Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopian Fantasy
Heat Level: 🔥 (mainly closed door)
Okay first of all, yes I realize that this series was originally published in 2011 and I am so so so late to the game. But to be fair – it’s been all over my bookstagram and booktok feeds lately. I picked up the series on a whim when my library hold came through. And even then, I was thinking meh I should just return it and read it some other time (lol!). I also realzied that Hoopla has the audiobooks so I figured I’d listen to the books on my runs and if I liked the book I could check out the rest from the library…
Yeah I was obsessed with the writing style, the dystopian setting and the main characters. Juliette was obviously the most complex character, but I loved her relationship with Adam and oddly even found Warner intriguing but yeah also an asshole in Shatter Me.
**MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD**
And then I moved on to Unravel Me and … phew. At this point it’s a given that if there’s angst and major swooning involved I will most likely LOVE the book. There was heaps and heaps of angst and longing in Unravel Me. Why am I not surprised that I love this setting? It’s happened time and time again and I seriously love it every time – in the ACOTAR series, in the From Blood and Ash series…I love an arc with a morally grey hero who is an asshole but underneath has a heart of gold. It seems as though Aaron Warner was definitely the blueprint for this type of character.
Ignite Me was even somehow more angstier (is that a word?) than Unravel Me. I had so many conflicting emotions and had butterflies in my stomach during so many scenes. I know who I wanted as end game and it was always Warner + Juliette and Tahereh Mafi did not make their journey easy. But their banter, their chemistry and their understanding of one another was pure perfection!
The last 3 books of the series weren’t quite as strong as the first three. But still Tahereh was able to capture me with all the angst and backstory. The fact that Warner knew Ella his whole life and his father kept separating them??? Argh I hated Anderson so much.
What I did like about the last 3 books was the varying points of view that we got. Where books one to three were mainly told from Juliette’s point of view (except for the novellas), I really liked getting Warner and Kenji’s points of view. And that last novella Believe Me (sobbing as I’m writing this review) – ugh it was just pure perfection. Do I want more time with Aaron and Juliette? always, but the way it was wrapped up was perfect.
Will I ever be able to move on from this series? I’m in such a book slump and keep rereading my favorite parts of each and every book. What an amazing series. I can’t wait to read more from Tahereh Mafi!
1.Shatter Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
1.5 Destroy Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2. Unravel Me⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2.5 Fracture Me ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. Ignite Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4. Restore Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4.5 Shadow Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. Defy Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5.5 Reveal Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6. Imagine Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6.5 Believe Me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2 thoughts on “Shatter Me Series Review”
I read this series a while back and I hated the final couple. LOL I also thought the writing style was pretentious, but I remember enjoying this series. I just finished the 3 books (I think) and didn’t read the rest. I’m glad you’re enjoying this series.
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LOL! I know it’s not for everyone. I was kind of warned of the writing style of book 1, but it totally hooked me. Also – hi!!