Sunday, 24 July 2011

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (ARC review)... and GIVEAWAY! *Giveaway is now CLOSED*

Genre: Dystopian
Number of Pages: 352
For ages 13+

"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." -Goodreads

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is an AMAZING book. You know how there is all this hype on the book right?? It's because this book is SO DARN GOOD! Oh my goodness!

Juliette is one of those characters that you can see her progress through out the book. When you first start reading Juliette is put in a mental institution because people think she's crazy when by putting her in the institution she becomes crazy herself. Every time Juliette talks to Adam she gets better little by little until finally by the very end she is actually confident about herself. I really liked that about the book.

Holy cow, holy cow, holy cow!!! Adam=AWESOME! Adam is so amazing that he's right up there with Etienne on the Swoon Worthy boy list! No stinkin' joke. Adam is the total package. He's cute, he's sweet to Juliette, and he's funny! :) He's not like Patch, from Hush,Hush, who makes the girl he's in love with uncomfortable. Sorry... I still can't get over that.

This book had no flaws what so ever, and I read the ARC! Tahereh did an amazing job on this book. I don't think I've read this good of a book in a while. It was nice to be able to read this book after Hush,Hush just because I didn't know what to think. I was all confused, whereas when I read Shatter Me, I instantly knew that, I LOVED THIS BOOK!

Even though Warner was the bad guy, at some points I felt bad for him... and then I'd hate him again... but that's not the point. I think that Tahereh wanted you to feel for Warner. He was a man who loved power but had no one to love. So yes, I did feel bad for a bad man. Then by the end I hated him again. So, all is good with the world.

I read this book in a day and was always turning pages for more. I did take ONE break from this book because my family was going on a bike ride and I had been laying around on my bed all day reading... I needed to be active for a little bit! I had to pull away from this book, and let me tell you, once you get into it, you can't get out. Not easy.

I DEFINITELY give this book 5 out of 5 diva crowns. It makes me all happy inside! I can't believe that the people who don't have the ARC have to wait until NOVEMBER!


Now, that isn't the end of my post. Oh no. I have a little surprise for you all. I am going to give AWAY my ARC of Shatter Me....SIGNED. One of you DOESN'T have to wait until November! WOO HOO FOR NO WAITING!

I had a hard time figuring out whether or not I should give it away. The reason is, my mom got it from BEA and got to meet Tahereh and my mom got it signed. So, I didn't know if I wanted to giveaway my signed copy or not. But I decided that it would be selfish of me to NOT give it away. I need to share this amazing book. So if you win, it will say my name in it ;) but you will also have Tahereh's signature!! (Don't worry, I'm photo copying the signature for me and I'm gonna put it in the book I buy when it comes out in November!) WOO!

To enter you have to follow me. +1 for being a new follower, +2 for being an old one! You can also...

1.Share this post on twitter or your blog (make sure to leave me the link in the comments or tag me in the tweet, @SparkleJewelz)= +2
2. Answer this in a comment, If you could have any power what would it be?= +1

Then add everything up and comment your total! Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

This giveaway is NOT international. Sorry! Not enough babysitting jobs this summer. I'm broke.

The deadline will be two weeks from today at 12:00 AM Central time. So the deadline is technically Sunday morning! That Monday I will post the winner! So watch out for that!

Also don't forget to look out for my review this Sunday. I'll be reviewing Supernaturally! I post a review every Sunday.

Good luck to everyone who enters!


Lori M. Lee said...

Sorry, trying again lol.

I can't even put into words how much I want this book lol.

+2 old follower
+1 I would want the ability to manipulate time!

Total: 5

leemai82 at gmail dot come

Writing In Laton said...

Great review, if I hadn't already wanted the book, your review would of had me begging! Lol great job!
So let's see...
I am a new follower +1
I twitted I mentioned you (I'm @wrtngnlaton) +2
I would love to have the ability to time travel or appirate. +1

Total= 4

devenavila at ymail dot com

Riley said...

Thanks for the ahh-mazing giveaway:)
+2 I tweeted:!/PenandInkChick/status/95246152240332800
+1 I would probably be a mermaid. They just seem so free. And, I love the ocean.
Also, if you want to, I have a giveaway going on over at my blog:
I'd love for you to enter! Again, thanks for the giveaway!

Laura said...

I'm a new follower +1

If I had any superhero it would be to read minds +1

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!


Ash said...

+1 New Follower: Ash

+2 Tweeted:!/Ash_Ash/status/95310754185609218

+1 If I could have any power it would be the ability to teleport because I'm ALWAYS running late and at least that would cut back a little on the lateness.

Total: +3

Sophia Chang said...

You are too awesome for doing this.

Old follower

I would Claire's power from Heroes - rapid healing from anything. Now that I'm getting older, my dancer joints give me problems all the time. I want to be able to keep dancing without pain or injury!


sophiathewriter at gmail

Jacob said...

+1 for new follower. @jdrabekscheer

+2 for tweet!/jdrabekscheer/status/95352833892818944

+1 If I had any power it would be teleportation because I could see my relatives from out of state whenever I wanted!

email: jdrabekscheer(at)

Jewelz said...

