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Defy Me Broché – 4 avril 2019
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The breath-taking and heart-pounding fifth instalment in the incredible New York Times and UK kindle bestselling SHATTER ME series. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard and Leigh Bardugo.
She was never meant for you.
She was never meant for any of this.
That girl was sentenced to death the moment I named her Juliette.
Juliette Ferrars isn't who she thinks she is.
Nothing in her world is what it seemed. She thought she'd defeated The Reestablishment. She thought she'd finally taken control of her life, her power, her pain. But a lifetime of lies unravelling before her has changed all that.
Stronger, braver, and more resilient than ever, Juliette must fight for life and love. But first she has to survive the war being raged against her mind.
She has to remember who she was.
Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series which has been published in over 30 languages around the world. She is also the author of the ravely reviewed A Very Large Expanse of Sea. he was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, Ransom Riggs, fellow bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, and their young daughter. She can usually be found overcaffeinated and stuck in a book. You can find her online just about anywhere at @TaherehMafi.
Praise for the Shatter Me series:
"Dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading." – Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series
"Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance. I'm envious. I couldn't put it down." – Lauren Kate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series
"Tahereh Mafi's bold, inventive prose crackles with raw emotion. A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young adult literature – or any literature!" -Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Praise for A Very Large Expanse of Sea:
'This is a gorgeous book. It's tender and fierce, beautiful even as it depicts some ugly truths. The prose is passionate and honest, unsentimental and big-hearted. The very best books move you to reconsider the world around you and this is one of those. I truly loved it.' – Nicola Yoon, bestselling author of Everything, Everything
'A raw yet astoundingly elegant examination of identity, loneliness and family that is unflinching in its honesty and power. Tahereh Mafi holds nothing back – and the reader is better for it.' – Sabaa Tahir, New York Times bestselling author of Ember in the Ashes
'A Very Large Expanse of Sea reads like a beautiful heart – one that shines and aches and yearns, and above all else, one that loves fiercely against all odds. Years from now, you will remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you experienced this. A transcendent story about truth, love and finding joy.' – Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend series.'
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Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series which has been published in over 30 languages around the world. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, Ransom Riggs, fellow bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, and their young daughter. She can usually be found overcaffeinated and stuck in a book.
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- Éditeur : Electric Monkey; 1er édition (4 avril 2019)
- Langue : Anglais
- Broché : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1405291796
- ISBN-13 : 978-1405291798
- Poids de l'article : 250 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 2 en Aventures de science-fiction pour enfants
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⚠️ Spoilers ahead ⚠️
Ok, where to begin?!
Generally speaking, when a series does well and then is extended years later, the result is disappointing. This book (and the Restore Me series in general) is a great example of this rule. The ending of Ignite Me #3 should of been tidier, and then the series should of been finished. Finito. Done, and left alone!
When we learnt that Anderson was still alive, I was not even shocked. To quote Kenji, "I sigh[ed] so hard I nearly hurt myself." I saw it coming a mile away. His death was so rushed and messy, that I foresaw his resurrection at the moment of his death! So when Warner/Aaron (whatever you want to call him. I don't even know at this point) killed him again, in yet another unrealistic, messy plot twist, I was done.
All of the "resolutions" to earlier plot twists - from the aforementioned resurrection to the cliched amnesia - were farfetched and ridiculous. I took offence to the following sentence during a bout of said amnesia inducing brain washing; "..but I only lie there, a perfect vegetable, as she strips me down." I accept that the word may not of been used in the context in which I read it, but the connotations of the word 'vegetable' are well known.
One aspect that I did like was the play on Juliette's (or Ella's... Honestly, are any of the characters going to have the same name at the end of this series?!) name.
"'That girl was sentenced to death,' he says viciously, 'the moment I named her Juliette.'"
However, if Mafi is to be true to the storyline of Shakespeare's Juliet, then surely the ending is a foretold conclusion?
"'This is Juliette,' Mr. Anderson says, and looks me over. 'Tragic'-he sighs-'just like her namesake.'"
I really didn't expect to fall in love with this series of books and the characters as much as I have and Defy Me only added to that. I love that even when you think you know where Tahereh is taking the story she complete shocks and surprises you with the direction she does go in.
Defy Me gives you more. More background. More drama. More hope. More Ella. More Kenji. More.