Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

shatter meSeries Shatter Me #1

Genre Dystopia, YA, Fantasy

Published October 2nd, 2012 by Harper Collins

Edition Paperback, 338 pages

ISBN 0062085506

Goodreads blurb: 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.

This book got my attention because of it’s cover, I bought it because of the story and loved it because of the plot.

I’m not sure what makes this book that amazing. If it’s the way Mafi writes, the fact that she crossed out words or even whole sentences or just the story itself.

This beautiful, amazing, wonderful, stunning, dystopian world catches you from the first page and lets you hold your breath till the last word is read.

I loved every single word on each page and couldn’t put this book down.


Juliette is such a strong character. She got my sympathy from the first page. The atmosphere in her “cell” (at the very beginning of the story) is so bleak, dark and oppressive, I wouldn’t even survive one day. She hasn’t touched anybody for such a long time and if she does, she might kill them. Juliette has never been hugged by her mom and never had moral support by her dad. She didn’t even looked at her own face for years. With Adam she is kind of revived. She gets back her self-confidence.

Adam, well… he is kind of stronger than Juliette but sort of he is not. He knows more about the world and humanity than Juliette does and is accordingly to that more open and self-confident. He’s perfectly hiding what he thinks. He is good for Juliette and Juliette is good for him. They complete each other perfectly.

Then there is Warner. I didn’t like him. He is… special. He wants Juliette’s power for his plans and is in love with her, in a crazy way. I just can’t help it, I hated him and somehow I liked him… yeah, I know that sounds strange.

Conclusion – 5 stars

Go to the next book store, buy this book and start reading.

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~This review was originally posted in 2013-

4 thoughts on “Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

  1. I loved this book as well!! I thought the writing style was unique and the amount of emotions the author created was amazing! I really enjoyed this series 🙂

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