Book We Covet: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Why we covet this book: Shatter Me sounds AMAZING--a mix of The Hunger Games and X-men?! Awesome! The premise also sounds unlike any dystopian we've read before. We also heard that Ms. Mafi has a unique writing style that includes striked-out words and we would love to check that out.

shattermeShatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (out November 15, 2011)
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 as The 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.

For more info and to read an excerpt about Shatter Me, visit the author's blog. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

Giveaway Alert: Right now, Tahereh Mafi is giving away ARC copies of Shatter Me on her blog along with other to-die-for books. And it's open internationally. Look!
Click on the image above to take you to her blog and enter.

What book(s) do you "covet" this week?
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here.
It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. that book looks really good! The cover looks so awesome. Nice pick!

    Here's my WoW!

  2. I can't wait to read Shatter Me! It sounds so good! Awesome pick!

  3. Oooh! This looks fantastic! *adds to list that is currently over 200 unreleased books* Thanks for visiting!

  4. Thanks for stopping by our blog! I really want to read Shatter Me too :)


  5. YES AWESOME CHOICE. I am very green-eyed and those bloggers that have ARCs of this book.

    Take care and if you haven't checked out my fab giveaway of Starcrossed, Heartless and Divergent and you are in the US click HERE

    Take care :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I love YA dystopian novels and this is definitely on my wishlist!

  7. Wow this sounds awesome! And I love the cover! I will be adding this to my TBR pile for sure!!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier! :)

  8. This book sounds awesome! I'm adding it to my TBR pile. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  9. I'm SO excited for this book, and I was so stoked when I found that giveaway a couple days ago too.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW! I'm following you now :)

    Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

  10. Hehehe! Like you said Great Minds Think alike!! Sounds so great doesn't it?!!!

  11. Great pick! I've had my eye on this book for a while.
    Thanks for sharing & for stopping by The Bookish Babes!

  12. I'm dying to get my copy of this one. I think it's in the mail on its way! I don't like the cover as much, but I do need it ASAP!

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  13. I can't wait to read this book! Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  14. This novel sounds fantastic. The cover ROCKS!! Can’t wait to read it. ;-)


    Sherry Soule Official Website

    Author of the Spellbound Series

  15. I'm so doing my next WoW on this book! And thanks for the heads up on the giveaway!


  16. I've read this, it's so good!! It's gonna take the YA world by storm come november, great pick! and thanks for the contest heads up!

  17. Great choice! I love the cover. The dress is beautiful and I love the tough look on the girl's face.

  18. Really excited about Shatter Me too!

    Check out Em's WoW!

    Also check out the GREAT Giveaways we have going on!

  19. This sounds amazing! Thanks, I've added it to my wish list.

  20. Shatter Me is on my wish list! It sounds like a great book. :)

  21. Looking forward to this one too. Great pick.

  22. I want to read Shatter Me so much! Great pick!

    Thanks for stopping by!


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