Mini Reviews: Restore Me, This Mortal Coil

Happy Friday friends! I’m back today with some mini reviews of my latest reads….

I’m changing things up from all of the contemporaries and reviewing some latest fantasy / dystopian reads I had. Despite appearances, I AM this kind of reader, too and… I’m loving these books more and more. Let’s check them out. Also I really tried to do them “mini” this time. I swear.

There are no spoilers in these reviews.

Restore Me, Tahereh Mafi goodreads-badge-add-plus-fad3b68d35050280ea55d50f17c654b5

It has been way too long since I’ve read the Shatter Me series and… I headed into this completely blind. Thankfully, I didn’t have a too hard of a time getting back into this story, the characters and what had happened before, but… the book was a bit slow to start. I did not find right away the little spark that made me fall head over heels with the series and it took time to really kick-off.

Restore Me, rather than an action-packed book, gives us time to explore a new situation and set things up for a next, more thrilling and heartbreaking book, for sure. That being said, I still had a fantastic time with the characters – even if Juliette annoyed me, at times, I absolutely loved Kenji, as always, and Warner’s POV was fantastic to read (and his anxiety rep was amazing).

This book really kicks off in the last 50 pages or so. As the story goes on, the tension starts unravelling and things get really interesting, up until the last pages where, well, THINGS HAPPEN and turn the whole book upside down. By the last page, I was out of breath and crying because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

Buddy-read this with my amazing friend Kat @ Life & Other Disasters, check out her review here!

My rating : 4 drops !

Trigger warnings: depression, anxiety, panic attack, transphobia, alcoholism.


This Mortal Coil, Emily Suvadagoodreads-badge-add-plus-fad3b68d35050280ea55d50f17c654b5

Shout out to my sister here: I bought her a book, she picked this one and obviously made a right choice, because once I was done with this, I was like: WHAT THE HECK DID I JUST READ?!

This Mortal Coil captivated me from the very first page, a feeling I didn’t let go of until the last page of the book. Filled with science, gene manipulation and other scientific things, this is the kind of story I thought I would have a hard time grasping and getting into and yet… the world-building was fabulous, complex and oh, so intricately put together, I just loved it.

Fast-paced, addictive, twisted and filled with incredible plot-twists, This Mortal Coil also succeeded in making me care about the characters at its heart. They felt complex, three-dimensional and most importantly, flawed and deeply human, which made me root for them right from the start. I also appreciated the attraction and slowly developed romance between the characters. I SHIPPED THEM.

ALSO HELLO what was that ending and when can I read the next book? Please and thank you very much.

My rating : 4,5 drops!

Trigger warnings: violence and gore, graphic description of medical procedures.

Did you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them? Do you want to read them?

Do you have any similar recommendations for me? Like, twisted, fast-paced books?

Let’s chat in comments! πŸ’¬

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68 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: Restore Me, This Mortal Coil

  1. I LOVED restore me, and I’m in love with Warner more than everrrr. And when has julliete not been as annoying, lol. I get very defensive when it comes to the shatter me srties, because it’s like my favorite and I love Warner and Kenji and it breaks my heart to read negative reviews. So, I’m really glad that you liked it! XD

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    1. Well I’m so, so happy that I didn’t break your heart there haha πŸ˜€ I loved this book so much, even if it took me a little bit to get back into the story,I loved it. Warner is so precious and Kenji is my favorite ❀ I loved seeing them trying to build a friendship in that book haha that was so much fun πŸ™‚ I can't wait for the next book, that ending was NOT OKAY AT ALL.
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! πŸ˜€

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  2. Kenji continues to be my shining little sass boy in the shatter me series. I think he’s actually my fave?? And Warner’s anxiety was so fucking relatable ( not his situations, just the feelings) and I want more. Especially a Kenji stand-alone. Like HELL YES. PLEASE πŸ’•

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    1. OH YES same here, Kenji has to be my favorite in the entire series, he’s just so great. I LOVE HIM. A Kenji standalone would be AMAZING?!!
      I agree, it was so relatable and the rep was on point here – I really liked reading from Warner’s point of view as well.
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment! ❀

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  3. Yay! You’re Restore Me review is here!! πŸ˜€ I really have to agree on the great anxiety rep with Warner. And obviously, Kenji is forever our fave. I really like the idea of him getting a love interest. Can’t wait for the next book!
    And I am not surprised at all that your sister has as good of a taste in books as you do!

