Shatter Me got my pulse racing from page one. At first, Juliette was cowardly and silly. But by the end I felt myself wanting to hurt anyone that DARED to make her feel that way. And I was ready. Which says something about the amazing author, doesn't it? To be able to control a reader's mind like that.
This is a book that I probably will re-read, and one that I DEFINITELY won't forget.
The author is among my favorites. And, let me tell you, if Tahereh Mafi decides to write a phone book: I'll be the first one to pre-order it.
I LOVE the way she marked through some of Juliette's thoughts. Because that's what everyone does, is it not? We all try to take back our thoughts and deepest wants, for fear that they're wrong or bad.
It would be an absolute tragedy to miss this book. Or anything the author writes. Yes, even a phone book.
One word: addictive.
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.