- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (November 15, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 0062085484
- Author: Tahereh Mafi
- Cover art: Awesome!
- Overall rating:***** out of 5 stars
- Obtained: A gift from my Dad.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
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.
In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel. (Synopsis provided by goodreads.)
Most people who read my reviews know I am not a big fan of dystopian. However, I loved this book!
This is a dystopian book for people who don't normally care for dystopian novels.
I found Juliette to be a wonderfully likable character, she had wit, a tender side and she could hold her own and kick ass when she needed to. Her and Adam's interactions felt very genuine. With the ending of this book I had very questions, Mafi did a stellar job in answering most of my questions by the end of this book.
This book is brilliant! Run out and get a copy today! I would recommend this book to everyone!
I can't wait for book 2, it will be a long year to wait.