The Shatter Me series is a young adult dystopian thriller novel series by Iranian-American author Tahereh Mafi. It follows the exploits of Juliette Ferrars, a young woman with special abilities who has been locked away in a cell by the Reestablishment.
Juliette has special powers, and the Reestablishment tries to groom her into becoming the ultimate weapon of mass destruction in the war. But Juliette has other plans for herself.
Who is Juliette Ferrars?
The main protagonist and narrator of the Shatter Me series is Juliette Ferrars, also known as Ella Summers. At the beginning of the series, Ferrars is an abused, unloved, self-loathing, and scared person who is isolated from the rest of the world and is made to feel like a monster. After she is freed from a psychiatric ward, Ferrars struggles with depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors. All she wants now is to be a normal person and make friends.
Juliette Ferrars has several special abilities. She has the ability to kill someone with just her touch. Her skin literally sucks the life out of the people that touch her, and she also receives a rush of energy after doing this. She has the power to destroy inorganic material through her superhuman touch and is also immune to physical harm because of her powers.
Tahereh Mafi’s Biography
Tahereh Mafi is an American author of Iranian descent. Raised in Connecticut and Northern California, Mafi’s first novel was Shatter Me. She has since expanded the Shatter Me universe and released subsequent sequels. In 2017, she announced that she was working on another trilogy in the Shatter Me universe, which will be told from the dual POVs of Juliette Ferrars and Warner, the protagonist and antagonist, respectively. Her other works include Furthermore Book Series, Woven Kingdom, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, and An Emotion of Great Delight.
Shatter Me Series in Order
Shatter Me is the first book in the Shatter Me book series by writer Tahereh Mafi. It is a young adult dystopian thriller novel that tells the story from the perspective of Juliette Ferrars, a young woman with a lethal touch. Juliette has been locked in an asylum for the better part of a year after she accidentally killed a toddler by merely touching it. The Reestablishment that had locked her up in the asylum is on the brink of war and is now considering using Juliette as a pawn in their game. But the choice to be a weapon in the hands of the Reestablishment or a warrior is up to her alone.
Unravel Me is the second book in the Shatter Me series and is set after the events of the first book, when Juliette Ferrars and Adam Kent escape The Reestablishment. Now, Juliette has escaped to Omega Point, a place for people like her. Omega Point is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. Juliette must make difficult decisions, such as choosing between what she wants from her life and what she thinks is the right thing to do.
The third instalment of Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series, in Ignite Me the audience is reunited with Juliette Ferrars after Omega Point is destroyed and she doesn’t know if any of the rebels or her friends have survived. But this tragedy is not going to slow her down on her mission to take down the Reestablishment. In order to do so, she must seek the assistance of Warner, the only person she thought she could never trust.
Restore Me is the fourth installment in Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. It follows Juliette Ferrars after she is named the new Supreme Commander after taking over Sector 45. However, she still has the ability to kill a person with a single touch and starts to question her abilities and her ability to control them. She starts to wonder whether she’ll be able to wield her power and use it for good.
Defy Me is the fifth installment of the gripping Shatter Me. Juliette Ferrar’s world completely shatters when Warner reveals that he has been keeping secrets about the whereabouts of her family and her true identity from her. The darkness within her starts to consume her, and an explosive encounter with unexpected visitors pushes her over the edge.
The sixth and last installment of the Shatter Me series, Imagine Me, is told from the perspectives of Juliette, Kenji, and Warner. Juliette finally knows her true identity but struggles to understand the past that continues to haunt her along with the uncertainties of the future. The Reestablishment is trying to make a comeback, and this time Juliette doesn’t get to choose which side she fights on.
Shatter Me Novellas
Destroy Me is a digital novella that is told from the perspective of Aaron Warner (the leader of Sector 45) and bridges the gap between the events of Shatter Me and Unravel Me. Warner has been shot by Juliette and is back at the base, recovering from his fatal wound. He must do everything in his power to suppress the mention of a rebellion in the sector. But his father, the Supreme Commander of the Reestablishment arrives at the sector and tries to dispose of Juliette, something Warner can’t allow.
Fracture Me is a novella that is set between the events recounted in Unravel Me and Ignite Me. Fracture Me is told from the perspective of Adam Warner as the Omega Point prepares an assault on the Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45.
Shadow Me is a novella that takes place between the events of Restore Me and Defy Me. It is told from the perspective of Kenji Kishimoto. Kenji tries to balance his responsibilities as the leader of the resistance against the Reestablishment with his friendship with Juliette. However, things get interesting when an unexpected person surfaces.
Reveal Me is a novella that was released as an eBook. It is told from the perspective of Kenji Kishimoto. The fourth and final novella picks up after the explosive revelations made in “Defy Me.”
Believe Me is a novella set after the events of Imagine Me and told from the perspective of Aaron Warner. Warner and Juliette have fought hard to take down the Reestablishment but it is hard to bring stability to the world with limited resources. Warner also wants to settle down with Juliette, but with so much chaos around them, both of them are distracted.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many books are in the Shatter Me series?
There six books and five novellas in the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi.
Is Shatter Me a love triangle series?
Yes, there is a love triangle in the story.
What age is Shatter Me book for?
Shatter Me series is appropriate for young adults and above.
Does Shatter Me have a lot of romance?
Yes, Shatter Me has a lot of romance. But the description is not too vivid.
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Does Shatter Me have a sad ending?
Shatter Me series have a happy ending which will keep its loyal following happy and satisfied.
Is Shatter Me series for adults?
Shatter Me series is more apt for teenagers and young adults.
Is Shatter Me like the Hunger Games?
Shatter Me series is of dystopian genre just like the Hunger Games which envisions a near future post-apocalyptic world ruled by an authoritarian government. Humankind is confronted by climate changes, exploitation, politics, hunger and food crisis.
Is Shatter Me appropriate for 13 year olds?
Shatter Me series is for young adults. The recommended reading age for the series is 14-17 years. It has some sexual content, violence and strong words which makes it inappropriate for younger children.
Does Shatter Me have spicy scenes?
Shatter Me series don't have sex scenes but have some kissing and touching scenes.
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What is the grade level of Shatter me Series?
The reading grade level for Shatter Me series is 9-12 grades.
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Is Shatter Me a romance?
The Shatter Me series is a young adult dystopian thriller and romantic novel series by Iranian-American author Tahereh Mafi.
Who is the main love interest in Shatter Me?
Adam Kent who is a soldier is romantically involved with Juliette.
Who is the villain in shatter me?
Aaron Warner is the villain and main antagonist.
Does the Shatter Me series romanticize abuse?
Many critics have accused Tahereh Mafi of romanticizing abusive relationships.
Is it okay to read Shatter Me without the novellas?
Yes, six books of Shatter Me series can be read without the novellas.
Is Shatter Me a fast read?
Books in Shatter Me series are quick and light reads.
Is Shatter Me appropriate for middle school?
Shatter Me series is for young adults. The recommended reading age for the series is 14-17 years. It has some sexual content, violence and strong words which makes it inappropriate for younger children. So, Shatter Me books are not appropriate for middle schoolers.