Thursday, June 7, 2012

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi- Book Review

I haven't been on Blogger in a very long time, and hopefully this summer I'm able to blog more. I was very busy with school throughout this year, so I'll be finding the time to blog now that school is over. I recently finished Tahereh Mafi's wonderful book, Shatter Me.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: November 15, 2011
Publisher: Harper/Harper Collins
Pages: 352
Source: Bought
Series: Shatter Me #1


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 asThe 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. (summary from Goodreads) 


Absolutely loved Shatter Me. It was wonderfully written and I enjoyed the plot line of this story. This book definitely exceeded all my expectations that I originally had for it, before starting it. Very unique and different and I would recommend it to anybody I know. 

Any books I have ever read cannot compare to Shatter Me. It was so different and I totally adored it. From the minute I opened the book and started it, I couldn't stop reading. It took a lot from me to take my eyes away from the pages and actually get some sleep! I loved how the book didn't start slowly--it was interesting from the beginning. Shatter Me had an intriguing plot line. A girl whose touch is lethal? Who wouldn't to read a story about that? At first, you start to get used to her life in the cell but everything changes quickly. This novel is full of suspense and you won't be able to put it down. You have some action, romance, and a girl whose touch can kill people all rolled into one book. Who wouldn't want to read that? 

The characters were really interesting in this novel. I would have to say my favorite would be Adam because I always seem to like the lead male character in books. But, anyways...this book was flawlessly written. I enjoyed how unique the writing was and I cannot wait for the next book to come out from this series. It was definitely creative and I'm interested to see how the story continues. 

I recommend this to all readers who haven't read this book yet. You won't be able to put it down from the start. 

First Sentence: I've been locked up for 264 days. 

-Rating Analysis-

1. Plot: 20 out of 20 points. 
2. Characters: 14 out of 15 points. 
3. Writing: 20 out of 20 points. 
4. Creativity: 15 out of 15 points. 
5. Originality: 10 out of 10 points. 
6. Ending: 13 out of 15 points. 
7. Cover: 5 out of 5 points. 
Equals: 97. 97-100 is an A+. 

-Parental Book Review- 

Violence- moderate
Mild/Excessive Cursing
Mild/Excessive Sexual Content
Drug/Alcohol Use

-About the Author-

Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts. SHATTER ME is her first novel. 

(from novel) 

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