Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #1.5
Published by HarperCollins on October 2nd, 2012
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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.
Considering my tumultuous relationship with Shatter Me, I only decided to pick up Destroy Me to satisfy my increasingly nagging curiosity surrounding Warner’s growing allegiance of fans. And while it was most definitely not long enough, I immediately understood its attraction. With an inside look at the twisted and misunderstood mind of Warner, a man I found my heart breaking for by the end of Destroy Me, I have a new-found excitement for the rest of this series!
Beginning immediately after Juliette has shot Warner in the arm, I immediately realized Warner was a much more complex character than I had previously given him credit for. It was shortly after his return to base that his father – the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment – shows up to clean up the mess caused by Juliette and Adam’s escape. He was in the same room with Warner for mere moments before I found myself hating him with a passion. [Read more…]