Friday, 14 September 2012

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shatter Me is the kind of book that will catch you off guard. Juliette is a 17-year-old freak. Her whole life she's been isolated from human contact because her touch can kill…literally. Now locked away in a cell, she's had no human contact for long enough to make her question her sanity. In walks Adam, and everything changes.

Shatter Me was thought-provoking, action packed, and quite addicting. The metaphorical language was so beautiful and descriptive. It was almost poetic but easily shared the story that needed to be told.

I loved Juliette's character. She was strong, caring, scared…she was so emotional, and who could blame her? I thought the author did such a great job getting her emotions, thoughts, and feelings through. Her internal turmoil was easily shown but did not overpower the external story. The chemistry between her and Adam was written in such a beautiful way to show their feelings but also their conflicts.

The thing I really liked about this book is the whole way through you never really knew who you could trust, even up to the very end. The author wrote the characters and the story to play out in such a way that you just could not guess what was going to happen next. That leaves-you-hanging feeling is what drags you from one page to the next, even in the early hours of the morning when your eyes are barely able to stay open. You are able to connect with the characters in such a way that leaves you on the edge of your seat wondering what's coming for them.


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