Nov 21, 2011

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Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
November 15, 2011
HarperTeen

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.

My Review:
SHATTER ME is a one of a kind novel that truly inspired me. Mafi has concocted a novel that has me wanting to shout to the world about it! Her writing is so powerful and awe-inspiring; it weaves a hypnotizing web around you so you become so thoroughly involved that you can’t pull yourself away. I just barely got a taste of Mafi’s writing, but I am addicted! More, please??

Juliette makes me want to be a better person. Her life is completely miserable; her parents treated her horribly and never truly cared for her. No one ever understood her, and they shunned her because of her gift. All she wants to do is be loved and will do anything for it. Her compassion pours from the pages, and her loneliness is palpable. There were so many times that I just wanted to climb into the book and give her a big hug. She suffers so much, yet never turns her back on the world.

Adam, Adam, Adam. He makes me so giddy! Juliette is one lucky girl. He is the only one who ever understood her. Juliette’s feelings for him are raw and oh-so powerful. Adam lights up her life and gives her hope that she has never felt before. His story is just as heartbreaking as Juliette’s and I felt beyond happy that they found one another.

SHATTER ME is, for lack of a better word, spectacular. It blends dystopian and paranormal elements to create a fascinating and thought-provoking story that refuses to let you loose. The sequel can’t be released fast enough!

My Rating:

5 Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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  1. I'll better read this one soon been seeing a lot of good reviews for this particular book.

    , nice review btw! :) )

  2. Lalaine ( Ficbookreviews ) says:

    I cannot wait to read this one! Ive seen a lot of good reviews about this and that includes yours, great review. thanks x

    ♥Ficbookreviews♥

  3. Nicole@The More the Merrier says:

    I too loved this book. I think the thing that made it stand out was the writing. It was just so different yet it allowed the reader to feel as though they were inside Juliette's head.

    I agree I am glad that Juliette found someone like Adam but I don't know what to think about Warner. I can't wait for the next installment of this series.

  4. We Fancy Books says:

    This book seriously OWNS me! Team Warner LOL

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  5. I looooved Shatter Me! You're so right about the writing: it's gorgeous! I was a huge fan of Juliette and Adam (both as a couple and individually). Great review, Bailey! :)

  6. I thought the writing in this one was really spectacular as well, I've never read a book quite like it:) While I wanted to know more about the world, I did love both Juliette and Adam and I can't wait to see where things go for them based on the ending:)

  7. I Read Banned Books says:

    Loved it too! I zipped right through this book. Great review!

    Jen

  8. I totally agree with everything you said here! Shatter Me was a damn near perfect novel and I loved everything about it. Thanks for the wonderful review!

  9. A Canadian Girl says:

    Everyone's raving about this one and I'm hoping to get my hands on a copy soon. Can't wait to meet Adam myself!

  10. I am waiting patiently (or not so) for my library to get their copy in. I want to read this one so bad. Thanks for the review.

  11. So excited to read this one! The writing, Juliette, and Adam all sound beyond amazing. Spectacular is probably an accurate word.

  12. Loretta @ Between The Pages says:

    I loved Shatter Me! It was amazing!! =)
    Great Review.

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