Shatter Me- Tahereh Mafi

Written By: Kellie - Feb• 01•12

Synopsis: Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
-Goodreads

Review: For me, Shatter Me was an unexpectedly fantastic read. I had read a few pretty glowing reviews, but that didn’t even prepare me. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Shatter Me, and while it didn’t completely suck me in right away, the more I read the harder it was to rip myself away.

There is a little bit of everything here and I can assure you that you’ll never be bored. Romance, action, dystopia, special abilities, tight family bonds, a villain that really makes my skin crawl. Nothing about this story was predictable or typical and for that reason alone, this isn’t just a story I love but one I’d happily reread.

Now, to be fair… for the majority of the book, I probably would have given a four star rating, but the last couple of chapters (as well as the implications about where this series would be going next) blew me away. So, if you aren’t convinced yet, I’m going to leave you with a small spoiler (optional) that may push you to finally go out and read this book.

To read the spoiler, highly over the text between the spoiler tags.
(Spoiler begins)   Dystopian Super Heroes   (Spoiler ends)

So, needless to say, this is absolutely a book I would recommenced. If you are a fan of any genre of YA, then there is something here for you. Tahereh Mafi has proven she is a talented writer with a vast imagination and I can’t wait to see where she (and Juliette) go next.

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5 Comments

  1. picyadri says:

    This is one of my favorite reads from last year, so I am really glad you enjoyed it! Can’t wait for the sequel to come out!

  2. Amber M says:

    I’m really glad you loved this book so much. Mafi’s writing really blew me away and you’re right, this is going to be a great series!

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