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Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)
I have a gift
I'm more than human
My touch is power
I will fight back
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 car ...more
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This is not a dystopia, it is a romance. This is not a novel, it is a collection of similes and metaphors, most of which do not make sense. I originally gave Shatter Me two stars because that's my sort of kneejerk reaction to books I don't like, but after thinking it over for a while, I can't recall anything positive about it that would justify a rating of more than one star.
You're probably assuming - correctly - that I went into this book with low expectations. This is completely true. Any so- ...more
ERMAHGERD READ SHATTER ME!
I know many people found this book to be oh so romantic, but I can't help but think how gross it was.
Mafi's style of wri ...more
In case y'all didn't know, not only was this book optioned by Warner Bros as a movie, it has now been optioned as a TV SHOW BY ABC STUDIOS -with Tahereh as a producer.
This better happen. I am not joking. I am tired of great books (cough, cough: The Song of the Lioness Quartet and The Dust Lands Trilogy: Blood Red Road; Rebel Heart; Raging Star) not becoming movies or TV shows after they are optioned. Dear book gods (and I k ...more
“...perfect shade of cobalt, blue like a blossoming bruise, clear and deep and decided”
“… 2 buckets of rainwater; deep, fresh, clear”
“…blue and bottomless like the deepest part of the ocean”
“…as tight as his fists as tight as the strain in his arms”
“…blue blue blue”
“…midnight moment filled with memories, the only windows into my world”
“… always shining the darkness”
“…two pools of perfection, open, honest, humble”
“…a sha ...more
I am all for experimental writing, for stretching your abilities and trying to find fresh ways to express ideas. Occasionally you end up with genius, but most of the time you result in pretentious, awkward prose that stick in the proverbial craw of readers. This book is that writing. There are plenty of examples that I can give as evidence – but I shall stick with two relatively short ones:
“His eyes scan the silhouette of my ...more
I think this is my fourth or fifth time rereading it? I didn't plan to but my aunt showed interest in reading it and I jokingly offered to read it out loud to her, and she said yes. Thus, I proceeded to read this entire book out loud to her. And it was worth it.
And what can I say? I love this book. I fucking love Juliette. Reading it out loud made me slightly more aware of how lame her stream of consciousness can sound, and how the metaphors become exhausting after a while. But I've sor ...more
I always wonder about raindrops....more
I wonder about how they’re always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It’s like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn’t seem to care where the contents fall, doesn’t seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap
There is no other way to describe this book, but awful.
When I was about eleven or twelve, before we had the Great Garage Sale of the Noughties, my sister used to always sit me down and force me to watch this terrible movie called All She Ever Wanted. I watched that shit about seven times, and I got so abhorrently sick of it that eventually I hid it.
The DVD rack hit a status quo. All were happy. Until one day a neighbor took the first strike in the Great Garage Sale ...more
“I always wonder about raindrops....more
I wonder about how they're always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It's like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn't seem to care where the contents fall, doesn't seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to ta
a) I won it from a blog giveaway. And at the time I entered the giveaway, I really wanted to read it because I thought the premise sounded pretty neat. Now I know I probably should have just not entered, and perhaps someone else would have won it and enjoyed it more than I did. But, oh well.
b) The author is only 24, so she's probably still got a lot to learn.
c) The author is also Muslim, and apparently a lot of ...more
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I looove it! Exactly how I would picture a movie poster for this book.
I read this book in one sitting.
For five hours, I read this. It was a school night and I stayed up all night. That's how much this book pulled me.
I know that there are many people who didn't like this book, some even hate it, but... Gah, it was just so awesome to me! It's definitely one of those bo ...more
How awesome was this book? Well,I am going to tell you. Pretty darn awesome!
I am not very good at convincing people to read the books I loved so I am going to write this review without any pressure.
Here are some arguments:
1. if you are (like myself) a fan of X-Men,you will love it,
2. If you are (like myself) a fan of strong and smart leading character like Juliet,you will love it.
3. If you are (like myself) a fan of totally shagable and caring guy like Adam,you will ...more
You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!
This was something...and I liked it.
Okay so the first 200 pages were like the dullest,cheesiest romance bullshit,like the level of cheesiness was above normal,and you know how I feel about that.I sometimes thought to quit,but god,I am glad I didn't.You know when you loose all the hope but then one things clings and you see the light again? Omega Point was that for me.Like my thoughts about this book changed 100 percent.There are 3...more
I have a curse.
I HAVE A GIFT.
I'm a monster.
I'M MORE THAN HUMAN.
My touch Is lethal.
MY TOUCH IS POWER.
I am their weapon.
I WILL FIGHT BACK.”
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this!.
