from goodreads: 11/15/2011
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
It really goes without saying how absurdly excited I am for this book. It hits all of my interests: Dystopian? Check. Mystery? Check. Thriller? Check. Kickass female protagonist? Seemingly check. More than that, though, even from the description alone I can already picture things about the story - red, wispy clouds against a slightly paler sky and birds with perhaps too large wings wobbling awkwardly along the ground trying to remember what they were for. This is a world I want to read about as of yesterday and just seems beyond amazing. To be fair, I'm not too fond of the bottom where the blurb compares itself to THG or the X-Men, mainly because I don't think a book needs a comparison to be strong by itself. Sadly I haven't read this one yet, but I have a strong feeling this is one story that won't need others to do well.
Is it November yet?