Thursday, February 7, 2013

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Review

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Futuristic/Dystopian Fiction
Series: Shatter Me, book one
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Chilling, erratic, and beautiful, Shatter Me rocked me to my core.

Juliette Ferrars is held in prison by The Reestablishment, for a murder she did not mean to commit. Her life is changed forever when Adam Kent comes into her cell--Juliette discovers that she is coveted by many for a power she cannot even begin to hope to control--and finds herself along the way.

What I liked:
-Juliette and her tortured past
-Warner--he makes an amazing villain!
-The twins
-Mr. Castle
-The prose was so beautiful and lovely, even though at times I was left reeling at how quickly the story jumped from spot to spot
-The journal format of it all
-The whole premise of the novel--like X-Men and a dystopian society all mixed together

What I didn't like:
-How it barely mentioned anything about any of the characters' families and upbringing and how it made them the person they were in the novel
-The way Juliette's narration seemed a tad erratic at times
-The way the story jumped about so suddenly at points

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