Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shatter Me

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Ratings: 4/5 Stars

 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

My Thoughts:
This book was about a girl named Juliette who has been institutionalized for a gift she has, the ability to kill a person with a touch of her hand. She meets a guy named Adam and together they try to survive together from the Warner and his troops.

This book was great. I really enjoyed it. In the beginning, the book started off a tad bit slow for me, but not in a way where it was boring, just slow with no action. But that's about the only thing that i didn't about the book. Now on with the good. This book was written so well. I found it interesting the back story of Juliette's past, the negligence of her parents who did not want her and of the world itself, who saw her as a freak who is dangerous to everyone. Adam's past was difficult as well. You get some insight to who they where before and why they act the way they do in the present.

The romance of this book was one of my favorite things about the book. The way Juliette and Adam connect with each other and the bond and love that they share, is truly amazing. Not much combat/action in this book but when it happened it was written out well, another thing i loved with this book. The end was my favorite, when they met the organization Omega Point. You guys will have to read the book to know what I'm talking about.

But overall I loved this book! I recommend it to everyone. It's a fun and quick read. You really get drawn into the story with the character!


  1. Great Review! and thank you so much for the giveaway, Can't wait to read it :D!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed it! So many people have and I can't WAIT to read it!

  3. I loved the style, it outweighed the slow beginning because I was so captivated by it. Juliette is really special, so is her relationship with Adam. It's a tiny bit like Katniss and Peeta, I think, but for fans of them it's just awesome, and still something entirely unique.
    However, I didn't like the ending. Omega Point in itself is a good idea, and I'm happy they got there, but it was like... where did the specialness go? And the whole style loved so in the beginning, it was dead in the end, and that was just so aweful!

  4. I just read/reviewed this book on my blog recently, and all I can say is, wow. Just wow. It was just so amazing. I have yet to read the sequel but I am really excited to. :)