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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Shatter Me

One of my friends recommended this book to me, I'm so glad that she did :)

Blurb from

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 Review:

I loved the idea, loved the writing style too, very descriptive. Juliette is a her diary entries at the beginning of the book, but gets better, more coherent, soon after. 

I didn't like that everything was so vague for a good-sized portion of the book. I didn't understand much about the world Juliette was living in because Juliette was going crazy and didn't tell me anything that wasn't completely vague and meaningless. Don't get me wrong, the writing itself was beautiful, but those first few chapters didn't contribute to the story very much in my opinion, just gave me a basic idea of Juliette's current mental health.

Mafi is really gifted at prose, she strings sentences together that I end up wanting to take a picture of. Seriously, or is just me who want's to clap when I read a perfectly formed sentence that manages to transmit an idea so accurately and eloquently? I love love love her writing style, but the story itself was too murky and confusing for me. I like the basic idea though, so the series has potential, as soon as the world around the character's starts coming into focus.

Ever Yours~

The Know-it-all

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