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.
YAY! But I feel the need to remind you that I found Warner first, right? Even if it's OK to share, I just needed to point that out ;)ReplyDelete
I'm so happy you loved Destroy Me, Brandee. It's like some of the awful things Warner did makes sense after this one, right? Even if he is ruthless and very hard on other people, he is very hard on himself, too.
I am having so much trouble getting back on a schedule this week - it's a good thing the Mr. and the kids are gone this week - so I only have myself to worry about :D
Have a wonderful Wednesday, Brandee! *BIG HUGS*
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
*giggled* Alright Lexxie, I'll give you Warner...but only because you share so nicely! ;)Delete
Exactly, Lex - I loved getting this inside look into Warner's thought processes...it explained so much. And he'd told Juliette, in Shatter Me, that they were alike. She balked at that. But after reading Destroy Me, I can see he's right. Oohhh, I get chills thinking of the awesomeness of this story! :)
I'm glad, too, that you are flying solo this week while you try to get back on schedule with school. It does make it easier and hopefully you'll be on track by the time they get back. :)
I hope you had a wonderful Thursday, my dear!! *BIG HUGS*
I don't know why I never kept up with this series. I think it's bc I'm not a big Warner fan (sorry!). I know I'm the minority here. I'm really glad you loved his novella, though. Great review!ReplyDelete
LOL I wondered if there was something wrong with me after finishing Shatter Me since I felt badly for Warner! LOL I think if you read this, Andrea, you might have a soft spot for him. :)Delete
This Warner dude is piquing my curiosity... Love his name btwReplyDelete
He's one of those character you want to hate, Braine...but you just can't. Or, at least I can't! ;)Delete
I still have yet to start this series. Honestly I don't know what I'm waiting for because after that review I really want to start reading this series asap!ReplyDelete
*ha* I"d had Shatter Me on my shelf since 2011, Sharrice. And I was sad I'd kept it there for so long once I read it. :) But I'm sure there are TONS of books on both our shelves like that. I hope you love the series if you decide to crack it open. :)Delete
Oh. wow. Okay I just read Shatter Me a day ago and I liked it. But I couldn't quite understand this Warner guy. He seemed a bit crazy and obsessed with Juliette. So now I am definitely going to have to go buy this novella to better understand the dude. And then likely buy book 2! Great review!ReplyDelete
Yes, Destroy Me explains soooo much about Warner, Jessica. Do you read on kindle? I could loan it to you, if you wanted...let me know. :)Delete
Always great when the author uses the novellas to look into the mind of other characters in the book. Warner sounds kind of exciting! glad you enjoyed the journey into his mind :DReplyDelete
Oh Lily, I feel awful because like I told Braine, Warner is a character I should hate...but I LOVE HIM! ;) *hahaha*Delete
I've always been terribly curious about this series and now I feel like I should start it asap... You got me very intrigued, Brandee!ReplyDelete
I hope if you do pick it up, Silvia, that you love it! Like I said, I'd had Shatter Me on my shelf - my physical bookshelf - since 2011! I wish I'd read it sooner, but rather later than never, right?!? :)Delete