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Friday, June 10, 2011

Review: Shatter Me

Title: Shatter Me
Series: Shatter Me # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Supernatural
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Book: Once Upon A Twilight Book Tour

"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."

This book is simply earth shattering. As soon as  I got this book, I began reading right before work and didn't stop. Let just say, I was a little late. What really gripped me about this book is the really strong connection the reader has with the main character Juliette.

As the reader begins reading Juliette's life, you are thrown into a dark peril of everlasting pain. Poor Juliette. To not be able to touch anyone. To have people dismiss you as you are a monster or something else....The heart breaking trouble that Juliette went through made me angry. Juliette knew that people were mean to her but her heart was in the right place.

Now, the love interest was really neat. I love it when you read a book and  a person from the past comes into the picture who you never thought would be there. With the introduction of Adam everything just came faster as you read. Adam, I can say really shattered Juliette. He said all the right things, did all the right things, and he loved her. Adam made me swooooonnn! He even made my heart shatter!!

As far as the storyline goes, I really loved how it flowed. Nothing was too fast or too slow. As the reader, you see every little piece come together, as you follow Adam and Juliette. I like how the government was seen as control. Ms. Mafi gave you a really descriptive picture of the future there. You saw how people were treated and what was happening to the earth.

Ms. Mafi wrote a earth shattering, absolutely amazing book! All the characters as well as the storyline was all cleanly written. Ms. Mafi made it possible to be in the characters shoes as well as feel them. I can't wait to read the next breath taking book!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!

  Special Thanks to Yara at Once Upon A Twilight Book for the book tour!!


  1. AHHHHH!!!!! SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE!!! You are super lucky Savy, I can't wait to read this book! It sounds amazing, thanks for the review!

  2. I NEED this one now! Adam sounds sooo dreamy!! Hopefully I can get my hands on one at ALA in a few weeks. =D Thanks for the review!!

  3. @Jenny! Dude this book was freaking sweet!

  4. @Bailey, YES! Get your hands on it! Believe me you won't regret it!

  5. Im excited when I can finally read this one. Great Review

  6. I've been dying to read Shatter Me. Only wish I had an ARC to devour :(

  7. Okay, I think I need this one. What a great review. Great characters and it sounds so unique! It's on the wishlist!!


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