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    1. I can’t wait to read the next book either – I’m curious to see where Kenji’s love interest will take him haha and I hope something will happen. That one deserves all the love and happiness. ❀
      thank you so much! ❀ ❀

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  4. Yes I LOVED This Mortal Coil! It doesn’t seem to be too popular, and it deserves way more attention. Not to brag (but to brag) I guessed the twists in the book and was way too proud of myself, haha! XD I haven’t read Restore Me yet, but I’m not surprised that Juliette is a bit annoying. I mean…when is she not? I still remember being livid when she said “Adam” in that Warner/Juliette scene in Unravel Me.

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    1. I agree, it deserves more attention for sure, it was amazing. I loved reading it so much and WOW it’s amazing that you guessed all of the twists, I did NOT see them coming, especially that last one surrounding the main character. NO spoilers haha, but I was SHOCKED.
      Haha she is a bit annoying at times, but the series as a whole still is great – I LOVE KENJI SO VERY MUCH. I hope you’ll get to Restore Me soon πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀ ❀

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      1. Haha, thank you!! I saw in one review that the twists were obvious and I was like…what?? No way! I had been reading the book and had to put it down for midterms, so I was constantly just thinking about it and coming up with conspiracy theories. I think if I was just reading the book without any breaks I would have been completely blindsided, haha! πŸ™‚
        Yes, Kenji is amazing! It seems like he’s everyone’s favorite character. He definitely adds some humor to a story that could be very dark without him. Hopefully I’ll enjoy it! I’m getting a bit scared that I’ll be disappointed after hearing all the wonderful things!

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      2. I did NOT see the twists coming at all, peopl thinking they were obvious have some kind of… magical powers or something? haha.
        He adds so much to the story – even if he is not always center-stage, the story without him would be so different. Fingers crossed you will love it πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. AHH YES, LILY you have to read it, it was SO good, I have a feeling you could really love it! ❀ I hope you'll pick it up soon πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much! ❀ ❀

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    1. IT WAS SO GOOD, YOU HAVE TO READ IT?!! I hope you will and that you will love it, it’s such a great book. It needs way more hype and love ❀
      And aww thank you so much!! ❀ ❀

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    1. That ending was just me screaming “AHHH what is happening?!!!” πŸ˜‚ I can’t WAIT for the next book either! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀ ❀

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    1. I can’t WAIT for the sequel either, I’m glad I don’t have to wait for so long?! πŸ˜‚ I can’t wait to see what happens next!
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! πŸ˜€

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      1. Hahaha I get that – it’s always hard whenever we have to wait for a sequel. When it finally comes around, I know I forgot everything about the previous book hahahaha.

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  5. These mini reviews are so well-written! I’ve added both of these books to my TBR; they sound amazing from what you described! 😊

    Have you read Here Lies Daniel Tate? It was a pretty twisted, fast-paced, and interesting read for me, and once I started it, I couldn’t put it down!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, you’re so sweet! I’m so glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚
      I haven’t heard of that one – I’ll have to check it out, thank you so much for the recommendation! πŸ˜€

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    1. It really did have all the ingredients there. I’m a bit sad it’s not more hyped! I hope you’ll get to read it someday πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! πŸ˜€

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  6. Great reviews! I love mini! Restore Me sounds really good and I want to try it! This Mortal Coil was sooo good!!!! I can’t wait to read the next book! The characters and the ending was just amazing! xx β€οΈπŸ˜€

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I can’t wait for you to read Restore Me, it was really, really great πŸ˜€
      And YAY another Mortal Coil fan – this book was INCREDIBLE?! I am not over it haha, I can’t wait to read the next book πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀ ❀

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      1. No problem! I’ve heard so many good things about it!

