I heard a lot of hype about Shatter Me and I’m glad I read it.
Thumbs Up: 4.25
Page Turner: Yeah
Series Cont: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Adam Kent
My review for Shatter Me:
I give Shatter Me 4.25 stars. In the beginning, it’s slow and slightly on the confusing side, but things speed up by the middle of the book. The story is about a 17 year old girl named Juliette Ferrars who is stuck in solitary confinement because she has a gift/curse that puts regular citizens in danger. Her gift/curse occurs when she simply touches someone skin to skin and causes pain and agony. She found her gift/curse at the age of 14, but what happened for her to be stuck in solitary confinement? After being alone in jail for almost 1 year, a man about her age is roomed with her. She becomes nervous that she might kill him, but he also looks extremely familiar at the same time. Not soon after, the Reestablishment takes her and want to see her ability against the enemies. Warner continues urging her to at least show off her ability, but in her moral character she doesn’t want to give in. What side will she choose: to continue to abstain from any physical contact or give in to Warner? She also remembers that the man in the cell with her before she was taken was an old classmate (from 3rd grade) of hers named Adam Kent, and she believes at first that it was all a test and a set up for him. So why is Adam on duty watching her? He also has something weird with him since he can touch Juliette without getting hurt. Does that make him special? Will Juliette be able to get out of the Reestablishment? Will she find out why she has the ability to cause such pain?
I love how it’s written like a journal and how Juliette scratches out words or sentences. It seemed to make the book seem more real.
Once you have read Shatter Me, you will want to definitely pick up its sequel, Unravel Me, since it has a huge cliff hanger.
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