Book: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Book Info: Published by HarperCollins; 248 pages; purchased for my Nook
Genre: YA: Dystopic/Romance
Goodreads.com Summary: “You can’t touch me,” I whisper.
I’m lying, is what I don’t tell him.
He can touch me, is what I’ll never 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 on 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.
I really liked Shatter Me. It’s certainly interesting, and while it takes a while to draw you in, it is so worth it!
I thought her ability to torture and kill people just by touching them was very unique, especially when you discover that there are 2 people who are immune to her touch. I am curious as to what makes them so special, and why there are people with different abilities.
I wasn’t terribly impressed with the romance. What’s interesting, though, is that there could be 3 potential love interests for Juliette. I mean, Adam is the guy we’re supposed to be rooting for, but there’s also Warner. And I might be reading too much into it, but it seems like Kenji could be a love interest as well.
The novel is very much the life and thought process of a 17-year-old girl, which Mafi does very well with striking through some of the text. I loved how she wrote it, but it did get a little tiresome because things were a tad disjointed and jumbled. It was a little hard to completely get into what was going on, but she does have a way of putting things together that’s really interesting.
Overall, I really liked it. It gets a 4 out of 5. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.