For the last couple of months, besides re-reading some old favorite books and the Outlander series I have been unimpressed with the string of books I had been reading. Until Shatter Me.
I continue to be astounded with Mafi's ability to come up with so many metaphors. It makes me feel like my writing is unimaginative, but I know it is a completely different genre. This is YA and mine is contemporary romance.
Only in YA you can get away from spending a whole chapter making out (kissing and groping) and the readers love it (including me). I suggest you go out and read the whole 5 book series, like I did (maybe not in the span of 4 days, but that's what I like to do).
One of my favorite lines: “I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.”
― Tahereh Mafi,
This ranks as one of my favorite YA dystopian series along with Divergent and The Selection.
And the covers are magnificient!