CHARACTERS í Shatter Me ↠ [Ebook] ➢ Shatter Me By Tahereh Mafi – I have a curseI have a giftI am a monsterI'm than humanMy touch is lethalMy touch is powerI am their weaponI will fight backJuliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 daysThe last time she did it I have a curseI have a giftI am a monsterI'm than humanMy toI have a curseI have a giftI am a monsterI'm than humanMy touch is lethalMy touch is powerI am their weaponI will fight backJuliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly daysThe 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 a. This is not a dystopia it is a romance This is not a novel it is a collection of similes and metaphors most of which do not make sense I originally gave Shatter Me two stars because that's my sort of kneejerk reaction to books I don't like but after thinking it over for a while I can't recall anything positive about it that would justify a rating of than one starYou're probably assuming correctly that I went into this book with low expectations This is completely true Any so called dystopia with a runway model on the front cover leaves me feeling sceptical However I was also prepared to allow myself to be surprised; a lot of my friends loved this and one of the biggest criticisms didn't actually bother me purple prose I think there's a fine line in writing between the pretty and the purplish and different readers will define it in their own way For example some reviewers thought that Lips Touch Three Times was just a mess of bloated purple prose whereas I thought it was one of the most beautiful books I read last year I have a high tolerance level for flowery writing ButShatter Me's numerous metaphors similes and endless descriptions just didn't make sense What is this Hate looks like everybody else until it smiles Until it spins around and lies with lips and teeth carved into semblance of something too passive to punchI just WHAT This is one example floating around in there but every second sentence is like this That's not even mentioning the annoying strike outs Trust me no really trust me I thought people were being overly picky when they said the crossed out sentences were annoying I actually thought it sounded interesting unusual especially because the whole thing is meant to be written in a notebook and I cross stuff out in mine all the time But you have no idea how bloody annoying this is to read All the effin' time People didn't exaggerate it will most likely drive you crazyHowever there was one thing that for me was even annoying than the descriptions the similes the strikes and that was the stupid repetition thing and then and then and then Again if it had been used once or sparingly even then it wouldn't be so bad I may have thought it was an interesting literary techniue But Shatter Me had way way way too much of everything see what I did thereAnd story What story sigh It's about time we just opened up an entirely new genre called Dystopian Romance or alternatively Romantic Dystopia though I don't wish to be pessimistic I'm pretty sure half the new releases of 2012 will make it into that category If there was a story then it drowned amidst the waves of overenthusiastic and flowery prose This reminded me of Article 5 in that the dystopia was there to make the romance interesting One was certainly there to complement the other but it was the wrong way aroundAlso kissing when you are fleeing for your lives I'm sure this is not the correct way of things right And yet it occurs in way too many young adult books I'm like run run run but the characters are too busy swapping saliva I must be old fashioned in my thinking that staying alive is kinda importantThere are a lot of things that had they been there could have convinced me to up this to two stars One star ratings make me feel sucky But I'm sorry guys I wasn't even entertained The beginning was intriguing but there was so little plot beyond the romance that it uickly became tedious I hated the prose I felt nothing either way for the characters this series ends here for me

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S she doesn’t hurt anyone else no one really cares The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a year old girl Diseases are destroying the population food is hard to find birds don’t fly any and the clouds are the wrong colorThe Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things so. Juliette describing Adam’s eyes“perfect shade of cobalt blue like a blossoming bruise clear and deep and decided”“careful curious”“ 2 buckets of rainwater; deep fresh clear”“blue and bottomless like the deepest part of the ocean”“tight” “as tight as his fists as tight as the strain in his arms”“bottomless blue”“blue blue blue”“midnight moment filled with memories the only windows into my world”“ always shining the darkness”“two pools of perfection open honest humble”“a shade of blue in a midnight sky”Juliette describing Adam’s gaze“like a white hot poker pressed against my skin”“touching every inch of my body”“locked into mine”“ is fixed on me calm unflappable; 2 buckets of river water at midnight I’d like to cry into his eyes”I’ve never been a purple prose type of girl A book that will forever remain nameless spoke of “leaking wombs” and well it made me shiver It also introduced me to the entire concept of purple prose Prose can be beautiful I’ve read plenty of books where the writing touches me deeply and the author is simply writing about