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

Destroy-MeNovella Synopsis:
Published October 2nd 2012 by Harper
103 pages |goodreads-badge-add-black-38px
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.

Novella Review: 5 stars black

~ This review does contain spoilers ~

In Shatter Me we are introduced to Warner, who we believe to be evil with no redeeming qualities. No, none. And then Mafi releases Destroy Me and lets face it..this one destroyed me. Pun intended.

The first book introduced us to this dystopian world where The Reestablishment is trying to eliminate everything unique about the human race and start again. Warner is the leader of Sector 45 who has an obsession with Juliette (our touch and you die main character) but there was always an inkling that there was a lot more going on in that head of his. And oh man was there!!

Destroy Me was such a great addition to this series. We get to see that Warners father was actually one of the instigators to this whole revamping of the population, and that for Warner it was sort of a join the crazy wagon or i’ll kill you with my own hands ordeal. As readers we were able to see Warners vulnerabilities, especially in regards to Juliette. How he believed that she actually liked him, but then ended up shooting him and crushing his dreams. Sadness.

We also get to see more of The Reestablishment and how cut throat it is being a part of such a movement where everyone has a bullseye on their backs. It’ll be interesting to see whether Warner can redeem himself in the eyes of Juliette in Unravel Me. I believe he can do it, oh that tortured soul, for he has already changed my opinion of him. And i’m normally a very stick to my man all the way through kind of girl.

You must pick this one up before reading Unravel Me!! It continues on from Shatter Me and isn’t a re-telling from an alternative perspective, so it is crucial that you read it.

Have you read this series? Do you love it?



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