Release Date: November 15, 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins
Age Group: Young Adult
Buy the Book: Amazon
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 asThe 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.
Summary taken from Goodreads.My Review:
Oh man! Here goes another gushy review. I just can't help myself, Shatter Me is nothing if not totally gush worthy. Anyways lets get on with the review.
The book revolves around Juliette Ferrars who has been locked up by The Reestablishment, a militaristic government of the future, because of her ability to kill a grown man with the simple touch of her hands. For 264 days Juliette has been alone in her cell, deprived of another humans touch. Until, one day she gets a cell mate. And not just any cell mate, its a boy, he is about her age, named Adam and she could have sworn that she'd known him before.
The story picks up from there and soon enough you are sent on a crazy whirlwind of adventures. You meet new character of whom, some you just absolutely love and others that you despise. I personally loved Warner, who was the antagonist of the story. He was just truly evil and epic. He is one of those character that one loves to hate and is a thrill to read about.
Juliette, wow! She is strong, intelligent, beautiful and independent. I absolutely loved her! She was anything but the damsel in distress. In fact she was the exact opposite. Juliette could give a lot of those male hero's a run for their money and I love that about her.
As for Adam. I LOVE Adam. He is one of the sweetest, most caring and amazing male protagonist in YA. Absolutely incredible. He just proves that the good boys don't always finish last. Overall, Shatter Me was a complete character hit. I loved the characters in this book. They were all very well developed and round characters that I just gobbled up!
Something else that really stood out in this book besides the fantastic plot and characters, was Tahereh Mafi's writing. Oh my goodness, it was beautiful, poetic and just magnificent. I have to admit there was one or two phrases in the book that I found a bit cheesy but the rest was AMAZING. Hands down Tahereh you are awesome!
To conclude, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is another one of those epic dystopians that you just can't help but add to your ever growing pile of book you would like to marry! So definitely pick this one up and give it a go. Especially if you are a dystopian fan!