Friday, August 7, 2015

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me is the first book in this young adult dystopian trilogy series, and it is one of the best books I have ever read! Juliette has a power that can kill. Whenever she touches someone, she causes them excruciating pain. Juliette has not made contact with anyone in 264 days. The last time she did, she accidentally killed a little boy, and was sent to jail. The world is too busy falling to pieces to worry about some 17-year-old kid with powers. Birds don't fly, clouds are the wrong color, and people are being killed and tortured by the Reestablishment. They promised a better life, and things that were too good to be true, and failed to give it. Instead, they enslaved people into fear and desperation.

The people who are still alive are about to start a war against this. Warner, the leader of the Reestablishment, has his eyes set on Juliette, and wants her as his weapon to stop these, and to create a "better" world. Juliette meets Adam, who went to school with her, and was the only person who looked at her like a human being. He is also immune to her touch, and provides her with a chance she never thought she would get, to be free.

I love Shatter Me! I have never read a book such as intriguing as this! I was constantly wanting more and more, and was sad when it ended. I found Juliette to be scared and confused at first, but over time she came out of her shell and fought. Juliette had trouble hiding her emotions, and whenever something happened, she would be the first to react, to show emotion. She is a character that is well-written and well-developed. I would not change a thing about her.

The plot was put together perfectly, and the order of everything made perfect sense, and really came together. There was so much detail, and I did not wonder about any questions, which is very rare. The writing in Shatter Me is fantastic, and I really loved it.

I highly, highly recommend Shatter Me, and I cannot wait to read the next book!

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 340 pages
Series: Yes, Book 1
Rating: 5 Stars

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