Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

 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.
So for my first read of 2012 and one of Book Boyfriends February group reads Shatter Me was the winner. I hadn't planned on reading it but I would have missed out dearly. Love, danger, adventure, an evil and hot psycho, a disappearing boy and a deadly touch are all covered in this release by Tahereh Mafi.

I loved the writing which included partial and full sentences that were repeated or parts crossed out showing what our heroine Juliette was feeling and wished she could say. Some may not have enjoyed it but it was very refreshing and I am excited to find out what will happen in Shatter Me #2. I gave it 5 stars and it deserves every star it got.

 About the Author 
Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She’s 24. She writes books and reads books and drinks way too much coffee. SHATTER ME is her first novel, and the first of a trilogy, coming from Harper/HarperCollins on November 15, 2011. Film rights have been optioned by 20th Century Fox.


  1. It was an amazing book!

  2. It really was and the perfect read to start the year off with. :)


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