Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi (2011)
YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | RomanceBlurb:
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.”
pooled ink Review:
Hang on, give me a second. I have to fetch my socks because THIS BOOK BLEW THEM OFF.
This book blew me away. I have to read it again to make sure its awesomeness isn’t mostly just because it was a new book/first-time read but yeah, yeah it was pretty freaking awesome. Huzzah and high-five, Tahereh Mafi.
Sorry, no time to type more words. I have to go read the rest of the trilogy.
UPDATE: Yep. This book is insane in the most awesome way. In fact, the whole series carries you on a strong current of romance and action even past the very end where it continues to churn in your imagination and memory. A HIGHLY recommended read 😀
Are there some problems and some touches of excess drama? *mutters reluctantly* Maybe. But for whatever reason this series contains a magic that sucks in my soul and I will be re-reading these books many times over.
Posted on Goodreads on July 11, 2014
Purchase here: Shatter Me
Meet Tahereh Mafi!
She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, where she drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste.
When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.