Sunday, December 25, 2011

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Book Review

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: November 15, 2011

Pages: 338

Interest: Series (Shatter Me book 1)

Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge

Synopsis: 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.

             Awesome and breath taking read. I hate to say this but the first few parts of the novel became hard for me to digest and get myself so engrossed to until the romance part kicks in. The love story is very cute and interesting and for me it’s the life of the novel since it’s a dystopian book and the plot is in the middle of chaos. For a debut author, the writing is quite fresh and exceptional, especially since Mafi wrote it from the perspective of the main character. It’s incredible to share the adventure with Juliette in untangling what she really is.
            The characters are incredibly good even the villain played well and surpassed my standard of hateful antagonist. And Adam is gorgeous. I could just imagine how gentle and caring he is and he’s making a name in my favourite list of characters. Even the minor characters are awesome well played.

            Well, the ending took me by surprise; I just didn’t expect it to end like that. Anyway it will be more convenient to read the rest of the series.



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