Publisher - Harper/HarperCollins
Release Date - November 15th, 2011, 342 Pages
I won this from a blog giveaway & was super excited to get a chance to read this. I heard mixed reviews on it but I went in with a neutral mind & here is what I thought.
Shatter Me does not disappoint! The way that Tahereh Mafi writes is so beautiful, lyrical & absolutely unique. The one thing that I loved, loved, loved about this book is the way that some things were crossed through like that was the feeling yet you weren't suppose to know that.You are totally inside Juliette's head, her thinking is exactly that of a 17 yr old.
Juliette has been
locked upinstitutionalized for 264 days in which she has not touched anyone, have anyone touch her, or spoke for that matter. She has been by herself with just a notebook & window to look out of & see the world drastically changing around her. The Reestablishment took over to help the dying society but all she can see is the world crumbling around her. Her touch can inflict the worst kind of pain, or...worse. Throughout you see the torment that she has gone through her whole life, feeling as an outcast by everyone, including her parents. The Reestablishment took over to help society, but all Juliette has seen is the world crumbling around her. She has been alone not only the 264 days that she has been in the asylum, but her whole life. Then, her world is shattered.
Adam comes in the picture & changes everything for her. The love that is between the two of them is not the love-at-first-site that we all see in books, not that that is bad or anything, but with these characters there is background. Juliette has had feeling's for Adam for quite some time. He has always been nice to her, he knows exactly what to say at the right time, & makes you fall in love with him yourself. He wants to get to know her, to talk to her, to...well you'll have to get the book to see.
Now we can't have a good novel without the bad guy, right? Enter Warner, his father is the guy in charge of the Reestablishment & he wants Juliette for his own purposes. He's evil & manipulative. He & Adam have a couple things in common, some they both know about but one is a secret, shared only between he & Juliette. But who is it?
Shatter Me was well paced, there were some heated spots & good action. The way that it's written, you really feel that you are there & you can see the scenery that Tahereh has created. There was secrets because we all have secrets. There was some betrayal (depending on who's point of view your looking at). I felt the ending was sped up just a bit, or that could have been because I was so sucked into the book & wanting to see what happened next. The ending left you wanting more. I am glad that this is a series because I feel that this is just the beginning of the world that has been created & am patiently waiting for the 2nd one to be released.