Shatter Me #1
Shatter Me is a hard book to review. The premise is so intriguing, and the stream-of-consciousness style so unique and engaging, that I couldn’t help but enjoy the book. On the other hand, the story is filled with so much mystery, and so little is explained, that it doesn’t stand well at all on its own. This whole book really feels like a prequel, full of preamble for things to come. As a reader, you feel constantly in the dark, never quite understanding what’s going on. And then just when you start to understand things, something comes along to drastically change the story’s course.
As far as putting you in the shoes of our heroine, Shatter Me does a great job. As far as having a fully formed and complete plot, if falls a little short. But I certainly enjoyed it, and am curious enough to see what happens next. I just wish that there was a little less mystery and a little more defined plot in this first novel. The ending could also have been a little less abrupt, cutting us off right before we started to get some answers.