In 2011, Tahereh Mafi released Shatter Me, the first book in her six-book series. Since then, the bestselling series has amassed a loyal and dedicated fanbase that has risen in numbers with its growing popularity on BookTok and the news of its upcoming Netflix movie adaptation.
Besides the first and final additions to the series, all of the installments were nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Read on to learn more about Mafi’s Shatter Me series in this comprehensive guide which includes information on the series book order, the five additional novellas, and similar books to read after finishing the popular series.
What is the premise of the Shatter Me series?
In a world poisoned by a corrupt system enforced by a morally depraved body known as the Reestablishment, one girl has the power to dismantle the establishment with help from a crew of key players.
Shatter Me Series Order:
Shatter Me Series Order with Novellas:
- Shatter Me
- Destroy Me
- Unravel Me
- Fracture Me
- Ignite Me
- Restore Me
- Shadow Me
- Defy Me
- Reveal Me
- Imagine Me
- Believe Me
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Juliette Ferrar’s touch is fatal. Imprisoned for a crime she never wanted to commit, Juliette has gone 264 days without touching another person since that fateful day.
In a twist of fate, the Reestablishment, the same institution that had her detained for her deadly ability, recruits Juliette with plans of weaponizing her.
Now held captive by Warner, the poster boy of the Reestablishment and the son of the enemy, Juliette must gain control over her powers before she becomes a puppet of the Reestablishment.
Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Told from the point of view of the cunning commander of Sector 45, Destroy Me is a novella that offers the audience an inside peek into Warner’s mind after being shot by the girl who he cannot seem to purge from his mind.
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Juliette’s touch should have killed Warner. The irony is not lost on Juliette that the person she needs protection from is immune to her deadly touch. To say that her luck is pretty much nonexistent would be an understatement.
After narrowly escaping Warner’s clutches with Adam, the pair flee to the nearest resistance group, giving Juliette the chance to finally go up against the Reestablishment and fix what has become a broken system.
Fracture Me by Tahereh Mafi
In the sixty-page novella Fracture Me, told from Adam’s point of view, learn about what happens to the Omega Point rebels as they work to take down the Reestablishment.
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
With Omega Point destroyed, the rebels are in disarray, and Juliette must flee with Warner, the enigmatic commander of Sector 45. Despite their rocky history, Juliette must lay their past to rest and put her trust in the man she believed to be her greatest enemy – A man who now promises to help her master the abilities that have always controlled her.
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
The girl with nothing has become the woman with everything.
After taking control of Sector 45 and becoming the new Supreme Commander of North America, Juliette finally has the power to promote change. But in the face of tragedy, Juliette must decide whether that change will mend their shattered society or lay waste to its final vestiges.
Shadow Me by Tahereh Mafi
Told from the perspective of beloved character Kenji, the novella Shadow Me gives readers an inside look into Kenji’s mind as he juggles his friendship with Juliette, his responsibilities as head of the resistance, and his blossoming feelings for the girl he cannot trust.
Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Juliette has faced countless foes and leaped over dozens of hurdles. Nothing has ever come easy, and right when she thought it was over – that the Reestablishment was all but a thing of the past – more secrets emerged from the woodwork. And these secrets tell a different story of her past.
To survive the war-torn battlegrounds of her mind, Juliette must recover her memories and remember who she was before it is too late.
Reveal Me by Tahereh Mafi
Kenji returns in Reveal Me, the fourth novella to the Shatter Me series. Mafi provides the audience a closer look into Kenji’s thoughts following the events of Defy Me and his increasingly rocky relationship with Nazeera.
Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi
In the finale of the Shatter Me Series, Juliette must unravel the answers to the questions from her past if she hopes to survive the final battle with the Reestablishment.
Believe Me by Tahereh Mafi
Love is in the air, and if Warner has any say in the matter, wedding bells will be ringing in his and Juliette’s immediate future. However, luck has never been on their side, and with the constant chaos that seems to follow their every move, a wedding seems out of the question.
Or is it?
There is one thing Warner wants, and nothing, not even politics, will get in the way.
Books Like Shatter Me
Fantasy Books Like Shatter Me
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
In ACOTAR, a chance encounter with a wolf places nineteen-year-old Feyre in deep waters with the fae. Now a captive of the mysterious green-eyed Tamlin, Feyre finds herself falling for her jailer.
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
From Blood and Ash is a mesmerizing tale that centers around a nineteen-year-old girl destined to fulfill a prophecy she knows nothing about – One she questions more and more in the face of temptation.
The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
Laurie Forest’s beautifully-crafted universe is on the brink of war, and Elloren may be the one witch who can tip the stakes. If you are in the mood for books like the Shatter Me series, I recommend The Black Witch.
Dystopian Books Like Shatter Me
In a society divided into five factions – Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), and Erudite (the intelligent) – one girl from Abnegation makes a choice that shocks her family and threatens the existence of the system designed to keep all of its citizens oblivious to the rampant corruption.
In a dystopian United States, love is considered a disease. Luckily, there is a cure that citizens receive on their eighteenth birthday. Lena Haloway is more than ready to have the procedure and lead a safe albeit predictable life. That is until she meets Alex, the charismatic boy from the Wilds – A boy who makes her question everything.
When America Singer learns she is a Selected, one of the thirty-five girls competing for the heart of Prince Maxon, she is far from happy. It means an end to her forbidden relationship and participating in the tedious games for the prince’s heart. However, America never foresaw that her opinions of Prince Maxon would be wrong.
But twenty-four other girls have Maxon in their sights, and they will not go down without a fight.