Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: 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. (from Goodreads.)


My Review:
I fell in love with this book! Juliette is locked away from the world and the world is changing really fast. Juliette is missing so much that is happening. The story world that Tahereh has built is amazing, its gloomy and strange but its so real! You can really see the world  looking like this if everything crumbled down around us (the government and the earth I mean). There are no birds to fly, the sky is the wrong color and the weather is messed up. Its a strange world that is falling apart at the seems. Juliette is on the verge of losing her mind, she has been locked away in an insane asylum for so long with noone to talk to or interact with, except her small note pad of paper. She uses this note pad for a journal of sorts, jotting down thoughts and being very careful not to use to much ink or paper. She only has a small amount and it has to last as long as it can, because this journal is the only thing keeping her sane. Because she has been deemed a danger to others, because she can kill with a single touch. Because she Has killed with her touch. She has been locked up for so long she has to concentrate to speak out loud when she finds herself suddenly not alone. She is given a room mate, a boy! Adam is her new room mate and he is good looking, and very familier to Juliette. And this is where Juliette's world is turned upside down.... again. When she finally gets out of the asylum she is held prisoner by Warner who is also very good looking and is very very bad. Juliette had no idea she was wanted by so many people, she thought she was just a nobody but turns out she is somebody, somebody very special.... 

At the beginning you mostly learn about Juliette and her surroundings, you really get a since of what she is experiencing. But when Adam shows up everything changes and her whole existence is changing, when she leaves the asylum the adventure begins!

This book was amazing. I feel like I know Juliette, so strong even though she has been put through hell,  and left to rot in the asylum, she is still so strong and has such a big heart. Adam is smoldering hot and oh so sweet. He will instantly be your new book crush. What I loved most about this book was the romance. It got so hot and steamy, without them even kissing! Every moment spent in Adams arms or staring into his eyes just dying for a kiss absolutely made me melt. I found my heart pounding when I paused from reading.

Tahereh works her words so beautifully. I feel so connected to the characters and there journey. I honestly cant wait for book 2. This was such an incredible story and the connection between Juliette and Adam is so strong! I could go on and on about this book, there are other characters that I didn't even touch on that I feel I could write another page just talking about the supporting characters, but I think I will just mention them, James is a sweet and loving 10 year old who will make  you laugh and pull at your heart. kenji is a unique character all his own and I fell like the book wouldnt be complete without him. 

I cannot stress enough how much you need to go out and get this book as soon as it hits the shelves! I know I will! I was lucky enough to get to read the ARC thanks to OuAT book tours. Love them!

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! Amazing!

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