Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Waiting On Wednesday #3 - Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi

'Waiting On' Wednesday is a meme taken from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Today's book: Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi
Publication Date: November 15th 2011

OK, so you've probably heard all the hype about this book - and I really hope it's true. I can't believe its long until its out! Fingers crossed I get myself  a copy as soon as possible...

I'm looking forward to this book because: the plot sounds brilliant, and even if it only half-lives up to expectations it'll be a fantastic read. It's exciting, dark, and dystopian - what more could a YA reader wish for? I wish had the kind of talent Tahereh Mafi does to have created this kind of story; it's going to be a stunning debut - and I'm pretty sure it'll have me on tenterhooks the whole way through. If what I've read about it is to be beliveed it'll be a rollercoaster ride full of lyrical words and powerful images...*dreamy sigh*

(Description from 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. 

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting asThe Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

If this post gets the Shatter Me news out to even one new person, than my mission shall be complete...


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