Book Recommendation: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter_MeGenre:  Sci-Fi / Romance / Dystopian

First Released: 2011

Part of a Series?: Yup! This is the first book in the Shatter Me series.


“Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, seventeen-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of The Reestablishment, a postapocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.”

Where can I find it in the library?
This will be on the second floor of the library in the Vortex.

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I haven’t enjoyed a YA series this much since Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Vampire Academy! It hits all my fan-buttons at once: romance, fantasy, strong characters, and plenty of witty banter along the way. (It’s mostly from Kenji. Kenji is bae. Fight me.)

The story also keeps moving at a decent pace which I liked. Plenty of action, dialogue, or descriptions to keep me interested!

Once you get far enough along to learn more, the book has an X-Men type feel to it which I enjoy. There is a dystopian backdrop, but there’s not really enough word building and descriptions of the world to justify it truly being a dystopian. Most of the conflict is internal for Juliette. I’d call it more of a Sci-Fi / Romance—heavy especially in the romance aspect. Both things I’m a sucker for.

I’ve already breezed through books 1-3, and just have to wait for my hold on 4 to arrive!

Check it out today! ❤


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