"You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things.
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time - and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.
©2011 Tahereh Mafi (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
A different narrator and much less drama!!!!
Absolutely not!!! She may be able to moderate her high, squeaky little girl voice but she can't do a male voice. I hate to sound mean but I just listened to this on my way home and it was excruciating. Sorry.
I won't buy a book with this narrator in the future. It was that bad.
Mostly YA Book Obsessed!
I’ve said it before; I’m not a big fan of dystopias. I do have a few favorites but for the most part I try to stay away from them. There’s just something about them that is so…depressing. I’ve had my eye on Shatter Me even before it was released but it somehow kept getting away from me. When the covers were changed, I might have had a little fit and I decided I didn’t want to read them anymore. One, I wasn’t a fan of the new covers (the eyes creeped me out although they are growing on me). And two, I HATE when publishers change covers. I know it’s silly since the author has no say in it but I’m weird that way. I kept seeing all these AMAZING reviews of Unravel Me and when I read Jennifer’s review from @Some Like It Paranormal, I knew I just had to read it. I had to find out for myself what the fuss was about for these Adam and Warner characters. I was expecting to like it; I was not expecting to be so blown away by it!
Juliette’s touch is lethal. Nobody understands her or wants her, her own parents even sent her to a prison-like place where she hasn’t had contact with anyone in almost a year. Until the day when Adam is assigned as her cell mate. From the beginning, there is something about Adam that draws Juliette towards him. And it’s not the typical: I just met you and I’m in love with you kind of thing. Juliette is almost positive that she knows Adam from somewhere. Just when they start getting close, they are sent away to a top secret military base where Warner plans to use Juliette as a weapon. Suddenly Juliette is torn between the guy who is determined to protect her and show her how to accept herself and the guy who is determined to rule with her by his side and who encourages her to embrace her lethal touch.
I’m so happy that I was clueless to the fact that this is a dystopia or else I most likely wouldn’t have read it. I don’t care what genre this book is, it’s freaking beautiful! The writing! Ah, I fell completely in LOVE with Tahereh’s beautiful and lyrical style of writing. The way we got to see Juliette’s thoughts, especially when they are scratched out just goes to show how confused and lost Juliette is. She made me connect with Juliette, Adam and Warner on so many levels that I didn’t want the book to end. I can tell that this is going to be one of those very well written love triangles, one that I will have a hard time picking a team. Although I am leaning towards Adam, every time I got a glimpse of Warner and his vulnerable side I found myself rooting for him too. In the end I was left feeling conflicted. On one hand, I wish I would have read this book as soon as it came out. On the other hand, I’m glad I waited this long because that means I only have to wait a few weeks for Unravel Me. I can’t wait to read Unravel Me and Warner’s novella, Destroy Me. I have a feeling I will be stitching teams back and forth on this series. My only teeny-tiny complaint was that the end started to drag for me a little bit and started feeling to dystopyish for me, you know, where they are on the run from the bad guys and everything goes wrong. Regardless, Shatter Me was a beautiful and unforgettable read for me.
I was probably half way through Shatter Me and had decided I would finish, but go no further. Upon completion, I am ready to listen to the rest of the series just as quickly as I can. I love Juliette and Adam and I can't wait to hear the rest of their story.
I always fall in love with the underdogs in books. The main character always gets the girl, but the underdog gets my heart.
Yes I would totally recommend. The narrator is perfection when it comes to delivering this character and her story.
The bathroom scene ;)
Made me fall for Adam
Gave the story 4/5 stars because the author is a tiny bit over the top with how descriptive she is of every little thing that's happening. So much so that it gets a bit annoying at times but the narrator of the book made it more tolerable.
Where to begin. The overblown prose. The repetition of phrases like "my bones are breaking" and all it's possible variances - "my legs are broken", "my legs are breaking", "my spine is breaking", "my spine cracks", "every bone in my body breaks". And the melting - "I'm melting", "I melt", "my body melts". And the descriptions of a supporting characters eyes, which are "buckets of rainwater" "buckets of water" "buckets of river water, and I want to cry into them".
Whoever produced this book also made the rather crazy decision to include a sound effect between nearly every sentence; it's like an indrawn whooping gasp, like the sound you make when a car runs over your foot. At one point, early on, the narrator repeats "I'm not insane" over and over, with that sucking sound between each repetition, for a little over 30 seconds. It doesn't sound like a lot of time, but when you're listening to it, 30 seconds is a torturously long stretch.
The protagonist is a sniveling, whiny mess, who falls instantly in love with a boy. I'm not saying the girl has no right to snivel and whine, but it makes for dull, frustrating reading.
Yes. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, though.
Nobody needs to be cut, just edited.
I'm so glad that Audible has introduced the ability to get a refund on books, because this was a complete waste of my credit.
This book is geared to the same fan base as "Gray". Found this to be very immature. Story line contradicts previous portions of the story and over all boring. Kate Simses did a good job of keeping the breathy 'oh-mys' and tension of sex throughout. I made the mistake of getting the entire series, I don't think I'll waste my listening time with the other 2.
Probably not, at least not until I hear that her style has matured
Not written it
Young, capable, sophomoric
One of very few books I couldn't even finish
Had a plot. If I want soft porn I will buy it.
She is a fine reader, my review is no reflection upon her.
All of them
Really, lets jump on the bandwagon. Half way through and no plot at all. I think I actually need to return this one.
I would recommend to my granddaughter and her friends. As an adult I couldn't get through it.
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