Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Book Review #189 - Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

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.
My Rating: 4/5
I had pretty high expectations for this book as I am a fan of the dystopian genre. I would say for the mostpart this book met those expectations.
There was more romance in this book than I had hoped for, at times it overshadowed other elements. I liked both main characters Juliette and Adam, but I didn't feel any chemistry between them. This was the only problems I had with the book.
I really liked the writing style was unique and it took me a while to get used to it, especially the strike-outs. The writing had very vivid descriptions and likeable characters.

1 comment:

  1. I also felt like the romance overshadowed the other parts, especially because I didn't really like Adam. I was actually more interested in Warner!