Saturday, 28 January 2012

REVIEW - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #1
Publisher: Harper
Release date: November 15th 2011
Genres: YA Dystopian
Links: Goodreads / Amazon
Source: Bought paperback

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.


This book is one of THE best books I have ever read! There is no way to express how much I loved it but I'm gonna try.

The writing was one of the main things I loved about this book. It was so beautiful and lyrical and the crossed out sentences added so much to the story.
Juliette is such a strong character. She hasn't touched another person in 264 days. Even after being locked up and treated so terribly by society, she still manages to stand up for what she believes is right and won't let anyone try to take advantage of her.
The story line will keep you glued to the page. Once you start this book you will not want to put it down. It was such a unique and interesting story and I hooked from page 1.
The characters were really interesting too. I loved Adam. He was such a great love interest. He was so loving and loyal and HOT! Seriously! That boy is just WOW! And he had tattoos!
Now Warner is a different story. Even though the boy was hot (but not as hot as Adam) he seriously gave me the creeps. He is completely obsessed with Juliette and wants nothing more than to control her and have her all for himself. He was just crazy.
Another character that I have to mention is Kenji. He was just too funny! He was so sarcastic I loved him. I can't wait to hear more from him in book two.

Overall I just loved, loved, loved everything about this book. If you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for?? Go get it now!! You will not be disappointed!

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“I always wonder about raindrops.

I wonder how they're always falling down, tripping over their feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It's like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn't seem to care where the contents fall, doesn't seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors.

I am a raindrop.”

“I'm just messing with you guys. I like seeing psycho chick get all intense." He glances at me, lowers his voice. "I mean that as a compliment--because, you know"--he waves a haphazard hand in my direction--"psycho kind of works for you.” - Kenji 


  1. Yay!! First Follower and Great Review!!!

  2. The raindrop quote is wonderful. I really want to read this book now. I think I would like Kenji, too. Sarcastic people are pretty funny.

    1. I love sarcastic people they are always the funniest :)


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