Tahereh’s much anticipated novella which gives Shatter Me fans a glimpse into Adam’s mind is finally here. Much controversy has plagued the internet since Kindles and E-Book readers across the world downloaded the 68 page novel that was supposed to be the answer to Destroy Me, the other Shatter Me novella in Warner’s point of view. It would be nearly impossible for me to review this short novella without spoilers, so SPOILER ALERT from this point on in my review.
As a Team Warner member I should be happy, really happy about the way this novel was written, but as a reviewer who values fairness, I can’t help but be a bit disappointed about the way Fracture Me turned out. I went in thinking I was going to find what was finally going to make me question my loyalty to Warner, my undying love for this character, but instead what I found were more ways to convince myself that I had made the right choice all along.
The Adam that we met in the first book is not he same Adam we see in this novel. I had a thought that maybe the reason for the discrepancy was that Shatter Me was written from Juliette’s point of view as opposed to Fracture Me which was written in Adam’s own voice. Could Juliette be such a bad judge of character that she could be painting Adam in a completely different light than how he actually is? Or is that just a side effect of being in love and putting that person you love on a pedestal? Adam in his own voice lacked the feeling and devotion that Team Adam fans love him for. For the first time ever, I felt bad, really bad, for Adam and Juliette shippers because I honestly think that ship has sunk. Of course, there is no way of knowing this for sure unless you’re Tahereh Mafi and you got something else up your sleeve.
I will say that I give Tahereh much credit for getting her fans as invested in a story as what I saw unfold yesterday when this book came out. Way to stir up the pot. I for one, am now even more curious to see how things wrap up when the last book, Ignite Me, comes out in February. These are my opinions though and you should definitely read the book to form your own. Besides, you get the first couple of chapters from Ignite Me included with this novella and that alone is worth whatever passionate reaction this book will bring out of you.REVIEW ALSO POSTED AT YOUNG ADULT HOLLYWOOD