5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
I have enjoyed Shatter Me, slow at the start but it was great overall!!!! Too many numbers though... it took me 3,312×10^13 nanoseconds to finish this book. This is what I liked and hated, the too much numbering of everything.. it took me 15 years to walk to A then 3500 years to walk to B then by the time i reached C I was a million years old, a bit too much in my opinion.
Don't get me wrong, i didn't hate it, but i didn't love it either (the too much numbering), but some expressions were really funny, like "my jaw was dangling from my shoelaces" that was a new one... but over counting the seconds every page or so got a bit old after a while.
Story plot was good by the time i understood what was going on. I understand the lengthy character introduction, but by the time I got to the end of the book and understood the story and whats going on, I really liked it because this kind of books i really love, and I wish i knew about it before. I would have red it long time ago if I knew what it was all about.
What I liked was the pencil scratching noise that was added to the book, it was a new touch to an audiobook and a simple one too.
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
This is why you do not write a review until you have finished the book. Had I written the review at the end of ten chapters, I would have given it five stars. It starts out with this girl in prison. A prison where there is only a small window about fist size. The only light is through that window. She is fed maybe once a day. She has been in prison for nine months and has not spoken to anyone in that time. It kind of reminded me a little of Room by Donoghue. The language or vocabulary is different then any I have heard in any book: See Examples. When the story started to go down hill, which is when she is let out of this jail for another jail, I stayed with it for the flavor of Mafi's words. After about a third of the book is over, the story seems rushed, gets very predictable and even the tasty language which had been about every other sentence stops, with the exception of the semi-love scenes. With the exception of one line in the whole book(See Examples), the love scenes are very middle school. The bad guy is laughable. The book ends with a copy of X-Men.
Examples of Mafi's savory language; My words use no parachutes as they fall out of my mouth. I've discovered I don't know how to breathe. The bed under my back. My eyes are fighting not to flutter. I am going to memorize every inch of your body with my lips. I die stupid in that second.
I wish I could have written these down as I drove, they come at you every other sentence in the first half of the book. If Mafi ever writes an adult novel or erotica, I most assuredly want to read it. This book went from five stars to two stars faster then a speeding bullet and I have no interest in the rest of the series.
The narrator sounds like a ten year old girl, the girl is seventeen.
I am not one who was really into X-men or anything like that, but this book really got me. Listening to the sample was very misleading fo me. It starts slow and different, but it helps you get a total feel for Julliette, the main character. The romance in this book is one of the best I have read/heard, it just grips your heart! I was utterly impressed with the narrator, she was the best I have EVER heard and really brought every part of this book to life for me! Great read, don't hesitate like I did!
The storyline was written for teenagers. I know it says YA but really I think it is written for teenagers. This isn't one of those YA novels that can span into older audiences. Also, the voice of thee performer just was grating to me at times. Let's just say she pulled off annoying insecure teenager voice.
before reading/listening to book 2 Unravel Me, I highly recommend you read the 1.5 novella Destroy Me from Warner's POV. Insight into him is surprisingly awesome. after reading this novella and then Unravel me, I dare anyone not to be Team Warner!
The writing and reading.
The ending of book one and on to book two. It surprised me.
This is a dark and sometimes disturbing story. I think not for everyone.
I don't recommend this for young readers or someone that is feeling down.
I really enjoyed this series! It's not exactly like The Hunger Games and Divergent, but if you like those series I think you will like this. I loved the character development through the whole series. The characters actually grew and changed and it impacted all aspects of the story. The author also has a poetic voice and rhythm with the main character. Her descriptions are unique and chalk full of imagery! I only gave the story 4 stars because I really hope there's a 4th book! :)
The story was a bit overdone but didn't really progress much. The concept seems like a neat one as stories go. It's like your classic dystopia meets X-Men. The voice of the main character was overly emotional and high strung and the author really used an entire book to develop one character. The way she constantly described being touched by Adam in the overly done vocals seemed more appropriate for a romance novel. Again, I get the point but it was a bit over done. Kenji and James however are quite endearing. Not the worst book ever but I think it would've been a better read than listen.
I'm a big fan of post society breakdown stories and anything with a little supernatural kick to it. if you liked the hunger games and Divergent or the matched or delirium series this is right up your alley ....at least I think it is ... similar in premise but plays out very differently