Review: Restore Me (Shatter Me #4)

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?


My Rating: 4 stars

Wow. I finished this book a few days ago and I am just getting my thoughts in order to write a review. It took me almost three months to finish this book. This is very unusual for me and has only happened a twice before. I was listening to Restore Me on audio at work and it just got too real and hit too close to home for me so I stopped listening. And then once I started back something tragic happened that caused me to stop again for a long time and ask a friend for a spoiler (something I never do) just so I could finish it. Even with that it still took me a few weeks to a month to get back to it. But when I did, I finished it in two days and now I am not sure if I will read the next one when it comes out. I think I will wait until the last one is close to being released or released before I continue.

Now, lets talk about this book. It starts just a couple of weeks after the events of Ignite Me. Juliette is the Supreme Commander of Sector 45 and drowning in responsibility and self-doubt. When she decided to take over, she really did not know what it all would entail and realizes that she is in way over her head. She's trying to show that she is strong and can do what she set out to do but when she gets shocking news after shocking news, she has trouble staying focused. Warner and Adam are struggling with the death of their father; the struggle is coming from them knowing what a horrible man he was and how much he put them through but they are still grieving for him and still effected by his death which makes them feel guilty. Kenji is still the lovable guy he is but in this book we finally learn his heartbreaking past and we get to see him drooling over a girl. James is still bugging Warner to no end when he can and cracks me up. Castle is still a father-figure to everyone even though they do not necessarily want it and he knows way more than he ever let on. The others do not show up as much in this book. But we do get to meet some new characters: the children of the other supreme leaders. The people Warner grew up with and some of who are in Sector 45 for sinister reasons.

There were a lot of revelations in this book that kept me on my toes and wondering what the heck was going on. I couldn't believe the things we learned about Juliette's past and the role Warner played in some of them. I am truly starting to wonder about Warner except that we had his point of view and what would have been the point of him lying to the reader when we were in his head? I did enjoy that the story was from Juliette and Warner's point of view. It gave me a lot of insight and I cannot wait to finish the series. I want to know what happens next and how things will turn out for Juliette and Warner.

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