Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shatter Me Review

338 pages
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.

When I first started reading this book the way it was written made me think it was going to be terribly boring. I'm glad to find out that I was wrong. This novel is narrated mostly through Juliette writing in her journal. At first it seems like Juliette is crazy because all she has is her journal to express herself in and no one to speak to at all. However, as the novel goes on and Juliette meets and interacts with new people we see her begin to change. I loved Juliette as a character because even though she has such a strong and deadly power she refuses to use it even when it could make her life easier. There is romance and a triangle of sorts in this novel as well as a lot of action. I loved the way Juliette's power was explained in the end and I honestly can't wait for the next novel so that I can see what else happens. I definitely recommend this novel to those who like a good dystopian novel with an interesting twist.


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