Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She’s 23. She was born the youngest child with four older brothers in a small city somewhere in Connecticut, and currently resides in Orange County, California. She graduated from a tiny liberal arts college two miles from the shores of Laguna Beach, has varying levels of competency in eight different languages, and spent a semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain, where she had the opportunity to study Spanish literature in its native form.
Mafi has traveled all over the world, lived on both sides of the United States, and even spent some years writing really bad poetry. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.
Shatter Me is her first novel.
Who is in your FanCast???
Subject to change...never really had a face in mind
Riley Thomas Stewart
Slightly older than Kenji but I like him for the role
David Kirton is actually a reggae singer from Barbados....but he's the face I pictured
Henry Shum Jr.
I realize he doesn't have the eye color but it's my dream cast..so...
I think she's perfect as Juliette.
My Fan Cast
"You can't touch me," I whisper.
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but
The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
Juliette is still haunted by her deadly touch.
But now that she has teamed up with other rebels with powers of their own,
she'll be able to fight back against The Reestablishment to save her broken world.
With the help of these new allies, she'll also finally learn the secret
behind Adam's and Warner's immunity to her killer skin.
With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn't know if the rebels, her friends,
or even Adam are alive. But that won't keep her from trying to take down
The Reestablishment once and for all.
Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The
one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved
her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save
their dying world . . . but that's not all he wants with her.
In Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner and
then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she'll learn in Destroy Me,
Warner is not that easy to get rid of . . .
Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound,
Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check
and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as
obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring
her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape.
But when Warner's father, the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment,
arrives to correct his son's mistakes, it's clear that he has much different plans for Juliette.
Plans Warner simply cannot allow.
As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on
The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam's
focus couldn't be further from the upcoming battle.
He's reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend's life,
and as concerned as ever for his brother James's safety.
And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound.
It's time for war.
On the battlefield, it seems like the odds are in their favor but
taking down Warner, Adam's newly discovered half brother, won't be that easy.
The Reestablishment can't tolerate a rebellion, and they'll do anything
to crush the resistance . . .
including killing everyone Adam has ever cared about.
This series is very near and dear to me. In these books, I found the best book boyfriend I've ever come across. It also made me realize just how awesome a book that really speaks to you can make you feel. It had been a while and for that I am ever grateful. Also, there is much debate about Mafi's writing style, either loving it or hating it. On that, I can only tell you to try it on for size and see how it feels to you.
MY REVIEW FROM GOODREADS
I love to read these YA romance/dystopian stories... The whole love triangle thing is played out a lot and for the most part, I like one or the other. The difference with this series, for me, is that for the first book I really liked Adam...but didn't completely hate Warner. The second book I found myself actually falling for Warner but still caring about Adam. By the time I finished Ignite Me....I was psychotically obsessed and wanted to marry a fictional character I was really rooting for Warner. The way Mafi developed the relationships made me feel like I was really getting to know these characters. She really brought me into that world and made me feel like I was connected to all the people and places, not just the main characters. I read these three books at least once a month. No, seriously. I find this series very enjoyable!
Some people love her writing style and some people hate it...but whether you're a fan of metaphoric descriptive or not, the romance and story line should be enough to carry you through. Yes, the lack of punctuation was a bit jarring at first but if you take it as part of the artistic expression and not be a grammar Nazi, you should love these characters too!!
A side note...when I read this series, I recycled the movie cast from Divergent to imagine as the characters for a few reasons. First, I think Shailene Woodley is AWESOME and with a darker tone for her hair she could so be Juliette. Theo James does not fit the description of Adam but, well, he's super hot. And since I'm not big into blondes and couldn't think of one to put in there and I didn't think it would matter because in Shatter Me...he was just the bad guy!!! I pictured Jai Courtney (Eric from Divergent) as Warner. I mean, I always thought he was good looking enough, in a vanilla pudding kind of way. Well...Now I have an ENORMOUS crush on Jai Courtney. He is beautiful. That is all.
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