Series: Shatter Me, #1.5
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 50 (Kindle edition)
Release Date: October 2, 2012
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.
I have been beyond impatient waiting for this short story to be released! Warner has to be my favorite "villain" ever. I was fascinated by his obsession with Juliette in Shatter Me, so I could not wait to get into his head in Destroy Me. This takes place shortly after Juliette's escape, and follows Warner as he's immobilized by his injury and trying to find Juliette before his father does.
I absolutely loved getting to know him better! He's such an interesting character. We learn all sorts of little details about his life and personality, such as how much of a control freak he is and why he refuses caffeine. Above all, we learn the depths of his loneliness which explains his intense feelings for Juliette. His obsessions runs much deeper than I originally thought. He's definitely not what he seemed in Shatter Me. This was an amazing glimpse into Warner, and now my excitement for Unravel Me has grown exponentially!