Monday, January 28, 2013

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Goodreads Summary:

Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

My Review:
I want to start by saying that I was not  a fan of Warner during Shatter Me. Although like most reviews I have read on this book I am starting to like Warner more. Destroy Me starts off after Juliette shot Warner. We finally get to learn more about Warner. He has been through quite a lot of bad things in his life. I can honestly say that when I started this I vowed I would not like Warner when I was done. But, after hearing about how he was raised and how terrible his father is, it made it hard not to like him. He is a victim of society and his father. Kind of like Juliette. I am really curious to see what his "power" turns out to be, if he actually has one that is. 

I am undecided now if I like Adam or Warner more. It's a hard choice. I think Juliette could truly help Warner. That she could possibly even save him from himself. His feelings for her are so strong that they are borderline obsessive. Her diary is very special to him. He feels like she is made for him that they have a lot in common. It's true that they kind of are alike. 

I feel bad for Warner. I hope that he gets his happy ending. That he could smile again and not feel bad about playing with a dog. Ugh! This makes it so hard to continue disliking Warner. I can't wait to get my hands on Unravel Me because I need to know what is going to happen!!


  1. So reading this ASAP! I loved Shatter Me and I can't wait for Unravel Me, but for whatever reason I keep holding off Destroy Me. I guess I don't want to fuel my impatience more. I see everyone is confused about Warner even more after this because they don't know who to root for! Great review, I loved it :)

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf

  2. I have yet to read Shatter Me, although I have heard really great things about it.
    I always love hearing that an author has written a novella to go along with their series!
    Keeps readers hooked into the series.
    I will definitely be giving this a read when I finish Shatter Me
    :] Thanks for the great review!