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.
Some books, I have great expectation for. Like this one. I had heard wonderful things about it. At first I said to myself; "I'm not going to read this." Guess why? Paranormal books, for me, needs to have a little romance. So when I heard the Juliette's touch is, well, not pleasant I gave up. I was not going to read it, until I heard there is a love interest. Enter Adam. Adam is just a boy, normal. He's sweet, protectiv and just has a big heart. Juliette can't help but feel something for him. What, you ask. Well, read the book. You'll find out. The writing in this book is special. It's not your every-day book. Mafi writes in a way so it's clear Juliette has a thing for numbers. She paints up beautiful descriptions about things that has no value, it's just eye candy. A switch in the normal.
It wasn't fast-paced in the beginning. I didn't feel like the book druged me, like it feels in some other books. It wasn't until a breaking point that it started happening things. After that, action runs on until the unexpected end. While I was reading the book, it felt like everyone was going to betray Juliette. I was there with her. Scared for someone to grab me while I looked away, scared for someone to touch me. I actually jumped away from my sister. This was a christmas read for me, so while everyone was eating and playing cards. I sat in a chair in the corner, devoured by the cruel dystopian world Mafi had created.
“I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.”
- Juliette (about Adam), Shatter Me