Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Review - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #1)

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Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
: Trade Paperback (338 pages)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: November 15th 2011
Rating: 4/5
Source: Bought at Chapters
Get it at: Chapters | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Summary from Amazon:
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.

What I think
This book clearly have its ups and downs. The first 50 pages pulled me in the story as they are full of mystery and I wanted to know more about Juliette. However, when the romance kicked in, I thought it was plot from then on is a bit predictable and cliché. Thanks to the twists, they motivated me to continue reading and no judge the story until I have completely done with it.

So the story follows Juliette, a mysterious girl with powers to fear. She was locked up in the beginning due to the potential danger normal people associate her with. One day, she got a cell mate, a boy around her age who is not what he seemed to be.
Nonetheless, Shatter Me was a great fast-pace book that I enjoyed. I really like the ending because it was all happy. 

The whole story sorta reminds me of the show Smallville.... 

Side Notes

For people living in Vancouver area (in Canada), the Chapters at Robson is selling signed copies of Shatter Me at the book regular in-store price. Last time I went there (yesterday), only 7 copies were left.


  1. Replies
    1. Haha I wish! I ordered mine online before I found out that signed copies were on sale at the store 8C

    2. Never mind that. At least you have enjoyed the book. That's all that matters. :)