Saturday, January 5, 2013

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

Release Date: October 2, 2012 from HarperTEEN
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"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."

My Thoughts:

Destroy Me was an awesome awesome novella and the perfect bridge between Shatter Me and Unravel Me. I have always been a Warner fan, sorry Adam lovers, but there is just something about him that caught my attention right away. I always knew there is much more to him than meets the eye and Destroy Me proves me correct. It was so interesting to get inside Warner’s head and finally begin to understand him.

Warner is damaged, and I think that is putting it lightly. There are numerous reasons he is the way he is and I am not going to list them all now. However, we also learn that Warner is not your normal bad guy and that deep down he really isn’t all bad. Certain actions prove he does have a heart and he does know the difference between right and wrong. It also becomes clear that Warner is not happy with his life, but he also sees no way out of it. The happiest he has ever been was when Juliette was there and it crushed him to learn that her getting happier was not a result of him, but of Adam. 

Destroy Me was the perfect lead in to Unravel Me. It gives the reader some perspective and really sets them up for the sequel. I am definitely ready for more and I am dying to see how the events in this novella play out in the next book. Great read for fans of this series, even Adam fans.


  1. I swear, every time I come here, you are always sucking me into purchasing a new series! What is up with that!? ;)
    I've put off reading this one for a long time, not sure why? Maybe it's just that other books kept getting in the way. At any rate I will put it off no longer! To the bookstore, I say!
    I simply adore bad boys who are bad but also good on the inside and just damaged overall! I think I'd more than likely be a Warner fan too!
    Great review, lovely!!! =D

    1. Hehe yeah, Warner is crazy but I just love his crazy! I put off starting this series for a while too but then I read it and I wanted to smack myself for being so dumb!

  2. Warner! Gosh, I love him. I adored this novella, too! It was nice seeing more sides to him than we got through Juliette's eyes in Shatter Me.

  3. I've always been fascinated by Warner, but never wanted him with Juliette. I really need to read this.
    Great review!

  4. Another series I still have to read!!! AHHHH.....I'm going completely many amazing books to read so little time! But I am definitely looking forward to this one, especially since that swoon you did Thursday, I'm very anxious to read all that and more! lol ;p Glad you enjoyed this and it got you sucked in for what's to come...(I love it when a novella does that! :)

    Fantastic review, Teresa! :)

    ~ Maida <3

  5. Need to read this one! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!! I just wanna!!! AHHHHHH!!!! I just wanna freak out, seriously...freak.out! I need to re-read Shatter Me again.

    Loved this mini review girl!!!

  6. I always knew there was more to Warner too! Can't wait to read this soon and get my hands on Unravel Me too!!! Love this series!


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