Thanks everyone for entering so far! :) Love the powers! :D

Krispy said...

You are beyond generous for giving away your signed ARC! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

New Follower: +1
Tweet: +2!/kangaru/status/95559410914566144

Answer: +1 If I could have any super power, I'd want telekinesis. Moving stuff with my mind? Pretty flippin cool. Not to mention, it would eliminate the need to get up to pick up the phone when it's ringing while I'm trying to sleep in. :)

Total: 4


Grace said...

@beachtwin110 is my twitter name

+2 old follower

+1 I'd want to be able to take other people's powers and use them myself, essentially stripping them of their powers for myself.

Chen Yan Chang said...

Awesome giveaway! I really, really want SHATTER ME! I’ve heard so much good things about this book!

+1 New GFC: cyc
+1 The power I would want is controlling time so I can get lots of work done :P

Total: 4

jadedlittlegirlx [at] gmail [dot] com

Zareen aka Taco said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

+1 New GFC Follower: Zareen T
+2 Tweet:!/ShiningStar786/statuses/95681901532155904
+1 I'd love to have the power to create force fields, like Violet in The Incredibles.

hannahekren said...

Great giveaway - I've been dying to get my hands on this book!

New follower +1
Tweeted! +2!/inthebestworlds/status/95684249306398720
I'd like the power to teleport, because my friends are too spread out over the globe. Plus, I'd save so much money on gas. +2

Total = 4


The-one-who'll-standout said...

This book looks really awesome!!!!!

+1 new follower
+1 I would like to be able to read minds. Not creepily, just awesomely.
+2 I retweeted about the contest!/Abovethemelody

Total: +4

Jessica said...

+1 for new follower :)
+1 becaaaaause my dream power: telekinesis. have wanted it ever since i was a kid. oh, how i would love it.

total: 2 entries for me!

jessicaborash at the gmails

LoriStrongin said...

New follower here (+1) and Tweeted about the giveaway at!/LStrongin/status/95692224838381569. (+2).

As for superpower...without sounding like a pyro, I think controlling fire would be pretty cool. (+1)

I'm totally dying to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

Lori (4 points, please!)

Doris said...

+1 new follower
+2 tweeted
+1 I would love the ability to FLY and just go anywhere in the world

total: 4


Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanjavur this awesome giveaway!
+1 for a new follower on the blog
+2 for tweeting (!/bookluver1208)
+1 for y dream power: the ability to control the elements. You know, Avatar the Last Airbender style :)

Total: 4

bookluver1208 (at) gmail(dot)com

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great review. I'd love to win this. You've made me really excited about this.

For powers,I'd love a magic wand so I could do ust about anything.

2 old follower & 1 for comment. 3 total.

Mrs. Heise said...

+1 New follower
+1 I would want the power to get people to tell the truth.

2 entries total :)
heisereads [at] gmail[dot]com

kimberdee said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway! I'm a new follower +1,I posted on Twitter +2:!/Kimberdee/status/95871763455553536
and my power would be to heal pain :) +1
Total= 4

Katie said...

New Follower: +1
Blog Sidebar: +2 (
Power: Regeneration +1

Total: 4

Theresa Milstein said...

Hi! I'm now following you and putting you on my sidebar. I'll also link it on Facebook even though I don't get any points.

I'd love to be able to fly. Even though I'm afraid of heights. Maybe moving objects would be better for me.


tmilstein at gmail dot com

NicoleVF said...

Hey :) I can't wait to read this book!! God it's so good, my cousin loved it! Well anyway:
+1 I'm a new follower
+1 If I could have any power it would probably be mind reading! hahaha I have no idea why but I think it would be awesome!!

Alyson said...

+1 New follower

I can't wait to read this book!

paranormalpursuits (at)

Margo Berendsen said...

You are so awesome for sharing your personally signed copy!

+2 old follower

+2 twitter!/writerWyoming/status/96362604871692288

+1 My power would be to heal or to always know the right thing to say!

Margo Berendsen said...

Oops I forgot my email:

berendsen70 at yahoo dot com

mendy said...

You're soo awesome!

+2 old follower

+2 sidebar:

+1 I'd love to have the power to transport anywhere.

Katie said...

Oh silly silly me forgot my email!! (I'm

so 4 entries, with an email this time!!

ginger [dot] girl [dot] loves [dot] boy [at] gmail [dot] come

Danielle said...

+1 for new follower
+1 I have always wanted telekinesis, it just seems so helpful and fun!

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway, I found it over at twitter. I also love your blog.

~The Book Pixie said...

Oh wow! Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway! Been dying to read this one!

+1 New Follower

+2 Tweeted:!/thebookpixie/status/97429874079309824

+1 I would love the ability to teleport to anywhere in the world.


Christina (Christinareadsya) said...

+1 New Follower
+1 My superpower would be to fly :).

Thanks for the opportunity!

