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This fourth companion novella to Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series is narrated by fan favorite character Kenji Kishimoto!

The explosive revelations in Defy Me have left readers reeling and desperate for answers. This fourth and final novella in the series will bring readers back to the world of the Shatter Me before the final novel installment hits shelves in winter 2020.

And don’t miss Find Me, the gorgeous paperback bind-up that brings together Shadow Me and Reveal Me in print for the first time!

112 pages, Kindle Edition

First published October 8, 2019

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Tahereh Mafi

48 books44.8k followers
Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband, fellow author Ransom Riggs. She can usually be found over-caffeinated and stuck in a book. Shatter Me is her first series, with television rights optioned by ABC Signature Studios; Furthermore, her first middle grade novel, is on shelves now, and Whichwood, its darker companion, will be on shelves November 14, 2017.

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1,012 reviews1,332 followers
February 28, 2020
This series started good until Mafi decided to Shatter It, Destroy It, Unravel It, Fracture It, Ignite It, Defy It and NOT Restore It!!!
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523 reviews19.1k followers
November 25, 2021
Kenji is still the best and this is the best novel. Period.
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43 reviews659 followers
March 25, 2022
“Jesus woman I look at YOU like I love you” pls marry me kenji I cannot even begin to explain how much I 💌 u
Profile Image for Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥.
532 reviews34.5k followers
September 27, 2020
”I never meant to disfigure an innocent piece of cake – it’s downright criminal to waste food, especially cake – but there’s something soothing about the repetitive motion and the soft, gentle resistance of the vanilla sponge.”

Only Kenji would apologize for disfiguring a cake! *lol* If I’d have been there I’d have picked up a fork and helped him to eat it! Haha! But oh well, that’s me, we’re talking about. Anyway, let’s speak about this short novella. Was it kinda dark? Yes! Was it depressing! Hell, yes! Was there a lot of angst and drama? We’re talking about a Mafi book here! But I still enjoyed every second of it and the main reason for it is Kenji’s POV!

”No one ever gives me an uninterrupted night to recover from all the shit I’ve been through. No one really cares about my emotional state; no one but J. if I’m being honest.”

I’m aware that many people think this was way too angsty and not like Kenji at all, but I think they should give my boy a break. I mean not everyone can be funny all the time and if you just stop for a second and think about everything Kenji went through you’ll realize that he had every right to feel the way he does. He’s always the clown of the group but what people tend to forget is that he has a huge heart and that his past was anything but nice. Warner and Juliette aren’t the only ones that went through hell and back, so Kenji has every right to go crazy and to yell at people, too. XD

”You’re unpredictable,” I say to her. “All over the place. Today, you’re on our side – but what about tomorrow?” I shake my head. “I have no idea what your real motivations are. I never know what you’re really thinking. And I can never let my guard down around you – because I have no way of knowing whether you’re just using me. I can’t trust you.”

And if I’m entirely honest I’ve to admit that I enjoyed it. You always get unfiltered honesty with him and I live and breathe for that! When he told Nazeera that she’s unpredictable I was like: YESH!!! Because that’s exactly how I felt about her in the first two books. Finally someone named it and called her out on it! XD Also can we appreciate the communication between those two. I mean they don’t seem to understand each other but they are at least trying to. It’s kind of funny how they are even able to misunderstand each other’s words and actions when Kenji is so direct that it hurts. *lol* But then again Nazeera has no experience with relationships. She even admitted as much.

”She’s not coming,” Warner shouts. “Go away.”
“I’m not going anywhere,” I shout back. “I want to talk to Juliette. Ella. Jella. Jello. Whatever.”
“Ella, love, please – let me kill him.”
I hear J laugh, which is sweet, actually, because it’s clear she thinks Warner’s joking. Me, on the other hand – I’m pretty sure he’s not.

Another thing I loved was J.’s and Kenji’s strong friendship! Those two are #friendshipgoals and I love to see their connection on page! Also did I already mention that I love tired Kenji? He has no filter and some of the things that come out of his mouth are pure genius! Like for instance Juliette/Ella’s new nickname: Jello! *LOL* Gods, I really hope this is going to be a thing in the last book because this nickname is so damn adorable! Can’t help but wonder how Warner is going to react to it though. I’m sure he won’t like it, but then again he also began to like Kenji so there is still hope that he’ll grow to love his antics. XD I definitely do. ;-)

”I know it sounds strange, but there’s something reassuring about her reaction; it means that at least something is right with the world. Because I knew. I knew that, unlike everyone else, she’d see right away that I wasn’t okay. That I’m not okay. No superpowers necessary.
And somehow, that means everything.”

Ahh their friendship always warms my heart! <3 Plus I kinda liked that Jello (see what I did there?! ;-P) seems to be back to her old self. It was great how she told them off for keeping them out of the loop just because they wanted to give them a few more moments of peace. And thanks again for voicing the obvious. I really don’t know why they never thought about making use of Warner, his insider knowledge and his abilities. You’d think that would be the first thing they’d go for in order to win. Guess they still don’t really trust him, which is a shame. >_<

”It doesn’t matter how much we’ve been through,” she says. “Our heads are here, in the reality of what we’re dealing with right now, and Aaron is going to be fighting alongside us. It’s time for all of you to stop underestimating him.”

All told I really enjoyed “Reveal Me” and it helped me to return to the story. If you finished the last book a while ago, this is a great way to refresh your memory and to get back into the swing of things. Of course Kenji’s unique POV is always a great experience as well, no matter how gloomy it might be. *lol*


Do I even have to say it?!!!


