Review of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Hey word nerds! Happy Monday Thursday and all of that jazz! Yes yes! I was going to post a review on Monday but what can I say? Life happened haha but the good news is I finally got to finish a book last weekend and I LOVED IT! So without further ado…

Title: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Published: November 15th, 2011
Genre: Science Fiction-Dystopia, Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult

I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I’m more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

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 basically I stumbled onto this book because someone posted about it on Instagram and the cover was absolutely beautiful! Well out of sight out of mind I always say! And then I actually found book two on sale somewhere (probably a bookstore- don’t tell the husband!) so I bought it. Yep, I bought book two before I even had number one. Such is life. Well I decided I was too impatient to wait and buy book one (you know- buying bans and such) so I went ahead and downloaded the book from my local library’s ebook lending service (which is absolutely amazing and such a great way to check out new authors! Or even just save money on the ones you already know you love!) and now I am determined to buy book one, read book two, and find out how many books there are currently in this series because I know that Tahereh just posted the newest cover reveal! I am super excited for that book and I haven’t even gotten past book one! But regardless you guys! Go check out this awesome series! Book one and I am addicted! You guys! I was not prepared for how much I would like this book! As

You guys! I was not prepared for how much I would like this book! As usual, I went in as blind as I could and so I wasn’t sure who read it or what they thought but dang! I am so glad I did! This book was seriously amazing! The style of writing was absolutely perfect for the story and in my opinion actually boosted this book up another level. You could just feel the uncertainty and vulnerability coming from our amazing main character.

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Juliette is such a loving and pure-hearted character that I loved her instantly. When the world and all of the crappy people in it were ready to kick her down and use her as a verbal punching bag she silently took it and then showed those same people kindness and love when they were down and out. UGH! I love Juliette! But don’t just take my word for it! Go read this book! As for me? I will be busy reading the second book this weekend, well hopefully haha!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s