Shatter Me Reread – Review

“I’ve been screaming for years and no one has ever heard me.” 

– Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me


I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I’m more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

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.


Ya’ll, I read this book years ago. 

Honestly, I’m 26 now, I’m pretty sure I read it when I was 20. So, really it was almost a decade ago that I read Shatter Me

I decided to go ahead and reread Shatter Me because I want to read Restore Me and I was struggling to remember what actually happened in the first three books of the series.

With that in mind, let me just say that I wasn’t disappointed with my reread.

I love Mafi. I always talk about how beautiful of a writer she is, but she really does an amazing job bringing her characters to life. 

There was a single issue I faced while rereading Shatter Me and that was that I know Juliette’s fate and her love interests. Unfortunately for me, I’m team Warner which means I don’t get what I really want to read until midway through the second book.

Because I knew what was going to happen and I was anticipating certain character arcs, I got a little impatient. Especially during any interactions Juliette had with Adam.

I just started Unravel Me, and yet again, I’m waiting for any bits of Warner that I can get.

We’ll see how I’m feeling once I’m finished.

What books have you reread and found yourself getting impatient for certain moments?


One thought on “Shatter Me Reread – Review

  1. I re-read The Great Gatsby and To Kill A Mockingbird every year, so I definitely get impatient with both of those. I’m planning to re-read Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone in 2019, so I have a feeling I’m going to get impatient with that one, too.

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