Monday, 18 February 2013

Shatter Me Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)

What It's About!

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.


If I could marry this book, I would. I can finally say that I fully understand why people have been SO obsessed over this book, it's completely off the grid amazing! I bought Shatter Me when it first came out but was afraid I wouldn't like it for my expectations were so high, what with everyone non-stop buzzing about it, but then I didn't read it because I didn't wanna have to wait for the second book to come out in case I DID love it as much as I wanted to. And I did, love it just as much as I'd hoped and thank god I waited until the second book came out so now I don't have to wait!

I had heard so many people talk about Tahereh Mafi's unique, poet, etc. writing style, so I wasn't completely sure what to expect going in, but actually I really loved her writing style. It was so easy to feel like you really got into Juliette's mind set. At first she did kinda seem like she was off her rocker, but slowly, as SHE realizes she's not crazy, so do you without even realizing it. I felt like I grew right along with her, as she discovered herself and realized there was more in the world than she thought.

This whole book was such a roller-coaster journey. It swept me up from the first chapter, right until the very end, and very few books can do that to me! I really liked how it started off as such a plain, black and white world (Juliette's and the actual world) but as I got further and further into the book, more secrets were uncovered, people were not who they originally pretended to be, and just so many things happening. One of my favorite things had to be Adam, Juliette's knight in shining armor. He was SO yum, there's just no other word for it. If you've read the book, you know what I'm talking about, and if not you'll for sure have to read Shatter Me otherwise your missing out BIG TIME :D 

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