Friday, December 2, 2011

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Genre:  Futuristic Fantasy
Shatter Me Series, Book 1

Description (taken from Tahereh Mafi's website):
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.

It took me all of 2 seconds to get used to the writing style in this book.  No matter the grammatical error and the choppy feel, the writing style worked for me.  It flowed well and felt almost lyrical (like I was in Juliette's head the whole time).

The beginning of the book had just enough mystery to pull me in.  And I enjoyed everything about this book.  Upon finishing it, I had this uber-need to watch my X-Men movies...

I definitely recommend this book, and I will be anxiously awaiting the sequel...

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