Title: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins 2011
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Perpetual - 365 YA (#17); Women Authors; Finishing the Series
One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.
No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon.
Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had.
I picked this one up as a free Amazon Prime Reading selection. It had been on my list for awhile. However, I didn’t really know anything about it, just all the buzz. I was pleasantly surprised by a dystopian science fiction young adult novel that didn’t annoy me. Like many YA novels, the characters have angst. For whatever reason, the angst didn’t annoy me like I thought it would. The action moves quickly and the world is interesting enough that I got over the angst. I really fell for Adam and found Juliette to be a decent main character. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
My copy also included the first short story “Destroy Me” which detailed the in-between story told from Warner’s point of view. He is a despicable human, but oddly fascinating.
#1 Shatter Me
#1.5 Destroy Me
#2 Unravel Me
#2.5 Fracture Me
#3 Ignite Me
#4 Restore Me
#4.5 Shadow Me
#5 Defy Me
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