Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me 
by Tahereh Mafi 

Release Date: November 15, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 338
Genre: YA Dystopian
Source: Library
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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.

The writing style of this book was very unique and interesting. I loved following Juliette's thoughts. She thinks things but then crosses them out of her mind, trying to think of different things. She was a strong yet strange and sweet character. Juliette was never loved and always seen as a monster. She made a fatal mistake at fourteen and was sent away. Her parents never cared to find out what happened to her. She lives in a horrible asylum all by herself until one day Adam shows up.

Adam is basically the guy I always dream I could meet. He went to school with Juliette as a child and always saw the good in her. Always watched and admired her but never said anything. Then the chance was taken away from him. He is a solider now and working for Warner. Warner has an obsession for Juliette. He has big plans to use her as a weapon.

Warner was a very interesting and complex character. The kind of person you just love to hate. He was completely evil but somehow I still kind of liked him in a weird way. He has serious issues but I felt like Juliette was something he thought could make him happy and in his own crazy reasoning he believed he could make her happy.

Even though Juliette was treated horribly she will not help Warner no matter what he offers her. She fights him and fights to be good. I could never be as strong as her. I would probably just give in. But throughout the book she gets smarter, stronger, and learns to love and trust. There is a ton of great action and interesting twists that I didn't see coming. I always love that in a book. It ends rather abruptly so I am curious as to where the story goes in the next book.

"All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart."

"His lips soften into a smile that cracks apart my spine. He repeats my name like the word amuses him. Entertains him. Delights him.
 In seventeen years no one has said my name like that"

"Juliette," he whispers, and I realize just how close he is. I'm not sure why I haven't evaporated into nothingness. "It's been me and you against the world forever," he says.

Rating: 5/5 Stars!

50 comments:

  1. I loved this book! It was so amazing. Can't wait for the next one!!

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    1. I'm really excited for the next one too! It was left so open. No cliffhanger but everything was still kind of hanging. I wanted more to happened with Adam and Juliette too.

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  2. I can't wait to Read it!!!
    It sounds amazing

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! It was really good and unique.

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  3. Great review, Jennifer! This was such an achingly beautiful book and I can't wait to read the next one. I literally had to take a break from intense books after this one; it just left me completely speechless. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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    1. I really enjoyed it! I have to take breaks after intense books too. It is so amazing how much a book can affect you!

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  4. Haha, I just commented on your IMM saying that I couldn't wait to see what you thought of this book. And here it all is! :D

    I'm so happy you liked it! It's such an awesome book! And I completely agree with you about Adam. I've said it before Jennifer but I'll say it again; you have GREAT taste in book-boyfriends! :D

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    1. Thanks! ;-) Your so awesome! Adam is so sweet. I was mad they kept getting interrupted. I really enjoyed this book.

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  5. I haven't gotten around to reading Shatter Me yet. This is the second great review I have seen tonight. I so have to read it! Thanks for the review.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

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    1. I had it on my TBR list forever too! I finally requested it from an out of town library because I just had to know what I was messing!

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  6. I picked this book up after reading so many reviews for it on the book blogs that I followed before starting my own book blog. LOVED IT! I can hardly wait until the next book comes out so I can find out what happens next!

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    1. I saw it everywhere as well! I had to finally see what all the fuss was about! So glad I did.

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  7. Great review. I really got a sense of what this book is about and I really want to read it now.

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you give it a try and enjoy it!

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  8. this is my favorite book..i love it so much..can't wait for the next book :)

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    1. I'm super excited for the next one too! Curious if Adam or Warner has powers?!

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  9. I have seen this book a lot on the blogs but never really thought about reading it until I read your review. It seems like a book I might wanna give a chance.

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    1. It was really unique! Hope you find the time to give it a try :-)

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  10. Oh,I'm dying to read this book =) I've heard so many good things about it! Thank you for the review!

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  11. i won a copy /hope it get s here soon
    tnx 4 your review

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    1. YAY! Congrats! Can't wait to see what you think of it. Hopefully you get it soon!

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  12. Great review! I loved this book so much. I can't wait for the next one! :)

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    1. Me either! I can't wait to see what happens next.

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  13. I've seen this book everywhere recently, and have only heard positive feedback about it, although I haven't had the chance to read a review about Shatter Me.
    When I read the synopsis though, I wasn't as pulled as most people, so I'm happy to have read your review. It's changed my mind.
    Thank you :)

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    1. Yeah some people don't put summaries in their reviews but I like too because I find sometimes a synopsis doesn't fully explain the story of a book. There was a lot going on in this book that I didn't expect from the synopsis. It was a great read!

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  14. Wonderful review and I completely have to agree about Warner. He is definitely the type of guy you'd love to hate but at the same time something about him made me like him. :D I can't wait for the next book.

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    1. Warner was such an awesome character! I didn't want to like but I somehow loved him and couldn't stop thinking about him. I can't wait to see what he is up to in the next book.

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  15. This sounds like such a wonderful book. Can't wait.

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    1. It was wonderful and I hope you enjoy it too!

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  16. I am looking forward to reading this book!

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  17. I got this book for Christmas - I can't wait to read it! The reviews have been amazing!

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    1. YAY! Great Christmas present! Hope you enjoy it.

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  18. I just finished reading this book today, and reviewed it. I also absolutely loved it! I agree the writing style is very unique and I liked it a lot. I love how brave Juliette is to stick up to Warner, he was just crazy!

    Great review!

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    1. YAY! Glad you loved it! The writing style was so interesting. I was not expecting it but really enjoyed it!

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  19. I loved the writing style with the thoughts! It was so amazing and unique! Agreed that this is a 5 star book! Thanks for the great review!

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    1. I was totally not expecting that writing style so I was pleasantly surprised. I loved it and I felt like I could really understand what Juliette was thinking. Thanks for taking the extra time to check out my review and comment. I appreciate it! :-)

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  20. Okay, I was hesitant about reading this. Thanks to your review, I just bought it for my Nook! :)

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    1. I'm excited for you! I hope you love it! Come back and let me know how it goes!

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  21. Shatter Me has gotten so many great reviews! Definitely have to get myself a copy now!
    Thanks for such a nice review! :)

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    1. Thanks for checking it out. I kept seeing so many reviews I had to finally get my hands on a copy. The cover was so gorgeous too. I really enjoyed it and hope you check it out some time. Thanks for taking the extra time to check out my review! I really appreciate it. :-)

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  22. I loved your review. Shatter Me has very beautiful story and Juliette seems very interesting heroine. I really like the quotes.

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    1. Thanks so much! Shatter me was awesome and I loved Juliette too! I love quotes! I know sometimes when I read a quote it totally makes me want to read the book so I try to share my favorites. Thanks for checking out my review!

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  23. I have heard that this is an amazing book. I've been anxious to read it. Thank you for the honest review. I'll be looking for this one for sure.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! It was really unique and amazing.

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  24. Loved your review it's made me even more anxious to run out and buy it. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you get it soon and enjoy it as much as I did!

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