Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #1
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: October 2nd 2012
Shatter Me was a very strange and unique novel. I was extremely unsure when I first started reading it whether I would enjoy it or not. But after a couple of chapters, I got used to the odd writing style and the story completely sucked me in.
Shatter Me follows out main character Juliette who has be locked up and hasn't spoken/touched anyone in 264 days. Juliette's touch is fatal and she was locked up for murder. The Reestablishment has decided that their way is the only way to fix destroyed world and they will do anything to keep people under control. Juliette is offered a choice and she must decide whether she wants to be a weapon, or whether she wants to fight.
I really liked Juliette's character. Her touch can kill people, and she's determined not to use it. Juliette is such a kind character and she only wants to help people. Her parents never loved her and even when she tried to help, she ended up hurting people. I felt so sorry for her because she's such an amazing character and she doesn't deserve everything she went through.
The two guys in this book were completely different and I had completely different opinions about them. I adored Adam. Adam was just amazing. He and Juliette had known each other when they were younger, and Adam always cared about her. He was such a sweet and caring character, he would do anything for Juliette.
Warner on the other hand was an ass. I hated his character the second he appeared in the book. I wanted to punch him throughout the whole book. He was so determined to control Juliette and was so horrible to her! I'm not a fan of him at all.
The writing in this book was so unique and interesting. There were sentences crossed out and repeating words, but I loved it! The crossed out sentences allowed me to get to know Juliette better and see what she was thinking. She thought a lot of things, but then said the complete opposite out loud. There were also things that she didn't want to tell people, and I loved getting to know Juliette better. It was definitely an writing interesting and unique writing style.
The storyline was interesting as well. I loved learning more about the world Juliette lives in and about her power. I was extremely intrigued to find out how Juliette got her power. I was also really intrigued by Warner (even though I hated him) and I wanted to know what he was up to.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and the ending made me even more intrigued to find out what's going to happen next! I definitely need to get my hands on a copy of Unravel Me soon!