Shatter Me (Paperback)
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in almost a year, when she accidentally
caused the death of a small boy in a grocery store. Since that day, she
has been locked in one of the Reestablishment’s prisons, trapped in the
confines of white room that she can never leave. The reason why? Her
touch is excruciating painful- and often fatal- to others. Even before
her imprisonment, she led a life of solitude and estrangement,
ostracized by her parents because of her gifts. But her life is changed
forever when a boy named Adam enters it. Juliette doesn’t know what to
make of Adam. Is he a fellow prisoner- or does he work for the
Reestablishment? If he Juliette’s friend- or her enemy? And can she
possibly be falling in love with him? Juliette doesn’t know the answers
to any of these questions. But the one thing she does know about Adam is
the most confusing of all- he is somehow immune to her touch.
Shatter Me is a breathtaking dystopian imagining, the heartbreaking but
beautiful story of a girl who has hungered for one thing all her life-
the touch of another human being.
The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.
One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.
No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon.
Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had.
Includes a special sneak peek for This Woven Kingdom, Tahereh Mafi’s new epic, romantic fantasy trilogy inspired by Persian folklore!
Tahereh Mafi is the National Book Award nominated and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of An Emotion of Great Delight, the This Woven Kingdom series, the Shatter Me series, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Whichwood, and Furthermore. You can find her on Instagram at @tahereh or on her website, www.taherehmafi.com.
PRAISE FOR SHATTER ME: “Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance. I’m envious. I couldn’t put it down.” — Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of FALLEN
“Rip-roaring adventure and steamy romance scenes, with a relationship teens will root for as much as they did for Bella and Edward. Inventive touches propel the story, such as strikeouts that reveal Juliette’s inner thoughts. The final chapters leave Juliette, Adam, and Warner well poised for round two.” — Booklist
“Mafi combines a psychological opener with an action-adventure denouement in her YA debut. This is a gripping read from an author who’s not afraid to take risks.” — Publishers Weekly
“Fans of Cashore’s Fire, Oliver’s Delirium, and, yes, Twilight will find this addictive.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Fast-paced action scenes convey imminent danger vividly....Part cautionary tale, part juicy love story, this will appeal to action and adventure fans.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Teens will feel satisfied yet wait impatiently for more.” — School Library Journal
EARLY PRAISE FOR UNRAVEL ME: “Unravel Me is dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading.” — Kami Garcia, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels