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.
And don’t miss Defy Me, the shocking fifth book in the Shatter Me series!
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 manmade 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.
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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This was hawt and awesome! But it was waaaaaayyyyyyy toooooo short!!!! It left off at a really awkward part, she totally could have made it longer. It felt like she just got tired of writing so she stopped. This makes u want the sequel which is coming, god knows when??? Overall, this book was amazing and I read it in less than a day! So, if the book was longer it would have been even better, I really hate it when I finish a book and the sequel isn't out yet! Now I really wanna read the sequel cuz that will have all the good stuff!!! Also if u like this book, u should check out Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. NOW, those r some GOOD books! :D
got this book yesterday and finished it today. I Love love love it. i cant wait till the next. you should really read it.
This book is the definition of "amazing". It's completely flawless, and ever page is filled with beautiful sentences. Detail literally drips off the pages.
It's absolutely my favorite book ever. The entire series is just amazing!
There are few books in the world that can accomplish something like this—something that completely toys with the readers emotions!
It was so amazing i have no words, and too many words all at once!