favorite obsession, and that is Penryn and Raffe from the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. Guys, the last book is killing me!!!


6. Milk and Cookies: two authors that if they collaborated, they would go perfectly together

I’ll redirect you to a recent Top Ten Tuesday post, because I think that any pairing I put in there would be pretty perfect! – Go HERE!!!

7. Boston Cream Pie: a book that had you turning your pages late into the night

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. I went to sleep when the sun was coming up, it was a wild ride and totally worth it, because this book… wow… wow!!!! Not only did it keep me up all night, it also gave me the biggest book hangover I ever had! It was days before I could stop myself going through its pages re-reading certain chapters… To be honest, it only stopped because the book went to Portugal.

8. Chocolate Therapy: a book that makes you feel better after a long day of life

I’ll go with You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), Felicia Day’s memoir, because this book made me laugh and smile and cry, but it also made me feel less alone. She’s brilliant and I highly recommend this book.

9. Coffee, Coffee, Buzzbuzzbuzz!: a book not yet released that you can’t wait to get your hands on

There are MANY books coming out that I need right now, but most of all I need The Rose and the Dagger the sequel to The Wrath and the Dawnby Renee Ahdieh, because of that ending. That ending tore me apart!!! I need to know that Khalid is Ok, that Shazi is OK, that Shazi is going back, what she’ll do with her magic, how they’re going to break the curse, …, and I need to see Despina and Jalal actually talking. So yeah… I need it!


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The Disney Book Tag

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Hello fellow bloggers. I was nominated to do The Disney Book Tag by the wonderful Summer @XingSings (thank you so so much!) – I’m not even going to tell you to go follow her, because unless you’ve been book blogging for an hour, you’re bound to have found her already and clicked that “follow” button, am I right? I love Disney, so I’m sure gonna love doing this tag.

1. The Little Mermaid – A character that is out of their element, a “Fish out of Water”.

OMG, I just finished this book, so I’m gonna rave a bit about it: Ana from The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak (Brian Katcher). – If you haven’t read this book, go pick it up right now! It’s fun and hilarious 😀 . So, poor Ana is literally a fish out of water when she is thrown into a comic book/sci-fi convention, with the King of said con, in the hopes of finding her little brother. A lot happens!!! 😀

2. Cinderella – A character that goes through a major transformation.

Juliette from the Shatter Me trilogy (Tahereh Mafi) comes to mind. She’s so lost and scared in the beginning of the first book and then by the third she’s totally comfortable in her own skin.

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3. Snow White – A book with an eclectic cast of characters.

I’m going to go with something totally different for this answer… the cast of An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes by Randy Ribay is super diverse and surprising.

I was super pleasantly surprised by the amount of diversity in this book 🙂 .

4. Sleeping Beauty – A book that put you to sleep.

Ok, it’s not really that this book put me to sleep, it’s more that it was so boring for some parts that I wanted to put it down… A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell… =/

5. The Lion King – A character that had something traumatic happen to them in their childhood.

Cinder from Cinder (Marissa Meyer) had something VERY traumatic happen to her in her childhood, so much so that she doesn’t even remember it.

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6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.

I was so intimidated by An Ember in the Ashes (Sabaa Tahir) when I got it, I don’t even know why, the book is not even 500 pages, but I have the hardcover edition and that book is huge compared to most of my paperbacks.

7. Aladdin – A character that GETS their wish granted, for better or for worse.

Maggie from The One Thing (Marci Lyn Curtis). All she wants is to see again, and she manages that, even if it’s for the worst possible reason…

8. Mulan – A character that pretends to be something or someone they are not.

I think everyone answers this, but here it goes… Mare from Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard). But to give an alternate answer, I’m going with Dahlia Moss, from The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone 😀 .

9. Toy Story – A book with characters you wish would come to life.

tumblr_nvayytSgPl1r80kcoo1_500I’m gonna go for the obvious one here and say Queen of Shadows (Sarah J. Maas), because I would really like if Rowan, Aelin, Aedion, Dorian, Lysandra, etc, were real. I’m fairly certain that Aelin would not let me live for too long, because I would be unabashedly staring at her Fae Prince and her half-fae cousin.

