Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Blurb from Goodreads

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

Kindle Edition, 357 pages
Published: November 15th 2011 by HarperCollins
edition language: English
genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
series: Shatter Me
 
My Thoughts
Hey, I never read a book with writing like this. It’s strange and confusing. It’s unique, I liked when the authors have something new in their book. Poor Julliette, she clearly has something powerful. She can be powerful if she wants she chose to be weak and whining all the time. She had bad experience in her life. She can use her power. Welcome stranger. Oh his name is Adam. He looks familiar. He doesn’t remember her. He’s swoon worthy. He stole her mattress. Why is he in her cell? Did she ask why? No, she didn’t. Is he the bad or the good guy? Is he playing bad or is he playing good? She can’t resist him. This is so slow. It keeps dragging nowhere. It’s a boring slow-paced story.

My friends told me it will get better. I just have to be patient. Okay, I still believe there’s something in this book. It has high rating on Goodreads. I don’t know. It will get better, just keep reading it. My friends said it gets better each chapter. They must be right, right? I think they were right. It gets better. Oh, apparently Adam immune to Julliette’s touch. He wasn’t what she thought him first. Here comes the antagonist, Warner. He’s an evil. He’s creepy. He’s also swoon worthy. More about Adam and Julliette. Warner wants Julliette. Julliette wants Adam. Adam wants Julliette. They can’t resist each other. Warner said he and Julliette could be a powerful couple. for what?, why the reestablishment wants to take control the civilization, why their world fall apart, why there aren’t animal anymore, why was Julliette never saw a bird fly, why, why, why. Why I didn’t find the answer. It is first of the series, a prequel to the whole story. It supposed to keep you wondering. I need more explanation, if not answers. I thought it is a dystopian book. I didn’t feel it is dystopianmaybe it is a romance or romance dystopian?. It doesn’t matter

It’s only a couple chapters to the end. Julliette keep repeats the same word over and over. It’s overwhelm. It’s over use. I’m bored. I think I know what it is. Yeah, it was just like what I thought. Ok, it’s Professor Xavier’s First Class. The End.

I honestly don’t know why I wrote this. Is this proper enough as a review?Hmm…I don’t think so. But it’s just my thought, my opinion. The point is this story has potential. I’m sure I’m not insane. I just couldn’t connect to the story, to the characters, to the setting. Why, where, when, how. Why I feel like I just wrote Gollum/Smeagol’s mind Julliette’s story? Will I read the sequel? Of course I will. Why? Because of my stupid promise to finish all of books that I read, including series. Unravel Me is already out there to be read. When will I read it? I don’t know when. Maybe soon but not soon enough. Maybe when I have less than 20 books to be read. When? Well my friends…apparently this is not my cup of tea.

Result: 1.5/5 Stars
 
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4 thoughts on “Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

  1. It looks like all of the scratched out words annoyed you too. So many people also told me that the book would get better the more that I read. They were wrong. They also told me that I would get used to Juliette’s weird, short, inner dialogue. I didn’t. This one wasn’t for me either.

    • I actually liked the scratched words, in the beginning of the story, it’s kind of unique, if it’s possible 😀 but then there are Juliette weird, short, inner dialogue as you said, that she keeps repeat a lot of times. I guess that’s what makes me couldn’t like her. So glad you have same thought as I do bec most of my friends are love it. Will you try to read its sequel? 😀

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