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Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi

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Oh, gosh... Here we go... This may be pretty brief because otherwise I don't know how I can avoid spoilers! This final installment of the Shatter Me series was so satisfying!

And just look at that cover, will ya? 😍 Click the cover to visit Ignite Me's page on Goodreads!



Instead of my usual breakdown of the rating, let me just avoid spoilers about the characters and the story by saying...

This was a 5 star read for me. The things I felt were lacking in book 2 that resulted in a 4 star rating were remedied in this beautiful conclusion. I look forward to reading the new release set for 2018 titled "Restore Me." I will say, I think this series concluded very well as is, but I loved the characters and the world that was built, so I will absolutely read anything and everything else that comes out if it is even mildly related to this series.

Be sure to check out the first two books in this series and the novellas titled Destroy Me and Fracture Me! Click here to add the who…

The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox

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Are you in need of an alluring mystery this fall? On October 31st, The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox was released for purchase! Check out the beautiful cover below:


Synopsis:

Hollywood, 1978 Tragedy sends troubled film star Vivien Lockhart into the arms of Giovanni Moretti-and it seems her fortunes have finally changed. Until she meets his sister and learns that her new husband's past holds dark secrets...

Tuscany, Present Day Lucy Whittaker needs to disappear. But her new home, the crumbling Castillo Barbarossa, is far from the secluded paradise it seemed. Strange sounds come from the attic. The owner of the house will never meet her in person.

The fountain in the courtyard is silent-but has never run dry.

Across the decades, Vivien and Lucy find themselves trapped in the idyllic Italian villa. And if they are ever to truly escape its walls, they must first unearth its secrets...

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Yowza!! Ready to pick it up?? Purchase it here on Amazon and add it to your Goodreads sh…

Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi

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Short and sweet, here we go...

I gotta admit, this was a tough read for me. I honestly would have skipped it if I hadn't gotten the heads-up from Caryn (Check her out on booksta @iam.caryn!) about how crucial this little novella was to the plot. It explained some things going on behind the scenes toward the end of book 2. Since the series itself is told only from Juliette's POV, this story tapped into Adam's mind and shared what was going on with him in the final chapters of Unravel Me.

1. Characters: I'm not Adam's biggest fan (or his fan at all, to be honest), but I can see the value in reading a few scenes from his POV. Seeing into his mind helped me understand his character and motivation better. It was a little weird to read a Shatter Me installment that wasn't really centered around Juliette, but like I said, it was important to the plot to understand what's going on with different characters.

2. Story: No spoilers here! If you've read books 1 and…

BOOK TOUR STOP! The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

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Attention, attention! Do you love stories of friendship, romance and mystery? Do you like Jane Austen? You don't want to miss this fun chick-lit novel!! The Austen Escape is totally unique and filled with unforgettable chapters. It's a great read for the upcoming holidays! 





Check out the synopsis below:

"After years of following her best friend's lead, Mary Davies finds a whimsical trip back to Austen's Regency England paves the way towards a new future.

Mary Davies lives and works in Austin, Texas as an industrial engineer. She has an orderly and productive life, a job and colleagues that she enjoys- particularly a certain adorable, intelligent, and hilarious consultant. But something is missing for Mary. When her estranged and emotionally fragile childhood best friend Isabel Dwyer offers Mary a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in Bath, Mary reluctantly agree to come along in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways. But Mary…

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

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Sorry it took a few days to post this review... I was unraveled.

Let's just jump in! As with the first two, I really love the cover. I like that this series has a consistent style, but each cover is just different enough to be beautiful in its own way.

1. Characters: Let's just say there is some major character development all around in this one! It doesn't necessarily come from dialogue or action but instead comes by the realizations of the protagonist and she herself grows as well. You get to know everyone else as she does, and it adds layers to your attachment to them.

2. Story: Although there was never a point that I was bored, I definitely prefer the second half of this book over the first half. I wouldn't say the first half was slow, but one of my favorite characters wasn't on the scene in this one until later, so really I felt like I was just turning the pages til I finally saw the character's name. From that point I devoured the rest of the story.

3. Au…

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi

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This. Novella. Destroyed. Me.

Pun intended, of course.

I am still reeling from the introduction to the series. Huge shoutout to Caryn  (@iam.caryn on bookstagram-check her out!!) for letting me know I should read Destroy Me before moving on to book 2. I devoured it last night.

Cover? I think I like it more than the cover for Shatter Me! Just look at it! Click the image to read the synopsis on Goodreads, too!


1. Characters: This novella centers on Warner's POV and takes place shortly after the events in book one. I loved looking into his twisty mind more. Kind of like reading Fairest (Levana's novella from The Lunar Chronicles series), but maybe not quite so psycho. Levana was cray. But enough about her... Warner's has some secrets and you get a further look into his character in this novella.

2. Story: This brief story was so heartbreaking and enraging and tragic and passionate and crazy and wonderful. It's the perfect bite to keep me wanting more from this series and …

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

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I'm shattered, ya'll.

It's been a while since I was really pulled into a YA series, but I think I've finally found the right series to do it! This weekend was Fall Break for work/school and so I was off for FOUR DAYS in a row. It was amazing. So, of course, I had to catch up on some reading.

Now, my plan was to take this stack of 4 YA books I'd been meaning to read for months and read the first chapter of each. Then, decide which book I wanted to continue. It has been a while since I read YA now (maybe since this summer?) so I wasn't sure what I was in the mood for. The first book I picked up was Shatter Me. You guys, I read the first 100 pages in a single sitting and was like, "I don't even need the rest of this stack!" Over the weekend I finished Shatter Me (and Destroy Me, a novella set after Shatter Me), and it was amazing.

Check out my non-spoilery review below!

Cover thoughts: I like the cover, but I don't know that I would've picked…