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Shatter Me

Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi I don't usually like dystopic/sci-fi genre books but I must admit this was pretty darn good. The writing style (e.g. strikeouts and lack of commas) was hard to get used to at first but I realised it really set the mood for the protagonist's state of mind. The romance was amazing, Mafi writes passion in a beautiful way that left me feeling raw. The romantic relationship is really plausible, the protagonist doesn't just fall in love, head over heels like in other books which don't reflect real-life; their love had always existed so it made it all the more plausible. Despite myself questioning Juliette's mental stability (I knew she wasn't insane) I liked that the one true thing she held to herself was that she wasn't a monster and refused to hurt people. The ending was hopeful but turned the genre around a bit, not sure I liked the way it was heading but I'm definitely getting the sequel to this when it comes out.