Like many I had said, yes , I finished attached to the characters !. From Adam to Juliette and Warner they are all very good characters with very well-defined personalities.
But my heart has been with Warner from the beginning and I need to know more about him RIGHT NOW ! Omg is so interesting!
The plot is very interesting ...more
The book (well what I got to, anyway) read like a super annoying IM by a 12 year old girl that just learned what a metaphor is. Do we REALLY need ...more
UPDATE: I stand up slowly, suddenly shaking with anger, hoping my legs won't collapse beneath me. "You think that because I am unwanted - because I am neglected and - and discarded -" My voice inches higher with every word, the unrestrained emotions suddenly screaming through my lungs. "You think I don't have a heart? You think I don't feel? You think that because I can inflict pain, that I should? You're just like everyone else. You think I'm a monster just like everyone else. You don't underst...more
“I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.”
I enjoyed this book heartily despite that world-building. Shatter Me gave me much more than an entertaining ride, the book shocked me with its characters. Yes, Juliette is such a doleful character and she isn't the one leading the story into a good way. Not at all ! But Warner and Adam are my reasons for liking this book and going crazy. Adam is just like a good guy trying to impress the girl he likes. But Warner, a handsome and dark guy, took my breath a ...more
I swear, if the writing hadn’t been so awkwardly aghhh… this book would have been a 4 star book. No, it was not just the strikeouts and crazy reputations. It wasn’t even the unfinished sentences.
Please please please explain to me how you come up with sentences like this…
“He’s so wrong he’s so wrong he’s more wrong than an upside-down rainbow”
“He smiles with...more
SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi is the story of Juliette, a seventeen year old girl who has been imprisoned for a dangerous and powerful ability she cannot control. She’s neither seen nor spoken—nor touched—another human being in 264 days; the only indications that she is not absolutely alone are the soldiers marching outside her tiny window and the screams the rend the night through thick concrete walls… neither of which are comforting. Her only outlets are the ragged notebook she kee ...more
This book reaaally surprised me.
Yes, it was melodramatic, well our MC was anyway. Yes, the strikeout texts were grating. And yes, the beginning was slow and we still didn't know much about this world.
But this book excelled in one aspect. One glorious aspect: the romance.
Tension, chemistry, blushingly sexy, it was incredibly intense between Juliette and Adam. I love them as couple so much in this book!
And then we have Warner..
. . . . . . . . . . . . Umm.............
Ok what was I ...more
I only know now that the scientists are wrong.
The world is flat.
I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I’ve been trying to hold on for 17 years. I’ve been trying to climb back up for 17 years but it’s nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand.
When no one wants to risk touching you.
Blurb: 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 J ...more
THIS WASN'T AMAZING, BUT IT WASN'T BAD EITHER
The reason why I started Shatter Me was because of this mysterious Warner guy I kept hearing about. A lot of you guys have recommended this to me because you know I have a huge thing for antihero/villain love interests, and in this case, Warner is (I'll get to him soon).
Thank you to my Goodreads friends who recommended this to me, because even though I gave this 3.5 stars, I still really enjoyed it and look forward to star ...more
What makes this novel so unforgettable. If I had to pick one thing it would be Mafi’s writing. Her depiction of Juliette’s voice is utterly captivating. There was one question that I battled with this entire novel and it’s the same one that Juliette asks herself. Who is she? To be in the mind of a character like that was absolutely shattering! (Pun intended.)
This novel has a bit of everything. I wouldn’t necessarily describ ...more
Juliette has the power to drain people's lives with one single touch. (Think Rogue in the first X-Men movie.) She's not one to be submissive when the handsome blonde-haired, green-eyed Warner captures her and tries to use her as an experiment. He's the evil, oh-so sexy Captain that Juliette detests, and yet is attracted to, at the same time. As you keep reading, ther ...more
REVIEW: This book is something so powerful it had me intrigued by the first sentence. i finished this book in a day which is rare on my part lol(slow reader) I loved everything about this book, even though it is rather similar to X-men and the character Rouge. Juliette was placed in an asylum after an incident that occurred and ended with the death of a child. juliette hasn't been touched in over 265 days until she meets Adam, a familiar face that end ...more
I don’t want him to be afraid of me.
Seventeen-year-old Juliette Ferrars has spent the last three years imprisoned. Because of her unique ability to kill a person with a single touch, The Reestabl ...more
I've heard good things about Shatter me, so I read this book with good thoughts, and I certainly wasn't disappointed, it was very enjoyable read indeed. The storyline was interesting and easy to read that I just loved it so much, and couldn't put it down. The story follows Juliette who has a *gift* superpowers, She can kill people just by touching them. She has been locked up for years. Her family abandoned her ...more
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In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”