Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shatter Me [Book Review]

*4.5 stars*
#1 in Shatter Me series
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Harper
ISBN: 0062085484
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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.

My Thoughts:
The style of writing of Shatter Me is one of my all-time favorites - throw in the fact that Juliette believes she is mentally insane and you have an incredibly intense. The journaling style definitely helps you connect with the main character and I really did connect with Juliette. It was a heart-wrenching beginning. Adam, for me, was immediately likeable and his character was pretty amazing the whole way through the story. He's everything a leading guy in YA should be. Everyone kind of went on and on about how hot Warren was, but I really didn't get that vibe. I despised him the whole way through. I'm excited to see how the tale progresses in Unravel Me - and hopefully get a ton more information about The Reestablishment too.

Previous Review:
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi [here]

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