Book Review: Defy Me (Shatter Me Book 5) by Tahereh Mafi [Audiobook]

Juliette wakes in a familiar yet unfamiliar place with strange memories and comes to realize there's even more to her past, her present, and her powers than what she found out in the previous book. Meanwhile, her friends, no longer safe at the compound, have to figure out what to do next, but an unexpected visitor throws them for a loop.

Book Cover - Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Title: Defy Me
Book Number: Book 5
Pages: 315
My Rating: 3 Stars
More Info: Goodreads // Amazon // Publisher


I feel like it’s impossible to talk about these books without discussing the whole series, so I’ve done quick thoughts for each individual books, plus a spoiler-free semi-series review with my review of Book 4 and a spoiler-filled discussion with my review of Book 6. I also did the same for Books 1-3.

Quick Thoughts on Book 5

I don’t have much to say that isn’t in my series review or spoiler discussion. This book was very little action and mostly just revelations. I liked when they gave Aaron a birthday party because the poor guy had never had one. I also liked the weird, growing friendship between Aaron and Kenji. But I was also increasingly frustrated with how off-the-rails everything was and numerous little things that didn’t quite add up.

My thoughts on the audiobook can be found in my review of Book 4.

*Rating: 3 Stars // Read Date: 2020 // Format: Audiobook*


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  1. Jessica

    Yes, I have read it. I did like it. I’m still reading The Silmarillion. I hope to maybe finish it by Christmas. It’s slow going because it’s hard to read and I keep getting confused between the Lord of the Rings and Narnia series. At least I’m on chapter 13 and there are 25 chapters.

  2. Greg

    I’m glad you’re reviewing these, it keeps them on my radar a bit. 🙂 Still want to maybe read them one of these days…