Author: Tahereh Mafi
Published: Novemeber 15th 2011
Read synopsis: Goodreads
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
First page and I was already completely devoured. First page and I was already smiling and feeling so giddy knowing I'll be seeing a totally awesome story. First page and I had fallen already in love with this book.
Shatter Me went beyond my expectation and surely did surprise me a lot. I was stunned the first time I saw the book trailer and I was more stunned when I started reading and saw the first line. I was so flabbergasted on how incredibly astounding and fascinating this book is! I was consumed and captivated by Tahereh Mafi's brilliant writing. It was very unique, exceptionally wonderful, and utterly original. I loved how imaginative she formed words into sentences and phrases to convey Juliette's thoughts and feelings. It was really mesmerizing that it effortlessly earned a lot of love from me.
This novel is packed with so much exciting twists and surprises, thrilling action and totally swooning romance. I adore Juliette. I see how strong and beautiful her character was even with all those things that were done to her. Yes, sometimes she is so willing to give up, thinks she's a monster and deserves to die but that's because her heart is clean. She doesn't want to do horrible things. She thinks she rather die than to shatter her dignity and ruin someone else lives. She wanted to be loved, to be accepted, to be touched by someone and to touch someone yet she doesn't know if it would ever come to her because of what her touch can do. Until Adam.
Adam is a very wonderful character. He's one of those swoon-worthy characters I would love to see! He's gorgeous and strong but definitely loyal and caring. I love how he and Juliette connected. I was worried and confused just like Juliette during the first parts as to what Adam's real purpose is. But once it was finally revealed I was...I was so so happy and relieved. There are so many wonderful moments between them that I can't help but smile and swoon and smile and swoon and smile and swooooooooon while reading it. I also love the the snippets of the past that made the characters well developed.
Tahereh Mafi did a great job by giving all characters their highlights even with not so many exposures and you'll still find yourself liking them. Though in case of Warner's character, I did hate him a lot. He's cold, manipulative, seeks power, and pure evil. However he was also having issues from himself, secrets about his family, his mother. And I kind of understands the causes of his actions. In the end I actually felt sorry for him. Aside from Juliette and Adam, James and Kenji and Castle are my favorite characters. James is Adam's younger brother. He is so adorable. I like him the first time he appeared (Though I think it was a bit wrong timing at that time. If you read this you'll know what I mean. LOL.) Kenji is really funny and I love how he and Adam fights and banters. I didn't really trust him the first time he appeared but in the end I was really surprised with the revelations and realized that I do like this guy not to mention he's also good looking! And yes! Castle, I feel that his purpose and compassion were very genuine that when he explained everything I felt so reassured.
Everything in the end was so so interesting and exciting and fascinating! I wasn't even expecting that. The last part left me so excited that I am tremendously craving for the next book! Seriously, I need more more moooore! Book 2 hurry up! This book is flat-out gorgeous and downright awesome! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this! Read this!