X-Men meets The Handmaid's Tale in this first instalment in an epic and romantic YA fantasy trilogy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Aveyard's The Red Queen, Netflix's Stranger Things and Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows.
A fragile young teenage girl is held captive. Locked in a cell by The Reestablishment - a harsh dictatorship in charge of a crumbling world. This is no ordinary teenager. Juliette is a threat to The Reestablishment's power. A touch from her can kill - one touch is all it takes. But not only is she a threat, she is potentially the most powerful weapon they could have. Juliette has never fought for herself before but when she's reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, the depth of the emotion and the power within her become explosive ...
'Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance. I'm envious. I couldn't put it down.' - Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of Fallen
'Dangerous, sexy, romantic and intense. I dare you to stop reading!' - Kami Garcia, bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures series
'A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young-adult literature-or any literature!' - Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
For as long as she can remember, 17-year-old Juliette Ferrars has been shunned as a monster—even by her own parents. That’s because the touch of her skin can kill and her bare hands are capable of demolishing thick concrete. This first book in Tahereh Mafi’s dramatic teen series paints a grim picture of a futuristic world ravaged by environmental destruction and man-made brutality. In the midst of this ugliness, Juliette reconnects with Adam, the only person to treat her younger self with kindness; he’s now a soldier for the murderous Reestablishment. Mafi sets the stage for an electrifying love story between two teenagers scarred by lonely childhoods but united in their refusal to relinquish their humanity.
An excellent and quick read, with mediocre ending.
I received this book as a Christmas present from my sister a while back, and upon taking it home that afternoon I ended up sitting in my room and finishing it by that night.
The book is very cleverly written, with a unique insight into the mind of the main character by writing it as if it was the beloved journal that she holds so dear. It had the strong basis of a great "post apocalyptic" love story, and kept that dynamic for most of the book, but at the very last second everything changed. Within the last chapter of the book the author drops an xmen style bombshell on readers, leaving them feeling dissapointed, and honestly a little betrayed by the sudden change in dynamics. Despite this I still found it an excellent read and give it a rating of four out of five.
Underwhelming and unremarkable
This book had so much hype on tik tok but was severely disappointing. The book moves incredibly slowly with a predictable plot line. The characters are don’t draw you in and go as far as being unlikable.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I was hooked on this book from the very first sentence and I was not disappointed! The perfect blend of romance, action, mystery and plot twists. I love the characters and this world so much!