10. Disney Descendants – Your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character.

Ok, I’m gonna drop a highly hated character here… I hate him too, I really do, but I honestly feel like he’s a great character and I think he’s more morally ambiguous than most characters that I could have said – because he never gets to turn around or anything like that. He’s BAD! Arobynn Hamel!


And it’s done! Have you done this tag? No? Do you want to? Consider yourself tagged! 😉

The Emoji Book Tag

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Hello. Welcome to another book tag! Trisha Anne @The Bookgasm and Anette @Anette Reads tagged me for the Emoji Book Tag, where you take your five most recent or most used emojis and come up with books that fit the emotion.


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I’m so sorry, I love this emoji, I find it kind of indecent! And when I see it, the first book and couple that comes to my mind is Warner and Juliette from Ignite Me, Tahereh Mafi.

You know why, right? If you’ve read it, then you know. If you haven’t, why?!

 


Heart Eyes Emoji

This emoji I use a lot, usually in context of ships and so on, but know I’m gonna associate it to a book I read recently that I loved (apart from all the others books featured on this Tag), and that is The One Thing, by Marci Lyn Curtis.

I adored this book! It recently came out, and I need to get my hands on a physical copy.


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Oh, HAPPY FACE! A book that left a smile on my face, and makes me smile just from thinking about it is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

I loved this book so so much, and I miss it! I’ll need to re-read it soon 😀 !

 


Bawling Emoji

The most recent book where I cried like crazy was Queen of Shadows, Sarah J. Maas. All kind of tears went on in there: happy, sad, angry, more happy, ecstatic, …, I was an emotional mess for the last 25% of the book.

Totally worth it though!


Pained Face Emoji

Let’s say that this my shocked face, and none better than The Wrath and the Dawn, Renée Ahdieh to fit it.

Why? Because of that ending! It totally took me by surprise and left me a mess of shock and other feelings.

  


That’s it! This was a fun one! I think a lot of people already did this tag, so I’m gonna go ahead and tag EVERYONE who wants to do it.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Author Duos

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It’s tuesday again! Here we go for another Top Ten Tuesday 😀 , a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together (aka my (Jamie’s) world would explode if Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson wrote a book together) — might be hard to come up with 10 but still would be fun! Bonus points if you tell us what kind of book you’d like them to write!

I’m rubbish at this pairing thing, really, I have a hard time thinking about who would go well with who… So, with that in mind, my duos will be purely on these authors interactions on Twitter 😀 , because I’m a sucker for those moments when 2 (or more) of my favorite authors start interaction on twitter! Enjoy!


1. Sarah J. Maas & Victoria Aveyard

Let me start by saying that Victoria Aveyard is a Queen on Twitter. The girl not only tweets a lot, but she tweets with everyone of the authors I like, so I kind “buddy-ship” her with everyone! And Sarah is a Queen herself… so, there’s that!

2. Rainbow Rowell & Jenny Han

How cute would this book be?

3. Tahereh Mafi & Ransom Riggs

I’ve never read anything by Ransom Riggs, I will though, but I haven’t yet. But, he’s married to the fantastic Tahereh Mafi, and she’s awesome, so how cool would be a book by these 2?

4. Renée Ahdieh & Sabaa Tahir

Renée and Sabaa apparently became friends because their books came out around the same time, they go on twitter a lot to promote each other, and that’s amazing. Also, both books are just beyond fantastic, and I would totally read some epic adventures written by the pair of them.

5. Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

They are friends people! They are actually very close friends! Can they write about Simon being BFF with Aaron?

6. VICTORIA AVEYARD & RENÉE AHDIEH

Have I mentioned that Victoria is a Twitter-Queen? Well, here she is with Renée, so I would like it to happen in book form as well.

7. Sabaa Tahir & Sarah J. Maas

I would like Sarah J. Maas to write with everyone, because she can’t do no wrong. And neither can Sabaa. So, girls, get working!

8. Jasmine Warga & BECKY aLBERTALLI

Again, they are friends! And both their books are fantastic. So Becky and Jasmine?! Hell yeah!

9. aDAM sILVERA & Leigh Bardugo

Now, I haven’t read anything by Leigh Bardugo yet, but these two interactions on twitter are cute enough to make me want this.

