Alyssa’s Reviews – Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

This is going to be my non-spoiler book review of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi!

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I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I’m more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

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.

Plot Line:
I thought the plot line was very unique. The whole “my touch can kill” plot was very interesting but can also be considered a typical dystopian YA book.
The way the plot was dragged through throughout the whole book was very well thought through.
The plot never got boring and was very actioned pack!

Juliette, Warner and Adam are the main characters in this book.
Juliette has a killing touch and that is showcased throughout this book. Needless to say, pretty much every book has an annoying and misleading character. This was that charcter. Many of Juliettes desicions were not thought out and that annoyed me quite a bit throughout this book.
Adam is the soilder that is chosen to watch over Juliette. Her and Adam have known eachother since they were kids. Although, I would have liked to see more flashbacks from that period. Adam is our love interest in this novel.
Warner is the leader of the cult. He is the one that is trying to get Juliette on his side of the page. In the “bookish community” Warner can be considered the second love interest.

Team Adam or Team Warner?
I have always been on team Adam side just because.

Overall thoughts:
I thought this was an amazing start to a YA dystopian trilogy. It was action packed and full of fun. I could not put this book down! I hope to continue this trilogy sometime in the future! 5/5 stars!

Thats it for now!
Good Night Book LIONS!

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