This is such a beautiful cover, I can’t even deal. *_*
Name: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Dystopia, Young Adult, Fantasy
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.
I have mixed feelings about this book. I wasn’t expecting this to be a love story. Juliette can kill people with her touch, why would you write a love story about her?!
The writing of this book is very poetic and there’s a lot of purple prose. I skimmed through a lot of parts because I couldn’t
One thing that bothered me was the lack of humour in this book. I like when characters are funny or sarcastic. Juliette and Adam were always so serious. Kenji provided a bit of comic relief but for some reason, I just didn’t like him very much. I didn’t trust him at all!
All said and done, I am tempted to read the next book, Unravel Me. Read on for the discussion, if you’ve read the book, it has spoilers!
The world in this book really really scared me. A world where art doesn’t exist! That’s terrible. Every generation is defined by it’s culture. Wiping off all forms of culture from the world would be disastrous! Even in the Hunger Games world, the Hunger Games occurs every year, they listen to music, they have some form of culture.
A lot of people who like this book seem to be on Team Warner. Why? He’s such a terrible character! He’s evil. I don’t know what happens in the next books but it must be something drastic since the antagonist seems to have become the love interest.
Juliette was a very weak character depending on Adam for everything. This is very ironic, considering the fact that people will literally die if she touches them. She’s also very boring, to be honest. The only reason I kept reading is because I was interested in the main story, not because of the protagonist.
Juliette and Adam’s love was very insta-lovey. They never spoke in school, how they fell in love with each other is beyond me. Their love is very obsessive. I don’t particularly care for the love plot, to be honest.
The ending was very unexpected and I didn’t see it coming. I like the idea of Juliette not being the only one with this power
(or curse as she calls it).
What did you think of the book? Tell me in the comments!