Saturday, March 2, 2013

Character Spotlight: Warner

This week I decided to do my spotlight on a character that has been getting a lot more attention as of late, especially regarding a certain chapter 62…. He has always been a favorite of mine, but more and more people are beginning to see his appeal. So this week I decided to spotlight Warner from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. There are spoilers below.

Warner is everyone’s favorite bad boy, but Warner takes bad boy to a whole different level. The thing with Warner is that he is incredibly intriguing. He is very complex and there are many many layers to Warner. Warner is damaged, and that is putting it lightly. He did not have an easy childhood and that shaped him in many ways. Outwardly he is cold and calculated, but on the inside there is much more to him. Who knew that Warner doesn’t fully agree with the changes being made to the society or that he actually looked out for and took care of those living within his sector? He puts on a front to make the world think one thing, but there is more there. I am not saying he is perfect, because believe me he is far from it, I’m just saying there is a lot that makes up Warner.

From the beginning I have liked Warner better than Adam. Here is what is comes down to for me. Warner encourages Juliette to be herself and embrace her “curse.” He sees that she could be powerful and he wants her to grow into that ability. He does not go about this the right way… not at all, but he doesn’t see her as a monster. Even Adam views her killer touch as an obstacle and something to avoid. But Warner sees the beauty in it and the beauty in Juliette. In a world where everyone fears her, Warner sees her for the strong and smart person she is. He does not know how to show this properly, but he is learning.

Unravel Me brings to light a lot of things about Warner that explain a great deal about him. I loved learning that I was pretty much right about him all along. I cannot wait to see how his character continues to develop because I am sure it will be interesting.

Favorite Warner Quotes:
"I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend," he says. "The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body, Juliette-" – Unravel Me

“And I've fallen. So hard. I've hit the ground. Gone right through it. Never in my life have I felt this. Nothing like this. I've felt shame and cowardice, weakness and strength. I've known terror and indifference, self-hate and general disgust. I've seen things that cannot be unseen. And yet I've known nothing like this terrible, horrible, paralyzing feeling. I feel crippled. Desperate and out of control. And it keeps getting worse. Every day I feel sick. Empty and somehow aching. Love is a heartless bastard.” – Destory Me

“I’ve come to believe that the most dangerous man in the world is the one who feels no remorse. The one who never apologizes and therefore seeks no forgiveness. Because in the end it is our emotions that make us week, not our actions.” – Destroy Me

“I want so many things,” he whispers. “I want your mind. Your strength. I want to be worth your time.” His fingers graze the hem of my top and he says “I want this up.” He tugs on the waist of my pants and says “I want these down.” He touches the tips of his fingers to the sides of my body and says, “I want to feel your skin on fire. I want to feel your heart racing next to mine and I want to know it’s racing because of me, because you want me. Because you never,” he says, he breathes, “never want me to stop. I want every second. Every inch of you. I want all of it.” – Unravel Me


  1. Daaaanng! I don't like Warner, but I admit those quotes are OMG-hot.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm skimming this post since I'm only on the first few pages of this book, but OMG - I LOVE Warner soooo much!!! So happy you spotlighted him today! Those quotes!!! Aaaaaaahh!!! Awesome post! xoxo

  3. WARNER MARRY ME!!!!! Holy crap...I don't know what to comment on first..the post or those hot, sexy , sexy, sexy, sweet..did I say sexy quotes! I love a complex guy, and I definitely love bad boys, so Warner is right up my alley. I can't wait to meet him, and I think his wrong doings are hands down forgivable, especially if he sees Juliette for who she is rather than for what she is. Don't you just LOVE guys like that! *swoon*

    I love in love with him already and I think my feelings are going to amplify when I actually read the books! And I can't wait! lol ;p


    ~ Maida

  4. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! WARNER!!!!!! I just love those tortured bad boys! AND chapter 62, I loved me some chapter 62!!! *fans myself*

    And I agree, Warner is a very intriguing character, so very complex. So many layers to me. I also like how he sees the 'beauty' in Juliette and doesn't fear her. You hit that spot on!!!

    I really loved this post!!

    1. Ohhhh Chapter 62!!! Best chapter ever! I am dying for the next book! Its so far away *cries*

  5. Warner was my character of the month pick. I can not agree more with everything you've said. I so love this boy and wish "that thing" in Unravel Me had gone down a little differently (ahem). ;)

    I think there are a few things he still needs to do to redeem himself some past mistakes but I'm rooting for him! Adam is sweet but kind of boring, who wants boring?

    1. Totes agree with you! I was like take it off! Hahaha. But I also agree that he has some work to do to make things right. But part of e reason I love him is because he isn't perfect. Adam is sweet and I do like him but he annoys me a bit and yea he's boring lol

  6. This is a fun post. I've started this book, Destroy Me, but got sidetracked and need to finish it. And it's not even that long!!


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