Saturday, November 30, 2013

Shatter Me & Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me & Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi 

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.

it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

   What would it be like to never touch another person. To never get close to anyone in case of the chance that they will touch your skin. Non of us could ever go through what Juliette had to go through. Juliette has been in an insane asylum. She hasn't talked or touched anyone in 264 days. Then one day they gave her a roommate. A boy named Adam, but everything is not as it seems. He is part of the Reestablishment, the people who locked her up in the first place. Then we meet Warner. He is the head person for their sector and the son of the Supreme Commander. He will make her feel like a monster. But there is Adam and he believes differently. And he can do the most unexpected thing ever. And this is how Juliette and Adam escape the Reestablishment and find sanctuary in Omega Point. This is what starts everything. Nobody is able to touch Juliette. She accidentally killed a little boy by touching him. She was just trying to help him up because he fell. 

   Tahereh Mafi did an excellent job with Shatter Me. It combines kids love of superpowers and a dystopian world were one organization is trying right the world of all its wrongs. Juliette is an interesting character. The ability to kill with a touch. It's not something she ever wanted. She just wants to be loved is impossible with the her power. Adam can touch Juliette. He gives her a reason to be happy, to live, and to fight. Warner just wants Juliette to understand that they belong together, that they are the same, and that he understands the pain she has gone through.

    Juliette and Adam are now in Omega Point, a resistance that is full of teens and adults who have gifts like Juliette. But there is something wrong with Adam. He has a gift as well. He can disable other abilities. But it comes with a price, especially when it come to Juliette. But Juliette and her friend Kenji have discovered something about Juliette's gift. When she freaks out, her body goes into protective state. And when people who are in the patrol go missing, she will have to use her ability, but only after one of the biggest reveals comes into play. Warner has been taken as a hostage by Omega Point, and Juliette has been appointed to watch over him. She will see a different side of Warner that no one else has seen and because of the earlier reveal, everyone will know the secret Juliette and Warner have kept. She will have to choose between Warner and Adam soon or everything the Omega has worked for will be ruined and Juliette is ready to deal out the punishment for the pain everyone has caused her.

   Unravel Me was one of the best books I have ever read. There were reveals that I didn't think were possible, but the way Tahereh Mafi did it made it possible. She has now twisted everything we knew to be true. She has now given Juliette every reason to go after the Reestablishment and the Supreme Commander and she will. And because of the twists, Juliette has been given a choice. A choice that will be very hard to make. A choice between guys. I can't wait for Ignite Me.

Expected publication: February 4th 2014 
The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love"

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best of dystopian and paranormal and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.