Review: Restore me by Tahereh Mafi

Restore MeSynopsis:

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?

Favorite Lines:

“But the fire of true hatred, I realize, cannot exist without the oxygen of affection. I would not hurt so much, or hate so much, if I did not care.”

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

“So this— This is agony. This is what they talk about when they talk about heartbreak. I thought I knew what it was like before. I thought I knew, with perfect clarity, what it felt like to have my heart broken, but now—now I finally understand.”

“In the steady thrum that accompanies quiet, my mind is unkind to me. I think too much. I feel, perhaps, far more than I should. It would be only a slight exaggeration to say that my goal in life is to outrun my mind, my memories.”

My Opinion:


Restore Me is the fourth book in the Shatter Me series (not counting the two novellas). Originally this series was supposed to end after the third book but Mafi decided to pick it back up and I am beyond ecstatic that she did.

Everything that you knew from the last books is about to be thrown out the window and you get to live through it with Warner and Juliette. This story follows up shortly after the events that took place in book three of the Shatter Me series. Juliette is the Supreme Commander and trying to figure out how to rule. This book is a dual POV book, which has me shook. I love love love hearing from both leads in the ship to see their feelings for each other. Mafi is unlike any other writer I’ve ever read from in the way she can create such complex but completely realistic human emotions in her stories. She is able to capture exactly how characters feel in such a vivid and raw way…there is no other writing style like it.

One thing that I kind of thought was missing from this novel is Mafi’s usual way of descriptive writing. Normally, she uses such beautiful language in her books. She combines lyrical metaphors and heartbreakingly accurate descriptors that I felt were somewhat absent in this book. Don’t get me wrong, they are still present but do not occur as often as they did in the rest of the series; which is a shame because I truly believe this is what sets Mafi apart so much. Don’t take this as me saying this wasn’t worth the read. This book might be the best one in the series so far (I might be bias because I just finished it so it’s fresh on my mind). But this story is full of so much action and drama and emotion that it will leave you wanting to keep turning the page until you reach the end of the book.


Like I said earlier, this book takes the series to a whole different level and allows for so much expansion in the future. I think that’s what made it so interesting, the introduction of a whole new area to be explored moving forward; I can’t wait. This book is a must read if you have read the rest of the Shatter Me series. Now I just have to wait a whole year for the next book…


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Review: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Temptation by Wendy HigginsSynopsis:

Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.

Until he meets Anna Whitt—smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the Dukes’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

Sensual and swoonworthy, this companion volume to the Sweet Evil series, told from the perspective of the mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into the true emotions that drive him.

Favorite Lines:

“When I’m with her I feel…different. Lighter or some shit.”

“Look at me, lovely Anna.”

“That causes some idiotic thing inside my chest to swell and strengthen. I think Anna Whitt is bad for my health.”

“My sweet and lovely little Anna. This is good-bye.”

“Don’t go. Don’t bloody leave me. Throw your arms around me. I don’t care if you smear my face with paint, Anna. Tell me you love me. Show me you still want me. Torture me a bit more. Oh, God…”

My Opinion:

Sweet Temptation is a companion novel in the Sweet series. It is from Kaidan’s point of view and goes through all three books from his perspective. Honestly, it was so adorable to watch Kaidan develop feelings for Anna and try to talk himself out of them by saying it’s for his job. This whole book had me smirking and internally shrieking because it turns out Kaidan was developing feelings for Anna when we, as readers, were unaware from Anna’s point of view in the other books. This book made my heart hurt with how sweet Kai was and how much he truly cared for Ann. It was a whole different level than I originally thought… a whole better level.

The only thing that was kind of confusing was following some of the events in this book because it’s from Kai’s point of view and it’s technically book 4 in the series, so it was kind of confusing to have to recall some things that happened in the other books that were in Ann’s point of view. That being said, I enjoyed Kai’s POV nonetheless.


This novel was the perfect unofficial ending to the series. I say unofficial because the series already ended and this was just a bonus book. It was most definitely a bonus and I am so, very happy that Higgins graced us with its existence.


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Review: Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy HigginsSynopsis:

It’s time.

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom

Favorite Lines:

“You’re my dream. My only dream.”

“Life was often so cruel, so ugly. And then, in the midst of all the madness, a precious gift would be placed in your lap. Because life could also be so sweet.”

“To love or have loved, that is enough… There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”

My Opinion:

I ended up reading this book in one sitting and it had me crying both happy tears and sad tears not even 10 minutes apart. Sweet Reckoning is technically the last book in the Sweet series, there is a book from Kaidan’s point of view that I am dying to read and will be reading next (stay tuned for that review).

Sweet Reckoning gave me all the feels. This is the first book that we actually get to see Kaidan and Anna together (spoiler alert). As much as I enjoyed the tension and anticipation over the past two books, its nice to have a happy ending. As an added bonus, you will fall in love with their feelings towards one another and Kai’s protectiveness of Anna. Throughout the book, you will see Kai step up constantly to try and keep Anna safe while they try to navigate the dangerous world they are a part of.

In the book, you will see a lot more ships get together. Some of these couplings cause heartbreaking events to take place but the way Higgins writes them out, you’re oddly okay with the turnout. There is a VERY sad event towards the end of the book that will make you cry (unless you don’t have a heart) and will make you question why bad things have to happen to good people. At the same time, I understood why said “sad event” had to take place and how it added to the storyline.

One thing that I really didn’t like about the book was I felt like too much was happening in such a short amount of time. I think this comes from me being used to reading books with almost 500 pages in them so to read a book with under 300. I will probably always feel like there could be more time spent and more details or events put into the story. Honestly, I just wanted to spend more time reading about the characters and being happy for them.


Overall, Sweet Reckoning was the perfect ending to the series and like I said, I can’t wait to read from Kai’s point of view. You’ll snicker, smirk, hold your breath, and cry from this book and, to be honest, you shouldn’t want it any other way. This books is a must read to find out how Anna and her friend’s adventure comes to an end. I really hope you love it as much as I did! Happy reading!


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Books I am Most Looking Forward to in 2018

This list is not in any particular order and does not show any favoritism.

War Storm by Victoria AveyardWar Storm (Red Queen, #4) by Victoria Aveyard

Release Date: May 15th, 2018

Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.

War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.

A Court of Frost and StarlightA Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 1st, 2018

Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming novels in the series.

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

ToG7Throne of Glass Book #7 by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: October 31, 2018

Information not yet available.





Restore MeRestore me (Shatter Me, #4) by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: March 6th, 2018

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?