Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 


Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
by Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 338
My rating: A-
Source: Purchased
Her touch is powerful. Her touch is forbidden. Her touch is fatal, and she has no idea why. In Juliette’s world, everything is controlled. The food they eat, the places they live. Even Juliette’s own life is not her own any more. That is, until she meets someone who is determined not just to save her, but to change the entire way she views life.
I was really pleasantly surprised by this. I’ve read Mafi’s blog for quite a while and remember her announcing her book deal to everyone. Since then, it was really a whirlwind publishing. Because of the fast turnaround, I was a little concerned that this might be really sloppy. I’m so glad that I can report that it wasn’t!
Mafi’s writing style was really unusual and it brought a refreshing twist to what could have just been another dystopian to get lost in the abundant mix we’ve been inundated with in the past year or so. The great thing about Shatter Me is that it was more character-driven than plot-focused. The plot was quick and engaging, but the beauty was really in the relationship between Juliette and a certain someone. Man, can Mafi create chemistry!
Verdict: I’ll definitely be picking up this sequel and so should you!