The time it was about Reading Rewind {5}

Posted April 15, 2016 by Stacee in Reading Rewind / 6 Comments

I was on my own for this month’s Reading Rewind. At first I planned to read Unearthly, but for fun, I put it to a poll on Twitter.

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Annnnnnd the winner was:

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That’s right! You guys chose Shatter Me.  This book wasn’t even on my short list of books to feature, but I was moving it around on my bookshelf and threw it on the poll just for fun.  {There may be some statements that would be considered spoilers in my answer for question 3, so be warned.}

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1. When did you originally read the book and what did you rate it?

I read it in 2012 and I gave it 5 stars.  It was placed on my “all of the stars” and “all of the swoons” shelves.  My review is literally “I can’t even write a review that would do this book justice.” That’s all. *snorts*

2. Why did you love it?

I loved everything about it.  I loved the strike throughs, I loved the prose and how it was structured.  I loved Juliette and looooooooooooooooved Adam. I loved how deliciously creepy Warner was.  Kenji was so much fun.  And the world building was just ambiguous enough to captivate me.

3. After the re-read did your rating/feelings about it change? Why or why not?

So, this time around, I gave it 3 stars.  I read it last night and about halfway through it, I didn’t want to continue.  Not because it was bad, but because I wasn’t really interested.  All of the parts that I swooned over Adam made me sad.  All of the things I loved about Juliette made me angry.  I didn’t think Warner was creepy or Kenji was funny. I’m guessing it’s because I couldn’t separate the things going on in Shatter Me from how it all ends in Ignite Me.

So far, this is the first book that I actually wished I hadn’t re-read.  I’m not sure if I can forget the reread and go back to the same fervent love I previously had.

And that makes me sad.

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Have you read Shatter Me? What did you think about it? 

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6 Responses to “The time it was about Reading Rewind {5}”

  1. I was listening to it as an audiobook a few weeks back and I couldn’t finish it. When I first read the book, I liked it but didn’t love it. The strikeouts were too much (which I get, because hello! Juliette was almost insane). This time around, listening to it, how crazy her thoughts are, the strikeouts, it too much. The audiobook reminded me, that while I love Tahereh’s writing NOW, it oh so beautiful, this wasn’t the book that sold me. So I gave up just after we met Adam and I think after your thoughts now, it was the best idea I had.

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  2. Yuuuck. I am so sorry your feelings changed so much for this book when you re-read it. Sigh. I’m sorry. I also read it when it came out.. and gave it 5 stars.. and loved it so much.. buuuut. I am never ever reading the next books. Fuck love triangles :p I am so goddamn angry about it all. Adam was AMAZING in book one. Why the hell did the author ruin that? I don’t get it. I don’t get it one bit. Ugh. SORRY :D Just, yeah. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts Stacee. <3 You are awesome for re-reading old favorites and sharing new thoughts about them :) I am too scared, lol. I don't want to dislike some of my old favorites :p

    • Stacee

      Yeah, I’m a bit disappointed too. I loved book 2 also, but book 3 was like WTF?!? None of the characters were the same and I was sort of confused the entire time.

      So far, I’ve been having a lot of fun with this feature!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!!

    • Stacee

      it was a bit disappointing, but I had a feeling it was going to happen eventually. I’ve gotten much pickier as I’ve been reading YA longer.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!!

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