AUTHOR: Tahereh Mafi
PUBLICATION DATE: November 15th, 2011
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SYNOPSIS: (for the first book)
I have a curse
I have a gift
I am a monster
I’m more than human
My touch is lethal
My touch is power
I am their weapon
I will fight back
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.
OVERALL SERIES RATING: 4/5 STARS
SHATTER ME RATING: 4/5 STARS
IGNITE ME RATING: 4/5 STARS
UNRAVEL ME RATING: 4/5 STARS
RESTORE ME RATING: 5/5 STARS
This is one of those popular series that everyone has read, but I haven’t so I’m just getting into it. It’s crazy that Shatter Me has been out for almost 7 years. I went into this without any expectations, and I was pleasantly surprised.
At the beginning of the series, Juliette seems meek and obedient, but she quickly proves us wrong when Warner, a member of The Reestablishment, takes her from the asylum to where he lives to become a weapon.
Tahereh Mafi’s growth as an author is very visible throughout the series. The first book seemed like it could have been done better, but the rest of the series picks up and only gets better and better.
Juliette has developed a lot over the four books. In the beginning, she didn’t know what she wanted and clung to Adam, who was a soldier for Warner. Throughout the second and third book, she blossoms into a more mature character. She’s still stupid and immature at times, but she’s extremely different from the person she was at the beginning of the series.
Warner is such a complex guy. He’s been abused by his father who is the Supreme Leader of the Reestablishment. He’s been punished for loving his mother, who had the same thing as Juliette where she couldn’t touch people. He also obsessed with Juliette at the beginning, and at first, it seems really creepy, but you get to know him better and by the end, I was rooting for Warnette.
Overall, this was such a fun series! The last book was my favorite, and I cannot wait for the next installment!
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