Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahera Mafi
Where did I get it?
I got the first two off BookOutlet (If you haven’t checked them out go do so!) and the last I got for Christmas.
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.
Who doesn’t love these covers though? I’m not sure they really have much to do with the story though.
I had read the first two books in this series a few years ago and I remembered them being really good. When the third book came out I decided to reread the first two because I wasn’t sure I could remember what happened. I’m really glad I reread them because my opinion is way different now than when I first read them.
My New BFF
Kenji is clearly my bff, but he’s also everyone’s bff. He’s a great character! He’s got this really fun side but he’s also a part of something huge. He’s a very loyal guy too, which makes him that much better for a best friend. He was a very consistent character throughout the book which I really like in a character. I know people change and he did change, but his feelings and morals stayed the same.
I didn’t have a crush until the third book. In the third book I fell in love with Warner, as did everyone. He was a really confusing character at first because he really did seem cold and distant. You think he’s the bad guy but if you look really close you can tell that he’s not. He actually turns out to be a rally great guy that was just cursed with a lot of responsibility. He has his heart in the right place though.
I really liked the writing in this book. The plot was unpredictable and full of action and the characters were all great. I only had one issue though. I really, really hate Juliette. I can’t stand her as a character. She just whines all the time! She never stood up for herself or made any decisions on her own. She was wimpy and a horrible female lead. She’s not someone I would ever look up to. Plus her opinions changed every chapter! I just couldn’t keep everything straight. Adam was another character that got on my nerves. I was really wishing for some decent characters and I didn’t get as many as I wanted.
This was a disappointing series for me. Everyone seems to have fallen in love with it but the only things I fell in love with were Warner and Kenji. Adam and Juliette were both whiny and horrible and I couldn’t stand them in any of the books. The ending was a little boring and didn’t answer all the questions it should have. Kind of seems like there should be another book. I just didn’t feel like this series was as good as it should have been. The third book made up for some of the bad stuff in the first two but it just didn’t do it for me.
“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
3 out of 5 stars