Shatter Me

Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi 3.5 stars if I could make it that way.I would have given her more stars, but one of the things that let it down was the world-building side of it. There's no explanation on how the Reestablishment came about or what happened to the setting - it just was. And because of that, I couldn't connect properly to the world she was trying to show me. Also, I can't say I'm a fan of all the crossings out. I understand why she did it, but it was distracting.Juliette was a really strong character. I could really feel her pain and self-doubts. It can't be easy knowing that you can kill with just your touch and you're treated like an animal because of it. Tahereh did a fantastic job on her character development. As she did with all her characters actually. Adam was sweet and so in love, but strong when he needed to be and Warner was obsessive, in a really creepy way. Poor Juliette. Both guys make me want to read on, because there will be a reckoning between them. And Juliette's coming into her own. She is no weak heroine, even if it may have seemed so at the start. I'm looking forward to the next installment. Tarereh's writing made me connect with her characters and I love it when that happens. And the prose was truly beautiful in places.The plot itself became even more interesting as the book went on, but to go into it would mean revealing spoilers, and I won't do that for the people who haven't read it.I enjoyed it. :)