REVIEW: Shatter Me (#1) by Tahereh Mafi

I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I’m more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

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.

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I really wish I could be like everyone else and love this. It has a 4.04 out of 5 on Goodreads because so many people enjoyed this book. I can’t even pretend I did. Sorry! Don’t be mad.

I thought it was a really interesting concept. I thought the strike through in the novel seemed, well, novel. I thought this could be my new favorite Dystopian series.

Sigh…but it wasn’t. I didn’t like Juliette or Adam and they are the main characters! Juliette was too meek and Adam seems like he has an agenda. The only person who I was really interested in was Warner and he’s a terrible person. Terrible. But he’s kind of psychotic sexy, if that makes sense.

I’m sure there is a reason why her touch doesn’t affect Adam and Warner but since it wasn’t even alluded to in book one I just will not find out unless someone spoils it for me. Normally I don’t like spoilers but if you know please feel free to contact me on twitter @maiinwonderland. 😀

If you haven’t read this, I would still say you should give it a chance if you’re interested. There are by far more people that liked it then didn’t.


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