Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while now, but I finally picked it up and I’m really glad that I did. The writing is different to anything else I’ve ever read, there are lots of
cross outs and repetition is used frequently. Not that it was bad, just different.
The cover. I don’t know what to say. The cover on the left is the original and the pretty one on the right is the revised cover. The original one is… shiny. That might possibly be the one thing that I like about it. I adore the new one and it matches the rest of the book covers in the series. I’m not too sure how either covers relate to the book, but at least they’re pretty – at least the new one is.
Juliette, the protagonist, can kill people by touching them, which kind of sucks for her, and by kind of I mean completely. Throughout the book Juliette discovers things about herself that she didn’t know before, but I think that in the second book, Unravel Me, she will discover a lot more than she did in Shatter Me. Before I finish this part I would like to say that I did not see the book ending the way it did and if you have already read the book I think you know what I mean.
I gave Shatter Me 4 hearts because I thought that the story and writing to be unique and I really enjoyed reading it. It didn’t quite make 5 hearts because there were very brief moments when nothing was really happening and there wasn’t as much character development as I was expecting for some of the characters (Yes I’m talking about you Warner).
I would recommend this to anyone who is wanting to read something a little different. I have tagged this book under adventure, because throughout the book Juliette goes on an adventure in some sense, she goes places she has never been before and there are intense moments filled with action. Even if action and adventure isn’t your cup of tea, there is romance throughout the book and if it still isn’t appealing to you how about the fact that she can kill people just by touching them? Interesting right?
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
By Rick Riordan
❤ ❤ ❤
I love my Greek mythology, so I was bound to enjoy this book. I’m not proud to say that I watched the movie before I read the book, but when the movie came out I was like ‘Awesome! A movie about Demigods, cool’ not realising that there was a book. So I eventually got the series and here we are now.
I enjoyed this book; there could have been more to it, but given that it is aimed to a younger audience it was quite good. The plot and characters were interesting and the fact the it was follows a boy who is “troubled” but thinks nothing much of it, until he finds out that he is a demigod. It was good because you weren’t thrown into an already existing world; you learnt about it at the same pace as the main character.
Due to me having seen the movie first (oops) whenever I picture Percy I see an eighteen year old boy, not a twelve year old and when I picture Annabeth I see a brunette with blue eyes, opposed to her blonde hair and grey eyes. Not that the physical description of the characters is their most important trait, but still…
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
By J.K Rowling
❤ ❤ ❤
** Contains Spoilers**
This was the first time that I’ve read and completed this book, although I’ve tried to read it before. I gave Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 3 stars out of 5 because whilst the story was good, it took me a while to get into the book and its story, but once I got past that stage I enjoyed the book.
The book’s story was constructed very well in the sense that the storyline is more like a puzzle, giving you clues as you read but without you knowing it until you’ve been given the puzzle.
For example; meeting Professor Quirrell in the Leaky Cauldron, knocking Professor Quirrell over when Hermione set fire to Professor Snape’s robes at Harry’s first Quidditch game, etc.
The characters were well-developed and most of them were easy to love, with the exception of the few we aren’t supposed to like.
The first book spent a lot of time setting up the story for the rest of the series, so overall I would suggest this to people who want to read the entire series, or people who don’t mind long introductions.