Saturday, October 26, 2013

#2 Book Review: Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi


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.

Pages? 338
Published On? November 15, 2011 by Hyperion
Series? Yes.
Next Book In Series? Unravel Me


“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”


Pacing: 8/10 
Plot: 8/10
Characters: 9/10
Creativity: 7/10
Writing: 9/10

Total: 41/50 

5 stars 


There are many dystopian books in the young adult publishing market currently. It really has to stand out and be unique to be recognized. This one is a wonderful one. I loved the entire concept of it and Taherah's writing was absolutely amazing. Taherah has a unique writing style as she crosses out and repeats words and sentences. I think her writing really works where if someone else tried to write like her it may not come out as well. Overall, I really enjoyed this book! 

Will I Continue This Series:

Yes. Definitely! I am really excited to do so. I will be reading the novella, Destroy Me and then the second book. The third and final book in the series, Ignite Me, will not be published until 2014. 


  1. Glad you enjoyed the first book! :D I hope you like the second one too since many of the fans didn't. Myself included. Loved your review!

  2. Oh wow! I didn't know many people disliked the second book! Well, I hope I like it! Thank you! :D