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Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publication Date: November 15, 2011
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.
I first saw this book years ago when it had the original cover on it and I was skimming through it like I do with all books before I buy them to see if I would enjoy the writing style. The strikethrough writing style was a bit off-putting for me so I never actually picked it up. Until recently, when buzz for the latest book in the series got me interested in it again. Now that I’m getting into the fantasy genre I’m going to give this series a go! Now to actually find time to read it…
Have you heard of this series? Is it on your TBR? Have you read it? Let me know in the comments!