Monday, January 26, 2015

Review: Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi

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.

Description taken from Goodreads 

My Review 

In Warner’s novella, I feel like we got some questions answered, but we also got more questions to ask.  And I feel like this could be Juliette’s story just as much as Warner’s.  Warner finds Juliette’s journal and we get to read a few entries.  Absolutely heartbreaking to read those and to be honest, I teared up a few times. 

Warner is made a bit more human, less unhinged I guess, but still seems kind of crazy.  We find out that he never actually wanted Juliette as a weapon but we still don’t know the actual reason yet.  Which I’m dying to know.

We meet his dad, who is an ass, by the way.  And I hope he gets shot in the head.  Multiple times.  And then maybe run over by a tank or something.  Multiple times. 

The writing is still absolutely beautiful.  And I’m still wary about Warner but I’m definitely warming up to him and can understand why he is the way he is.  You also find out that he and Juliette are actually a lot alike.

The end was a bit confusing.  Ok, a lot, confusing.  But, thank god, I don’t have to wait to read Unravel Me!

Inside                                        Outside 
             Characters     4.5/5                         Cover      5/5 
             Plot                4.5/5
             Feels                 5/5
            Writing              5/5
            Overall          4.8/5

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