Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.


The last 1/4 of this book was amazing. Then again, I am a super hero, loving my powers kind of girl NERD. I’ll admit, at first I was doing a HUH??? This girl is nuts, she’s not nuts. This world sucks, ok this world really sucks. Why are whole sentences struck through??? Did the author have a seizure and go crazy with her pen on MY Kindle? I had day dream of marking through Warner (The author does an amazing job of making him PSYCHO!). There’s a character that you really love to hate. Ok, once I got passed the crazy line through my sentences thing I realized that the author has an amazing style of writing. Yep, I’m going to use the word amazing throughout my review. You’ll live 🙂 Mafi has a “I’m gonna make you cry, grind you teeth and truly be thankful that you’re not in Shatter Me’s world!” to an art form.

As far as world building goes, you guessed it! I was amazing. I don’t wanna live there. NO WAY! The love Story is sweet; Juliette is vulnerable yet tough for having spent 3 years in somewhere that makes Locked Up Abroad look like Mickey D’s playground. Now I can’t wait for the 2nd book! Bring on the super powers 🙂


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