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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series and Author:
Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
Books in Series:
Shatter Me #1
Destroy Me #1.5
Unravel Me #2
Fracture Me #2.5
Ignite Me #3
Summary of Book One:
I have a gift
I'm more than human
My touch is power
I will fight back
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."
Young Adult - Dystopian
Point of View:
First person (Juliette)
3 Words/Phrases to Describe the the Book:
Suspenseful. Beautifully written. Swoon-worthy.
Brave. Bold. Powerful.
Top Supporting Characters:
I fell in love with the Shatter Me books at page one. Tahereh Mafi's writing is just so beautiful and it puts words to feelings that so many people have. I loved watching Juliette grow throughout the series by gaining independence and acceptance for who she is. The supporting characters are total standouts, this series definitely has one of my all time favorite cast of supporting characters. I love how through the two novellas, Destory Me and Fracture Me, you can experience Warner and Adam's voices and stories. The plot is the perfect pace with the right about of unexpected twists and turns. I love how Mafi has you question first impressions and challenges you to reevaluate the way you look at yourself through Juliette's character. I'm obsessed with this series and can't wait for Tahereh Mafi's next book!