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.
SHATTER ME is a book that kept me hooked from the very start. Starting from the first chapter you feel an instant connection to the characters. There is never a dull or predictable moment and its very difficult not to read this book in one sitting. From the moment I got it I spent every available moment gripped to the pages, and when I was not, I was wishing I was reading.
Juliette enters the book in one of the most unforgettable ways ever. The way Mafi narrates in a first person perspective is beautiful, emotional, and very distinct. One can instantly understand how the main character, Juliette feels through the writings and she seems like a very real person you wish you could just hug and encourage at many points of the book because you become so connected.
Juliette’s and her love interest Adam are perfect together is so many ways. The romance is placed in just the perfect parts of the book. Unlike many romance stories today their love is unwavering and does not consist of love triangles. There love is so pure you can’t help falling in love with the characters yourself.
Through out the book lines are crossed out which are lines the Juliette have eliminated from her mind like a filter though they are what she truly feels. I love how they used the crossed out lines to give a feeling of how she views herself and truly thinks that she is a monster until Adam comes and pulls her from the darkness.
I am truly at a loss of words to review this book with. If I were to sum up this book in one sentence it would probably look something like this:
THIS BOOK IS TOTALLY REMARKABLE SO YOU NEED TO READ IT NOW!
So yeah… go do that…