Total: 2

Mariya said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway =DD
+1 New Follower
+2 Tweeted:!/mariya_davis/status/97433248963108864
+1 My superpower would be to change the into the form of anyone I touch...pretty cool, huh =DDDD

M.J. Horton said...

New Follower: +1
Tweeted: +2 (
Choice Superpower: +1 (I would want the power to make anything come to life with a pencil and paper like if I draw a hamburger, I just "reach" into the paper and voila!)

Thanks for this! <3

Total: 4

Emy Shin said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

+1 new follower
+1 i would love to have the ability to travel through time :)

total = 2

Kelsi said...

+1 New follower
I think I'd go for Rogue's power, just because I've always wondered what it felt like to be her ever since I was a little girl. +1

Shelbie and Amanda said...

New follower (I think) +1
tweeted +2
And I would definitely want telekinesis. Not very original, but helpful for when I know my phone is in my room somewhere but can't find it. (+1)
grand total of 4 entries.


Karen said...

+1 New Follower (Karen)

+2 Tweeted:!/BoredPerson8/status/97468466898014208

+1 Gah, too many to choose from! But since I just watched a recent "Alphas" episode, I'd say Gary or Rachel's ability (Gary- can see electromagnetic waves... so he has access to like a supercomputer whenever. Rachel- heightened 5 senses).

+4 :D

Karen said...

Oh, my e-mail address:

jpetroroy said...

I've heard great things about this!

+1 new follower

jpetroroy at gmail dot com


Locket Stories said...

Hey, sweet giveaway!

+1 for new follower
+1 If I could have any superpower it would be to be able to breathe underwater

lollybees3 said...

+1 new follower
+1 I tweeted

+1 If I could have any power I would want to fly.

Dorothy Dreyer said...

I've wanted this book for so long!

Okay, here goes:

+1: new follower
+2: Tweeted!/DorothyDreyer/status/97744742854569984
+1: If I could have a power it would be mind control. Not only would it come in handy, say when you're trying to get somewhere and you want people to get out of your way, but also for moms like me who just want their kids to clean up their rooms without having to scream it a billion times a day. :)

= 4

Though I live overseas, I can have it sent to my brother's house in Texas and I'm sure he'll mail it to me (he might even read it first, eek!) Or to my mom's house in New York. :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

+1 for being a new follower

+1 If I could have any power, I would want super speed. Then I could write and edit and read and still have time to get all the housework done, cook awesome dinners and everything else. Awesome!

+2 tweeted:!/NicoleZoltack/status/97746022264078336

total = 4

Misty said...

HOLY COW! I want to read this book sooo badly!

+1 - I'm following you (your blog AND twitter...can I get a bonus point?)

+2 - I tweeted about you! (!/ReadingRaves/status/97776473880002560)

+1 - I would want to teleport--traveling is awesome but expensive. :( Plus, since I could teleport I'd be able to send you your signed ARC back (I would even without the superpower...pretty please?)

mistystarvmarie AT gmail DOT com

Total of 4 points (or 5 since I'm following you in 2 places like a good stalker)

Jewelz said...

Guys, you better watch out, Misty has some things that could make her win. ;) Just kidding! But seriously.. Misty, you're awesome.

Yolande said...

Hello! This is so awesome, thanks for the giveaway!

I am a new follower under the name Yolande +1

I tweeted! +2

Hmm.. if I could have a special power, I would want the power to become invisible! :P +1


candycane16 @ roadrunner . com


Jess said...

Ooo, I am definitely in on this contest. November is soooo far away... ;)

I am a new follower +1
I wrote about the giveaway on my blog +2
And if I could have any power, I'd love to be able to diffuse tension and make people feel happy. +1

Coranne said...

New follower +1
and I totally want the power of ice- like Iceman in Xmen +1

Thanks for the giveaway!

Misty said...

Woot! Misty again...just wanted to say that I mentioned you in a blog post as well (do I get another 2 points?!) -->

...I'm also planning on tweeting about that blog post (is that another 2 points)?

That means I may have only 4 points, but I could be as high as 9...muhahaha I choose *not* to read the fine print and hope the jeweled godess looks kindly in my direction.

mistystarvmarie AT gmail DOT com

Deanna said...

+1 I'm a new follower.
+2 I tweeted about this here...!/mckellipgirl/status/99190503513399296
+1 I would have solar power. Seriously, I'd love to just sit in the sun and get all the energy needed to go through the day. :D

Total = 4

Shallee said...

+1 I'm a new follower, and happy to have found your reviews!

+2 Tweeted here:!/ShalleeMcArthur/status/99997270916866048

+1 If I could have superpowers, I'd turn into an animal. Because then I could fly, or run really fast, or turn into a flea and be practically's like every super power rolled into one!

Four total! Thanks again. :)

Shallee said...

Oh, and my email is shallee.mcarthur [at] gmail [dot] com.

Melissa said...

Thank you so much for having this giveaway!

I'm a new follower and I tweeted about the giveaway here -!/mehlane/status/100004655270072320

If I could have any superpower, I'd love to be able to travel through time.

Melissa said...

I forgot to add up my points, lol!

total = 4 points