Monday, September 17, 2012

AudioBook Review - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

 Author: Tahereh Mafi
Release Date: November 15th, 2011
Publisher: Harper Audio
Narrator: Kate Simses

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.

How had I not read this book before now?  It was simply amazing! Excuse the X-Men reference here, but just imagine if Rogue was born into a post-apocalyptic future and didn't have Wolverine or Professor X to help her and she ends up being locked away? It is more honest portrayal of our society that we would lock a kid away rather than embrace someone so different.  The narrator does an excellent job bringing Juliette to life.  She does a great job in the switching in between of reality to the thoughts in her head.  I loved the action, the mystery and the how the back story developed into something tangible. Wicked fast and thrilling to the very last page.  I want to know more! I want to know why she hurts some people and not others?  Will she be able to control it?  I honestly do not have one single bad thing to say about this book, and hope that my questions will answered in the next book.  

Synopsis and photo courtesy of Goodreads


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