Series: Shatter Me #4
Published by HarperTeen (3.6.2018)
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Source: I own it
Juliette Ferrars thought she'd won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she's still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she's got the whole world in the palm of her hand.
When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?
Okay, so I think the hype monster got me on this one. Or maybe because I was so blown away by the second and third books that I was just expecting more?
I was disappointed in this one. I had sky high expectations, and it didn’t deliver. Honestly? I was kinda bored. I feel like not a whole lot happened – it was mostly just Juliette adjusting to life as Supreme Commander. There was little to no plot in this book.View Spoiler »It’s also hard to see your ship sink. Juliette and Warner’s kind of breakup was hard, especially when they had just worked so hard to be together. Also, Juliette’s behavior really pissed me off. She was upset at Warner for not telling her about her past, but she still strung him along? It was SO aggravating. Either be done, or don’t. It wasn’t fair to Warner, and I hated her for doing that to him. Plus, while I think she was rightful to be angry that he didn’t tell her, I don’t think it was breakup material. He was just trying to protect her feelings. If she loved him, and I mean really loved him? She would have tried to work through the issue, even if it would take a while to build up trust again. « Hide Spoiler
Basically what I’m saying is that I hated Juliette in this book. I never really cared about her all that much to begin with to be honest, I just wanted her to be with Warner because I love the shit out of him and wanted him to be happy. She was just there. But she took it to a new level in this book, and I wanted to punch her in the face. I understand that she’s naive, she doesn’t have much experience with people, blah blah blah. But she just acted so RIDICULOUS, like a freaking 5-year-old. I couldn’t stand her in this book.View Spoiler »I also hated the introduction of the ex-girlfriend as a plot device to amp up the angst and drama. GAG. Do better, Tahereh. « Hide Spoiler
I think the ending kind of made up for it? But I was expecting some big giant kerfuffle (hee) and I was completely underwhelmed. I mean, it’s crazy, yeah, but not like blow your mind, rock your socks off crazy. I just wanted more overall from this book. That being said, I want to make a statement that may piss some people off: This was meant to be a trilogy. And you can tell. I wish Tahereh had left it alone.
Writing style: 4/5
Overall rating: 2.5/5