Wednesday 14 November 2012

Review:: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 338
Format: Kindle

A special Thank you to Jac over at For Love and Books for lending me this book! 

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.

Shatter Me is quite poetic. You almost think it is written in verse, but it's not. It's just an interesting writing style. Not my favorite, but interesting. 

Did anybody else notice that this story is very....X-men? Well, it is. {Except X-men is WAY better} The beginning was really awesome. I was engrossed in what was going to happen. Was Juliette crazy or wasn't she? Why was Adam in her cell with her? What was really going on here? I was searching for the story. When it made itself know I was all for it. I can't say it was unique because I thought it was really X-men-ish but it had elements of it's own. 

I liked the romance between Juliette and Adam and the kissing scenese are hot. But I really don't like it when I can't see the love blooming. It just happened. It was as if they were strangers one minute then making out in the shower the next. What the heck? 

I suppose this is just like any other dystopian. The world building needed more. Much more. I have so many questions and I felt things were overlooked. Oh, two people are in love amongst a dystopian world? OK, we can forget all the details about where they are as long as there is kissing. It lacked a lot of description in this aspect. 

I personally think the hype was too much for this one. I liked it just fine but it wasn't blowing me away. I expected much more. 

"You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. Please touch me, is what I want to tell him." 


  1. What a perfect day for me to jump back into the blogging world! *LOL*

    I've never seen/read/talked about the X-Men, so I think the similarities were lost on me. And honestly? I think that's what helped me to enjoy this one more... I didn't have those comparisons! (Because if I did? They would drive me INSANE!!)

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  2. I loved this book so much! I can't wait for book two!


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