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.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is a quick and electrifying read! It is about a girl named Juliette, who has the power to bring death to anyone she touches. No wonder why these people want her for their own!
The story is very captivating. It starts off very appealing drawing me in to know why she was imprisoned for so many days and not being able to talk to anyone. This story develops with her in the cell and how after so many days she was able to talk to someone, someone of the opposite sex, Adam. Both Adam and Juliette are kick-ass characters. The only person that will not die from Juliette’s touch is Adam. Together, a romance unfolds and they escape together from the people who want to use Juliette for a bad cause. The story progresses pretty quickly with details, actions and romance.
My favorite part is learning the abilities that Juliette has. Not only is her touch fatal, she is one strong heroine! Although she has been imprisoned for so long, she does not give up on her life and she knows what is wrong and what is right. She has her own opinions and decisions when she finds out what is going to happen to her if she stays with her captors.
Shatter Me is one kick-ass novel with kick-ass characters! I cannot wait for the second installation in this series! I can hardly put this book down! If you enjoyed books like, Divergent by Veronica Roth and Delirium by Lauren Oliver, you will love Shatter Me!
Source: Sacramento Book Review.
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