10. Sarah J. Maas & Susan Dennard

This is a no-brainer really. I’m not familiar with Susan Dennard’s writing, but she’s Sarah’s BFF – come on, look at them! I know they’re writing something online, and I need to check that out soon.

September Wrap-Up

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Another month bites the dust! And in September I managed (by some miracle I might add) to finish my proposed TBR. So, here are the books I read (the titles will take you to my review of the book):

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1. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

2. Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi

3. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

4. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

5. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

6.  An Infinite Number Of Parallel Universes  by Randy Ribay

7. Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

8. Finding Cinderella (novella) by Colleen Hoover


All in all, not a bad month, considering that it took me over a week to finish Queen of Shadows, which I only did last night at 2 a.m., and that Ignite Me gave me the biggest book hangover of my life.

Queen of Shadows was also one of the most fun reads I ever had, and that’s thanks to the Buddy Read and the ongoing conversation on twitter with Josie, Erika and Anjie about the book – which given that we are on 3 different time zones, meant that I sometimes woke up to +60 notifications on my twitter… all worth it 😉 – I’ll read any book with you ladies, anytime, because this was fun as hell (even if the book had me crying for a huge chunk of it!).

Also, I ended up reading Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover because Dee @The Bookish Khaleesi wrote about it yesterday and it sounded so interesting that a few hours later it was on my kindle.

I also had slightly less time to post this month, and I ended up with a good number of 65 posts in the month of September… not bad!

Tomorrow I’ll post about my October TBR 😉 .

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (4) : Day 3

3days3quotes_Welcome to the last day of my 4th 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge! This time I was nominated by Kira @FIEITTYREADS. If you want to check out my previous 2 Challenges, here you go:

– 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3

– 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (2): Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3

– 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (3): Day 1Day 2 & Day 3

– 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (4): Day 1, Day 2

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (this is my fourth time doing this, so I nominate whoever wants to do it, ok?)

 

Today I bring you a quote about time, from Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi. It just strikes me so much, this quote, because it’s so true… our perception of time has nothing to do with time itself.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Hot Hot Hot!

Welcome to another Tuesday, which means another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a FREEBIE! It might sound easy, but nope, not really! lol. After reading a few struggles on twitter about this week’s theme (this is partly your fault Jesse – go check out his post! 😛 ), and still suffering from a huge book hangover due to Ignite Me – where I totally blame the sexy scenes, I decided to make today’s theme: Hot and Steamy Scenes, whether it was a hot steamy kiss, something more or something considerably less… words can go a long way!

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Fair warning, the passages might be graphic! And there will be SPOILERS! If you are not comfortable with steamy scenes from some YA books, turn away! And if you haven’t read these books and don’t want to know anything, again, turn away!!! You have been warned! 😉


1. Warner & Juliette – Unravel Me

I mentioned above how I’m still suffering from a huge book hangover thanks to Ignite Me, right? Unravel Me is to be blamed as well. How else start this list, if not with the wonderful chapter 62 from Unravel Me? If you read the book, you know what I’m talking about… This WILL NOT be their only entry on this list…

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2. Tamlin & Feyre – A Court of Thorns and Roses

This book is all kinds of hot. There are 3 scenes that I totally needed to fan myself to get over, and I’ll mention 2 of them on this list, but the first one is the hall scene…

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3.  Warner & Juliette – Ignite Me

Let’s be honest, for the last 25% of the book they can’t keep their hands off each other, and it’s cute and hot and OMG…. but that moment!!! WOW! Does Tahereh Mafi know how to write sexy scenes or what?! I’m not going to put the whole scene here, because it’s amazing and you should READ IT! I know it almost by heart now, from the countless times that I read it…

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4. Jace & Clary – City of Fallen Angels

Jace and Clary have some pretty steamy throughout the 6 books, a favorite of mine is the one outside the manor, yeah, when they still believe they’re brother and sister… moving on… my second favorite is in City of Fallen Angels, in the alley…

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5. Tessa & Jem – Clockwork Prince

Let’s never ever forget that the first time that Tessa and Jem kissed, they almost slept together. It took Will a lot more to get there 😉 (but then poor Jem had to wait even longer). Still, this scene took my breath away, and I loved every second of it.

