Sunday, June 16, 2013

Review: Shatter Me

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)
 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.

Source: Bought

My Thoughts:

I've been hearing a LOT about Shatter Me for ages! Some people loved it and some people didn't like it that much. I was avoiding this book because I thought the hype might ruin it for me but I'm glad I finally bit the bullet and bought it!

This book is powerful and addictive. While you're reading it you might not realize how addicting it is but after it's over you have a NEED to find out what happens next and you want to read more about the characters.The best part is that the author manages to get you invested enough to want to follow the story without the help of a cliffhanger.

The story is written in a different way there are a lot of strikethrough's  and some people might get irritated with this but this is how the main character thinks. She's ashamed to even think these things and she can't rub them out ,so she tries to cut them out of her thoughts. I loved the fact that we could see the main characters unconscious desires and deepest darkest secrets. 

Juliette is a character that I didn't fall in love with but I respect and understand her.I feel sorry for her but I don't have the urge to tell her to get it together.She's a character whose life isn't black and white.Her life is full of shades of grey.She's a very complex character. At times you question her sanity but she is the driving force behind the story.

Adam is a character who came off as too sweet to me. I was always suspicious of him. I have no idea why but I kept expecting him to transform into a super villain.Maybe that's just me though...

Warner is a complex character as well but for some reason I just liked him more than Adam. I didn't expect him to transform into a super villain because he already was one.I don't know why I like him when there's clearly something wrong with his head but I just do...

The story is interesting and keeps you engrossed till the end and at the end you're left wanting more. What more can you want from a book?

The only reason I'm not giving this book a 5 is because the romance between Adam and Juliette was too sickly sweet and screamed insta-love (This might be because I'm a Warner fan though).

Overall, An interesting book with complex characters and an interesting plot. This book stands out and leaves a big impact on you.I'm intrigued to know what happens next!

For the first time I've actually bought a novella(Destroy Me) because it's told from Warner's point of view.I'm THAT obsessed interested in this character!

My Rating:



  1. I've read this one after everyone else too (well know you obviously :D) but still everyone were talking about it. All I can tell you it that the second book is really amazing! :)
    Great review.

  2. I have heard some mixed things about this. But it sounds really interesting and after this review I want to give it a try. Thanks for the review


  3. I absolutely love this series and the authors voice. Wonderful review!

  4. Welcome to the club! I was hesitant about reading Shatter Me mainly because of the hype, and i'm so glad that you and I became part of the group who liked the book. You should read the second one real soon- it's sooo much better, and some of your insights might change ;)

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  5. Loved the characters and I too was addicted to this one. Great review and glad to hear you enjoyed

  6. I know people who were irritated with the strike throughs but I thought it was a brilliant way of showing Juliette's inner turmoil and effects of isolation on her mind. I loved this story too, and I was team Adam after reading this but after reading Unravel Me, I have no idea what team I'm on. Wonderful Review! :)

  7. Hey Km.. Nice review.. I gave it rating 4 as well.. still stuck at Unravel me though :D. I am glad that you liked it.. The cover is pretty, isn't it!!
    And I agree Juliette sometimes got on my nerves too.. but I feel for her.

    Ankita @ Booklok Coffee

  8. Yay!!! So glad you liked this one:) I was definitely suspicious of Adam in the beginning but then he really grew on me and I'm now firmly Team Adam. I fear that might not last though, it seems anyone that was previously Team Adam was won over by Warner in the novella and book two. I'll just have to see:):) Can't wait for your thoughts on Unravel Me!

  9. I'm not that much of a novella fan, but yes, you MUST buy that novella. Read that, read Unravel Me and then I can't wait to see what you think!

    PS Go Warner!
    PPS Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  10. I really enjoyed Shatter Me, so I'm not sure why I haven't been interested in continuing the series. I think it's probably because I don't want Warner and Juliette together, and I'm figuring that's what will happen.
    I'm so glad you enjoyed Shatter Me. Great review!

  11. I'm so glad that you finally decided to give this book a try and ended up loving it! I really liked Adam, but I totally liked Warner too, I can't wait to see how you get on with the novella and Unravel Me too. Lovely review!

  12. I've heard lots of this book, but i do really enjoy your reivew! thanks for sharing!!

  13. This easily became one of my favorite trilogies of all time so I'm really glad you enjoyed Shatter Me too. Great review.

  14. I actually really liked the strikethroughs because I thought it totally made the book unique. If you're a fan of Warner, Kadbury, you're in for a treat with Destroy Me AND Unravel Me. Tahereh Mafi's writing is addictive at best so get to the remainder of books asap! great review :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  15. Yes I am one of those people who hasn't read this series yet. Not because I don't wan't to. I do want to read this book but right now I am in the middle of those series which are coming to an end. One of them being the infamous 'Sookie Stackhouse' books! I definitely will be reading Shatter Me in the near future as soon as I get my hands on this book!


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