Friday, January 6, 2012

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Review

Name: Shatter Me
Publisher: Harperteen
Release Date: November 15th, 2011
338 pages

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.

My Review:
The first thing that came to my head after I read this novel was WHY HADN'T I READ THIS BOOK SOONER?? Oh man, this was SUCH a good book!! Probably one of the best I have read in a while!!

At first, I was a little bit skeptical about this book..I am not a huge fan of dystopian and I wasn't sure where this one would take me. Once I started, however, I could not put this down!! One of my favorite things about Shatter Me was Tahereh Mafi's writing is amazing!! This book is written in such a unique way and I LOVED it.
The plot of this novel is so fast paced and brilliant. I have never read a book like this one before and it was so refreshing to read something different then what I normally read!!
I really loved the main character Juliette..she is so strong willed and independent and she progresses so much throughout the novel!!

I don't want to give too much away..but my other favorite character is Adam, a solider for the reestablishment. He is so dedicated to Juliette and doesn't look at her like a monster..and their relationship is SO AMAZING!!

As you can all tell I LOVED LOVED this novel and I totally recommend it to everyone!! I can't wait for the next book!!

My Rating: Six out of Five Stars (I am going over my five star limit because that's how much I loved this book :))


  1. yay so glad you loved this book! I loved this so much as well and one of my fave reads ever. =))))


  2. I have this book on my shelf waiting to be read! I can't wait to read especially seeing how much you enjoyed it!

  3. LOL, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this book so much :)

    I haven't read this book yet but I think I will have to soon!

  4. I need to read this book! Next time I'm going to the bookstore, I'm so getting this!


    Shatter Me was AMAZING. I'm not a huge dystopian fan, either, and I was really apprehensive about the amount of buzz it got, but it exceeded all my expectations--I TOTALLY get your 6 stars. It DESERVES them!

  6. I've been reading SO MANY raving reviews on this one so I need to read it NOW! It really sounds like a books that I would like a lot. Thanks for your great review!

  7. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! I couldn't get enough of it when I was reading it. But the one I like isn't Adam, it's Warner. :P And of course I can't wait for the novella in Warner's POV!!! Thanks for the review, it's just spot on!

  8. I really couldn't get through this book. I'll try again!


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