the sunset or a walk in the park or the plight of the poor If the author is able to actually tell a story without distracting the reader with the prose I’m all for it That is not the case with “Shatter Me” “Shatter Me” was like my first attempt at cooking a turkey over done It was like climbing Mount Everest tiring watching kids play outside your window while you are taking a test distracting and my dog throwing his bone at me silly At some point I was drowning desperately searching for land overwhelmed by the prose and eager for the story And don’t get me started about the crossing out of passages in the book It was irritating annoying stupid a cheap trick dumb something I did not enjoy Overall I won’t read the next bookI might read the next book if I get a free copyI’m curious to see where the author can go since it is clear that she can write I think someone needed to put a leash on the over playful puppy edit her prose down to a controllable level so that people could enjoy the story rather than cringe with every every every regurgitation eruption spewing listen you need to stop crossing me off or I’m gonna sick some nasty virus on your ass incident of prose

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Shatter MeThey 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 than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body Maybe she’s exactly what they need right nowJuliette has to make a choice Be a weapon Or be a warrio. I always wonder about raindropsI wonder about how they’re always falling down tripping over their own feet breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end It’s like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn’t seem to care where the contents fall doesn’t seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground that they shatter when they fall to the floor that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doorsLet me translate what Mafi was trying to say; It was rainingThis is one of if not THE major problem of Shatter Me; she tries too hard to be clever and poetic and the story gets muddied along the wayI apologize for not going in depth with this review but I read this book over three months ago now and all I remember is that I hated it and it was incredibly poorly written I think my status updates should show this pretty clearly but to make this easier to see I've decided to write this somewhat brief review and sort through a few of my updates as wellA device Mafi chooses to use early on is crossing striking out the words that crazy Juliette is really thinking As the story goes on this device gets used less and less and so it feels like Mafi just used it in the beginning for fun and to make her book look different from the rest of the young adult books out there which unfortunately it is NOT especially when you get to the romance And that is what this story is a romance and a disgustingly sappy one at that I don't think you'll be able to believe these favorite uotes of mine until you read them for yourselfI'd like to cry into his eyesHis body presses closer and I realize I'm paying attention to nothing but the dandelions blowing wishes in my lungsI'm suddenly desperate to drink in every drop of his being desperate to savor every moment I've never known before I suddenly worry that there's an expiration date on this phenomenonThe possibility of losing himThe possibility of losing himThe possibility of losing him is 100 years of solitude I don't want to imagineRealization is a pendulum the size of the moon It won't stop slamming into meHis heart is racing so fast I can't distinguish it from my own It's 5000 degrees in the air between usI've run out of words My pockets are full of letters I can't string togetherI want to fall asleep to the sound of his heart beating in the atmosphereHis eyes are a midnight moment filled with memories the only windows into my worldMy heart fails for a momentThere are 400 cotton balls caught in my windpipeJames and Adam glance back at me and I melt into pink Play DohI'm upSpinningScanningScaredThey found us is the only thing I can think of My stomach is a flimsy crepe my heart a raging woodpecker my blood a river of anxietyIt's raining today The sky is weeping for usHis lips are spelling secrets and my ears are spilling ink staining my skin with his storiesThe sun is revolving around the moon when he respondsI offer him a smile Try to keep my organs from falling out Hope the holes in my head aren't showingMy mouth is sitting on my kneecapsMy neck snaps up to meet his dark eyes his smooth voice silky and strongMy jaw is dangling from my shoelaceI'm blushing through my bonesAdam pulls back just a tiny bit Kisses my bottom lip Bites it for just a second His skin is 100 degrees hotter than it was a moment ago His lips are pressed against my neck and my hands are on a journey down his upper body and I'm wondering why there are so many freight trains in my heart why his chest is a broken harmonicaAnd that my friends is that I thought it was awful Even if I didn't think the writing was trite and overwrought later on it really starts to feel like she's borrowing heavily from the X Men mythos even though she claims she's never even seen the movies If you read the few uotes I've listed above and they're not your cup of tea I'd say skip this one and try something else Or maybe watch one of the X Men movies instead; you'll get a much better portrayal of Rogue and a steamier love story Mmm Wolverine