Book Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)

Shatter Me is part of a trilogy written by Tahereh Mafi – This is book #1 of this amazing trilogy.

Shatter MeJuliette 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.

My thoughts
I had to get used to the writing style, but once I got that covered, man what a story! I do find Julliette a bit whiney at times, but hey if you have been unloved your whole live, spend it the past couple of years in complete isolation then I can understand why!
And I’m ready to learn more and more and more about her…
Now to Adam, hope he keeps it together for both of them hehe. Kenji is funny, wish he dropped in the story a bit earlier. James is cute like a 10 year old brother is, curious and afraid for his brother. Loved it.
Now Warner, not sure what to think of Warner. I like to see him as a ‘baddy’ but I am not sure yet. I don’t like him pushing himself onto Juliette, but I hope he can still turn in the next books into something good or that he completely turns evil.
Definitely worth a read, but a warning…. the strikethrough sentences might get distracted but it will give you more insight into Juliettes struggles.

I would definitely recommend this book as a start of the series. It was nice and refreshing and a complete different sort of story, some like the writing style and some don’t but give this book a try. The characters are well written and I felt all the emotions, the anguish of Julliete, the sudden movements that were pressed upon her, the different feelings, how she has to cope with who she is and what she is capable of and what has happened to the outside world but most importantly whom to trust…? I hope she will always believe and trust in herself and her judgements and doesn’t get this clouded by everyone else.
Oh and I would like to say that I really love this book cover!

Now on to the next one, Unravel Me, once finished review will be up!

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