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Defy Me

(Shatter Me #5)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  4,687 ratings  ·  1,111 reviews
The gripping fifth installment in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Shatter Me series. Will Juliette’s broken heart make her vulnerable to the strengthening darkness within her?

Juliette’s short tenure as the supreme commander of North America has been an utter disaster. When the children of the other world leaders show up on her doorstep, she
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by HarperTeen
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Sabrina The Trash Queen
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing


This just made it to the third best book in the series for me
(Ignite me, Unravel me and Defy me).
Warnette is life. Although the ship name is not the best.

I have one word to describe this book:

And now I have to wait 1 year for the next and final book of this series.
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
scorching hot tea was served
we have decided to stan forever
Candace Robinson
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After the last book I was so scared to read this one, seriously! Juliette and Warner had gone through such a mess in the first three books, and then the last book was like, nooooooooooo! And then this, tear my freaking heart apart with the back flash scenes, already. I was balling like a baby!

I loved Juliette in this, loved Warner in this, really loved Kenji in this! Those are my three little children! Nazeera was awesome too, and her character ARC really opened up and shined here! 

There are a l
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
We have a cover! I'm not really happy with it though. I know that probably makes me a bean counter, but I'm used to amazing covers from the other four books so this is kind of a disappointment. It looks almost exactly like the "Restore Me" cover and I just would have wished for another amazing colourful and epic book cover. =) Can't blame me for being such a huge fan, right? ;-P

P.S: I don't hate the cover! All the "Shatter Me" covers are beautiful in their own way. =)

First of all, what was the point of this book?

Really though. What was the purpose? Did we really need a whole 352-page novel for what happened here? I don't think we did. The entire first 25% of the novel could have been removed and it would not have impacted the story in any way.

This is a series that should have remained a trilogy.

I have so many questions about the world building and about the characters and about the fact that all these things and people are coming completely out of left field
Jan 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dystopia
1.5 stars

Me: don’t disappoint me like Restore Me did
Book: okay
Book: *throws plot, characters, world building, everything into fire*
Book: you told me not to disappoint you, so I made you angry

Buckle up because this is a long one. It only took me four hours to write *hysterical laugh*

And here ends my love story with the Shatter Me series. This is seriously the end, because FOR SURE I’m not picking up the last book in this ridiculous “continuation”. I gave this series all my trust and love and l
I’m a mess.

This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and it kinda let me down.

I love the characters so much and they have been with me all these years but Defy Me was just a very long novella. There wasn’t a consistent plot at all just exposition after exposition and character development.

Now, I adore character driven books but this one was a filler. It would’ve been better if Tahereh just called this book a novella, but I guess the release of Shadow Me sort of ruined the novella p
Mary S. R.
4.5 STARS! this book defied the ‘senselessness trope’ of all the series!

Today is not forever. Happiness does not happen . Happiness must be uncovered, separated from the skin of pain. It must be claimed. Kept close.

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys—and transgenders of course—REJOICE! The impossible has happened, and I, Mary the Merry, hereby announce that I am writing my first five-star review of a Shatter Me book! *gasps* Is that even possible?

No, it's not; there was even a proph
Apr 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
I never thought I would actually be anticipating these books and now look at me? Craaaaving for more Juliette/Warner action (BECAUSE REVELATIONS!) and some of good ol' Kenji bae! 😍
☆High Lady of The Night Court☆
This trilogy was created to show us the future of the characters after the initial trilogy. Defy Me accomplishes this while simultaneous revealing the vast history behind this world that we didn’t know existed. A past that even the characters did not know of up until the events of this book
When this past slowly unfurls its wings we also come to realise that Juliette and Warner’s past is a lot more tragic than that of Romeo and Juliet.

