You’ve just escaped from a crazed man who wants to use you as a weapon and running for your life with the one man who knows you better than anyone. Who’s risked so much to get you out and to safety. For the first time in your life, you’ve made a choice for yourself. You’re free. Running for your life perhaps but this is the most freedom you’ve ever had, ever felt. You’re freeish. You stand next to this man who willing gave up the life he knew to free you and you laugh as he says there’s nothing wrong with you. He says he’s never seen you laugh before and you say, “Laughter comes from living. I’ve never really been alive before.”
OMG. Shatter Me! This book is that book. I will confess that it took me a few chapters to get into to but once I did…honey, I was sold. Juliette is a threat, she’s a weapon, she can kill with only a touch, she’s a young woman who’s been trapped in a building for 263 days. After months of isolation, her only human interaction coming from the people who slide her food in on a tray and the screams that echo down the halls, someone else is put into her cell. That’s when Juliette’s story really gets started and it was one hell of a ride.
I’d never heard of Shatter Me, until Bookstagram. S/O to them! I love this book, just obsessed. The writing style is unique. The prose! The poetry. The journaling. This Juliette is a compelling character and while it took me a bit to warm up to her, I’m glad I decided to read one more chapter.
Shorter read at 338 pages
Strong characters, well fleshed out
Morally grey character that is truly morally gray and compelling!
Strong world building
One the male characters really worked my nerves, just controlling.
The major fight scene at the, one of the main characters just disappears and when they reappear, they were hurt? Very confused for a moment about what happened there, you find out later, but I read the scene multiple times to see if I’d missed something.
Triggers: violence/bloody moments
Overall: 4.5 Stars
Closing Thoughts: I loved this book. It was so good I had to get the next book. I can’t recommend this book enough. Some steamy moments but this isn’t a spicy read. It’s got that slow burn feel that I just love plus a possible love triangle? Loved it, recommend it. The story’s action is completed but the ending clues you in that the main story isn’t over. Check out the author Tahereh Mafi.
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