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Shatter Me (Shatter Me (Quality)) (edition 2012)

by Tahereh Mafi

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Title:Shatter Me (Shatter Me (Quality))
Authors:Tahereh Mafi
Info:HarperCollins (2012), Paperback, 368 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:YA, dystopian

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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So I'm torn...on one hand I really liked this story and on the other I hated the writing. The ridiculous amount of metaphors were distracting and the strikethrough sentences were annoying. I also didn't care for Juliette's character in the first half because she was just whiny and too self pitying, but thankfully she got it together. And as much I enjoyed the story I probably won't spend the money or time to finish the rest of the series. ( )
  Tabatha014 | Aug 16, 2016 |
“His smile is laced with dynamite. “Go to sleep”
“Go to hell.”
He works his jaw. Walks to the door. “I’m working on it.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me


This book has been one of my favorites for a while , and yes , i know . i know it got a fair amount of hate … but sometimes i enjoy cheesy books! don’t judge me okay! First of all … look at that beautiful cover! hands down , this series has the best covers of all time.

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The things i Loved :

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This is one of the books where all the characters are fun to read about .

Juliette , even though she cries a lot and comes across as weak , i liked her . and enjoyed seeing her journey through this story ( she gets better in the next books i promise!)

Kenji , Why do i feel like he is my best friend? damn he had me laughing so many times , and made me pray he won’t die . he is just adorable haha.

Warner , The guy who we love to hate ( or in my case , love to love) . if you know me and read my previous reviews then you know that i LOVE villains . so naturally the moment his character poped up , i was in love! i kept reading this book with one dominant thought in my head “what will he do next? when will he apear again?” . he’s complicated and interesting , always leaving you wanting more , whether it’s his dangerous actions or smart-ass remarks. this is how i imagined him:

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And because of Warner dear readers, i finished this book in one sitting.

Okay , one more:

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okay , i’m done , i promise.

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One more thing that i enjoyed , was the world building , it was easy to imagine and feel . and i just loved the idea of this order that led the world , called The reestablishment , and the sectors ruled by the army , i also loved sector 45 .. Warner duh!

There is something about the world being divided and ruled by military personalities that make me enjoy stories more , it kind of gives you the feeling of order and domination , with the possibility of a rebellion happening , so you just stay there waiting for it to happen while admiring the current control . ( i hope it’s not just me)

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The ending:





I did like the ending , because something finally happened ! the story felt like it was the calm before the storm and i loved every second of it ( except few things that i will mention later) . we see a new side of Juliette , and Warner too , his reaction made it even better . and we see few superpowers, action! and a new group of people who will be a part of this story later on … even an element that makes us wonder…

i could recommend this book for just that ending honestly , it was so good.



Things i Hated:



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i just wasn’t feeling it , it was boring and based on nothing , i felt like the author was trying so much to come up with an explanation for it , but honestly it felt like it was stupid , it really made no sense to me, “ oh i saw to him once when were kids now i know we are in love”! seriously!

and now , one of the main reason this book got criticized so much :



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As i started this story there were moments where i felt like it was a bit boring , hearing Juliette’s thoughts wasn’t what you would call ” exciting” . i honestly considered giving up on this story . the pacing was only better at the end.

The writing style of this author was a bit weird , as if she was trying too hard to come across as different , when in reality it was plain weird, and not in a good way. here’s an example:



“I always wonder about raindrops.

I wonder about how they’re always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It’s like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn’t seem to care where the contents fall, doesn’t seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors
My parents emptied their pockets of me and left me to evaporate on a concrete slab.”

i also didn’t like the crossing words thing she does, but what ticked me off more was th crazy expressions that made me thing ” what the…”

example :
“Every organ in my body falls to the ground.”

“My jaw is dangling from my shoelace.”

“My mouth is sitting on my kneecaps.”

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I would still recommend this book for the sake of the next books in the series, they are wonderful and worth reading , definitely different than this one , and they offer us more.

the novellas too! ( destroy me let’s us see the story from our villain’s perspective) ( )
  Spymer | Jul 30, 2016 |
Below is a short summary, and you can read my full review here: https://danireviewsthings.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/shatter-me-by-tahereh-mafi/

Shatter Me is about a girl with supernatural abilities in a dystopian world. Juliette can inflict pain through touch, and she is hated for this, so much so that she is locked up by her own parents and left to wither away in an asylum, unloved and untouched. But not for long. With her poetical style of writing that ties into Juliette’s psychological state, Mafi thrusts you into the mind of a girl who is feared, hated (and loved) for her abilities. Throughout the course of the book, Juliette must figure out who to trust, who (and what) she is and how to get out of her situation. While not all answers are provided in this book, what the reader does get is probably far better: the thrilling start to a kick-ass series about more than just a girl.

Rating: 4.5* ( )
  dani_reviews | Jul 22, 2016 |
Ok, I couldn't take it anymore. DNF by chapter 12. The writing style of this book is super distracting. Constant metaphor usage is annoying and unnecessary. It completely clogs up the story to the point where I'm just confused about what is actually happening in the story.
  pennma05 | Jul 21, 2016 |
utter drivel with a fast paced plot and some juicy romance. X-men elements (Juliette can kill with a touch). Over reliance on metaphor makes it almost unreadable. [From Kirkus: “My mouth is sitting on my kneecaps. My eyebrows are dangling from the ceiling.”] I hate the cross outs. Despite her superpowers Juliette is a damsel in distress and it's annoying. ( )
  mbrandone | Jul 18, 2016 |
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
--Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken"
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For my parents, and for my husband,
because when I said I wanted to touch the moon
you took my hand, held me close,
and taught me how to fly.
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I’ve been locked up for 264 days.
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Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, seventeen-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of The Reestablishment, a post-apocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.… (more)

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