Book review: SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me
No. of pages: 340 pages
Rating: 5 stars

Book synopsis:
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

My Review
This book is just amazing. I never read any dystopian books before except for Suzan Collin's The Hunger Games. Honestly, I bought this book because I heard that Tahereh Mafi will be having a Book signing event here in the Philippines. But when I heard her talk about the book, and how the crowd responded, it made me curious about the story. When I read the first three chapters, my wild imagination cooperated with me and then all I know is I couldn't stop reading it.

“He takes my hand. Intertwines our fingers. Offers me a smile that manages to kiss my heart.”
The case of Juliette is just unique. The fact that she cannot touch anyone made me think on how the other characters in the story would deal with her. In addition to this, being locked up alone for almost a year would definitely make me crazy! But she still has a hold of herself. Plus the romance between Juliette and Adam... and Warner(?) :3

“I peek up at his features, at the crooked grin i want to savor, at the color in his eyes i'd use to paint a million pictures.”
Although some parts of the story has similarities with The Hunger Games and Juliette's character would remind us of X-men's Rogue, it still managed to stand on its own and standout. Mafi's writing style is unique. The crossed out words are what she wanted to say, but couldn't say, the repetition of words, and the countless similes and metaphors. Some may have given negative feedbacks about this, but I the book certainly didn't disappoint me.

*I hate Warner. But some readers I met at Tahereh Mafi's book signing event told me to read Destroy Me (Shatter Me 1.5) (available as e-book only), a novella told from Warner's perspective. So I'm looking forward to reading it soon before reading the next book which is Unravel Me!



  1. I absolutely love the cover! I'll definitely be reading this. :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

    1. I promise you'll love the story as well! :)

  2. Oh I am dying to read this one! I'm glad it doesn't disappoint. Though I'll probably have problems with Warner too. :)

    1. Yeah.. And about having problems with Warner, make sure you'll read Destroy Me as well to know his side! :)


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