[#3] Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me 
(Shatter Me #1)
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)


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.


Shatter Me… Wow! I hope that would be enough to describe this book because that’s how it is, it sort of makes me so speechless, it’s just WOW! I love this book!

It’s a dystopian novel and I’m actually surprised that I’d liked it since I have some history with not liking similar genre with this book, so you can say that I read this book on trial and I’m so glad I did. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I kept imagining Resident Evil 5(minus the zombies), which I also loved so much. That’s my first hunch for liking it. Secondly, because it’s sort of a little poetic. The narration of Juliette was awesome! Third, it’s so mysterious, the mystery on what’s going to happen kept the excitement going from start to finish. It’s one of those novels that can blow you mind away when you finally realized the secrets and stories behind the characters. Lastly, I love the characters; they were not like the usual reads of mine which goes like--one of the leading role’s completely powerful and the other one’s completely hopeless and the love between them was not so blinding which was a breath of fresh air to me.

I can’t wait to read the next series of this novel. The ending kind of made sure that I’ll never be going to sleep peacefully without reading the next one!

How much I loved it?
4.5 hearts

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