Clockwork Prince - Dirty Sexy Bedroom Scene (Cassandra Jean)

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6. Shazi & Khalid – The Wrath & The Dawn

Shahrzad and Khalid’s first kiss is hot hot hot and epic. I’ll even mention the fact that this is their first truly intimate moment, even after they had slept together twice. It’s so so beautiful!

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7. TAMLIN & FEYRE – A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

Ok, so as I said before, Tamlin and Feyre have some hot scenes on this book, but the actual sex scene actually made me blush so much that I was truly aware that it shouldn’t be read on the train…

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8. Laia & Elias – An Ember in the Ashes

I’ve said it before, I love Laia and Elias together, and I can’t wait for the next book, when they definitely have to spend some more time in each other’s company… Still, the one time they were all alone, it was pretty hot, right?

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9. Will & Tessa – Clockwork Prince

Clockwork Prince was a busy book for Tessa! She rolled around in bed with Jem, and then had a very steamy make out session with Will, on the Lightwood’s balcony in the middle of a party, under the effect of some mood altering drugs… it was still a pretty great scene!

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10. Magnus & Alec – The Course of True Love (and First Dates)

There are so many damn couples in the Shadowhunter’s world, that it’s hard to move away from it. I love Magnus and Alec, they’re my favorite couple in The Mortal Instruments, and their first date is just hilarious! But it’s also super sweet and you should totally read it, if you haven’t already. (I mean, Alec falls down the stairs…)

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Special Mention – Tessa & Jem  – After the Bridge

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this story, first because it’s Jem and Tessa, secondly, because the whole story is pretty hot, steamy and emotional. Have you read After the Bridge? If not, you can find it here. Let’s just say that while Will always had the fame, Jem was a complete surprise…

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Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

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Hello, welcome to another Book Tag. I saw this a while back in Casey’s blog, @Inspired By The Page, and she was kind enough to tag me in the comment section.

Here are the rules

  1. Pick any five books randomly (or not randomly, your choice).
  2. The first name you see when you flip open the book on a random page, will be the person who is the answer to the question.
  3. Each book must answer two questions.

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Given that I have limited choices of books with me – most of my read books are back in Portugal,  these were the chosen ones:

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#1: The first person to die? 

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No, no, no, no… Kenji would never be the first person to die, no way, he has mad skills and he can become invisible. Given that Zombies are not exactly known for their brains (no pun intended), they wouldn’t be able to find him. So, no way that Kenji would go down first.

#2: The person you trip to get away from the zombies?

LukeCity of Ashes – Luke

Again, there’s no way I would such a thing to Luke… I love Luke to death, he’s one of my favorite characters from this series, so there’s no way that I would trip him. He WOULD totally sacrifice himself though…

#3: The first person to turn into a zombie?

peterkP.S. I Still Love You – Peter K.

Hmmmm, I guess I could see that… Poor Peter, he wouldn’t deserve it though.

#4: The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies?

Heir of Fire – Chaol

I don’t think so… unless it was between me and Dorian, I don’t see Chaol doing that, I might not ship him with Aelin, but he’s a good guy.

#5: The idiot of the team?

shaziThe Wrath and The Dawn – Shahrzad

Well, NO! If there’s one thing that this girl is not, is idiot… I mean, she managed what so many didn’t… so, nop. (this game is not being very accurate…)

#6: The “brains” of the team?

warnerIgnite Me – Warner

Wow, finally something I can get on board with. Of course Warner would be the brains, he’s pretty damn smart and with a tactic and military kind of mind… yep, nailed this one!

#7: The team’s medic?

JaceCity of Ashes – Jace

LOL! Hmmm, I’m having such a hard time picturing this one, Jace a medic? No way! Unless the patient was Clary, I don’t see him bandaging anyone. He’s not even the best at drawing Izrates…

#8: The weapons expert?

P.S. I Still Love You – Margot

LLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOLLLLLLLLLL!!!! I’m sorry, can she trade places with Jace? Because that would be more accurate and believable.

#9: The brawler?

Heir of Fire – Manon

Yep, yep, yep! I can see this. Totally! Manon likes her fights, and she likes to win.

