Genres: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Novella Page Count: 62
It’s Adam’s turn to speak in this novella set at the end of Unravel Me (Shatter Me # 2) and before Ignite Me (Shatter Me # 3).
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 and the battle begins.
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.
I had only one more book of the Shatter Me Series I hadn’t yet read and that was Fracture Me, the sixty-two page novella told by one of Juliette’s lovers, Adam (A.K.A. Mr. No Personality as I like to call him.) Sixty-two pages? Pfoot, I could read that in an hour! No biggie! Besides, Destroy Me (book # 1.5 of the Shatter Me Series) was pretty good and unexpected. Why not? I’d also get some satisfaction knowing I’d read the whole series and reviewed it. 😀
However, I was very unsatisfied with the book. Sure, it was only sixty-two pages but it was so… boring. The book was basically a repeat of the end of Unravel Me but told in Adam’s point of view. And his point of view isn’t very interesting. He’s angry all the time about… EVERYTHING! He was very much a drag.
But, I can say that this novella did give Adam a little more of a personality. An angry personality that I guess you can only really get a glimpse of if he’s the narrator.
As bad as this is going to sound, I find Adam’s ten year-old younger brother, James irritating. I’ve spent time with lots of ten year-olds and none of them have ever acted as babyish as the kid in this book. The kid acts like he’s five, not ten. He’s cute, but not realistic.
I do not suggest this book if you read the series unless you really like Adam and want to get insight in how he feels and his thoughts, but even then, you may be disappointed.
My Rating for Christians:
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘seriously?’)
Highly unusual for The Shatter Me Series but this book didn’t have any Romance. The only reason I even gave it a 1-10 is because Adam mentions a couple of times about missing Juliette and how he wants to protect her and take care of her. Basically, he wants to be with her but she has previously rejected him for his own personal safety.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘constant cussing’.)
Sadly, as always in The Shatter Me books God’s name is taken in vain with ‘d*mn’. ‘Sh*t’, is always prevalent when Adam’s in the picture. ‘Hell’, ‘a*s’, ‘d*mn’, and ‘crap’, are also used. Adam, the protagonist, flips one of the characters off.
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 for ‘graphic violence’.)
I would say the violence is the very worst you’re going to find in this book. (Because it’s a book about people fighting a war) Shooting people and people being shot. (duh) Dead bodies are mentioned in the sceneries and the characters have to step over them. Blood is also explained in the scenery a few times. Killing with a knife and someone is explained to cough up blood. Adam also violently talks about cutting Warner, his half-brother to pieces.
Drinking, drugs or smoking: 0-10
(1 for ‘hardly any’ and 10 ‘for seriously’.)
No drinking as usual.
No Homosexuals or Mention