Saturday, 18 January 2014

Review - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins Publication
Publication date:
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Source: Bought (Amazon)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 338 pages
Summary: 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. [Goodreads]

The first 40 pages,I felt mehh do I really need to carry on reading but I still carry on reading because I want to know what is all the hype about the series. 
Plot: Slow at the beginning of the book. I pick 2 3 times before and thanks to the read-a-thon, I manage to finish it. It is quite fast-paced in the middle and towards the end.

Characters: At first I was on Team Adam because of the fluttery kisses, the steady hands and he is reliable. However, when Warner comes into the picture, I fell hard! He is sexy,badass,charming and will do whatever to get what he wants. I do tend to always fall for the villain or the bad guy. Juliette is weak, temperamental and whiny. I do not like her! I feel that she does not even deserve both Adam and Warner's affection. She should just be locked in the cell with her self pity.
Language: Lyrical, but I feel that not every action need a metaphorical language. Just a straight forward 'I need to go wash my face' not '"I decide to wash my face. The idea exhilarates me and I am a little ashamed." The strike off that Tahereh Mafi use to show what Juliette really wants is over used. 

Overall it was an okay read except for Juliette. I am currenltly reading Unravel Me and I hope in Unravel Me she grows up and do something with her life if she is not happy with it now. 



  1. Thanks for the review. I have this on my next book to read. I have heard good things about this series so hopefully you are right that it gets better. I like characters who either grow throughout the book. Thanks for the link to this and your blog! I'm a new bloglovin' follower!

    1. Hi! Thanks for commenting..i just finished reading Unravel Me,and I love it. Will be writing the review soon. I have followed you on bloglovin'. =)

  2. I have this book on my shelf for yeaaars and haven't read it yet. I skipped reading your review to the last paragraph (don't get me wrong, I just don't want to have a preconceived idea on the book I'm going to read, because I might end up writing similar review like yours xDD). I see that you give it 3 stars, 3 stars for me is I-like-the-premise-but-it's-easily-put-downable-and-there-is/are-things-that-I-don't-like-about-it. Ha, I sound confusing xD

    Aaaanyway, I'll get back to this post and read all of it and drop some of my thoughts after I've finished reading the book :)