Book Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title:Shatter Me
Author:Tahereh Mafi
Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Summary

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

This was the first time I’ve actually read something like this book. I loved the originality of the idea of this book. Even the way it was written, words in strikethrough and all that. It gives off the whole idea of the protagonist’s thoughts and emotions.

The book was filled with action, which was something I did not expect from a female writer (YOU GO, TAHEREH! <3), but there was enough “sweet, cheesy and sensual” side to balance it off. I’ve had my breath held up for a couple of times throughout the book. I even had my heart beating so fast. I loved the sheer thrill I experienced from reading this book.

This seems so short. The thing is, I really didn’t know what else is there to be said. I’m just too amazed and stunned to say anything.

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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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