REVIEW: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi

shatter me books keep me saneTitle: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Genre: YA Dystopian

Release Date: November 15th 2011

Purchase: Amazon (Kindle or Hardcover)

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I have a curse
I have a gift

I am a monster
I’m more than human

My touch is lethal
My touch is power

I am their weapon
I will fight back

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.

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At first glance Shatter Me seems just like all the other dystopian books out there, but there’s something that makes Shatter Me a cut above the rest.

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Top Ten Tuesday #14: Authors I Read the Most Books From

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list.

This week’s Top Ten topic is really interesting but I kinda cheated a bit, haha! First, I changed the topic from “…I Own the Most Book From” to “…I Read the Most Book From” and I only have seven authors in my list. The reasons are that first, if I follow the original topic then I would only have a handful of authors in my list (less than five). When I read series that are way too long—I’m talking about having more than five books in a series— I don’t buy all the books because it would be very expensive, so instead, I just borrow books from my friends. Also, my taste in books is very eclectic, I very rarely read more than five books by the same author.

Let’s get this started, shall we?

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ+ GIVEAWAY: Doe Eyes (Good Gods #3) by Staci Hart

Hey guys! I’m so excited to share this news to you– Doe Eyes officially comes out today!

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I am a huge fan of the Good Gods series and I’ve been really looking forward to this book. The Good Gods series is like a breath of fresh air in the New Adult category. It has steamy romance with a little fantasy twist in the form of the Greek deities in the mix. So without further ado, here’s the blurb and the very gorgeous cover of Doe Eyes.

doe eyes books keep me sane Aphrodite knows better than anyone how the heart works. Just don’t ask her to figure out her own.

She’s been away from Olympus for weeks, which wasn’t near long enough for her move on from everything that happened, to get past the betrayal and loss. She has no idea what she’s walking into when she gets back other than a new competition, this time against Artemis. The goddesses have never been friends, but now they have more in common than ever, though they’d rather face eat ambrosia straight than admit it.

Artemis can’t help but be smug. Her player, Josie, is a private investigator who’s lost more than she’s won. Every waking moment is consumed by her fire to catch the man who killed her partner, and when Jon comes back into town after leaving her without a word, it’s more than she can handle. She’ll never let him in. Not again.

But Jon only did what he thought was right, and he’ll do anything he can, give her everything he has to give to prove that he can be trusted with her heart again.

With Adonis gone and the threat of Ares around every corner, Aphrodite’s past presses on her, leaving her more alone than she’s ever been. She can’t help wondering if she’ll ever escape, and how much pain she’ll endure before the whole ordeal is behind her.

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Top Ten Tuesday #13: Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list.

This week’s Top Ten topic is a fun one. What I did was choose ten fictional characters that I would want with me on a deserted island. I chose these characters for various reasons, I chose some for their survival skills, and others for their companionship while a few others for their hotness factor.

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Sunday Post #23: Understatement of the Year

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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Saying that I had a rough week is an understatement. A typhoon recently hit our country and it was a total disaster. The wind was so vicious, it uprooted trees and peeled the roofs off some unlucky houses. Even my university suffered grave damage to its facilities. The wind was just so angry, the rain was pounding hard on the roof and the trees flail helplessly on the wind. I couldn’t sleep because I was afraid our house would get flooded or something. It was the scariest night of my life.

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Freebie Friday: Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West [INT]

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Freebie Friday is a feature originally by Jen @ YA Romantics. Be sure to visit Books Keep Me Sane every Friday for a chance to win books, swag packs and other awesome stuff!

We just love Freebie Fridays, don’t we? On the last Freebie Friday Pivot Point was up for grab, and today you’re going to have a chance to win its sequel, Split Second. I freaking love these two books, here I wrote a review for Split Second. These two books are very close to my heart, I hope whoever wins this will love Split Second. :D

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The giveaway is international. But if the winner is from the Philippines he/she will receive my paperback copy of the books, if the winner is international he/she will receive a paperback copy via The Book Depository as long as TBD ships to the winner’s country.

Hop on to Jen @ YA Romantics’ site. She’s alwaso giving away awesome bookish stuff! :D

 

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Sunday Post #22: I’m a Cat! Meow!

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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