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Shatter Me

 Hardcover, 338 pages

Published November 15th 2011 by Harper/HarperCollins
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.

 Shatter me did just that, it shattered me; it blew my mind! 
Right from the get go I knew I was in for a whirlwind of emotions. Tahereh Mafi’s writing is poetic and intense. Her beautiful descriptions mixed with the way her character Juliette crosses out her thoughts, both literally on paper and figuratively in her mind allowed me to really connect with this book!

 β€œI always wonder about raindrops.

I wonder how they’re always falling down, tripping over their feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble 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 on their doors.

I am a raindrop.” 

The story is one filled with intrigue, action and romance … expect a bumpy ride, not everything is black and white in the world Tahreh Mafi created.
Filled with much push and pull Shatter Me will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what’s going to happen next. Will Adam- Juliette’s new cellmate / childhood friend be her savior, or the beginning to her end? Will he shatter her heart more, or help piece it back together? Will Warner- The man who wants to use Juliette as a weapon ever leave her in peace? Or force her compliance at any cost? And as for Juliette herself… will she ever be able to truly touch someone again? Or will she constantly have to keep her distance?
 Juliette: My heart ached for her, rooted for her, and cheered as she kicked Ass!   Butt !

Adam: Prepare to eat your heart out. I wanted to hug him, smack him, and kiss him all at the same time! A very dynamic character.
Warner: …. One of those characters I love to hate. and hate, and hate. 
Want more!? Read the first Chapter by clicking HERE    and selecting “Read first Chapter free” underneath the cover …… you know you want to πŸ˜‰ 
 β€œHope is hugging me, holding me in its arms, wiping away my tears and telling me that today and tomorrow and two days from now I will be just fine and I’m so delirious I actually dare to believe it.”
Rated: 5/5 

Cannot wait for book #2 to see what madness Juliette gets herself into next!
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  1. lovely review and i totally agree one of the best books in 2011..can't wait for book 2.

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  2. Excellent review! I just read it a couple of days ago, and it was a fantastic book.

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  3. oh I am just about to read this book- thanks for the review, I might do one myself Xwww.thepararomanceclub.blogspot.com

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  4. Writing style looks intriguing, a bit of a change from the bratty-sounding first person narrative that you sometimes get with YA books. The premise looks interesting too; might be worth a read if I can get a copy somewheres πŸ™‚

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  5. Ooo, sounds like I should get this one!!

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  6. YIKES! I never got messaged about these comments! sorry for not responding everyone! @Kimba88 – seriously! I was not expecting it's awesomeness, but was happily surprised !@respiring thoughts- I hope this book gets alot more readers! It was so different and interesting πŸ™‚ @Blair- did you read it ? Huh huh huh? lol off to stalk your blog and see if there is a review up πŸ™‚ @Jazu- it was VERY different in it's writing style , but I really liked it ! Took me a few chapters but the crossing out of words reall just drew me in more! hope you can snag a copy! @Lisa Rose – DO IT πŸ˜€ and then come back and tell me what you think πŸ™‚

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  7. Commenting on this review (again) to enter the giveaway! Hopefully it works… Anyways, I would like a chance to read this book! Ooh and I just noticed that the book title is "crossed out" which also makes it look like it's "shattered". (haha the Foreign Cover Fridays have made me very observant of covers lately…)

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  8. I enjoyed reading your review. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

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  9. This one sounds really exciting! Juliette reminds me of that character on Angel who electrocutes anyone she touches.

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  10. I borrowed this book from my friend and fell in love with Juliette and Adam!! And your review captured all aspects of this book perfectly!!Pavan

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  11. Lol @Jazu, I would have remembered that you commented πŸ™‚ and I'm glad that your enjoying Foreign Cover Fridays as well!@bn100 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!@ LianneLavoie thank you for reminding me about that character! and yes, the book is super exciting !@lovesBooks96 it's so nice to hear my Reviews match up! thank you everyone for the wonderful comments !

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  12. I have been dying to read this book! Your review is just fueling that desire. Your description of the characters in this book make them so intriguing. Awesome review!

