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Young Adult Fiction 30988
Unique and Addicting
(Updated: May 03, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Everyone has been singing praises for Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi for months now, but I shied away because I find that dystopians generally fall flat for me. This was not the case at all with Shatter Me, as it was one heck of a read that I didn't want to put down!

Tahereh Mafi throws readers straight into her world. She doesn't bother with the tedious world building that I feel like so many dystopians do, which I absolutely loved. The set up with The Reestablishment was just brilliant. Shatter Me is a super fast paced read and has a story that is just intoxicating. My one complaint would be that the sentence structure in the first chunk of the book was very distracting. There was a lot of short, choppy sentences that I felt took away from the plot.

Sparks just fly off the page with the chemistry between Juliette and Adam. I loved the two of them, and cannot wait to see more of them in Unravel Me. Juliette was a fabulous main character - I loved the strength she had. Adam was such a sensitive, sweet, all around awesome kind of guy. Warner was such an interesting villain - I wanted to hate him, but I couldn't completely. He was such an expertly written character.

Tahereh Mafi builds the story until the very last moment. Shatter Me ends on a high note of intrigue and a bit of mystery. The last chapters unravel a lot of questions that I cannot wait to hear the answers to.

Shatter Me is one awesome debut! There was a wicked awesome plot, a great main character, and one hot love interest. Put that all together and you have a book that you will be sad to miss.
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