Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sentence Sneak Peek - Shatter Me

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

The first sentence from each chapter of Shatter Me, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* ARC read via Around The World ARC Tours
* Book will be released November 15, 2011
* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

"I've been locked up for 264 days."

"It smells like rain in the morning."

"The door opens to an abyss."

"I am not insane."

"I don't know when it started."

"One word, two lips, three four five fingers form one fist."

"I remember televisions and fireplaces and porcelain sinks."

"It takes me two days to open my eyes."

"I'm not sure I'm hearing him correctly."

"Adam puts on the gloves but he doesn't touch me."

"I'm so prepared for unimaginable horror that the reality is almost worse."

"Five full minutes under piping hot water, two bars of soap both smelling of lavender, a bottle of shampoo meant only for my hair, and the touch of soft, plush towels I dare to wrap around my body and I begin to understand."

"Warner insists on accompanying me to my room."

"The ceiling is fading in and out of focus."

"Why don't you just kill yourself?"

"As soon as I'm in the room I open the armoire and yank the purple dress off the hanger before I remember I'm being watched."

"I'm swimming in sunlight."

"No one moves."

"The darkness is choking me."

"It's eight o'clock in the morning and I'm wearing a dress the color of dead forests and old tin cans."

"Killing time isn't as difficult as it sounds."

"It takes five years to walk to the elevator."

"I'm 14 years old again and I'm staring at the back of his head in a small classroom."

"Two weeks pass."

"Warner knows I don't have a choice."

"Adam finds me curled into a ball on the shower floor."

"Warner's eyes close very slowly."

"I'm burning."


"You have a house?"

"His brother."

"It's a full living room, open and plush."

"Why don't I take a look at those cuts?"

"Adam and I forced ourselves five feet apart last night, but somehow I wake up in his arms."

"Jams is at school, Adam is in the shower, and I'm staring at a bowl of granola Adam left for me to eat."

"Kenji is swearing, running out of expletives and tripping his way toward the bathroom, holding his nose together."

"I'm really happy you're taking it so well—I am—but James, this really isn't something to be excited about."

"The roads are packed with pedestrians trying to escape."

"There's blood everywhere."

"Warner is down."

"You're lucky this isn't a stick shift."

"We're here, and it's nighttime."

"I'm an old creaky staircase when I wake up."

"I feel like a clown in these oversized clothes."

"Omega Point?"

"My jaw is dangling from my shoelace."

"Castle uses the key in his hand to open the door."

"He's not."

"The twins are still asleep when someone knocks."

Epilogue - "I'm still tingling when Kenji and Winston burst back into the room."


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