#10: The Team Captain?

tariqThe Wrath and The Dawn – Tariq

I will admit, that I opened the book randomly 5 times to see if ANY other name popped up instead of Tariq, but all the freaking times, his freaking name come out. How is it even possible? Tariq would be a lousy Team Captain. He’s too focused on his own personal needs to think of what’s best for the “team” (and by team, I totally mean Shazi!)

To sum it all up…

  • First to die: Kenji
  • Person I trip: Luke
  • First to turn into a zombie: Peter K.
  • Person who trips me: Chaol
  • The idiot: Shahrzad
  • The brains: Warner
  • The medic: Jace
  • The weapons expert: Margot
  • The brawler: Manon
  • The captain: Tariq

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Most of these were misses, but it sure was fun! Consider yourself tagged if you want to do this one 😀

Ignite Me (Tahereh Mafi)

>>>>  Nº32 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A Trilogy #3  <<<<

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.” 

With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her.

The Shatter Me series is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi has created a captivating and original story that combines the best of dystopian and paranormal, and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and satisfying end.


*** Warning, there will be lots of SPOILERS ***

I am obsessed with this book! I started it on Thursday night (actually it was friday already, around midnight or something), thinking I would read a couple of chapters and head on to bed… yeah, that didn’t work out. I stayed up until 6 a.m. reading it and only stopped because I was conscious that I needed to get some sleep before sunrise – by this time I was also fully aware that there was no way I was going into work in the morning. I finished it as soon as I woke up on Friday… and then I re-read a few chapters… several times during the whole weekend.

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So as you might have figured it out by now, I absolutely loved this book, it’s definitely my favorite of the series and I don’t understand why it isn’t longer, because I needed more of it. I have so many questions, and I don’t understand why this is only a trilogy, because I could have had more (or at least some more novellas to keep me tight up).

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Have I mentioned before how much I love Warner? Yes? No? Oh well, I love Warner, a LOT! I loved that he finally explained everything to Juliette and that even extremely heart broken, he still did everything in his power to help her and gave her everything she wanted. He was so vulnerable throughout some parts of this book and that was such an interesting thing to read, given how he was always so in control in all the others. I loved all his moments with Juliette, and that what’s kept me awake for the whole night!

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Juliette grew so much in this book. I loved that she stood up for herself and those she loves!

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I also liked that she took her time figuring out her feelings and that she only went to Warner when she knew that she had all the choices but all she wanted was him. But it was hard! He was in so much pain and she wanted him and didn’t say it… oh…. my heart was in physical pain throughout all this.

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But people… the sex! OMG! The sex! If their scene together in Unravel Me was hot (and it was), it doesn’t hold a candle to everything that goes on here, just… wow!

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By the way, “Lift your hips for me, love.” will forever be etched into my brain…

(Also, why do I keep imagining him slightly british when he calls her “love”? I keep going to Tom Hiddlestone accent… don’t know why…)

Juliette + Kenji

This was my second favorite thing about this book: Kenji and Juliette’s friendship. I want a best friend like Kenji! He’s hilarious, so damn funny, and I loved all their talks. I loved that he took the time and had the cool head to actually listen to her. Even if he thought she was a bit mental for trusting Warner, he still listened and understood. Such beautiful moments there…

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Adam vs The World

When I started to read Shatter Me and loved Adam, I talked to Kat @Life and Other Disasters and she told me she didn’t like Adam, that he did something bad. I couldn’t understand, I believed I could never hate him, ship Juliette with Warner, maybe, but dislike Adam? Not possible!

Then I read Fracture Me and my feelings for Adam started to change very drastically, and then I got to this book and I wanted to kill him each time he opened his mouth! It’s not that I don’t understand where it’s coming from, I can understand that, but what he said to Juliette? Some of that stuff is unforgivable in my book.

But I did like that Juliette stood up to him (you go girl!), but this Adam?! GOD! By the end he seemed a bit more mellow, but he was just so stupid throughout everything… I didn’t like it, and I didn’t like him! 😦

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What I loved:

I really liked that ending. I liked that Anderson died with 2 bullets to the head – though Juliette, love, it should have been “One for Warner. One for Adam.” and not the other way around… but hey, I forgive you.

