Mafi, Tahereh Shatter Me
344 pp. HarperTeen ISBN 978-0-06-208548-1 $17.99
(4) Juliette's dangerous power--her touch is fatal--leads to a life of ostracism. When a military leader tries to seduce her, she discovers reserves of personal strength and unexpected allies. The story's setting is an intriguing near-future dystopia; however, Mafi is more interested in romance than world building, leading to an implausible conclusion.