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Series: Shatter Me 1
Format: Kindle eBook
Language: English
First Published: November 15, 2011
Pages: 338

Blurb: 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.

My Review:

I've read so many teasers and such about this book it was impossible not to read it without certain expectations. Lucky me, I wasn't disappointed. The style was something new to me, and it is certainly not to everyones taste, but I enjoyed it after I got into the story. It made the whole story quite intense, made the characters seem very alive and human. Plotwise it was interesting, but nothing shockingly new, except for the ending. Yet, I liked the 'uninteresting' first 3/4 of the story more because I felt closer to Juliette, and when the shock bubble burst and everything got quite pink, I found it a good development for the story, but it didn't quite touch my heart. I missed the intensity of confusion that has become Juliette through the whole book, it was like she had lost her vivid color. Nontheless, I'm looking forward to the next installment of this series, hoping that it will be as good as this one was in the beginning.

Rating: Style: 3.5/5 -- Plot: 3/5 -- Characters: 5/5 -- Suspense: 5/5 -- Humor: 3/5 -- Fantasy: 4/5

Overall Rating: 4+ Hoods
5hoods

Extras: Swoon Thursday #4 -- Teaser -- Book Trailer (YouTube)

Series: #1 Shatter Me | #1.5 Destroy Me | #2 Unravel Me | #2.5 Fracture Me | #3 Ignite Me

Quotes I liked:

Hate looks like everybody else until it smiles.

"Killing time isn't as difficult as it sounds. I can shoot a hundred numbers through the chest and watch them bleed decimal points in the palm of my hand. I can rip the numbers off a clock and watch the hour hand tick tick tick its final tock just before I fall asleep. I can suffocate seconds just by holding my breath. I've been murdering minutes for hours and no one seems to mind."

"It's been me and you against the world forever," he says. "It's always been that way."

Truth is a jealous, vicious mistress that never, ever sleeps.

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