Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette’s Rogue-like power kills any living being with one single touch and she’s used as a weapon for The Re-Establishment. Her childhood friend Adam helps her on her journey to escape the wicked Captain Warner. Along the way, she struggles between being destructive or being virtuous.

Shatter Me by Tahereh MafiBy Giselle San Miguel

Juiliette has the power to drain people’s lives with one single touch. (Think Rogue in the first X-Men movie.) She’s not one to be submissive when the handsome blonde-haired, green-eyed Warner captures her and tries to use her as an experiment. He’s the evil, oh-so sexy Captain that Juliette detests, and yet is attracted to, at the same time. As you keep reading, there are little hints he may not be all that he seems. *swoons*

Then you have the good boy Adam Ghent, Juliette’s childhood best friend. His love is legit, and real and you can tell the moment they fall in love. I love, love, love the snippets of the past. It just gave the book credibility because the character development was on point. Their relationship was incredibly heart warming that you can’t help but say “awwwwwww.”

It was no surprise Juliette was attracted to both the bad boy and good guy. (What warm-blooded female human wouldn’t be?) You can feel the characters’ passion leap right off the page. Teenage hormones or not, it was definitely captivating and the romance factor scored off the charts!

Yes, there’s a bit of a love triangle happening but it was balanced out with lots of action! So we have the love triangle going on, but what about the action? Oh indeed there’s action. I can’t reveal too much without spoiling the story, but seriously Vervegirls, this is a must-read. I loved it so much that I couldn’t put it down! I read the whole thing in one sitting!

Tahereh Mafi writes with an incredibly original lyrical prose that most authors don’t always achieve that I can’t wait for the rest of the series.


Giselle San Miguel is a freelance web designer who has a voracious appetite for reading and manages her own book blog at booknerd.ca. She also enjoys design, movies, and photography.


Published by HarperCollins
On sale November 15, 2011
Hardcover, 342 pages

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