Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

About the Book
Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me, Book 1
Publisher: Harper
Publishing Date: November 15, 2011
Pages: 338 (Hardcover)

Goodreads Summary: 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.

Juliette Ferrars: Narrator. She has a touch that is literally lethal, as well as superhuman strength. She's spent her life hated by her parents, bouncing from other kinds of places, ending in an asylum. Warner wants to use her as a weapon.
Adam Kent: Solider that knew Juliette when he was a child. Love interest. He--somehow--can touch Juliette without being injured or killed.
Warner: Leader of Sector 45, seen as cruel and heartless. He has an adoration toward Juliette and wants her. A discovery is made that he, too, can touch Juliette without anything happening.

Kenji Kishimoto: Fellow soldier and friend of Adam Kent. Jokester. He leads Juliette, Adam, and James to safety.
James Kent: Little brother of Adam Kent.
Castle: Leader of Omega Point.

The book starts off in an asylum, moves to the military base of Sector 45, and ends at Omega Point, a secret, underground rebellion.

Where The Book Left Off
Adam and Juliette escape Warner's watchful eyes and head to the home of Adam's little brother, where they stay for a night. There they run into Kenji, who was also at Sector 45. Kenji wants to bring them to a secret society of people against the new government. Warner's men interfere and Adam is captured and set up to be killed. Juliette is able to save him, in the process realizing just how much strength she has. They then go with Kenji to the rebellion group, Omega Point, hoping that they will be able to get medical attention for Adam, who was hurt in the process of his capture. They discover that many of the people in the organization have powers, though not like Juliette's. In the end it is revealed that Warner is still hunting for them.

Next Books
Destroy Me (Novella)
Unravel Me

Special thanks to Erika at Rescue Reads for helping out with this post and contributing!


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