Friday, November 18, 2011

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Author: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 338
Publisher: HarperCollins/HarperTeen
Release Date: November 15, 2011 

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.

Review: *may contain spoilers*(will be highlighted)

Shatter Me blew me away! It was a fantastic read, from the first pages I was hooked with Juliette's story. Adam was adorable, I LOVED him throughout this book. Tahereh Mafi creates a world that is so great that it makes you want to read more about this AMAZING book. Shatter Me is one of the best books I read this year, with it action, romance and even some villains from the Reestablishment (Warner) 

Juliette has not touched anybody in 264 days, then she get her new cellmate Adam, and there were a few surprises for me in the beginning of the book, but they were good surprises. I loved Mafi's characters I give them 5/5 or even 10/10 because this book is to awesome and the romance in the novel was great! Other readers say that there was "too much make-out" but there really wasn't it had the perfect amount, but remember these characters, *know each other from the past and are connected. She is able to touch Adam*(spoiler)  I loved these characters, Juliette's touch is power and many people want this power to be used against the people who are bad, and Juliette does not want to participate in this, and Adam is her way out of this evil world. Mafi's writing will blow you away, because of its descriptive setting and what her world creates, you can picture it in your mind. Its beautiful and this is what I like about books, its the setting, it sets the mood and its everywhere.

It did remind me of X-men but it was way better! Overall this book is one you have to pick up right away, because you will fall in love with this book, you will be addicted into the author's world and the things that are taking place at the moment. I recommend this book because its full of action, romance and a good dose of dystopian which are awesome. I cant wait to read the next book in the series, will be waiting patiently for this one. Pick up this book immediately!!



  1. wonderful review my dear!!! =D I totally agree with you!!! I haven seen any reviews below 5 stars! this is awesome!! I also published my review today =P in case you want to know what I think. Thnx for sharing! muah!!

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  2. Awesome review Amanda! I didn't know people complained about the Make-outs!? Haha. I thought it did feel a bit instant but your spoiler makes it ok ;) I loved Adam he's so sweet! And I can't wait for book2 :D

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  3. I felt the same way, I can't wait until we get to see more of Adam, Warner & Juliette! Glad you liked it & great review =)

  4. I'm going to be starting Shatter Me this week; I am so eager to read it! I love distopian stories, and a swoon-worthy romance. Sounds as if this story has them both!

  5. Great review! I was curious about this book and after reading how much you liked it, I can't wait to read it!

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