Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Waiting on Wednesday is back and it snuck up on me so fast, I almost didn't post this! WoW is the meme that lets everyone know what we're looking forward to reading. It was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. For those of you who stopped by last Wednesday, you know how crazy I was to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Guess what? I discovered an ARC of the book in my mailbox yesterday! Yay! I couldn't believe it. Can't wait to sink my teeth into it. This week I'm going in another direction. I'm moving away from the scary into dystopian--again. We're seeing a lot of that, aren't we? Is it too much? Let's see what's the deal behind Shatter Me...

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. 


This novel is getting a lot of buzz and I want to know what all the fuss is about. It has a beautiful cover, but my first thought is that it doesn't clue me in as to what the story is about. Based on the description, I wouldn't expect Juliette to wear something like this. It reminds me of a wedding dress. I still really like it though...lol...I want to know how it fits into the story...This could work based on the mystery factor. People may crack that spine for the very reason of trying to understand what the heck is going on with the girl in the pretty dress...

Shatter Me is being pitched as a cross between The Hunger Games and The X-Men. I'm having a hard time reconciling those two visuals, but that's probably just me. I'm really anxious to see if this novel will live up to the hype. Divergent certainly did and I thought that might be the real next Hunger Games. Can Shatter Me do the same? Let's read it and find out, shall we?

Shatter Me will be released by HarperCollins November 15, 2011

22 comments:

  1. I think it sounds pretty good! I've seen it all over the place. o.o Nice pick!

    My WoW: http://astorytolove.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-tris-and-izzie.html

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  2. That's my WoW too! I am so excited for SHATTER ME. Also, enjoy Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I read it a week or so go and enjoyed it a lot. Very addicting.

    My WoW: http://gypsybookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

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  3. This is the second time I'm seeing this book in someone's WoW! :) Thanks for commenting at my WoW.

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  4. I am excited for this one as well.

    My WoW http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  5. Everyone is raving about this book so I'm excited as well. Excellent pick!! I can't wait for Shatter Me. Hopefully it'll live up to it's expectations.

    My WoW :)

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  6. I think everyone wants to read this book, but it does sound quite amazing. I just hope that all this hype won't leave me disappointed.

    Great pick. :)

    Carina
    (My WoW)

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  7. I am looking forward to this one too. Imagine not being able to touch anyone. Great pick!

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  8. I am one of the countless people who's dying to get their hands on this book! It just sounds so... amazing. I'm so jealous of those who got to read it in advance! Great pick :)

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  9. This does sound really good...love the cover too!

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  10. So can't wait to read this one. It's getting rave reviews!!

    Our WOW pick is at Book Sake.

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  11. Thanks for stopping by! Great pick, I can't wait for Shatter Me. It sounds really good and I keep hearing great things about it.

    Also new follower

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  12. I've been noticing this one around...it definitely has unique twists that capture my attention. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Wow this looks amazing! Great WoW pick! I've heard so many good things about this book and the author!

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  14. This sounds fantastic! There's definitely a lot of chatter about this book. I also have Daughter of Smoke and Bone and can't wait to read it! I'll have to compare my review to yours.

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  15. Ahhh...yes! I cannot wait for this book to come out!

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    Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

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  16. Heard of this one, sounds good.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday_17.html

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  17. Can't wait for this one.

    http://readingandall.blogspot.com/2011/08/esperando-na-quarta-4.html

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  18. Ooooh oooooh oooooh...I have this preordered...Have you heard anything yet about Scott Tracy and Witch Eyes?

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  19. Great pick. Can't wait to read this one!
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/08/waiting-on-wednesday-32.html

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  20. I cannot wait for "Shatter Me" either! I really, really want to see what all the hype is about!! Great blog!! I'm a new follower. Here's my post: http://tiny.cc/lvxbq :)

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  21. That sounds really good! I'm noticing that everything even a little dystopian is being compared to The Hunger Games.
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  22. I don't know why but I don't like this cover. I think it's because it screams Paranormal Romance rather than Dystopian...

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