Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
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Ratings: 3.5 to 4 Moons
(I promise to explain)
Juliette has a problem. Her touch well it's deadly. Just how deadly you ask? She isn't sure. Deprived of touch, locked away from humanity for 3 long years - she finds herself a pawn in the power play of a warped mind. Juliette also finds something unexpected, something precious something worth fighting for. Now Juliette is in a race to discover what exactly she is capable of and along the way she learns sometimes it's necessary to take a side.Yes, I know another YA. I read this on the advice of a friend that shouted from the commuter bus rooftop that this was the story to read. I am glad that I read it. Now you ask why the 3.5 - 4 moon rating, well I kind of felt that this was just a piece of the story, a well written and thought provoking piece but never the less a piece. Too many important questions were left unsaid for me to give this a solid 4 moons... that being said I loved what I read. Juliette was a shattered individual picking up the pieces of herself and learning to stand on her own two feet. Warner was a tortured hero who become a blood lusting villain nonredeemable in my eyes. Adam the sensitive hero, I liked Adam at first but at the end I sort of loved him.
This really didn't read at all like a YA for me if it wasn't for the actually ages of the characters being revealed I probably wouldn't have given it a second thought. I can't wait to read book 2 so all those pieces are tied up.
Disclaimer: Book was obtained at BEA 2011 - ARC
Note: I prefer the white ARC cover over the actual.