Shatter Me

Friday, May 25, 2012

Over the last week and a bit I have been extremely busy (with school and work). I re-read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, because I wanted to remember the book before I saw the last movie. Once I finished that I picked up a YA fantasy called Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. It was released on November 15 of last year.

I really don’t know where to start, the blurb for this book says it all, the first line is brilliant, it reads “I have been locked up for 264 days.” How can that not grab you and make you continue reading? The concept for this book is brilliant, it encompasses everything I love within a YA fantasy: war, superpowers and a love that transcends adversity.

Juliette is locked up in an asylum for the fact that she has a power that is deemed for society. Within the pages of this debut novel, you find yourself becoming attached to Juliette and her struggle for self worth, and finding the strength to love someone, and also how to be loved in return.

The love story in this novel is excellent and exciting. Mafi has a way of writing passion in a way that makes you feel like you are watching it in front of you, it is a talent that not many author possess. Her ability to create such powerful and human characters amid a world full of destruction and lies is extremely commencing. I LOVED this book more then I thought I would, there is a cross between Dystopian fiction and the world of x-men. Please pick up this book if you have the chance, it is brilliantly written.

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  1. I read this book last year and I also think its brilliant ! The way it's written, the way you share Juliette's emotions, her fear, her hope... everything ! It is so lively you can't stop reading until the end of the book.
    The love story is such a dream, it makes your heart beat faster with Juliette.
    I can't wait the next volume !

  2. this book is translated into indonesian language...
    i love the story and the cover...