Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
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.
Shatter me was a awesome read and a fantastically different YA novel. I loved its uniqueness and am desperately looking forward to the next book in the series.
Shatter is one of those boxes where you spend a lot of time wondering what on earth is going on and while sometimes that can make me want to give up on a book in case it just intrigued me even more and made me want to know more and therefore keep reading more so I could find out.
I really liked the main character in this book. Juliette is one of those characters who you want to pick up and cuddle (maybe not literally) and help her get back on her feet because you know underneath it all is a kick-ass girlie waiting to break out.
One thing I know I loved about this book was Adam. He is so utterly gorgeous that you want to fling yourself into the story and pin him down so you could have him all to yourself. He has this great mix of being both a sexy tough guy and having a really tender edge which you see when he interacts with both Juliette and his little brother.
The writing style in this book was really interesting. The use of crossed out lines lets you really get into Juliette's head and understand what she is thinking. I really liked it as an idea and haven't seen it used elsewhere.
I loved the ending and can see that this series is set up to become something huge. I can't wait to see where it goes next.