Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi
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.
Fracture Me sets the stage for Ignite Me, the explosive finale in Tahereh Mafi’s epic dystopian series. It’s a novella not to be missed by fans who crave action-packed stories with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu.
I love this series and was really excited to get a piece of it with this short story while waiting for Ignite Me to be released. But, I kind of felt as though the whole story was just pointless. Most of it was just what we already knew happened, just told in Adam’s perspective instead of Juliette’s. The rest was okay, but still not great.
I don’t feel like this novella added anything to the story. The only thing it gave more insight into was Adam’s relationship with his brother, James. He cares about him a lot. But, other than that (which was already pretty obvious), there’s just nothing — no point of reading this story.
I don’t feel that it was worth the $2.99 I paid for it and I wish I could get my money back (sorry to my husband who is probably going to be mad when he reads this — he didn’t want me to buy this, thinks it’s too expensive for a short story). I would not recommend this story, even for huge fans of the series. It’s just not worth it, in my opinion. The writing is still good and Mafi did a good job with giving Adam his own voice, but it was a big disappointment overall.
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