Monday, January 14, 2013

Review: Destroy Me

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: October 2nd 2012
Pages: 103
Source: eBook
Genre: Dystopian, Romance

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.


Destroy Me is the Novella  between Shatter Me and Unravel Me. Destroy Me gives us a chance to see from Warner's point of view from the point in which Juliette gets away from him in Shatter Me. I really enjoyed this novella, and I really liked how I got to learn so much more about a character that was really only seen in one light before.

I really liked the chance to see a part of the story through Warner's eyes. In Shatter Me we only get the perspective of Warner being the bad guy, but in this story we get to see why Warner is the way he is. There is so much more depth to his character, and he has his own scars just like Juliette. We also get to she just why he really wanted Juliette around a little bit, which I thought was quite interesting. 

This book actually introduces Warner's father into the story. Warner's father is extremely high up in the government, or military or something (I forget) and he is an extremely frightening person. I really liked that we got to meet him because he was mentioned at least once in Shatter Me, and getting to meet him really built the world a little better.

I feel like this is a super short review, but I suppose that's okay because it's a novella. Now, waiting for Unravel Me might just unravel me. The anticipation and wait is just killing me and I want it now now now.


  1. You're totally true about how this author's titles do exactly what they say to you! I NEVER SAW IT THAT WAY. SERIOUSLY.

    But I'm really intrigued to read something from Warner's POV. While I'm still firmly Team Adam (that's his name, right? I've had a long day of school. xD) I'm interested to see some of Warner's back story. I love that we get some depth to his character- it's always great to see more fleshed out secondary characters.

    Fabulous review! I'll have to buy this one, just to see what the fuss is about Warner. ;)

  2. Really like all these novellas that are coming out to keep us happy in between the full length books! And that this one is from Warner's viewpoint? Can't wait to read this one!

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