Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Book Review

Y’ALL Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi has a male love interest who isn’t a douchenozzle. HALLELUJAH!! Okay, so Shatter Me is mad hyped and while it is FANTASTIC, it’s not quite what I built it up to be in my head. Speaking of which, can we please stop comparing books which are nothing like The Hunger Games to The Hunger Games forever, it’s like comparing Dracula to Twilight saying they are so similar to each other because both have vampires. But I digress.

Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi, Book Cover, Ugly white dress

Shatter Me

Shatter Me is an utterly engrossing story about a girl named Juliette who can kill with her touch. The book opens with her imprisoned for months. HOWEVER today is different because she gets a roommate. A male. ADAM with the blue eyes from her past. Yo, Juliette is kind of emotionally damaged. You see, her parents are pieces of shit, she has magical powers that totally blow, and her society? definitely NOT a cake walk to live in. AND GET THIS. The Reestablishment totalitarian regime wants to use Juliette for evil. HOLY MOLY. THIS BOOK IS INTENSE.

Also, totally steamy. You guys know I am kind of a horn dog. However, I knew about the sexytimes in advance thanks to Carla. And I have to say, Carla don’t play around. The shower scene and the sexy times are fierce and swoony and appeals to my sensitive side. ALSO let’s do a little victory dance for no love triangle. Mafi, you’ve written us a book that does without that dumb cliche!! Thank you!

The society that Mafi has built is interesting. Shit has hit the fan, so there’s extreme rationing of everything and a militia in charge. It totally reminded me of the government in the V For Vendetta film where they explain that the British society is nuts because of fear and people letting a dictator take over in their fear just because they want to be safe again.

ALSO, can I say that Mafi just killed it with the ending. I literally fistpumped because I love when characters get angry and develop a backbone and come into their own. It was legit and AWESOME!

Disclosure: Received for review.

Other Reviews of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi:

Makeshift Bookmark
The Reading Housewives of Indiana
Fiction Folio
The Crooked Shelf

Shatter Me releases 11/15/11. Pre-order your copy by clicking here. FYI link goes to Amazon where I am totes an affiliate!

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. YES!! HELLAH YESSAH!! Okay, before I start spazzing out from the awesomeness of this review, just know that i too am a horn dog, and we rock. As do shirtless shower scenes. And YES to the killing it with the ending.

  2. SHOWER SCENE. Enough said ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the linkup!

  3. Even more excited to check this one out after reading your review! I also enjoy sexytimes in books. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I wasn’t sure about this one, but after reading your review, I am adding it to my TBR list. Plus, I am definitely intrigued about this shower scene. And no love triangle or dumb cliches? Sounds fabulous!

  5. you’re so right – this totes has the V for Vendetta feel. nicely spotted.

  6. I read this review and my first thought was Oh damn, because I missed out on the opportunity to review this for Amazon Vine. At least now I know it is a book worthy of my time thanks to your fantastic review ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be reading it when we get it at my library.

  7. Douchenozzle- Bahahahaha! That is seriously awesome.

    I haven’t read this one yet but I’ve seen nothing but good things about it. Even the more negative reviews are mostly an- I really liked it but didn’t love it like those people. ๐Ÿ˜›

    I’m definitely looking forward to this one!

  8. Hi! I know this is a long shot, but if you still have that ARC of Shatter Me, would you be willing to trade? Iโ€™ve been a huge fan of Tahereh Mafi and I would love to add that ARC to my collection; Iโ€™ve been looking for that ARC forever! This is one of my most absolute favorite series, and I’m just looking for this one now, and I would most definitely be willing to trade/buy you multiples! If you still have it, please consider my offer! Please let me know at arcticbookss(at) or Twitter @arcticbookss. Thank you so much!!


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