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

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.

Release Date: October 2, 2012
Age Group: YA
Source: Purchased

Wow!  I think Destroy Me is the best novella I've ever read.  I had no idea I would like it as much as I did.  

I hated, absolutely hated, Warner in Shatter Me.  I thought he was a ruthless villain and had no redeeming qualities.  So, imagine my surprise, when by the end of Destroy Me, I was actually hoping that Juliette would give Warner a chance, or to at least be his friend.  

Mafi writes Destroy Me from Warner's perspective, and knowing his thoughts, as well as his heartbreaking history, made me understand his actions.  What I thought was Warner's true identity is actually a very convincing facade.  Like Shatter Me, I devoured this book, and immediately jumped into book two, Unravel Me.  I highly recommend the Shatter Me series!  

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