Sunday, December 21, 2014
The Twelve Books of Christmas: Day 9
Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi
Strong female protagonist who is badass and also surprisingly vulnerable? Check.
Stupidly hot villain who actually has mush for a heart and is a cutie pie? Check.
Incredible storytelling? Check.
Equally as hot, cute and sweet guy who desperately wants to help our hero? Check.
Ensuing love triangle? Check (sort of... it kind of resolves itself in book #2 without Juliette actually having much a decision to make)
Amazing world building? Check.
Should you read this/give this to someone else as a present? Yes, yes, yes!
Juliette Ferrars has a problem: everyone she touches, she tortures. Her touch can kill. Her touch is literally torture. She's locked away for it by her own family, isolated and alone.
Until one day she's offered a chance to escape and change her life. Warner wants her to be his weapon and his queen. Adam wants to save her - from herself and from the world. But can she be saved? And most importantly, does she want to be saved?
These books are Young Adult, but don't let that fool you: they are absolutely brilliant, and Juliette is a delight as a narrator. It helps that I have a deep, unconditional love for Warner.
For all my thoughts on the last book of the trilogy, Ignite Me, here's my review.