Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: Harper Release Date: November 15th 2011 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Dystopia Pages: 338 --- 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. --- This was the first book I read this month for the #RamadanReadathon and my amazing friend let me borrow the ENTIRE series from her (check her out at The Blue Eyed Demon!)
I’m so glad it was my first. I really, really enjoyed this and sped through it. It was the right amount of engaging to keep me hooked and I could barely put it down. In my opinion, it felt, weirdly, like a mix between The Hunger Games and Noughts & Crosses. These are two series I’d never picture together but Shatter Me felt like that and it was amazing!
It follows the story of Juliette, who has a power which renders her touch lethal to anyone other person. Until she meets Adam, who helps her escape from the Reestablishment – an asylum she was locked up in for committing a murder when she was younger.
I really loved how frail Juliette was for most of the book, and how she crosses out some of her thoughts as the book goes along. It added a certain uniqueness to it, and I thought Warner was a fantastic villain too because he has so much depth to him. I can’t wait to read the sequel now!