Finally. This is what has been missing in the last few books in the Shatter Me series: actual plot advancements, character development, and (not none but) less whiny relationship drama.
Even though most of these characters are trapped, so. much. happens. We finally get some real answers about the Reestablishment and the histories of these characters. And they’re good answers. Ones that are interesting, and make sense, and add some much-needed complexity to the story and this world. It doesn’t feel thrown together to make excuses for what’s happened or to avoid the annoying drama from Restore Me. It feels like Mafi has been sitting on this reveal for ages and has finally let it out, and it feels so good.
Defy Me has kindled the excitement for this series that I felt at the end of Ignite Me. It’s been missing with the last two lacklustre instalments, but it is back with a vengeance, and I cannot wait to get to the revenge, death, and destruction sure to be coming in, if not Reveal Me, it has to be in Imagine Me – right? Don’t let me down, Mafi!