Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by, Tahereh Mafi



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. (Via Goodreads.com)


Pages: 103 (e-book)


Release Date: October 2nd 2013



     After finishing Unravel Me, I could not imagine how one could love Warner even more. I was mistaken. In Shatter Me he is seen as a heartless monster in the eyes of Juliette. In Destroy Me, the novella is based between the events of Shatter Me and Unravel Me and is seen through Warner's eyes. I liked that the readers were able to see through Warner's eyes for the first time, not only do you experience Anderson's hatred toward his son but you also learn that Warner also views himself as a monster. Usually, readers see a book through the eyes of the mostly hated main character, the character almost always sees themselves as doing good to the world and actually believing in their cause. Warner is not like that though, he believes that The Reestablishment has all the wrong ideas and will never help anyone but themselves.
     I wish the novella would have continued because I wanted to see more of Warner's perspective but the novella did end in an appropriate spot. It ended when Warner first sees Juliette at the work sight, but Kenji uses his ability to make her invisible so he only sees her for a second or two.  
     It was amazing to see Warner say to himself that he was in love with Juliette. He was also willing to go against his father, Anderson, to keep Juliette safe because Anderson told Warner that he would put a bullet through her head when they found her, and he does keep his promises. The dreams he had about her broke my heart, she always ended up pulling a gun on him and wanted to kill him. 
     It was nice that in the back after the story there were some sample forms/pages. The forms were what Warner had read about Adam, Kenji, and Juliette. One of the forms thrown in there was one about Warner. The forms also showed Adam and Kenji joining The Reestablishment. Also included were the files from when Juliette was in the asylum, as well as doctor and police reports. 
     Yet again, the cover art was beautiful. I love the close up of the eye. It is really intriguing and makes you want to read the book because you want to have a magnificently beautiful book cover like that on your shelf.
    Overall, I was highly impressed with with Destroy Me and it took me roughly a couple hours to finish reading the novella because I was not a able to put it down. The only bad thing was that I want to read Ignite Me even more! But, I will have to wait until February 4th of 2014 for the conclusion of the Shatter Me trilogy. What we go through for the release of books we are highly anticipating!

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