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  13. @JessEmmaZach – YAY , I love helping to get people hooked ! lol

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  14. I've seen positive reviews everywhere about this book but I'm a bit reluctant to read because the trilogy is not yet finished. But I'll probably cave in and read this if I managed to obtain a copy LOL

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  15. @Layen – You don't read trilogies until they are finished! oh goodness you have more wilpower than me ! lol Maybe I just love the anticipation even though I am a super impatient person haha. If you do snag one.. definitely do not put it off till all 3 are out !

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  16. I put this book on my to read list.Great cover!

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  17. Sounds like it would be very popular with my high school readers.

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  18. I heard a lot of good things about this book, and I can't wait to read it. Really great review (I've already seen it on a goodreads), book sounds different and I like that. πŸ™‚

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  19. Ahh, YES! Juliette is def a kiss-ass heroine! and Adam…*swoon*!

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  20. *sighs* I need to get my hands on this book. I already like this quote β€œHope is hugging me, holding me in its arms, wiping away my tears and telling me that today and tomorrow and two days from now I will be just fine and I'm so delirious I actually dare to believe it.” Beautiful right?

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  21. I just heard about this book today, and I'd love to read it!Thank you for the review!

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  22. Augh! You set me on the scent of something new and delightful! I haven't heard of MANY of these books that you're reviewing, and that has to change. SHATTER ME sounds darkly ephemeral. Thank you for the review!

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  23. OMG!!! this book is so very high on my want to read list and it's all because I saw the review here on your blog.

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  24. Wow, another book to add to the list for 2012. Looks like a great read.

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  25. That is definitely an intriguing concept, and I'd love to check it out!

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  26. @Silvy – the Cover totally drew me in as well!@Judi- It would be Wonderful in your classroom!@tanychy- It was very different in it's writing style, that's what REALLY held my attention@Renu- * serious swoon ! * @Natasha- grab it up as soon as you can! that is just one of the many amazing lines in the story πŸ™‚ @Veronika- Isn't it wonderful when you find a new book outta the blue! glad it grabbed your interest!@Mercedes- I'm glad that I am branching out enough! I don't want to review the same books as everyone else πŸ™‚ other books need love to! glad they are catching your interest!@Webby: really!? AW yay! love hearing that!@Nina: the list goes on and on lol@Suburbanbeatnik- intriguing and addicting!

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  27. I'm currently reading Shatter Me and deeply in love with this book! The story is really touching. Thank you for the review! πŸ™‚

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  28. Glad you liked it, I can't wait to read this! I love romance!

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  29. Shatter Me sounds amazing! It seems like a brilliant story! I'd love to read it.

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  30. It sounds like a good book!Love your review!

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  31. great review I am totally goin'g to read this book!

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  32. Everything I hear about this book just makes me want it more! The cover is pretty as well but seriously with that hook of a story, how am I supposed to resist? :)Mel S

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway! 5/5? Great!I have a feeling it will blow my mind away, too :)Can't wait to read it!

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  34. The review is amazing, a reason more I must read this book! :)Thank you for your reviews and your giveaways πŸ™‚

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  35. Great review! I think the idea of the book is unique. Can't wait to read it myself. πŸ˜€

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  36. I can honestly say the same after reading this book, it shattered me that I need the next book now! seriously this book is amazing! Great review!

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  37. Great review. I really cant wait to get my hands on a copy!! Its had nothing but amazing reviews.

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  38. She sounds kinda like Rogue from the X-Men and I was always very interested in Rogue's story! It sounds wonderful. πŸ™‚

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  39. Look at that cover! Beautiful. Great post.

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  40. The title itself is very interesting. Its say a lot about the plot of the novel. Hope I can read it soon.

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  41. Lovely review! I just love the story and the cover is one of my favorites ever! I'm entering the giveaway because I really love to own the book! πŸ™‚

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  42. Great review! This book looks so food*good. =D(One minute later: Food? Where'd that come from? 0.0 I must just be hungry. =D)

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  43. Great review! I can't wait to read this, I've heard so many wonderful things about it.

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  44. Wow, great review. You've gotten me all excited about this one now! Can't wait to read it!Nicola @ A Pocket Full of Books

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  45. This book sounds really good – and really different, actually, I don't think I've read anything like this before.

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