Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


From Goodreads:
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.

My Review:
Let me start off by saying. I know this is super popular and everyone seems to love it. If you liked this book great but it really was not for me. Take from this review what you will but this is my opinion. Sorry if it offends you.

Things I liked:
1) I liked the mystery of the whole story. You were not told much which made it rather interesting.

2) I liked the writing. I thought it was done well. I had only one issue with it though(see things I was not fond of)

3) Warner- I hate to say this but he was literally the only reason I kept reading. He made the story interesting!

Things I was not fond of:
1) Juliette- I found her to be a rather dull character. She did nothing but complain. I expected more from someone that has such an awesome gift.

2) Adam- Another character who just was boring. He really brought nothing to the story.

3) The strikeouts. I think this annoyed me more then anything. I had to look up why this was going on because it was rather odd. I get why the author did it but to me it was unnecessary. 

4) Nothing really happened in this book. I felt like it was just mundane everyday activities that really did not make me want to continue.


This book really was not for me. I will not be reading the rest of the books because I just did not connect with any of them and by the end did not care what happened. 

My rating: 💜💜

6 comments:

  1. I didn't love this, but I ended up enjoying it pretty well. I think i gave it around 3.5 stars. Juliette got on my nerves so much too! I thought her power was pretty cool though. Honestly though, the series goes downhill after this book so it's a good thing you're not continuing them. All the characters just get so annoying :/ Great review!

    ~Cari @ myaddictionbooks.blogspot.com

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    1. I think I would have enjoyed this book for if Juliette was not in it or if the author had put more emphasis on her power. Glad i am getting rid of the books since they go downhill.

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  2. This book get such a high ratings on Goodreads but on so many blog reviews like yours they seem to be getting 3 stars! I really don't like books were nothing happens, it's such a waste, I think I'll skip this series, great review thanks :D

    Cody @ Literary-ly Obsessed

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    1. Yes I have noticed that. I really wanted to live because the covers are gorgeous. I am giving the rest of the books to a friend. That is how much I loathed this book.

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    1. Thanks for the tag. I have already done the tag though.

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