May 21, 2013
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.
I was speechless the moment I finished reading ShatterMe. I truly enjoyed everything about this novel. Juliette was so broken; however, she had this beautiful poetry, running within the first few pages. I know that wasn’t the objective of the novel, but I feel like it’s worth mentioning because the beginning was absolutely haunting. I loved Juliette’s growth throughout Shatter Me. I know it’s the first installment in the series, but from start to finish, she grew as a person and came out stronger for it. I never felt that she faltered; she was constantly pushing herself to move forward, and always reminding herself of who she was. She never forgot. I loved that Juliette was aware that Warner was trying to buy her off with nice things; and she made sure that he knew it wouldn’t work.