Sunday, 18 December 2011

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: young adult/ dystopian
Publisher: Harper Collins
Date published: 15th November 2011
Rating: 4/5

Good reads Synopsis

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. 

My Review:
Honestly the first thing I have to say is "Tahereh Mafi's writing!!!" WOW. I mean she has immense talent, the book is written in such a beautiful prose that the reader cannot help but imagine that they are themselves part of the  dystopian world Tahereh has created. It's almost like she is painting a picture for us with her words.

Shatter Me focuses on Juliette the female lead of this shattering debut novel. Julliete's touch is fatal anyone who comes into contact with her suffers she has been locked up for committing a crime she did not intend to do. I loved how the reader gets to see the world from Julliete's point of view her hopes, dreams, worries this is a book with an amazing heroine who has a strong voice, who is trying to find herself in a world that tries to define her. Adam is the male lead in this book and I loved to see their relationship develop, he is an amazing lead and I couldn't help but love him. There is surely a lot of Romance in this book.
The world Tahereh has created is a haunting vision of a bleak future with ravaged lands and decreasing resources, Julliete has to make tough decisions and decide whether to use her power for the good or bad.
I could go on about this book for a long time, I honestly cannot wait for the sequel.
Hats off to Tahereh Mafi for creating this masterpiece. Shatter Me is a Dystopian with a paranormal twist and a great romance. A must read!

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1 comment:

  1. Great review. I really loved this book too, and can't wait for the next one.


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