Tahereh Mafi is an Iranian-American author based in Santa Monica, California. She is USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. Mafi was born in 1988 in a small town in Connecticut. She is the youngest in her family and has four brothers. Her parents relocated to the USA from Iran, and at the age of twelve, her family moved to northern California and later at the age of 14 they relocated to Orange County.
Order of Shatter Me Series
Order of Tahereh Mafi Standalone Novels
Order of Tahereh Mafi Non-Fiction Books
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Mafi attended University High School located in Irvine, California and then joined the Soka University of America in California. The author has varying proficiency of eight languages, and while abroad in Barcelona, Spain she had a lifetime opportunity to get immersed in the Spanish Language thoroughly.
Before writing her first novel Shatter Me, Mafi had written five manuscripts so as to get a clear understanding of how to write a book. Shatter Me was her debut novel released on 15th November 2011. Since then; she has published other books such as Unravel Point (2013) and Ignite Me (2014).
Currently, the author lives in Santa Monica together with her husband, Ransom Riggs, author and a filmmaker.
TAHEREH MAFI AWARDS
Several of Tahereh Mafi books have been nominated for various awards while others have been a Top Picks. Unravel Me was nominated for 2014 Buckeye Children’s Book Award while Shatter Me was nominated for 2015 Colorado Blue Spruce Award for Young Adult Category.
Ignite Me was a top pick in 2014 by the RT Book Reviews while Furthermore received a starred review in 2016 from the Publishers Weekly.
TAHEREH MAFI BOOKS INTO MOVIES
After years of rumors and speculations, Shatter Me series by the bestselling author is finally get the big screen adaptation. The rights to the novel series were purchased by ABC Signature Studios, an off-shoot of the popular ABC Television that produces films to be sold to other cable platforms.
BEST TAHEREH MAFI BOOKS
These are two best books by Tahereh Mafi: Shatter Me (2011) & Unravel Me (2013)
Shatter Me: Juliette was separated from her home and thrown into a loony bin by The Reestablishment, a military regime that took control since an environmental disaster that left the society in complete ruins.
In her journal, we find her tortured thoughts an attempt to suppress her memories of the horrific act that saw her locked in a cell. Mysteriously, if Juliette touches someone, the person dies, and after months of being isolated her masters finally five her a cellmate named Adam.
It turns out that Adam is immune to her death warrant touch, but unfortunately, he is a soldier taking orders from 19-year old named Warner. Fortunately, he belongs to the resistance group, and thus he helps his cellmate, Juliette to escape to their base camp where she soon discovers that she is not the only one possessing the super abilities.
With the Reestablishment thinking of a way to use Juliette as a weapon while the resistance movement wants her to fight alongside as a warrior, Juliette tough choice lays ahead: to be a weapon or a fighter.
Unravel Me: Unravel Me is the second novel in Shatter me series and in this book again we encounter Juliette the girl with a deadly touch as she is struggling to fit in the resistance movement that she was introduced to by Adam in the debut novel of the series.
Juliette is training to participate in the raging war on the horizons against the Reestablishment, and now at Omega Point, she feels at home. Also, she is no longer a prisoner of the Reestablishment; she is surrounded by other people with supernatural gifts like her.
The compassionate Castle decides to help Juliette to tame and master her super abilities while Kenji helps her fit in the movement. Unfortunately, the destructive nature of Juliette abilities short lives her efforts. Also, Adam is acting strange, and this sparks challenges in their relationship.
While on patrol, some of Juliette friends are abducted by soldiers headed by Warner father; a man demanding a discussion meeting with the girl whose touch is deadly. The resistance manages to escape the session with a prisoner, Warner who continues his part in an already commenced love triangle.
Unravel Me is an enjoyable read that will retain the mind shattering effect of the debut novel. The series will be literary barrage your mind with its gripping actions, the extreme sensual romance and lots of power play.