Monday, November 19, 2012
Review: Destroy Me
By: Tahereh Mafi
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Series: Shatter Me 1.5
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.
This was a really great bridge to the next part of the story. Not only because you get a different prospective by having Warner's point of view but you learn more about the general story and what is going on. The book actually bought sympathy out in me towards him, even bad guys have it bad sometimes and that's definitely the feeling I get. Seems that him and Juliette have so much in common with both having been so abused as children. That is something that sticks to you for a long time and something unfortunate but again in common. But things like this define the type of person you are where Juliette went one way, Warner definitely went the other.
What I really loved about this book was not only that we were seeing Warner's point of view but that throughout the book you would find out the deepest and darkest thoughts of Juliette herself through her Conrail that Warner found. In that book I think there are some definite quote worthy journal journal entries. Things that really make you think and wonder why people do things that they do and you feel deep sympathy for both characters. They are so much alike yet so different. If the roles were reversed would they still turn out the way they did.
This was an insightful bridge between books and I can't wait to get back to Juliette's side of the story to see what happens next. Is Warner going to turn out to be a good guy in terms of protecting Juliette. Can't wait to find out what happens next. This story is just getting better and better the more I read it.