6.2.15 - Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi

All my reviews are going to be short because I'm just not like all the other blogs that give all sorts of details and such.  


Just me, giving the short and sweet and if I REALLY like it, like Shatter Me, then there may be a bit more to the review.


What was it that I enjoyed soooooo much about this book?


The way Mafi writes, and that she doesn't bog the reader down with too much detail and characters but enough to really get the story going.  


If there is a want of detail about the book.. here..



I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I'm more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

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.
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Harper
Shatter Me is a YA dystopian with the main female character with 'powers'.  At first, I thought maybe this was an X-Men wannabe.  Eh, sorta but no.  
I like how Mafi writes in a way like a poet, and yet not.  The writing itself is different from other books I've read, and you really feel Juliette, who by the way has a name that also hooked me.  Anyway, I digress.   
Told in Juliette's pov in a world where things are seriously effed up but seriously makes one think that it's a reflection of today's society.  
And I seriously like Mafi's way with words told through Juliette's eye.  This is one book where I didn't want to put down and made me want to devour it.  I hadn't had that feeling for a book in a good while.  
Not to mention the characters... 
You gotta love it when the bad guy is real about himself...
"Well you're the murderer,"  I tell him.  "So you must be right."
His smile is laced with dynamite.  "Go to sleep."
"Go to hell."
He works his jaw. Walks to the door.  "I'm working on it."
Warner makes you wonder.  He makes you ponder what is up with this dude.  You kinda empathize in a weird way his obsession with power and with Juliette. But then I think it's Mafi's way of messing with the readers' heads because that's the funny thing about writers/authors they like to take their readers heads and see if they can mess with it.  
*sighs*  I'm putting out more than I want to.
I think I just seriously hearts Mafi's writing.   I have placed posty tabs in this borrowed copy of the book that I don't want to give up.  I haven't put posty tabs in a book in a long time.   
I feel like I'm a VERY cynical reviewer/reader.  Probably because I haven't felt the need to devour a book such as this in a hellalong time.   
I have so many quotes I couldn't decide which to put in here.  
Well, needless to say, I will be looking forward to the other books in this series... =)

AND... I found a trailer! XD