We see the world through Kenji, Warner, and Juliette’s perspec
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: buy-asap, series-tbr
*takes deep breath* ... AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH



May 7th 2018
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defy me was better than i was expecting, but still not as good as i wanted it to be. the fifth instalment in the shatter me series starts right after where restore me ended and the first thing i noticed? how small this book is. having considered the previous book in the series to be completely pointless, the size of this one made me wonder if these two couldn’t have just been one longer book. needless to say, i was right.

tahereh mafi is one incredible a
Luciana Gomez Mauro

Por Warner..
Esta quinta entrega la estaba esperando desde hace tanto tiempo, estaba tan ansiosa por qué llegue el 2 de abril para poder leerla.
Y me encantó..
Todo el libro está contado por capítulos de Kenji, Warner y Juliette.
Amé los capítulos de Kenji, amo a ese chico, no podía parar de reírme, con Nazeera y él coqueteandose y sus charlas, todo fue divertido.
Nazeera no me cae mal, incluso me gusta para Kenji, pero aún no confío completamente en ella.
Después mi amor Warner.. me desesperaba
Claudia Ramírez
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
OK OK OK. Son 4 estrellas de fangirl total, pero objetivamente, le hubiera puesto 3 estrellas.


Este libro estuvo ALL OVER THE PLACE. O sea, siento que todo estaba revuelto. Teníamos capítulos del pasado y del presente, pero los del pasado no seguían una línea del tiempo lineal, y eso me tenía ultra confundida (casi) en todo momento.

Además siento que el libro no tuvo un clímax realmente (?). Sí tuvo escenas impactantes, pero en general nada muy significativo, o por lo menos no como en los
Wynne Katherine
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf

Review :


Honestly, I think all my opinions on this book could be summed with that one gif above.

But do you get what it means?



I think it's time to call it quits with this series. I wasn't pleased with Restore Me as it didn't really offer anything plot wise, but fuck, you give me Daddy Warner, I'll give you my soul (and my money)


So I decided, ah, fuck it. Maybe Tahereh just need to get into the groove of writing the series again after so many years. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and w
3 Stars!!

“Happiness does not happen. Happiness must be uncovered, separated from the skin of pain. It must be claimed. Kept close. Protected.”

So....where do I begin? I liked it for sure... but pretty sure this is the Shatter Me series from another dimension cuz.... WOW.

Yeah so everyone is just so watered down now. Warner is like a totally different person. Not to mention Juliet...

Whoops... I mean Ella?!?!?

Honestly I feel like what happened in this book probably could have been shortened and
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
happy birthday, warner. sorry your party is so GREAT
Alexander Hamilton
Man idk anymore.

When I first heard there would be three more books added to this series, I had just finished Ignite Me and i was stoked let me tell youuu

Now, I realize these three books may have been a huuugeee mistake, bc this used to be my favorite series of all time, and now I'm starting to really dislike these characters which is really sad tbh

all the 'plot twists' seem so cheap and forced and none of the characters are even remotely similar to what they were in the first three novels

not to
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
well that was disappointing
Hulya Kara Yuksel
I FLOVED it! :)

(view spoiler)

Mar 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Everything in this book moves too fast, but still all the characters made me fall in love with them again, even Adam. As I always said, I loved how Mafi managed to write her books. Her words. Her idea. I must thank you for giving me Warner and Juliette and the world of Shatter Me.

Full Review to Come
Jessi ♡
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
might have just beat ignite me as my fave
Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a wild ride

I honestly love this series
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, read-in-2019
Lowering my rating from 2.5 to 2. I'm just mad at this point because Tahereh Mafi took everything that was canon from the original trilogy and just tore it apart.

Welcome to 2019, the year where almost all of my most anticipated releases have let me down in some way, some more than others!

I am just so disappointed. I was expecting so much more from this. The title, the cover, the synopsis...all of these things made it sound like this book was going to be epic. And, it just...wasn't.

Kenji did not
Mar 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
I hope the story is better than the cover (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
P.S. The cover itself is not bad but it is like they were short on time and just edited the last cover and we have this :(
2.5 Stars!

I know I'm in the minority here, but honestly I really didn't see the point of this book. I'm not going to lie, when I saw Kenji had a POV I was so excited to see what was to come, but I can't even begin to explain.

Spoilers ahead please be aware, I just have too many questions!

There just seemed to be so many "twists and turns" but with this I was just bored by it. Too many tropes that didn't need to be included and not only that, but so much of it was unexplained it kind of left me fru
Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
I started reading this today and ended up finishing it

Nouha A.
Apr 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
Tahereh darling, you should have stopped at Ignite me.

:') 💔
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