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“A monster is what she calls herself. A weapon is what she is called by others. A human being will abilities unlike any other is what those who love her name her and constantly remind her. A story of Juliette Ferrars, the way she finds that her curse she has always regretted is infact a gift and...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Though Shatter Me is touted as a combination between The Hunger Games and X-Men, I think it's fair to warn you that the superhero factor of the story doesn't really get going until the last hundred or so pages. I do have to agree that the dystopian factors of the story will appeal to Hunger Games...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Shatter Me is a book of thrill, fantasy and romance by Tahereh Mafi. It is set in the future, a place that has been almost destroyed by human pollution. The current ruler of the world is an organisation names the Reestablishment. The book is centred a 17 year old girl named Juliette Ferrars. She is a somewhat gentle person, but very self-doubting. She has always been avoided by everyone, her friends, her teachers, even her own parents. Because her touch can kill.
“I have a curse.
I HAVE A GIFT.
I'm a monster.
I'M MORE THAN HUMAN.
My touch Is lethal.
MY TOUCH IS POWER.
I am their weapon.
I WILL FIGHT BACK.”
Juliette Ferrars is in an insane asylum, and has been for 3 years. Because of a crime she didn't commit. At least she didn't KNOW she was committing it. Until he died. Her parents abandoned her, and now she's stuck in a tiny cell with an even smaller window. She watches the world move around her, while she stays in place. Waits for the bird with the golden feathers, waits for 264 days. Until it finally arrives.
I really liked the book Shatter me, because the way Tahereh Mafi writes is just so breathtaking. She writes in a way that makes you feel what Juliette feels, all her sorrow and disappointment and remorse. It is a perfect book for adventurous romance readers.
“Loved everything about this book.”Mrs. Mashock wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed this book:) The beginning was amazing. I could not put it down and every second I wasn't reading it I was wondering what was going to happen next. The middle was a little boring though. I thought it kind of dragged on. That's like the only reason why I didn't give this five stars. I also thought it was kind of unrealistic that Julliete and Adam fell in love so quickly. I get that they knew each other when they were little, but it was a little too intense too fast. I liked the book overall though, and I'm going to read the novella from Warner's point of view before I read the second one:)”Kelsey wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Generally good book, although the character development of Juliette is a bit off. She trusts Adam awfully quickly which just doesn't ring true for a girl who has gone through everything she has (and the way she met him). At first I enjoyed the writing, but there's something a little too noticeable about it. Good writing should serve as a backdrop, but this is perhaps a bit forced and at times doesn't flow naturally.
Juliette is seventeen years old hasn't spoken to or touched anyone in 264 days. Whenever she touches someone, they suffer and eventually die if she holds on long enough. She was imprisoned for murder by the Re-establishment, an organization who is dedicated to rebuilding the polluted, barren Earth on the surface. Food and animals are scarce, the sky is incredibly polluted, and diseases run rampant. No one knows why Juliette's touch is so harmful, but she is small compared to the larger problems of the world. Everything changes when after months and months of isolation, a boy is put into her cell with her. She has no idea what her jailers' angle is, but she is determined to keep to herself and keep him safe. He isn't what he appears to be and she has to choose whether she will be a weapon for someone else to wield or a self sufficient warrior.
“loved. this.”Lauren. wrote this review 4 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amazing Detail!!!!!”Bookworm wrote this review 4 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In a futuristic world where the Reestablishment has conquered the planet and makes all the rules, seventeen-year-old Juliette Ferrars has been incarcerated in an insane asylum since she was 14 years old. Read the rest of the review on my blog: http://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/shatter-me-tahereh-mafi/”Alma Ramos-McDermott wrote this review Saturday, October 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent fantasy, dystopia with lots of romance”Mrs. D. wrote this review Wednesday, October 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really loved this. Mafi's narrative felt like poetry at times. Beautiful, heart-wrenching, surprising, fabulous.”Andrea Krause wrote this review Saturday, September 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3.5”Anna N.~ You Can Take Everything From Me, Cause This Is All I Need wrote this review Saturday, September 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No