Title: Imagine Me ( Shatter Me #6)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Dystopian, YA
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Publication date: April 2020
Paperback: 448 pages

Juliette Ferrars.

Ella Sommers.

Which is the truth and which is the lie?

Now that Ella knows who Juliette is and what she was created for, things have only become more complicated. As she struggles to understand the past that haunts her and looks to a future more uncertain than ever, the lines between right and wrong—between Ella and Juliette—blur. And with old enemies looming, her destiny may not be her own to control.

The day of reckoning for the Reestablishment is coming. But she may not get to choose what side she fights on.

My Rating: ★★★

I've been giving a lot of thought about how to write this review and each time I changed my mind about it. This last installment of the series gave me so many mixed feelings and to be honest it felt flat. I wanted so much more from the characters and the plot didn't offer anything new to the story. That aside, the writing was still beautiful and expressive, characteristic to Ms. Mafi's style and I felt drawn into the book with each page.

Imagine Me continues from where Defy Me left off. Ella (Juliette) and her friends are now at The Sanctuary. Her old memories start to come back and she's struggling to adjust to the images that invade her mind. But Warner is right beside her ready to help her get through it all. Everybody at the camp is prepared for a new fight with the Reestablishment and they know it's gonna be a tough one, especially after what happened with Ella's mother. What they don't expect is a sudden attack by Ella's sister Emaline, which renders the camp vulnerable and Anderson takes that opportunity to strike.

The story was told from Kenji and Ella's point of view and as much as I loved Kenji because his jovial personality always puts a smile on my face, I would have preferred to have Warner's POV. He went through a mental breakdown, he closed up to the people he once considered friends (maybe?), he kept so much anger and desperation inside him, and I wast constantly wondering what was going on inside his head. As for Ella, well. let's just say her voice felt small in this book, apart from a couple of scenes at the end. There was no major character development, and the storyline was similar to Defy Me. The action was fast-paced, with a lot of angsty moments and situations that kept me on pins and needles, but not enough substance to offer a satisfying plotline. And the ending was cute but left things open. I wanted more info about what happened with the Reestablishment and I wish there was more insight into Warner and Juliette's future.

Overall, it was a nice read but I could have easily gone without this last book. I love this series because of Warner and Juliette and their love story will always be one of my favorites.