Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Bookanistas: SHATTER ME

You have no idea how good it feels to write this post. Almost as good as it felt when SHATTER ME arrived on my doorstep. So. Good.

I'm also showered, the house is quiet, I went back to the gym for the first time yesterday and I got four hours of uninterrupted sleep last night. Hey, it's better than three. But now...on to SHATTER ME.

What the back cover has to say:

"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.

Strange things.

Bad things.

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.

What Lila has to say:
It's no secret that we're a bunch of suckers for a girl power book. You can thank The Regulator. We were raised on quotes from the book MEN ARE JUST DESSERTS. Anyway, Tahereh nails Juliette. From the first line to the last, you're cheering for this broken girl and all you want is for her to WIN. And how cool is the format? Striking out Juliette's inner monologue is maybe the smartest thing ever. But if you know Tahereh or have read her blog, you shouldn't be surprised. She plays around with formatting in unique and interesting ways that adds even more depth to Juliett's narrative. But even though Juliette kicks ass, Tahereh doesn't forget about the importance of a good old fashioned love story. Oh the tension! I spent the majority of the book flying through words to relieve the tension only to go back and savor them and start the whole process over again. It was really well done.

But possibly the best part about SHATTER ME is that good things are happening to  a good person. Tahereh is one of the best and we couldn't be happier for her. An incredible debut.

Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to this week:

Elana Johnson offers musings on her Bookanista moments

Jessi Kirby savors HOW TO SAVE A LIFE

Stasia Ward Kehoe delights in FIVE FLAVORS OF DUMB

Nikki Katz is crazy for ASHFALL

Debra Driza adores ANGEL FALL

Shelli Johannes-Wells celebrates January Bookanista books--plus a DISCOVERY OF WITCHES giveaway

It feels good to be back. At least today! I make no promises...


Natalie Aguirre said...

I just started Shatter Me and am really enjoying it. I really agree with your review so far.

Hope Roberson said...

This is one of the best books I've ever read. Her writing style is amazing! Intense, adrenaline fueled emotion, I wish I could read the next book already!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Hubby just bought me Shatter Me. I'm already loving it!

Krispy said...

I love Tahereh's writing style. It's perfect for the intense emotional moments. :)

Misha Gericke said...

Shatter Me sounds wonderful. I really want to read it, but I'm still waiting for my Kindle before I can start importing books. :-)

erica m. chapman said...

She is, Tahereh is SO AWESOME!! SO happy for her. I enjoyed the book too ;o) Can't wait for the next one!!

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