Saturday, September 21, 2013

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

All About It:
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

Show moreWhat I Thought:
Oh. My. God. I-I can’t breathe…Warner, Warner, Warner, WARNER!!! and Juliette!! Oh. My. GOD! I need more! More! More! MORE!!! This book, this sequel is SO genuinely alive every twist, turn, breath, tear, and pain is your own. It is a terrifying life you live while within the four hundred and sixty some odd pages of this book! When I say “I can’t breathe” I mean it LITERALLY not figuratively. I cannot breathe. This book stole my breath and ran millions of miles across decades of times away. I don’t know how I will survive until the final book in Juliette’s story is in my hands and being devoured by my eyes! It sounds insane, I know this, I know it sounds like a ranting and raving fan but SERIOUSLY it is true! Read Unravel Me (but read Shatter Me first…of course) and you will understand just how I feel! I am SO beyond not kidding. This book…these characters…these living, breathing, REAL people are indescribable. I would pay a thousand dollars, right now, on the spot, for the next installment (of course this would require me to actually have a thousand dollar…eh minor details right?). Oh or if not that what about all the monopoly money in the world, that’s got to be worth something? Or, or MY SOUL!! Come on Ms. Mafi think of the possibilities of everything you could do with possession of your very own (pet) soul!! They are endless! Come on what do you say? A soul for the last of Juliette’s and Warner’s story? (Can you tell who my heart belongs too?) PLEASE? I beg of you! ANYONE who is deciding whether or not to pick up this book, DON’T hesitate! It is worth your money and your time! And maybe put in a good word for who the crazy girl who told you so and maybe I’ll get lucky with the ending sooner rather than later! Okay, crazy and rambling, over enthused fanatic is signing off now. Just remember my proposition Ms. Mafi!

 Five (ten if it went up that high) out of Five Fairies


PS: Word of warning if Mr. Warner is not the one to end up with Juliette in the end: I may just have to hire a team of world renowned computer hackers to break into your laptop, HarperCollins’s computer systems, and any servers I have to make it happen, to rewrite the ending, before final print! Okay…maybe I’m just kidding…I would probably just accept the ending any way it goes…maybe/probably….or I just MIGHT have an ability like Juliette’s that could ruin the world where Warner doesn’t get the girl…..Muahahaha! Okay, really, seriously (probably/maybe) just kidding. ;)


Sunday, September 15, 2013

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

All About It:
It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.


A timeless love story, THESE BROKEN STARS sets into motion a sweeping science fiction series of companion novels. The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

What I Thought:
I am not going to lie, I wasn't a fan of this book at first. It started off slow and with characters that grated on my last nerve. However, once the plains came into view (you'll understand soon enough!) everything picked up and changed for the better. Lilac and Tarver changed over the course of their journey. The point of any good book is to tell a story, one that is good, entertaining, fantastical but also one that shows the progression of characters, growing up. "These Broken Stars" did both, and it brought in elements of not only dystopian but of suspense and supernatural as well. All in all, I like this book. I did not love it but I liked it. If you can stick with it through the first part the story beyond is worth it. Tarver and Lilac have so much crap happen, things you wouldn't expect and it blows your mind, keeping you enthralled in the words. I look forward, eagerly, to the sequel. 

3 faires out of Five