Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me

Shatter Me  - Tahereh Mafi

"You can't touch me," I whisper.

I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.

He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.

But things happen when people touch me.

Strange things.

Bad things.

No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.

But Juliette has plans of her own.

After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.
[ synopsis from goodreads ]



Hmmm. I had a really hard time rating this one because I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about this? When I first started it, I literally FLEW through it and couldn't put it down. It's really intriguing and grabbed me from the get go. But as time went on, it lost me?? And I took a break from it before finishing the last 100 pages.

I really don't know what happened because I was really enjoying it when I first started. And I don't know if the problem was with the book or if it was me? I can't really put my finger on it?? Maybe it's because I've been reading so may dystopian type novels lately they're all starting to blend together?

Well, anyway, this novel is beautifully written and I seriously highlighted so many passages. And I love that it starts out sounding how you would expect a person who has been in captivity for years to think/speak. So I think that was part of what drew me in.

I'm also highly intrigued by this story and I will definitely be continuing with it. (I think I might just need to take a break from dystopia for a while so I can form a better opinion about this series.) So I'm excited to continue and I really love where this one left off and I can't wait to continue and experience more of this world!


review originally posted on goodreads