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.
In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.
(Excerpt from Goodread)
My touch is lethal. My touch is power.
A rose by any other name would still smell so sweet, right?
Okay, so I’m not into Shakespeare, but boy does his Juliette dim in comparison to that of Tahereh Mafi’s character. Strong, powerful, generous, Ms. Mafi’s Juliette is in all sense of the word, a superhero with a gift that leaves her despondent, shattered and alone in a world already succumbing to the cruel claws of desolation.
Outside the uniquely woven plot, Shatter Me is filled with breathtaking scenes of romance, danger and emotions so overwhelming, you’ll feel, breath and bleed with Juliette as she conquers a life of darkness, solitude and pain. Her only light in a world splintered with betrayal and bleak devastation — Adam, a heroic and impossibly beautiful man with the power to leave the reader drowning in a pool of their own saliva.
There was a flickering moment towards the end — and I will give nothing away — that I questioned where Ms. Mafi was going, what she was thinking, but at the promise of a sequel… that was quickly ignored.
Now, I could go on, telling you how wonderful and amazing and inspirational Shatter Me was, but no review could ever truly do justice to the heart gripping tale Ms. Mafi has diligently sewn together. My recommendation, read it, because I will most definitely be picking up more from this author in the future.