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Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) Genre: YA Dystopian
Published: October 2, 2012 by HarperCollins
Series: #1 (Shatter Me)
Length: 340 Pages
Source: bought (at Barnes & Noble)

No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she’s finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she’d lost forever.

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After reading Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, the first thought that came into my mind was that people are either going to love it or dislike it. This book was just amazing. Let’s talk about the writing style first. The writing style was just WOW. It stands out like a person wearing a neon green shirt while the rest are wearing black. BAM! That’s basically what got me hooked onto to this book. I wasn’t hooked on by the story, I was hooked on because of the writing. What made it unique was that there were sentences, phrases, that didn’t have periods at the end, 3 instead of writing it as “three” etc. It didn’t follow the rules and it was written like a poem. Another thing is the strikethroughs. You see that “My touch is lethal. My touch is power.” right there at the cover? Yup, there’s a bunch of those at the first half of the book which I know some people were completely annoyed by, but I wasn’t. I think that’s what made it unique, but I could see how it could become annoying. It was slightly overdone at the first half of the book, but I wasn’t annoyed by it. There are also so many sentences in this book that were crafted brilliantly, and you’ll have no choice but to share them on Twitter or make it your Goodreads status etc. Lol. Trust me. The writing style was just bomb dot com.

Now, the story! It starts out with the book’s protagonist, Juliette, a 17 year old who was locked up in an asylum for three years because she’s different from everybody else. When her skin touches another human, that person dies. Just like that. Suddenly, Adam, a 17 year old soldier who she recognizes from her past, was randomly thrown in her cell and the story takes off.

To me, Juliette wasn’t a really kick-ass heroine, but I did love her sarcasm! Even though she knows she could kill people with just one touch, she never used it against anybody which is what amazes Adam. It amazes him how she’s so kind and the complete opposite of a monster, which Juliette has been called all her life. I really liked the cast of Shatter Me especially James! Cute 10 year old James who is so independent, and Kenji who is funny as heck. Let’s not forget the creepy, weird, bad guy – Warner, a 19 year old who leads the Reestablishment. That guy was just creepy times a hundred.

Overall I enjoyed it. The romance was cute but sometimes a bit annoying because of how they should be running their ass off but instead they kiss, or they should be resting because they just ran a hundred miles, but instead they were baby making (or were about to). I mean, give yourselves a break. xD You guys feel me? Anyways, I recommend it to everyone especially to someone who’s in for a dystopian book with fantasy elements in it! Check this book out. Oh, one more thing, the ending was just fantastic.

4.5 of 5

Book Feature + Excerpt + Giveaway: Rush (The Game #1) by Eve Silver

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Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Published: June 11, 2013
Series: #1 (The Game)
Length: 361 pages

So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know? When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.”

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There’s a flash of light, blindingly bright. Colored haloes obscure my vision. They dance and flicker and then disappear, leaving only a rectangle of light boxed in by the dark doorframe. I see then that the door’s gone and in front of me are people. No…they aren’t people. They have limbs, hair, faces, but they aren’t human. After the first glance, they don’t look even remotely human. They’re pure, painful white, so bright they throw off a glare. They look like they’ve been dipped in glass, smooth and polished, but fluid. And their eyes…they’re a silvery color, like the mercury in the antique thermometer that my mom used to have at the side of the front porch. When I was ten, I knocked that thermometer off with my wooden kendo sword, shattering the glass. The little blobs of mercury went all over the porch. I was a kid. I didn’t know better. I touched them, prodding the little balls until they joined the bigger blob. My mom swooped down on me and snatched me away, telling me it was poison. It could kill me. I stare at the things in front of me: the Drau. I can’t look away. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember Jackson talking about Medusa. Don’t look at their eyes. Their mercury eyes. They’re poison. They will kill me.

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Stacking the Shelves #1: Birthday Edition

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This is my first Stacking the Shelves post and it’s also my birthday! Yay! I’m finally 17 🙂 and I got a bunch of books lol. My book buying ban is totally messed up now.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. You basically just show your books that you bought, received, or borrowed whether they are physical books, ebooks, ARCs, etc. You can create a blog post or upload a video showcasing the books you received this week.

Bought (Paperback)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver
Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
Partials (Partials Sequence#1) by Dan Wells
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi
Unwind (Unwind Trilogy #1)  by Neal Shusterman

Bought (Hardback)

Beta (Annex #1) by Rachel Cohn
Breathe (Breathe #1) by Sarah Crossan
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba BrayLevel 2
Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Appelhans
Lullaby (Watersong #2) by Amanda Hocking
Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis
Witch World by Christopher Pike

Won (Thank you to EpicReads & FierceReads)

Fragments (Partials Sequence #2) by Dan Wells
Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) by Anna Banks
Of Triton (Of Poseidon #2) by Anna Banks

Gift (Thanks to the ‘rents!)

Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks #1) by Miranda Kenneally
Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks #2) by Miranda Kenneally
Things I Can’t Forget (Hundred Oaks #3) by Miranda Kenneally
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
Capital Girls (Capital Girls #1) by Ella Monroe
Secrets and Lies (Capital Girls #2) by Ella Monroe
The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

Trade (Thanks to Krista @ Nawanda Files)

White Lines by Jennifer Banash

ARCs (Thanks to Month9Books, Harlequin, Flux Books, St. Martin’s Press, Random House Publishing Group – Bantam Dell, Amazon Children’s Publishing, Gemelli Press LLC, Keary Taylor Books, Scholastic Inc., Algonquin Books, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Ragz Books, Harlequin (UK) Limited, and Thomas Nelson Publishers)

Truth or Dare (Capital Girl #3) by Ella Monroe
Storm (Swipe #3) by Evan Angler
Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid
Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend (Confessions #2) by Louise Rozett
The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace
The Deepest Night (The Sweetest Dark #2) by Shana Abe
The Waiting Tree by Lindsay Moynihan
Hush by Stacey R. Campbell
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa
The Bane (Eden Trilogy #1) by Keary Taylor
Belonging (Temptation #2) by Karen Hopkins
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Naturals (The Lost Souls #2) by Tiffany Truitt
Money Run (Ashley Arthur #1) by Jack Heath
Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton
Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Ink
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry
Underneath by Sarah Stevenson
Insomnia (The Night Walkers #1) by J.R. Johansson

55 books in total. WHICH ONE SHOULD I READ FIRST? :O

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