The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.
One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.
No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon.
Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had.
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Mafi combines a psychological opener with an action-adventure denouement in her YA debut, and the result is a page-turner with a slightly split personality. Juliette Ferrars is 17 and cannot remember a loving touch; indeed, after 264 days in solitary confinement, she can barely remember human contact. Then a boy is shoved into her cell, and her world changes. Just as she begins to trust Adam, guards burst in and march them off to the commandant. Juliette discovers Adam is really a soldier of the Reestablishment, a totalitarian regime that wants to use Juliette because her touch can kill. Juliette wants to get far away from anyone she can hurt or who can hurt her though she can t help hoping that, somehow, Adam might not fall in either of those categories. Mafi doesn t escape some rookie pitfalls; descriptions like fifteen thousand feelings of disbelief hole-punched in my heart strain after lyricism, and proof that the divided plot can be brought to a satisfying conclusion must await later installments. Nevertheless, this is a gripping read from an author who s not afraid to take risks. Ages 14 up.
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Finally a truly strong female main character!
To start I read everything, Nothing compares to this entire series (this even beats Harry Potter). From a young woman it is incredibly empowering to FINALLY read a series with a true strong female main character that gets stronger and stronger throughout the entire series. In my opinion this isn't comparable to Divergent or The Hunger Games (it blows them out of the water) because the main character is an example of a unbreakable young lady throughout the ENTIRE series, and honestly all of the books are equally as incredible. My new favourite books. Congratulations to the author for writing incredible novels.
Read it when it was released, but I always go back to read it again. The Characters are unforgettable, and will be in your minded forever. I love this book and for those who aren't readers they're will be a new TV series for the book. So tune in on ABC later this year!!!
I absolutely loved this book, the characters were amazing -Adam was a great character with a sad past-Warner was a jerk with a obsession-Kenji was hilarious-Juliette has great potential- I loved this book and how it was released on my birthday. 5 stars go pick this book up now you won't regret it!