[Shatter Me + Shatter Me #1 + Tahereh Mafi + Read Jan 2014 + 4.5★]
"You can't touch me," I whisper.
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
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.
[My Thoughts & Favorite Quotes]
"Sometimes I think the loneliness inside of me is going to explode through my skin and sometimes I’m not sure if crying or screaming or laughing through the hysteria will solve anything at all. Sometimes I’m so desperate to touch to be touched to feel that I’m almost certain I’m going to fall off a cliff in an alternate universe where no one will ever be able to find me."
LONELINESS + POWER + HOPE
✳ I really enjoyed Tahereh Mafi's writing. It's poetic and the words flow. I couldn't stop reading and I was never bored.
✳ I've fell in love with YA distopias since I've read The Hunger Games. In Shatter Me we are introduced to a future when the Planet Earth has been destroyed and the solution is to start over and don't make the same mistakes again. We have lost our humanity. But it's not that simple... All of this might be a lie. The desire for power and control is always more important for some of us. The Reestablishment versus Omega Point. Let's see what happens.
✳ Juliette is a great character. I could feel her pain and loneliness and her desire to connect with others.
✳ I was really happy for Juliette and Adam ❤ sweet couple ❤. Please Adam, don't disappoint me!
✳ Warner is a very intriguing character and I look forward to found out more about him. Why is he so obsessed with Juliette? Is he really such a bad guy? So many questions.
"He’s a liar and a horrible, horrible, horrible human being and I don’t know if I care because he’s right, or because it’s so wrong, or because I’m so desperate for some semblance of recognition in this world. No one has ever said anything like that to me before.
It makes me want to look in the mirror.
“You and I are not as different as you might hope.” His grin is so cocky I want to twist it with my fist.
“You and I are not as similar as you might hope.”
✳ Speaking of which, it's a short book and left me with a lot of question marks. But it's only the first one in the series...
"But being around so much love has managed to thaw my frozen parts into something human. I feel human. Like maybe I could be a part of this world. Like maybe I don’t have to be a monster. Maybe I’m not a monster.
Maybe things can change."