Teaser Tuesday (51): Shatter Me

Posted on 06/26/2012 in Book Review / 38 Comments


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser


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 doors. I am a raindrop.

Page 11, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi  

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.


I sorta started reading this, but I’m not really reading this.  I have a lot of catching up to do with reviews and the new feature I just rolled out, so I’m really not reading anything, but I dally with this one when I’m idle.  I guess that counts!


What’s teasing YOU this week?



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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.


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38 responses to “Teaser Tuesday (51): Shatter Me

  1. Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

    haha I can’t believe you haven’t read it. I actually just read this two weeks ago and loved it. How do you like the writing? it takes some getting used to but I found that I loved it! Oh, and your new feature is so interesting! I’m sure it’s keeping you busy! My TT Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire
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  2. Great teaser, I might have to reconsider reading this book after all even though I decided just yesterday that I wasn’t putting it on my tbr-list. 😉

  3. I like that quote a lot…I just can’t bring myself to read this quite yet because I’ve read so many mixed reviews and have read so many other quotes that are like, “wait what??” SO…I hope you enjoy it…and if you say it’s good, I’ll probably pick it up. 😀 Sierra @ Yearning to Read
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