The Lowdown: Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Series and Author:
Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

Books in Series:
Shatter Me #1
Destroy Me #1.5
Unravel Me #2
Fracture Me #2.5
Ignite Me #3

Summary of Book One:
(from goodreads)

"I have a curse
I have a gift
I am a monster
I'm more than human
My touch is lethal
My touch is power
I am their weapon
I will fight back

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior."

Young Adult - Dystopian

Point of View:
First person (Juliette)

3 Words/Phrases to Describe the the Book:
Suspenseful. Beautifully written. Swoon-worthy.

Main Character:

Brave. Bold. Powerful.

Top Supporting Characters:

The Reestablishment

The Lowdown:
I fell in love with the Shatter Me books at page one. Tahereh Mafi's writing is just so beautiful and it puts words to feelings that so many people have. I loved watching Juliette grow throughout the series by gaining independence and acceptance for who she is. The supporting characters are total standouts, this series definitely has one of my all time favorite cast of supporting characters. I love how through the two novellas, Destory Me and Fracture Me, you can experience Warner and Adam's voices and stories. The plot is the perfect pace with the right about of unexpected twists and turns. I love how Mafi has you question first impressions and challenges you to reevaluate the way you look at yourself through Juliette's character. I'm obsessed with this series and can't wait for Tahereh Mafi's next book!


  1. I want to read this one but it's a SERIES which annoys me.. I miss reading stand alone novels - The covers are all STUNNING though so let's see, the premise sounds exciting. Glad you enjoyed them!
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    1. I totally get what you mean about how so many books are in a series! I definitely love this one thought, I totally recommend it! :D Thank you!

  2. Ive only read the first book in the series and own all the books in it. I really need to catch up. I loved book one and Ive heard that it unfolds really well. Really cool post. I liked your breakdown of everything!

    1. Thank you Jennifer! It really does unfold so nicely, I hope you enjoy the rest of the books! :)

  3. I still need to read this series, but I plan to sometime! I know a lot of people weren't able to get into her writing style, but I have a feeling I'd be like you and totally fall in love with it immediately. Love the makeup of this post!

    1. Hey Aylee!
      I hope you love it and her writing style!
      Thank you! :)