338 pages, Library Book (hardcover)
Finished on 31/5/2012
Genres: Young Adult, Some Adventure, Romance, Coming of Age, Futuristic
Synopsis via GoodReads:
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.Motivation to Read It: GoodReads, then the Library. They tease me constantly.
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.
Review: First thing I'm gonna say: WOW! Second: The synopsis is right-- I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel. 'Nuff said, right? This book was absolutely ahmazing.
Juliette has been locked away where she can't hurt people; she believes herself to be a monster. She's never had any friends that were truly there for her. The day that Adam comes to her cell is the day that everything really does change. The way Juliette distances herself from him and doesn't even respond when she's super tempted to, it's just intriguing. I constantly found myself waiting for the moment when she would open up even a sliver and say something, anything.
The characters were all really good. Adam is probably my favorite male character ever. He has this facade that looks like he doesn't care, but whenever he and Juliette are alone, he's the sweetest guy. Warner was also a good charrie. Obviously (for those of you that have read the book), he wasn't going to be my favorite character, but I like the way he was set up. He's the son of somebody important, and he's trying to live up to expectations. Gotta respect that.
From the moment Adam entered Juliette's cell, I just didn't want to put the book down. As you get farther into the pages, time passes a little faster, and you keep wondering when they'll make their move against Warner, etc. It keeps your nose in the pages for sure.
You MUST get this book. I'm telling you, it's completely worth it to buy a bound copy. You'll thank me later :)