Monday, May 14, 2012
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I was so excited to read this one because so many people already told me it's an awesome book. So I'm glad it didn't disappoint me.
Shatter me, the debut novel of Tahereh Mafi, introduces a dystopian society struggling to survive the brink of destruction until the Reestablishment takes over. However, the poeple found themselves even more doomed because of the wicked treatment of tyrannical leaders. In the midst of this turmoil, Juliette is imprisoned. She's locked up for 3 years without any knowledge or communication from the outside world because she's considered lethal, a threat, an outcaste. For her touch could kill and suck the life out of anyone. This predicament has always been her life. A life devoid of love, acceptance,and happiness. But everything changes when she discovers what she's truly capable of, that it's her choice whether to create life or destruction.
Undeniably, Tahereh Mafi is the new author to discover. The plot is well-constructed, and the strike through concept is a genius, it contributed a great deal in exploring the depths of Juliette's mind. The romance between David and Juliette feels genuine. And the other characters are great. I don't know why but I like James and kenji, I was entertained with every conversation they have.
Also, I was amazed at how a simple act or event can be made beautiful and believable just by the author's perfectly strunged words. The writing is so poetic that you'll feel the words moving out of the pages into your heart. It has enough action, romance, and surprises. Although the ending lacks the intense action scenes some are waiting for, it's worth it because it's so cool that it will make you more excited for what's coming in the second book. It will be one of the books I’ll recommend to my friends as well as to those who are a fan of dystopia and superheroes.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars!