Restore Me (Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi) Cover Reveal

Hey Everyone!!! I’m back again with more bookish news!

We recently got an exclusive preview and cover reveal for the next book in Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series, Restore Me.

AND IT IS STUNNING 🙂

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EW just revealed the news yesterday with an exclusive preview as well! (I couldn’t help but giggle throughout it to be honest – It’s great to see the characters again) You can check out the full article HERE

And if you would like to see my full review of the series, you can check it out HERE

From the Tahereh’s small preview she revealed to EW, it looks like we will be getting dual POVs of both Juliette and Warner! Currently, this book is set to release on March 2018 and it terms of plot and content, we will probably be diving deep into the minds of both our characters so I am super excited to see how Tahereh will portray this. And having read her previous books to this series, I can definitely say that her writing is absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next installment.

HOORAY FOR MORE KENJI ❤ Are you guys excited for Restore Me??? Make sure to add this to your GoodReads!

And until next time, I will see you all with more bookish posts soon! 🙂

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Shatter Me Series Review (Spoiler Free)

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All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Publication: November 15th 2011 by Harper

Pages: 338

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Rating – 4/5

I finally decided to pick up this series after it has been sitting on my TBR list for such a long time and I am so glad I did. I have been trying to get out of a reading slump but none of the other books I choose ever made an impact. Since there was a lot of buzz around this series, I decided to give this one a try.

Shatter Me is about a girl named Juliette who’s touch is fatal, meaning that it can literally pull the life out of anyone who touches her skin. After being tossed from one clinic/research facility to the next for at least 3 years, she finally is placed in a mental asylum since people thought she was abnormal. People had always feared and loathed Juliette because of her strange abilities, including her own parents who wanted nothing to do with her. It is during this time when she starts to understand the truth about the world around her and a tarrying threat of the new order, The Reestablishment, has for the world.

The first point I have to make about this novel is the gorgeous writing style of Tahereh Mafi. The writing is just so unique and so poetic but it doesn’t ever slow down the pace of the book. Mafi does a great job in describing Juliette’s isolation and desperation to be loved and wanted through lines like, “for 17 years, [its] nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand. When no one wants to risk touching you.” JUST GORGEOUS. OMG

Characters

Juliette – Shy, Fearful, insecure about her powers; In the beginning of the series, Juliette truly is a shattered character who had gone through so much in her life that she is so fragile and fearful of the world. However, she undergoes tremendous character growth throughout the series. The Juliette we see in book 3 is not the same Juliette we meet in book 1 and it great to see her grow bolder and stronger as a character.

Adam – Strong, Protective; Adam does help Juliette initially through her time in the asylum and their relationship is what sparks the start of this story. He can see that Juliette is quite scared and shy and he tries to do everything in his power to save her.

Warner – Typical Bad Boy with a hidden past; Warner is an interesting character. He does do insane things within the first novel but I have to be careful what I say to avoid spoilers. It’s interesting how Tehereh Mafi narrates his character throughout the three books, especially in Ignite Me. Seriously though, it made me go through a whole wide range of emotions like:

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Kenji – Loyal, Hilarious, Strong; I absolutely loved Kenji. This is the type of character who typically adds a bit of laughter here and there in a serious book but can also provide some deep insight from time to time as well. I really loved him in the second book when he talks with Juliette and giving her some needed advice as a good friend should do. I would really like to have a novella about his story since he was my favorite in this novel.

I read this series during one of the most difficult times in my life as with the Maze Runner and it really did unveil a lot of deep insight about the reality of our world. It was just the whole concept of acceptance. No matter how much of a bad situation we may be facing, it may not be worst condition ever when compared to someone else. People go through obstacles and bad situations everyday. We are just a part of it. Another aspect was the acceptance of not just the world, but also ourselves. People generally don’t know their own capability and underestimate the strength that he or she may have.

In conclusion, I have to say that this book is more romance driven which is something out of my comfort zone but I did thoroughly enjoy it due to the writing style and character development. There was a war/resistance backdrop but it never really interested me as most action novels do. I just wished that it was more well-developed. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book. The romance here is very intense, more than any other YA novels I have read but I think mostly it has to do with her writing style. The chemistry just flies of the page! I think I finished the series within two days since it was quite addicting. I would definitely recommend it if you enjoy reading romance/dystopian novels!

Have you all read the Shatter Me series?

April OwlCrate Unboxing: Dystopia

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Hello Everyone!!

Hope you had a great weekend! I just wanted to share my first ever OwlCrate purchase with you all and I have to say, it was super awesome!! April’s Theme was Dystopia and OwlCrate included so many cute bookish items!

1. WCKED Decal – I pretty much love the MazeRunner series so I was super excited for this one. I took one look at it and I was like:

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2. Mockingjay Bracelet – YASSSSSS this was so gorgeous!!! I’ve always wanted a Mockingjay inspired jewelry. This was designed by the GeekyCauldron. Guess who is already wearing it? hehe

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3. Hunger Games Magnet – more Hunger Game items? Bring it on! Already stuck this on my bookshelf!

4. Shatter Me inspired Coffee Coaster – I read this series in two days, it was that addicting! The Coaster is just beautiful and this was designed by Eviebookish

5. 1984 George Orwell Notebook – more journals for me *squeals*

And of course the final item, THE NEW DYSTOPIAN BOOK: 

FLAWED BY CECELIA AHERN

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 – The author included a sweet personal message along with a mini book poster. And from just reading the summary, it looks like it will be a very interesting read so I can’t wait to get started!!

THANK YOU OWLCRATE!! ❤ 

Also, the Theme for May is Steampunk so if anyone of you guys are interested in this Subscription Box, check them out HERE