Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Shatter Me Series #1.5
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Genre: YA Dystopian/Fantasy
Source: I purchased an ecopy on my Kindle
Rating: 5 Bookworms
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 sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.
Oh my GOOD.NESS! Destroy Me is an intimate and fascinating look inside Warner's head. Yep...Warner! *swoon*
Destroy Me allows us a view into Warner's thoughts and actions, both past and present, following the events at the end of Shatter Me. I must say I've fallen even harder for this seemingly ruthless young man.
Here we get a few answers as to why Warner became obsessed with Juliette. We are made privy to a few inside secrets of Warner's. And through Warner's reading of Juliette's journal, we learn that Warner and Juliette truly are more alike than either would probably like to admit.
We also witness the interactions between Warner and his father, The Supreme Commander. These interactions are very telling and explain so much about the man Warner has become.
We're also allowed more glimpses of Warner's softer side - those underlying redeeming qualities I knew existed in him. My heart kinda broke for him. His intentions towards Juliette are good and noble. He truly does care for Juliette and although they may have been brought together under inauspicious circumstances, Warner saw something of himself in Juliette. And he's determined to get her back - to win her.