What is the best Shatter Me Series Order?
Some of them get really complicated!
But Shatter Me isn’t. Thankfully.
The Shatter Me series order is straightforward. The only way to really read the books is in publication order.
The Shatter Me series contains six novels and five novellas. Tahereh Mafi wrote each of them in the order that you should read them, novellas and all.
That means less guesswork for you. Hurray!
After we talk about the Shatter Me series order, we’ll take a deeper dive into what Shatter Me is about for those who don’t already know.
Shatter Me Series Order
We’ll just jump right into it. Here’s the best way to read the Shatter Me series in order:
1. Shatter Me (2011)
1.5 Destroy Me (Novella) (2012)
2. Unravel Me (2013)
2.5 Fracture Me (Novella) (2013)
3. Ignite Me (2014)
4. Restore Me (2018)
4.5 Shadow Me (Novella) (2019)
5. Defy Me (2019)
5.5 Reveal Me (Novella) (2019)
6. Imagine Me (2020)
6.5 Believe Me (Novella) (2021)
What About Unite Me and Find Me?
If you’ve done any bit of searching for the Shatter Me books on Amazon you might have come across the titles Unite Me and Find Me.
Unite Me contains the two novellas Destroy Me and Fracture Me (listed separately in the full Shatter Me series order above). So if you purchase those separately, you don’t need Unite Me. Or you can purchase Unite Me instead of purchasing them separately.
The same can be said of Find Me. It contains both Shadow Me and Reveal Me (also listed separately above), the two later novellas.
Shatter Me Series Summary
In full disclosure, it’s been a really long time since I read the the first batch of Shatter Me books.
For those unaware, Mafi wrote the first three books and then there was a very large gap before she wrote Books 4-6.
I have yet to read the last three books and I don’t remember much of the earlier books.
Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series has sold more than a million books. It’s a YA dystopian series centering around a girl named Juliette. Juliette has a very unique power in that anyone she touches dies.
As you can imagine this makes romance very difficult, and is a point of tension within the story. Juliette also deals with a lot of emotional baggage.
One side effect of this is that throughout the book there are crossed out lines, as if Juliette is writing in a journal and crosses out things she initially wrote, but changed her mind.
A lot of readers find this rather annoying, but you get used to it as you go along. It’s much easier for me to deal with than when an entire book is written in a different dialect, like Goddess in the Machine.
Shatter Me Series Books in Order
Now let’s take a look at each book in Shatter Me series individually and tell you what they’re all about. This will help you determine whether you want to read the novellas or not.
1. Shatter Me
The first full novel in the Shatter Me series.
1.5 Destroy Me
Destroy Me is a novella in the Shatter Me series told from the perspective of Warner.
2. Unravel Me
Unravel Me is the second book in the Shatter Me series.
2.5 Fracture Me
Fracture Me is the second novella in the Shatter Me series that allows you to discover the fate of the Omega Point rebels.
3. Ignite Me
Ignite Me is the third book in the Shatter Me series.
4. Restore Me
Juliette and Warner’s story continues in Restore Me, the fourth book in the Shatter Me series.
4.5 Shadow Me
Shadow Me is a novella in the Shatter Me series narrated by Kenji and set during the events of Restore Me.
5. Defy Me
Defy Me is book five in the Shatter Me series.
5.5 Reveal Me
Reveal Me is the fourth novella and another story narrated by Kenji.
6. Imagine Me
Imagine Me is the sixth book and finale to the Shatter Me series.
6.5 Believe Me
The fifth and final novella in the Shatter Me series, Believe Me chronicles the events after the sixth novel.
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