Saturday, May 23, 2015

Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Goodreads Summary: I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I'm more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

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.
 

I don't know what took me soo long to read this series. I am guilty of judging a book by the cover. When I first saw this when it came out I picked it up, read the blurb, looked back at the cover, and decided that it didn't look like it was good. Fast foward to now. One of my teens that comes to the library was checking it back in. She asked me if I read it and I told her no. She looked at me like I lost my mind and said that I had to read it. I read it....the whole time I was reading it I could have slapped myself over and over. I loved this series soo much!!! I could not believe that it took me all this time to read it and I missed out simply because I judged the book by the cover. I vow that I will never do that again. Ever. 

The opening of the story is straight to the point. I loved how I was in Juliette's head. The author did an amazing job with creating Juliette's character. She was this mild , weak , and afraid person and everyone that she loved turned their backs on her. 

The setting is set up in a dystopian field and it reminded me of Divergent. Although, I did like this series a lot better. 

Adam was sweet and caring and he knew Juliette when they were kids. He watched the other people pick on her and mistreat her. Even though he didn't say anything he had always liked her. 

Warner is the guy who is in control. Yes!!! He is the leader of his sector and has taken an interest in Juliette and quickly turned into being obsessed with her. He is hot head and when he sees what he wants no one is going to stop him. He was young but he held so much power. 

I literally read each book in one day. I could not put it down. I think if it was a zombie apocalypse happening I would be a goner because I was in my zone while reading this series. 

Rating 5Stars
Recommend? Yes