what she says: i’m fine

what she means: honestly the metaphor of the white bird from the shatter me series could have panned out so much more and it was really disappointing that tahereh mafi didn’t push it further because yes it is lovely that warner is the bird but the symbolism of the bird seemed bigger than that and i was really hoping for some incredible reveal but was instead left with despair and frustration. 

  • First time reading Shatter Me series: OMG but Warner is so mean he's the worst I love Adam. Adam is the best. Oh look Warner is a human. Wait but he killed those people. Wait but what am I feeling.
  • Rereading Shatter Me series anytime after that: KISS WARNER KISS HIM KISS HIM GO FIND AARON WARNER AND KISS HIM ON THE MOUTH.
  • juliette's pov: I always wonder about raindrops. I wonder about how they're always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It's like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn't seem to care where the contents fall, doesn't seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors.
  • warner's pov: The life I know now is the only one that matters. The suffocation, the luxury, the sleepless nights, and the dead bodies. I’ve always been taught to focus on power and pain, gaining and inflicting.
  • I grieve nothing.
  • I take everything.
  • It’s the only way I know how to live in this battered body.
  • adam's pov: My clothes are so wet I feel like I've pissed my pants.
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you: Juliette
  • Looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll: Kenji
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll: James
  • Looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you: Warner
Critique Paper on Rage of Angels

The book, Rage of Angels, is a book written by Sidney Sheldon. It is a thriller, stand-alone book with 64 chapters and was published in 1980.

The book follows the story of Jennifer Parker, a lawyer born from Washington, D.C. as she embarks on a journey to bring justice to the world. On the way, she faces different problems that threatened her career, and met different people that changed her life forever. One of these people was Adam Warner, a famous lawyer whom she met because of special circumstances. They fell in love with each other, but their relationship did not last long because of Adam’s skyrocekting reputation as a politician. Being left alone and pregnant with Adam’s baby, she later met Michael Moretti, who was the heir of one of the largest eastern Mafia Families. Michael and Jennifer had a rocky start, him being the cause for Jennifer to almosy lose her status as a lawyer. Over time, their rocky start became a smooth ride as Michael and Jennifer worked thing out. The story ended in an unpredictable way: with Jennifer walking the streets of New York alone.

Prior reading the book, I constructed my own version of the things that might happen in the story based from the title, Rage of Angels. While I was in the process of reading the book however, I found it confusing as to whu the author decided that Rage of Angels would be the best title for the story since the story did not contain any angels. Upon reaching the ending though, I was left speechless as the realization dawned to me, the realization why the author gave that kind of title to the book.

As someone who’s read numerous novels written by different authors with different genres, I can say that this book left an impression on me, both positive and negative. One thing Iook out for in books is the writing style. In Rage of Angels, I can say that the book was well written. The author used words that were easy to understand and the court scenes were written with much detail, you’d think that the author once worked in the court room himself. The characters written showed unique personalities and characteristics, from Robert Di Silva’s sharp kind to Joshua Parker’s charm. You would learn to love, hate, and respect his characters as you continue on reading the story. I liked how the author showed Jennifer as someone who is headstrong and independent; someone who wouldn’t back down from a fight. It was especially important since the setting of the story happened during the time when women were underappreciated by society. I also noted how the author euphemized the bed scenes in the story. The plot twists were unpredictable and I found the ending bittersweet, which, in my case, is not a bad thing.

The book had promising points, but there were disappointments as well. One thing I noticed is that Ken Bailey, who was supposed to be Jennifer’s best friend, was not shown enough appreciation in the story. He was one of my favorite characters. His loyalty and care for Jennifer was one of the things I liked about him, and the author did not even put him in the ending. The ending was depressing and I felt that Jennifer’s character as a strong woman was thrown down the drain because of it. I also did not like Jennifer’s ideals when it comes to love. The author showed her as someone who is independent and smart, but in the story Jennifer ended up being like her mother in the love department, something she swore she wouldn’t do. I did not get what it was the author tried to get across, as one of the readers. In the end, she became one of those people that succumbed to the darkness, the darkness the angels wanted to drive away. And that disappointed me.

To conclude, I found the novel an interesting read. With all the court room scenes and Jennifer’s efforts and skills during trials, it made me want to be a lawyer myself. But the story’s progressio towards the ending was sad and depressing, maing me think twice about reading Jennifer Parker’s life again soon.