        And omg Cat and Cole are AMAZING?? And the plot is amazing?? It’s just so good and I love it?? I really hope I get an arc of The Cruel Design! No problem! I loved reading this! xx β€οΈπŸ˜€

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      2. YES YES they are amazing, I love them so much and I can’t waiiiiiit to see what happens next. We only have to wait a couple months hahaha πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll get an ARC then, if you have the occasion to πŸ˜€

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    1. Ohh well fingers crosed you’ll read it next month then, I can’t WAIT to hear what you think of it – I loved it so much. Kenji is my favoriteee ❀
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀ ❀

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    1. AHHH I’m so glad you loved it too, Raven! I can’t wait to read the sequel πŸ˜€
      I hope you’ll love Restore Me when you can read it πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much!

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  7. OMG THIS MORTAL COIL WAS SO AMAZING I AM STILL SHOOK FROM IT MORE THAN 7 MONTHS LATER I CAN’T EVEN. wow

    Restore Me was also weirdly disappointing? I feel like the pacing was funky because it was so fast at the end but way too slow for the first 90%. I loved reading about the characters, though!

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    1. AHHH I am so glad you loved it as well?! It was SUCH a good book and I’m a bit sad that it’s not more hyped?! I can’t wait to read the sequel, I think it releases this October? I can’t wait ❀

      I agree with you about that – I felt like it was a bit slow, too, even if I loved reading about these characters again. That ending was a shock though??? I can't wait to see what happens next πŸ˜€

      Thank you so, so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment, Vicky! ❀ ❀

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      1. I know! It needs way more hype.

        It was like the ending kept building and building and it never dropped the pace for the conclusion and i’m a little shook about that.

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      2. Yes exactly – that was brilliant and I’m going to use the most YA clichΓ© sentence right now, but I was holding my breath the whole time haha. I can’t wait to see what happens next πŸ˜€

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  8. This Mortal Coil is one I have been interested in since it released and your review has me all the more excited to read it!!! I’m not sure about Restore Me – I’m still reading the original trilogy. I’m two books deep and am not too excited yet. Maybe? We shall see. I’m glad you loved it though!

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    1. This Mortal Coil was incredible, really – I hope you’ll get to read it soon and that you will love it. It had been a while since I was SO entertained and SO engrossed in a dystopian story like that. I hope you’ll love it πŸ˜€
      Oh I’m sorry to hear that 😦 The Shatter Me series is not for everyone though, there are so many mixed opinions about it out there. If you’re not too into it, I’d say, there are other books to read πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! ❀ ❀

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  9. I’m really glad you enjoyed Restore Me Marie, although it’s a shame it didn’t grab you the way the first trilogy did. Still I think it’s good you were able to go into this one not remembering everything from the original trilogy because it’s been so long since I read Shatter Me I can’t remember all that happens either. I need to get around to this one soon, I need more Kenji in my life! πŸ˜€
    Also reading your review for it I need to pick up This Mortal Coil, it just sounds like a book I need to read.
    Great reviews. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. We all need more Kenji in our lives haha πŸ˜› I hope you’ll get to it soon, I would love to hear your thoughts about it! It had been a while, so I had a bit of a hard time at first, but it ended up being amazing πŸ˜€
      AND YES BETH PLEASE I hope you’ll read This Mortal Coil, I have a feeling you would LOVE it! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much! ❀ ❀

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  10. I am yet to read Shatter Me series, though I have heard good things about it. It’s just that the series scare me πŸ˜€
    Wow, seems like This Mortal Coil is really interesting. Added it to my TBR πŸ˜€ I really need to figure Dystopian genre. Everytime I see a book labeled sci-fi or Dystopia, I ran away πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh no really, why does it scare you?
      This Mortal Coil was INCREDIBLE, really, I loved it sooooo very much, I hope you’ll want to give this one a try someday πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much! ❀

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