Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
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.
This was recommended to me by a lot of people, so I thought I'd give it a shot and see what the fuss was all about.
When I first started reading it, I was a little confused. The writing was a little different, then anything I've ever read. I didn't know if the copy I bought was a computer error or if the author made a lot of mistakes and this was just the draft and not the finished copy. But as I kept reading it, I realised that this is part of the story. That those crossed out words and repetitions was how the main character spoke and thought and I got used to it.
Mainly because the storyline was really intriguing and I found myself hanging on to every word. It was different, you never knew what was gonna happen next. There were a lot of surprises and revelations I never knew to think of.
I definitely love the connection between Juliette and Adam and was #TeamADAM all the way. I like how they're so drawn to each other but have to keep it on the down low on the base. But once their free of that place their chemistry was like WHOA! Everyone on Twitter was on team Warner, but I found Warner a little bit on the Psycho angle, but I guess will learn more about him on the next book (Destroy Me).
This book was entertaining, captivating and hilarious and made me slightly jealous of Juliette that she's got Adam's attention... lol
But the character I found that I wish had more part of was Adam's little bro James. I found him so cute! He made me wish I had him as a brother (no offense to my brother or anything lol). I also love Adam and James relationship, that even though they've been apart for months their still so close.