SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi - a Bookanista Review

I met Tahereh Mafi at ComicCon. She's terrific!
Our books liked each other, too.
From Goodreads: 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. 
From Goodreads:

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. 

From me: Talk about an addicting read! I flew through this book in two days. Tahereh Mafi's writing is unique and exciting. She writes with a wild abandon, using strikethrough and hyperbolic metaphors that at first felt jarring, but very quickly became one of my favorite aspects of the book. Juliette was a sympathetic character--at times weak and frail in the beginning, but growing into a strong lead. The romance in SHATTER ME was amazing, with tension that crackled on the page. Now, without giving too much away, I'll say that the novel ended up in a surprising place for me. I'm really interested to see where Mafi takes Juliette and Adam next! Highly recommended for those who like paranormal-romance with a side of dystopian.

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I've heard a lot of great things about Shatter Me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

I've heard all kinds of great things about SHATTER ME... now I'm even more excited to read it! Thanks for the great review!

Thanks for reading! I'm glad the review was helpful! And yes, Wendy. It was a really exciting read.

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