What is Shatter Me about?
>>> My touch is lethal. (My touch is power). I am their weapon. (I will fight back). <<<
“YOU CAN’T TOUCH ME,”
is what I don’t tell him.
PLEASE TOUCH ME,
is what I want to tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
After a lifetime without freedom, she’s finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time─and to find a future with the one boy she thought she’d lost forever.
Source of Blurb: Shatter Me book cover
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia
Series: Shatter Me Series (#1)
I’m so relieved that Shatter Me lived up to all the hype. I’ve been reading a lot of books recently that came highly recommended by others but just ended up disappointing me.
Shatter Me is written in a very unique way and Tahereh Mafi’s writing is so beautiful; the insightful, effortless way she describes things makes it feel like you’re reading poetry. From page one I had a feeling that this book was going to be a 5 star read for me, and I was so right.
The protagonist, Juliette, intrigued me from the start. When we first meet Juliette, she is locked up in an asylum and I was interested to find out how she ended up there, and what the dystopian world she lives in was like. Juliette’s world is very believable, and frankly a little too close to our world for comfort. It doesn’t take much stretch of the imagination to picture Juliette’s world becoming our world in the near future. It is a world where pollution has gotten so bad that there are very few animals left, there are food shortages and poverty is rife.
And because of this crisis the world finds itself in, an organization called the Reestablishment has stepped up and taken over as the new leaders with promises of making things better. But there is a lot of controversy surrounding this organization. On page one we are also told that after 264 days of isolation, Juliet is about to get a cellmate. And I felt excited to find out how that was going to turn out.
And best of all, Shatter Me also has an intense, mesmerizing love story. I liked this story so much I am going to move straight on to reading the sequel, something I haven’t done in while.