Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book #7: Unite Me

Title: Unite Me (contains two "Shatter Me" companion novellas -- "Destroy Me" and "Fracture Me," plus "Juliette's Journal")

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Date started reading: February 27, 2014
Date finished reading: February 28, 2014

Publish date: February 2014
ISBN: 978-0062327963
Number of pages: 224

Official summary: "Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner's point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can't stop thinking about her — and he'll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow. Fracture Me is told from Adam's perspective and bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me. As the Omega Point rebels prepare to fight the Sector 45 soldiers, Adam's more focused on the safety of Juliette, Kenji, and his brother. The Reestablishment will do anything to crush the resistance ... including killing everyone Adam cares about." (

Trailer for Destroy Me:

How I obtained the book: Checked out of library

My commentary: As you can tell by the quotes I put below, my favorite was Warner's story -- "Destroy Me." I loved getting to see things through his eyes, especially the scene when he encounters a stray starving dog. That scene was described from Juliette's perspective in the main books, but getting to see what Warner's thoughts were was really nice.

Memorable quotes:
  • "Love is a heartless bastard." ~ Warner
  •  “She is a soft, deadly creature. Kind and timid and terrifying. She's completely out of control and has no idea what she's capable of. And even though she hates me, I can't help but be fascinated by her. I'm enchanted by her pretend-innocence; jealous, even, of the power she wields so unwittingly. I want so much to be a part of her world. I want to know what it's like to be in her mind, to feel what she feels. It seems a tremendous weight to carry. And now she's out there, somewhere, unleashed on society. What a beautiful disaster.” ~ Warner
  • “This girl is destroying me.”  ~ Warner
  • “My mind is a warehouse of carefully organized human emotions. I lock away the things that do not serve me.” ~ Warner
  • “Torture is not torture when there’s any hope of relief.”  ~ Warner
  • “That this girl would know exactly how to shatter me.” ~ Warner
  • “In just two days, one girl has managed to cripple me.”  ~ Warner
  • “I have an extremely low threshold for disorder; it offends my very being.” ~ Warner
  • “What's the point of screaming if you'll never be heard.”
  • “I’ve come to believe that the most dangerous man in the world is the one who feels no remorse. The one who never apologizes and therefore seeks no forgiveness. Because in the end it is our emotions that make us weak, not our actions.” ~ Warner
  • "There's something so personal about this journal; it looks as if its been bound together by the loneliest feelings, the most vulnerable moments of one persons life." ~ Warner

Buy on Unite Me (Shatter Me)

 Reading Bingo: On the Reading Bingo Challenge, I'm going to mark it off on the "book with a female heroine" square on the young adult card.

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