Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh MafiFracture Me (Shatter Me, #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi
Published by HarperCollins on December 17, 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Supernatural, Dystopian
Pages: 62
Source: Self Purchase

In this electrifying sixty-page companion novella to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, discover the fate of the Omega Point rebels as they go up against The Reestablishment. Set during and soon after the final moments of Unravel Me, Fracture Me is told from Adam's perspective.

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. It's time for war.

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 wasn’t thrilled to find out that Fracture Me was from Adam’s POV. Even before Warner came along, I was getting bored with the Adam/Juliette relationship.

Even though I didn’t like what Adam thought or had to say in Fracture Me, I’m glad I read it. I never doubted that Adam loved Juliette, but I was surprised and a bit upset when it was revealed that his love has been based mostly on a commitment. He feels responsible for her, that he needs to protect her, that she’s a type of mission he needs to complete.

Adam doesn’t believe that Juliette can be strong. He wants to lock her up and not let her get involved with the battles against the reestablishment, because he’s afraid she’s too fragile and would just be hindrance to the rest of the crew. I lost a lot of respect for Adam in this novella. He reminded me of Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses which wasn’t a good thing. They both want to be that super macho guy who has a delicate, wispy girl waiting at home for them. Gah! I hate those guys.

The one good thing I can say about Adam in this novella is that he started to get his priorities straight. He’s forced to make an incredibly important decision, and I was pleased with his choice. It made me believe that he can grow and change in the future and that maybe one day I won’t dislike him so much.


5 thoughts on “Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

  1. Oh my goodness, good call on the Tamlin comparison! I read this a long time ago, but YES you nailed it. I didn’t love Adam either, like you said, even before I liked Warner. He just seemed… fine, he seemed a little dull hah. And this definitely cemented my Warner love, no doubt! I definitely need to brush up on this series to read Restore Me, have you read it yet? Fabulous review!!

    • bookslaying says:

      I’m all caught up with the series now. My review isn’t coming for a couple weeks, but.. I wasn’t a fan of the newest one :/

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