Shatter Me Series; review & aesthetic

hello, hello!

It’s me back again, with a boujee ass aesthetic review and playlist, but you know what? I love doing them so I WILL NOT STOP. 

This week my review & aesthetic will be on the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi in honor of the Restore Me cover release and snippet!

If you guys missed the exclusive cover reveal and snippet release on EW check it out here. It was SO GOOD, and made me extremely excited for the release of Restore Me in March. I read this series this past year and it took me like two and a half days to get through the three books because I just couldn’t put them down. UGH. THE ANGST. THE FEELS. EVERYTHING! I LOVED IT ALL. (As always, click the picture of my aesthetic board to check out my SM pinterest and the SM playlist header for a special angsty playlist!)

    My Rating (entire series):      

Shatter Me:   

Unravel Me:    

Ignite Me:     

Story Quotes: 

“I’ve been screaming for years and no one has ever heard me.”- Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

“I have a curse.
I HAVE A GIFT.
I’m a monster.
I’M MORE THAN HUMAN.
My touch Is lethal.
MY TOUCH IS POWER.
I am their weapon.
I WILL FIGHT BACK.” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

“Truth is a jealous, vicious mistress that never, ever sleeps.” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

“And he leans in, so carefully. Breathing
and not breathing and hearts beating
between us and he’s so close, he’s so close and I can’t feel my legs anymore. I can’t feel my fingers or the cold or the emptiness of this room because all I feel is him, everywhere,filling everything and he whispers
“Please.”
He says “Please don’t shoot me for this.”
And he kisses me.
His lips are softer than anything I’ve ever known, soft like a first snowfall, like biting into cotton candy, like melting and floating and being weightless in water. It’s sweet, it’s
so effortlessly sweet.
And then it changes.
“Oh God—”
He kisses me again, this time stronger,
desperate, like he has to have me, like he’s dying to memorize the feel of my lips against his own. The taste of him is making me crazy; he’s all heat and desire and peppermint and I want more. I’ve just begun reeling him in, pulling him into me when he breaks away.
He’s breathing like he’s lost his mind andhe’s looking at me like something has brokeninside of him, like he’s woken up to find that
his nightmares were just that, that they never existed, that it was all just a bad dream that felt far too real but now he’s awake and he’s safe and everything is going to be okay and
I’m falling.
I’m falling apart and into his heart and I’m a disaster.” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me 

 (This is a long one I know, but I just fucking LOVE this scene I couldn’t not share it)

“Ignite, my love. Ignite.” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

“And we are quotation marks, inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence. Trapped by lives we did not choose.” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

“In a world where there is so much to grieve and so little good to take? I grieve nothing. I take everything.” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

“Do you never get exhausted being so wholly unbearable? You have as much charisma as the rotting innards of unidentified roadkill.” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

ok, ok sorry I just got real in my feelings going through these quotes and I am starting a reread of the series iMMEDIATELY.. I mean, as soon as I finish the books on my book club TBR.

Aesthetic Board: 

Shatter Me Playlist: 

For this playlist, I’m going to link Whittynovels’ Warner Angst playlist on spotify and list some of my favorite songs from her picks. Whitney’s Shatter me playlist is just amazing and tbh I couldn’t imagine trying to come up with more perfect songs, so enjoy! 

Draw Your Swords // Angus & Julia Stone

Wicked Game // James Vincent McMorrow 

Crazy in Love feat. Leah Kelly // Eden Project 

Oceans // Seafret 

Control // Halsey 

The Scientist // Corinne Bailey Rae 

Breathe Me // Sia 

So, that’s it! My Shatter Me series aestheic board and playlist! I hope you guys enjoyed and if you haven’t read this series, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? DO IT NOW! Shout out to my girl Jackie @ Toomuchofabooknerd who I can always count on to fangirl about Warnette with! 

Did you guys like the aesthetic board? How did you like the songs I picked for the novel playlist?? Let me know you thoughts!

8 thoughts on “Shatter Me Series; review & aesthetic

  1. Hi Isabella ♥️ Love the setup of your reviews… love, love, love! The quotes were so good… I was reminded of reading Shatter Me… I never finished the series but I love seeing the books got better as you went along… so maybe it’s time!! And JACKIE! I forget she’s Warnette trash… yup I NEED to read the other 2…

    1. Thanks Dani!!! You should definitely finish the series, each book gets better and they are such quick reads! Perfect for a good binge read on a gloomy day!

  2. SIA?? 😱HALSEY??? 😱😱 EDEN??? 😱😱😱 I loooooooove this playlist!!! I LOOOVE THIS POST!!! I LOOOOOOVE YOUR BLOG!!! 😍😍❤❤

    Oh my god!!! I JUST…..it’s soooo PRETTTYYYY!!! ❤❤❤❤I …….uhhh……I don’t know what else to say I just….I am sooo angry at myself for not knowing about your blog before??!! LIKE, WHYYYYY???!! It is sooo very beautiful. ❤❤

    And that aesthetic…*whistles* 😂😂😂

    LOVED THIS POST, Isabella. ❤❤

    1. Thanks so much!!! I ALSO LOVE THIS PLAYLIST! I listen to it regularly especially when I’m feeling super angsty. Thank you!! I love making the aesthetic posts so I’m so excited you love them!!!

      1. OHHH I ADORED THIS AESTHETIC! 😍❤❤ I love makimg them too!! I MEAN it’s soooooo satisfying when ALL THAT TIME SPENT on trying to find JUST THE RIGHT IMAGES pays off in the form of a GORGEOUS aesthetic!!! LOOOVE IT! ❤❤

        And Eden EVEN MADE Blank Space sound cooler than it actually is. 😂 Gotta love him. 😂😂😍😍😍

  3. AND THE POST OF THE MONTH GOES TO! ABOOKISHBELLE
    This post is so satisfyingg !!! and dayyuum girl those aesthetic, where were them when i read the series 2 years ago??
    i need more of those posts in my lifeee!
    great work love, i can already feel how much effort you put in posts like this one :))

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