Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me
Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HaperTeen <--GOSH, they are amazing!
Pages: 352
Rating: 5 SHINY SHINY GLITTERY SPARKLING STARS!!
Team: Adam Kent <3 
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.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices,Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel. ~Goodreads

Shatter Me is absolutely riveting, tremendously unique and totally sexy! From the very first page I was absolutely mesmerized by Juliette and her story, I NEEDED to know more, more, more.  And oH my GOSH, DUDE! Have you seen the teaser trailer???

I was flabbergasted at how freakin’ brilliantly this book was written, so different and exceptionally original with the strike out lines, so poetic, so emotional and did I say original?

Tahereh Mafi definitely makes a STUNNING debut. The dialogue just flows off the page so perfectly and all the scenes just fit together so seamlessly it’s really hard to believe it's her debut novel.

I can’t praise this book enough! There was action, and danger, and romance. *SWOONS* the romance I cant even…I don’t even…oh my god Adam Kent! He is the most perfect male specimen to ever hit the pages. He says things that made my my heart flutter and put butterflies in my stomach! He’s compassionate and sexy yet tough and adorable and he makes your soul melt into a puddle of  delicious cookie dough (okay so obviously that is a really weird simile but…he is just that special…he has the power to turn your soul into cookie dough…HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HIM?!)

I also adored Juliette! When we first meet her, she’s so isolated and her thoughts are a jumble of pain, sorrow, fear and regrets; the way in which she tells her story is heartbreaking and I was truly captivated by her words. Juliette is also stubborn, way to smart for her own good and a total bad ass! She can take a dude down with just the touch of her hand! (Tell me that’s not bad freakin’ ass!)

Juliette is also cautious with her power and emotions, especially around Warner.  Ah, Warner the guy you want to hate, but he opens his mouth then you get confused. He carries himself with utter confidence and is harsh; he craves power and will go to some pretty drastic measures to get it, which should disgust you. Yet he's totally gorgeous & devilishly charming & he has this vulnerable side that makes him extremely hard to hate. It’s not very often I meet a sexy villain, so maybe that’s why I find him so striking, he’s very mystifying (big word right!?) and I can’t wait to read more about him in book 2!

This book was everything I wanted it to be and more! It surpassed my expectations and I want to sleep with it forever! And cuddle with it and sing to it and play apples to apples with it!  It was pure perfection. I am in love.  And the cover is beauteous!

8 comments:

  1. Great review! I'm so excited for this one. I've been hearing nothing but good things about it and I really like the cover.

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  2. Awesome review can't wait for this book. I think its the most anticipated book of the year at least for me. Can't wait. Loved the teaser trailor it just makes me want this book more. :)

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  3. You got an ARC of this one?! LUCKY!!! And you are right HarperTeen is awesome. The majority YA books I like come from them =DDDDDDDD

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  4. @Tiffany- I LOVE the cover too!! It's sooo prettiful! *pets* <-- i was petting the cover!! not you!! sorry for the confusion! :P

    @Laura- The teaser is AMAZING (just like the book!) It makes me kinda sad though!!

    @Mariya- I got it at ALA & basically peed my pants out of sheer excitement!! HarperTeen very well may be the love of my life!!! ZEEEP! they just always have THE BEST books!

    P DOT S- EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BUY SIX COPIES OF THIS BOOK WHEN IT COMES OUT!! IT'S SOOO FANTAB!! <3 <3 <3 !!

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  6. OK, I love that you included a "team" section. That is adorable. Plus... I think you are convincing me to go out and buy this book... I'm a sucker for Caps Locks.

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  7. I WILL read Shatter Me! Pinky swear promise.
    Why was the teaser sad?? I don't want to be sad.

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  8. @Delilah- The "Team" section is my favorite part of my reviews, heehee! AND YES YOU MUST GET THIS BOOK! <--yay for convincing caps! :P

    @Karen- WOOHOO!! When you read it we must discuss! Oh, and the trailer just makes me sad cuz i'm a weirdo...i'm sure it's supposed to be super cool (which IT IS!) but it's sad to me!

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