Title: Shatter Me
Genre: YA Science Fiction, Paranormal
Date Published: October 2, 2012
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 is an example of a book being better than the audio. Not because Kate Simses wasn't a good narrator, but there were just a lot of parts that translated better in written form. One example would be when Juliette scratched something out in her writing. In the audio, I had no idea what was going on for a bit.
My biggest problem to the story as a whole is that I felt no connection with any of the characters. I liked what was going on, but I just couldn't find myself caring about what was happening to anyone. I felt no anger at the parts that should have upset me, no feels at sad bits, just nothing. Which is odd for me, because I am quite an emotional reader.
Would I recommend it? Sure. It was cool. I didn't dislike it. Someone else might get the connections I didn't.