Boy, I'm so late that I'm already early again!
Like, "full circle and right on the Hype Train" late! *lol*

Well, at least I won't have to wait an entire year for this! ;-P
Sometimes to be a bookish snail definitely has its advantages. XD
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90 reviews12 followers
October 16, 2022
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62 reviews1,325 followers
October 12, 2022
— “you were looking at her like you were in love with her!”

— “jesus christ, woman, i look at you like im in love with you”

a good build up to the final book.
kenji and nazeera >>>
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58 reviews121 followers
February 27, 2022
i want a boy best friend named Kenji and he’s hilarious and fun and loves to eat.
June 29, 2020
"I always tell myself that I'm fighting every day for hope, for the salvation of humanity, but every time I survive only to return to yet more loss and devastation, something comes loose inside of me".

Amo a Kenji Kishimoto con todo mi corazón. Y el pobre se merece muchísimo más de lo que todo el mundo le da. Siempre es la cara feliz, la persona a la que puedes acudir para que te cuente una broma o para que te escuche, ¿pero y a él quién le pregunta si está bien? ¿Quién escucha sus problemas? De verdad, leer estos relatos narrados desde su perspectiva siempre me rompe un poco el corazón.

Me fascina toda la dinámica tontita que tiene con Nazeera, pero necesito que ya se dejen de peleas tontas y de juegos y estén juntos de una vez por todas. Se merecen un trocito de felicidad mientras el fin del mundo los rodea.
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95 reviews109 followers
March 28, 2023
“Why?” I say. “Why’d you choose me?”
All of a sudden, her eyes go soft. The tension in her shoulders disappears.
“Because,” she says quietly, “I think you might be the best person I’ve ever met.”

Kenji and Nazeera are everything in this series and my favourite 😭💗 I really want them to have their own book but it's not possible now. But damn their chemistry, the way they comfort each other sometimes, the way Nazeera cares for Kenji but never shows it. It's everything for me and I would do anything for them to have their own happy ending.
Also the ✨️angst✨️ in this book was Chef's kiss even if it was for a small part.

Kenji is obsessed with her and he hates himself for it. But then he confessed his love like this to her and ran 😭💗💗

“You were looking at her like you were in love with her!”
“Jesus Christ, woman, I look at you like I’m in love with you!”

And the ending of this novella shocked me because what the hell was that and what was happening!!! Seriously I don't care what happens in "Imagine Me" but I want my favourite characters to be alive and happy.
Profile Image for Taylor of Alethkar ❦.
280 reviews79 followers
October 8, 2019
I’m trash for Kenji Kishimoto expressing his feelings

Another Kenji novella you say? Tahereh doing the lord’s work
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197 reviews273 followers
August 20, 2022
Ugh i always enjoy Kenji's povs. THAT ENDING?????

I feel so bad for him😭😭 reading how he feels and that J is the only person who is always on his side made my heart melt. ISTG IF HE DOESN'T GET A HAPPY ENDING—

I'm close to finish this series and i'm not ready💀
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95 reviews72 followers
February 17, 2022
??? not kenji and nazeera finally getting a moment and it’s interrupted. LIKE PLEASE JUST LET KENJI BE HAPPY MAYBE? IDK LIKE PLEASE?
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138 reviews29 followers
April 28, 2022
it's me and kenji against the world
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212 reviews99 followers
October 14, 2019
I hate you Tahereh

A ver, amo a Kenji y amo a Warner y a Juliette (por qué siempre va a ser Juliette para mí). Pero ese final!!
La escritura de esta mujer es fantástica, como siempre, pero ya me está cansando todo el tema de Kenji y Nazeera. Aunque si me gustó leer a Kenji sensible y después fuerte,como realmente es, todo eso lo hace ser humano.
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1,093 reviews6,577 followers
April 16, 2020
1.) Shatter Me ★★★★
*.) Destroy Me ★★★★
2.) Unravel Me ★★★★.5
*.) Fracture Me ★★★
3.) Ignite Me ★★★★★
4.) Restore Me ★★★★
*.) Shadow Me ★★★
5.) Defy Me ★★★.5
*.) Reveal Me ★★★
6.) Imagine Me ★★


i would die for nazeera and kenji oh ma lord. poor kenji :((((( i really feel for him in this 0ne.
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665 reviews1,267 followers
October 8, 2019
This was a step above the last Kenji novella but not by much. I can honestly say I'm happy the next book is the last one because this series is going downhill more and more with each book.

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44 reviews25 followers
April 16, 2022
Wasn’t a fan except for the parts with kenji and nazeera.


i have no thoughts on this book, trying so hard to finish the series
Profile Image for bo (semi-hiatus).
139 reviews255 followers
May 16, 2022
"Why'd you choose me?"
"Because," she says quietly, "I think you might be the best person I've ever met."

kenji deserves the whole world idc
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598 reviews78 followers
February 18, 2022
3 stars because I'm too attached to these characters to lower my rate but, honestly, this series has become too much lovey-dovey even for my tastes. I'm still curious to know what is going to happen, but since Defy Me it feels like reading fanfiction. By the way, I love Kenji and I enjoyed reading from his pov!
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281 reviews196 followers
October 7, 2019

the last book have so much potential and I love kenji even more in this one (even if she made him a whole different person😐)

oh and also make kenji and Warner friends cause that "hate" looks so fake and unnecesary
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229 reviews104 followers
August 21, 2021
Why is it that we learn more about the story on the novellas?

Anyway, Kenji’s funny.
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98 reviews135 followers
April 27, 2023
4 ★

holy shit the ending was crazy. i love the character development nazeera and kenji had at the end tho! i feel like this novella didn’t hit as hard as shadow me though and i felt so bad for kenji bc no one listened to him ☹️ he literally deserves the world
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