Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi – 3 stars (out of 5)

Fracture Me (Shatter Me, #2.5)

Synopsis from Good Reads:

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.

BEWARE OF SPOILERS FROM ALL BOOKS IN THE SERIES THUS FAR

Since the Shatter Me  series is told through Juliette’s 1st person POV and the last novella was from Warner’s POV, I was very excited to get Adam’s perspective. I loved him so much in the first book and not quite as much in the last book, so I was ready to love him again. However, my feelings are…mixed.

He’s still sweet and strong and loving. But I felt like he’s been a bit of drama king in Unravel Me and in this story we find he’s not quite as heartbroken as he’s seemed. He’s actually a little more scared of Juliette then he’s ever let on and when he has to choose between rescuing Juliette or going back for his brother, he picks his brother. Now I’m not saying that’s the wrong decision at all. I think he should go for his brother. But afterwards he didn’t even seem interested in going after Juliette. It was Kenji who was all broken up about it.

Where Warner’s novella was set up to make us love him (or at least pity and root for him), I think Adam’s novella is set up to help us understand he’ll be ok when he ultimately doesn’t end up with Juliette –  I’m calling that one now. Whether or not Juliette ends up with Warner is still up for debate, but she won’t end up happily ever after with Adam.

Aside from Adam’s love life, or lack thereof, we also see what happens to the Omega Point gang after Juliette was taken. They are almost entirely wiped out and their bunker is destroyed. The survivors are holing up at Adam’s old apartment – including the rescued Winston and Brendan! – when they (mistakenly) find out that Juliette has been killed.

Overall, I enjoyed the too short Fracture Me. I would’ve liked it to have been a little longer, but I think it served it’s purpose. I also really enjoyed the sneak peak of Ignite Me at the end. February 4th can’t come soon enough!

 

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  1. Pingback: Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi | Stephanie's Book Reviews

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