Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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.

I was hooked by the fact that Juliette can't touch people and by the mention of X-men. (Recently I have embraced my inner comic book geek.)

I was super intrigued by how Mafi wrote the novel, with Juliette scratching out her inner-most thoughts. I thought, this was a wonderful way to let us know what Juliette was really thinking and wanting, but how she still edited her thoughts. I think a lot of us are guilty of this.

How horrible for this girl to have to go through with this - ROGUE - but she is not "Rogue". So we meet her, and she is trapped in a psych ward/prison with no human contact, and in the beginning, I kind of thought she was mad. Then we meet her cell mate - who is super up to something and Juliette knows him - but doesn't know if he knows her.  But that has it's own mystery that I shall not reveal to you.

Then we meet Warner - creepy, truly mad, in power, in love with Juliette. He's a great villain because, he's creepy, master plan in place, the ability to see it through, and he legitimately believes he is right. When he speaks, you can tell he really wants Juliette by his side to rule.  Juliette, I don't think at any point, wants to be the weapon that Warner wants. It never tempts. She sees it as her becoming the monster that people have always thought she was.

Steamy, steamy scenes with Adam. Steamy. Yep.

The end - is totally X-men-Esq and I can't wait for the sequel!

What were your thoughts?

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  1. Yep, I 100% agree with your review. I was reading it nodding going, "that's how I felt, too!" UNRAVEL ME (the sequel) is due out in Feb of 2013 and like you, Michelle, I CAN'T WAIT!

    1. Another book in common!!! There are a bunch coming out around Feb and March next year. I am trying not to wish away my year!

  2. I love this book! I'm glad you liked it :)

    There's also Destroy Me comes out this October, it's a book before Unravel Me!

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