“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart”(Mafi 66).
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.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Spoiler-free review: I really liked this book! It definitely reminded me of Divergent and Hunger Games, so if you liked those novels, then Shatter Me is right up your alley! It was full of action, and the author’s style of writing is really unique! She’s very poetic and I feel like it just made the book so much better! However, the romance was a bit fast-paced, and I wish the author gave us a prologue, or something to help make it seem less… random? It was almost as if she was on a tangent, trying to make it work, but it just didn’t. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me! I feel like I’ve been super picky when it comes to romance lately! 😋 I still enjoyed it though! I just wish it was more thought-out and slower.
I also loved the dystopian aspects of this novel! The plot was so intriguing, and I genuinely had a fun time reading this book! I am also so excited to read the rest of the series! I am actually reading Destroy Me right now, and it’s really interesting. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book! It was a quick, fun, and engaging read!
I hope y’all enjoyed reading this post! I am planning on writing reviews for some of the other books in this series, so stay tuned for that! I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for reading! —Rishika 😄
Citation for picture: “Shatter Me.” Amazon , 2018, http://www.amazon.com/Shatter-Me-Tahereh-Mafi/dp/0062085506.