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I loved all the powers and projections and stuff. I’m a huge fan of Warner’s power and how quickly he was able to control it.

I loved Juliette’s relationship with Warner. I loved that he respected her, her powers and her opinions. And that she did the same regarding him. They ended up being a perfectly balanced couple, and I couldn’t have predicted that on book 1.

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WHY I WANTED MORE:

I wanted more of Juliette and Warner. I wanted more of them as a couple, I wanted to know what happened when she took control, I wanted to know it all. I also wanted more bed, tables, walls, bathtubs and disrobing scenes… seriously, they can’t even keep their clothes on!

I also would have loved to have a double POV in this book, I wanted to know what Warner was thinking for most of the book, especially during all those weeks when he couldn’t even look straight at Juliette.

More Kenji! More Kenji with Juliette. More Kenji with Warner. Basically, more Kenji.

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I wanted to know more about Winston and Brendan and all of the gang. I wanted backstories and the works. Novellas, maybe? Can a girl dream?

I wanted Warner bonding with Adam and James. I absolutely loved that Warner was the bigger man and showed interest and getting to know his brothers, but I wanted to see him actually interacting with the both of them as brothers. Also, James would be confused as hell…

I wished that Anderson would have been aware that both his children were against him – not that it would have mattered to him… he was a monster.

I wanted to know all the secrets that Warner was still not telling. Come on, we just know that there’s a lot more stuff, right? I wanted everything!

Rating: 4.7 Stars

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PS: to everyone that told me that Warner would win me over and that I would change my opinion of him from the first book on… you were so so right!

PS2: I’m so unwilling to let go that I actually went looking for fanfiction last night… I never ever read fanfic before…

Shatter MeDestroy Me – Unravel MeFracture Me

Fracture Me (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.


***** Warning, there will be SPOILERS from this novella as well as for Unravel Me *****

OMG! This novella left me a bit pissed off at Adam (and that was before I read Ignite Me, which left me even more enraged with him).

First things first, although this novella gives a good informative points about what happened after Juliette was taken away to Anderson on Unravel Me, I somehow wished that this had been through Kenji’s perspective, because I didn’t like Adam’s voice. Actually, I thought he was rude and I started to not recognize the person I was reading about.

I actually liked to see a bit of his relationship with James, though I have to say that I feel like Kenji and James have a more brotherly relationship than Adam and James (I  know that it’s because Adam sees the kid as his kid, but still). Then I hated his thoughts about Juliette all the while they were heading to battle. He kept thinking how ill-equipped she was to be there, and how she should have stayed back at Omega Point. How broken she was, basically, and that was wrong. This girl can break him in half, she had proven herself before, why was he doubting her?

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Still on Juliette, it was so clear that her mind was on Warner… *bless her*… Adam thinking that she was oh so upset about hurting Kenji (even though he had told her that he knew it hadn’t been her), and all the while she was fantasizing her previous night with Warner, and his hands, mouth, etc… (I almost felt sorry for Adam in here).

The whole thing about James was beautiful, and I was so glad that the kid was ok. But then Adam’s thoughts immediately begin with “I don’t want to fight, I just want to be safe”, and while that’s in part normal, it’s so frustrating. And there was Kenji saying how they needed to get the girl Adam LOVES right away, and he was like “there’s time, I don’t want to leave the safety of this house, I don’t want to have to run again so soon, Warner can have her for a while”.

I mean, dude!!! You think that she’s with a guy that you think is obsessed with her, that can TOUCH her, and you think you have all the time in the world?! DUDE!

Obviously we know that she’s not with Warner (yeah, she is, but he’s not the one who has her), so when Kenji finds out that Juliette is dead (*cof cof*), Adam breaks. I felt sorry for him, really, he thought it was his fault and all, but honestly I felt much more sorry for Kenji, who was clearly heartbroken.

All and all, I have a lot of mixed feelings about this novella. I like the story, hate the voice, and it made me really pissed off at Adam. I was Team Adam on book 1, I wanted him to be happy, he was so sweet and considering of Juliette and all, but this book made me think that maybe he doesn’t actually see the person right in front of him, he sees what he wants to see: a broken girl that he has to protect. I didn’t like it at all. Love shouldn’t be like that.

Rating: 3.3 Stars

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