Sunday, February 19, 2012

Review: Shatter Me -By Tahereh Mafi

Author:  Tahereh Mafi
Release Date: 11/15/2011
Purchase Info: Amazon, B&N, Book Depo

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.

First Thought: Mind-Blowing!! Utterly romantic & completely riveting!


This (points up) is the only word that comes to mind when I think of Shatter Me!

Juliette is probably one of the best characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading about. Though she is broken, that is what makes her simple and pure, at least in my eyes. 
Starting her story in her isolated prison cell was a fabulous idea. It's gritty, dirty and truly displays Juliette as how she sees herself, completely alone.

Suddenly a roommate named Adam is throw at her, well not thrown at her because he most likely would have died, but her isolation is no longer quiet and lonely. There's something about her roommate that causes her heart to pump faster, and her brain to work a little faster. But all Juliette wants is for him to just let her have the space she needs & pretend she's not in the room. Well, not only will her new cellmate NOT leave her alone, he pays an unusual amount of attention to her.
As quickly as he's introduced, Adam is taken away.

Ugh, then I had the pleasure of meeting Warren....seriously....this dude is SO wacked in the head. He even has some of my best blogger friends considering him a book boyfriend!
FYI, this guy would be the first person I'd shoot for fun.
Warren has a sadistic asshole, who thinks that using Juliette for his own gain is a the perfect way to propose a relationship to her. Showing exactly how much power he has only makes Juliette want to run farther away from him, his luxury and every compliment he throws at her.

Writing this review has been very hard for me. Trying to sum up my feelings for this book took me a loooooooooooooooong time. Editing out the verbal vomit and getting to the point of was the hardest part. I want to sit here and tell you guys word for word exactly what happens, how I think this book was one of the best books I've ever *and I mean ev-ah* had the pleasure of reading!
How Adam is the most courageous male lead in the history of male leads. Or how things aren't always as they seem, and love can make you do some pretty powerful stuff.
The one thing I will say is you absolutely must, must, must give this book a try. You will cry, get angry, but in the end your heart will thank you for taking it on the journey of a life time!


1 comment:

picyadri said...

Awesome review, I agree with every word you said!
It's so sad I have to wait a whole year for the second book:(