{Review} Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

November 7, 2011 Reviews 11

Me by Tahereh Mafi

Hardcover342 pages
Expected publication: November 15th 2011 by Harper/HarperCollins
Age Group: YA
Source: ARC from Publisher
Series: Shatter Me #1
Buy this book: preorder from Amazon

Summary (from Goodreads)

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. 
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.

Wow, wow wow! I think this may just be the best book of 2011! I cannot even express my love for Shatter Me properly. Tahereh Mafi has such a gift for story telling. Her writing style is so rich and detailed. It was a pleasure to read. I don’t always take notice of writing style. Most of the time the writing does not jump out at me unless it is really badly written or very unique. Shatter Me is the exception. It is impossible to miss the beautiful writing of Tahereh Mafi.

Shatter Me grabs you right from the start and once it takes hold of you it does not let go. It’s gripping, intense, fantastic and everything else a great book should be. It is a must read book for anyone.

I want a clone of Adam for myself please. I mean he was pretty much perfect, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for him in the next book. I have a feeling there is much more that we have not learned about him yet. And Adam and Juliette together just makes me swoon. I loved the combination of awesome powers, kick butt action and an even more awesome romance. It was the best romance I have read in a YA paranormal in a long time.

I love the mystery that surrounds Juliette’s powers and I can’t wait to find out more about them! She is such a complex and well developed character and I think the girl on the cover depicts her perfectly!

Shatter Me is an example of YA done right. Everything fits together and all parts of the story complement each other. The result is an all encompassing reading experience. The writing is superb, the characters three dimensional and the story is magical. Read Shatter Me ASAP! Such an amazing book. One of my favorites for sure!

5/5 Gavels. 
Whenever I find a book that I just love I always look around to other reviews of it to see if anyone loved it as much as I did. While I was looking around at Shatter Me reviews I found one that I completely agree with. I was nodding my head along with it the whole time! I particularly loved one line from it. 

Shatter Me shattered me. Shattered my brain, shattered my senses, shattered my emotions. It threw me here and there and there and here” – Hafsah from IceyBooks.*
 Go check out the rest of her awesome review and see why she loved Shatter Me just as much as I did! 

*this quote was taken with permission from Hafsah of IceyBooks.  


Michelle @ Book Briefs

11 Responses to “{Review} Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi”

  1. Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue

    I want to say this is my favorite book of 2011 but there are one or two more that are right up there with it. Still though…Tahereh’s book slayed me. Juliette was so brave and fantastic, and her relationship with Adam. *swoooons* I really am looking forward to the sequel to see where the foundation that was laid in the end goes!

    Molli at Once Upon a Prologue

  2. Sarah

    I just googled Tahereh Mafi, and this review was one of the first links. I just read the book, and I agree, it is absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to read more from her!

  3. Krista

    I didn’t really like Adam and her together. But I did love the writing style too! I’m hoping the sequel will be better than the first one. Great review 🙂

  4. Megan

    I was so captivated by this book and by Juliette. Tahereh’s writing style was so unique. I can’t wait for book 2!!!

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