Admittedly, it took me a little bit to get used to the fact that some of the words were struck out--on purpose, of course--but once I got over that, I fell in love with Shatter Me. Also, I have a confession to make... I like Warner a little more than I like Adam. Don't get me wrong, I love both of them and the shower scene between Adam and Juliet? Hot--and not nearly as dirty as it sounds. But, I tend to root for the underdog and in this case, it's definitely Warner.
I loved Juliette's world and I'm now filled with questions that only the second book will answer--which does indeed mean that I'm dying for the next book (that doesn't come out until Fall 2012). However, I would not call the ending a cliffhanger as it does bring Shatter Me to a close. Yes, you'll have questions but no, the ending isn't a life ending cliffhanger. On top of this, you'll definitely see why it has an X-Men vibe towards it at the end--but don't you dare skip ahead to find what I mean!
Needless to say, I adored Shatter Me and it's easily one of my favorite reads of 2011. If you're still unsure whether you want to read it or not, I'd definitely suggest that you give it a go. (And now I need to go buy the e-book because I hear it's got some pretty awesome extras!)
Overall Rating: ★★★★★
P.S. Did I forget to mention that--thanks to HarperCollins--I got to meet Tahereh in October!? She's extremely sweet and if you ever get the chance to meet her, definitely do so!
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins
Release Date: November 15, 2011
* Received for review via publisher.