Beautiful Book Hangover will be posted sporadically on La Femme Readers. According to the Urban Dictionary, "a book hangover is a headache you get after staying up into the wee hours of the morning staring at teeny tiny print." As book addicts we've all experienced this type of hangover many times, so why not share them with each other? You are more than welcome to use this idea, just as long as you credit me.
Book Hangover Choice:
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: November 15, 2011
Summary: "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. Strange things. Bad things. 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 on 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.
Why it kept me up: Tahereh is a lyrically, gifted author and a savior to my reading slump. I couldn't put this book down, it literally grabbed me until the last powerful word. My review will be up at the end of the week, so I'm going to keep this short and simple. I'm amazed at how painfully beautiful the plot was. It rocked my core and I recommend you all grab this piece of literary magic once it hits bookshelves!
Time of sleep: 1:38 AM
(Work at 9:00 AM - Exhausted? Hell yes. Worth it? Words can't express how much.)
Which book kept you up all night this week?