Synopses & Reviews
For fans of Uglies and The Maze Runner comes a complex, thrill-filled love story that will make you question exactly what it means to be human
In the past year Zel lost her father, the boy she loves, her safety, and any future she might have imagined for herself. Now she, her sister, and the band of genetic outcasts they've come to call their family are forced on the run when their safe house is attacked by men with neural guns. But on the way to a rumored haven in Chicago, Zel hears something--a whisper from Cy, the boy who traded himself for her sister's safety. And when she veers off plan in order to search for him, what she finds is not what she expected. There's more to their genetic mutations than they ever imagined...aspects that make them wonder if they might be accepted by the outside world after all.
"Mafi combines a psychological opener with an action-adventure denouement in her YA debut, and the result is a page-turner with a slightly split personality. Juliette Ferrars is 17 and cannot remember a loving touch; indeed, after 264 days in solitary confinement, she can barely remember human contact. Then a boy is shoved into her cell, and her world changes. Just as she begins to trust Adam, guards burst in and march them off to the commandant. Juliette discovers Adam is really a soldier of the Reestablishment, a totalitarian regime that wants to use Juliette because her touch can kill. Juliette wants to get far away from anyone she can hurt or who can hurt her though she can't help hoping that, somehow, Adam might not fall in either of those categories. Mafi doesn't escape some rookie pitfalls; descriptions like 'fifteen thousand feelings of disbelief hole-punched in my heart' strain after lyricism, and proof that the divided plot can be brought to a satisfying conclusion must await later installments. Nevertheless, this is a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks. Ages 14 up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Fast-paced action scenes convey imminent danger vividly....Part cautionary tale, part juicy love story, this will appeal to action and adventure fans." Kirkus Reviews
PRAISE FOR SHATTER ME:“Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance.
Im envious. I couldnt put it down.” Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of FALLEN
“Rip-roaring adventure and steamy romance scenes, with a relationship teens will root for as much as they did for Bella and Edward. Inventive touches propel the story, such as strikeouts that reveal Juliettes inner thoughts. The final chapters leave Juliette, Adam, and Warner well poised for round two.” Booklist
“Teens will feel satisfied yet wait impatiently for more.” School Library Journal
“Fans of Cashores Fire, Olivers Delirium, and, yes, Twilight will find this addictive.” Bulletin of the Center for Children & #8217;s Books
“Mafi combines a psychological opener with an action-adventure denouement in her YA debut. This is a gripping read from an author whos not afraid to take risks.” Publishers Weekly
EARLY PRAISE FOR UNRAVEL ME:“Unravel Me is dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading.” Kami Garcia, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels
Praise for Control:
"[It] will keep you wanting more until the jaw-dropping ending."--RT Book Reviews, Top Pick
"Unforgettable for all the right reasons."--VOYA
"A sweet, edgy romance rounds out this smart, futuristic medical thriller."--PW
"Control blew me away...Zel is as authentic a character as I've read in a very long time. Highly recommended."-- James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner
"Engrossing . . . [a] thought-provoking story."
"You can't touch me," I whisper.
I'm lying, is what I don't tell him.
He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him.
But things happen when people touch me.
No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.
But Juliette has plans of her own.
After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.
About the Author
Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts. Ignite Me is the final novel in a trilogy about Juliette.