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Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi

Okay, this was amazing. I was immediately interested in this mysterious and dystopian story and I can’t wait for more. It started off a little slow and unlike the majority of stories I’ve read before, but oh my goodness was it addicting.

The Story

Juliette has been locked in a cell for over 200 days. Why? Because she can’t touch anyone without her body somehow causing them severe pain, and death. 

But after over 200 days, Juliette gets a roommate, and when Adam is placed in her cell, her journey to freedom begins. But Juliette is being pulled in many different directions and doesn’t know what to believe, for she has never been wanted, never been loved. 

Can Juliette make it out alive, or will she shatter right before our eyes?

“Hope is a pocket of possibility. I’m holding it in my hand.”

The Characters

I was obsessed with Juliette. At times, she did have me a little annoyed, only because she kept crying throughout the book, but honestly, it was easy to ignore and I love her development from someone who has been shut away for months to someone who is taking control of her power and speaking up. Also, how freaking cool is her power? Like where did it even come from, why her? Sooo many questions.

Adam, I love him. He’s a sweetheart, kind of reminds me of Chaol from Throne of Glass in the first few books? Kind of like a protector but with feelings. It was kind of adorable, and their story was so cute too. 

Warner. Where do I start? I kind of love him, kind of hate him. He’s tough, but he’s also really soft towards Juliette and I feel like I’m going to completely change my mind about him somewhere down the line. 

Kenji. My favourite, my love. He made the second half of the book so freaking fun. He’s such a sweetie!!!!! I just love him, he had me grinning like a weirdo. 

The Setting

I think this is one of the most important parts of this book. We start the book off in a cell, four walls, a bed, you get the point. But Juliette takes the opportunity to look out of the window and explain that the human race ruined the Earth and we basically have no crops, no animals, no birds in the sky, no vegetation, etc. 

Basically, our entire world has changed. And that’s the basis of the book. The entire world has collapsed, but Juliette is given the opportunity to save it. 

The Writing Style

I’m not completely sure I loved the writing in this book. It was a little slow, a little repetitive, but it was also easy to read and did get me hooked so I’m 50/50 on it.

In Conclusion…

I will be reading the next book in the series. I’m curious now, not completely enthralled, but curious and interested!

Rating: 4/5⭐

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