Saturday, March 15, 2014

Shatter Me

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Publication Date: November 15, 2011
Publisher: Harper
Pages: 338
Keywords: dystopia, rebellion, war
Format Read: paperback I own
Get It: Book Depository
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.
So I have this thing where I don't like to read trilogies until they're all published. I'm wildly impatient. So I bought these the day Ignite Me came out. Yes, it did take me that long to read these. So here I am.

The first thing I loved was the writing style. The way that some lines were scratched out and we could kind of see what she truly wanted to say versus what she knew she needed to keep on the surface. It was so interesting to be able to go back and forth and truly see Juliette's thoughts.

But to the more interesting part—the men. I want so many answers as to why certain people can touch her and certain people can't, and while I'm okay with the vague description of the horror that people experience when she touches them, I want more answers! And I know they may come in the next books. I'm just extremely impatient.
And... here I go. I don't trust Adam. I don't know what it is about, but I don't like him. And I don't like Warner either.

So this isn't totally a full review I guess, but it's hard when I'm only one in the series. So I'll get further in and keep you all updated on my thoughts.


"The sun is an arrogant thing, always leaving the world behind when it tires of us."

1 comment:

  1. With all of the mid-series cover changes pubs are starting to pull, I'm definitely on board with waiting for an entire series to be released before buying! Haha

    You'll definitely get some answers as to why some people can touch her, and others can't. The evolution of her power was one of the aspects I actually really liked about this series, as she learns more about what her power actually is and the potential it has!


I love receiving comments. I read each and every comment and do my best to respond and visit your blog.