Oh, my gosh! This book was so much better than what I had expected!
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. In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel with a paranormal twist that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.
So I remember when this book was first published & before there was a ton of hype in the YA community over this book. Me & friend thought the idea was really interesting, but never ended up reading it. Since I recently joined Booktube(YouTube) there’s been a ton of hype so I decided I’m going to dive in & read it. Honestly, I was not disappointed, Tahereh’s writing is absolutely beautiful & addictive. The way she describes things is incredible. The storyline is super unique & interesting & I really loved all the characters. I can see even within the first book the character development & I love that. Another thing is you can really tell that there’s layers within this story, not everything is as it seems & I really like that. Overall I really liked this book.
Violence: *** (Our main character has a lethal touch & there’s a few times where she touches people & it describes their reactions, there’s lots of shooting, people get wounded from gun shots, there’s a description of a character being hurt every time Juliette doesn’t obey, it describes bruises all over his body. Juliette shoots a character & there’s description of blood, there’s a description of someone sitting in a pile of blood, & there’s a part where a character has been tortured, you know he has broken ribs, & bruises all over his body. You later find out his kidneys were bruised, ribs broken, & his whole body deeply bruised. Mention of a drunk father beating his son)
Drugs/Alcohol: * (Mention of a Father being drunk)
Inappropriate Language: **** (7 G*d, 1 B**st*rd, 8 d**m, over 20 h*ll, 27 sh**, 4 J**us)
Sexual Content: ***(There’s a lot of heavy sexual tension, lots of kissing [end up on top of each other with hands going up each other’s shirts & hands running up & down each other’s bodies, but no actual sex], there’s a scene where a character forces Juliette against a wall & starts to kiss her & touch her arms & gets her to wrap her legs around him [this is against her will])
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