Book Review: Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Idiots are highly flammable, love. Let them all burn in hell

I knew I shouldn’t read Restore Me. I wasn’t looking forward another Shatter Me novel. My feelins haven’t changed on the series I actually thought this was even worse than the original trilogy.

Book Review: Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi


Title & Author: Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Release Date: March 6 2018
Series: Shatter Me
Publisher: HarperCollins


Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

I give Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi three out of five hearts. I didn’t care for the original trilogy and even less for this one. I felt the story didn’t have much of a story arc and the characters were still the same old with no growth at all.

Juliette, Adam, Warner and Kenji are the same boring people. Juliette still is much to insecure to do anything. Her thoughts are too chaotic. She thinks she is good enough to have a meeting with a governor’s kid without Warner. Because she now has control over her powers.

James was still cute in this novel and didn’t seem to have gotten any trauma from everything that happened since the beginning over this series. Kenji lost it’s comedy. Now he is just a bothersome person that tries to keep Juliette in line.

Warner sees Juliette for what she really is, but goes about it the wrong way to help her. Which makes her push him away and then he is upset she breaks up with him. Adam is not very visible in this novel. He makes up with Warner and they talk, but that is it.

I really feel that Tahereh is trying to milk the Shatter Me series for what it is. The series was done after three books and now she spends an entire novel to set up another trilogy. And the entire novel doesn’t do anything more than that. Where is the story arc for this novel?

Overall I am not very convinced the Shatter Me series needed more novels. Restore Me is a ruin of a book and not worth spending time on if that is the only one of the second half of the series you can read.

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