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Thursday, October 11, 2012

[Mini Review] Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Destroy Me
Series: Shatter Me, #1.5
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 50 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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!

Favorite Quotes

She searches me with those odd, blue-green eyes and I feel guilty so suddenly, without understanding why. But there's something about the way she looks at me that always makes me feel insignificant, as if she's the only one who's realized I'm entirely hollow inside. She's found the cracks in this cast I'm forced to wear every day, and it petrifies me. That this girl would know exactly how to shatter me. (21%)

Torture is not torture when there's any hope of relief. (25%)

I've developed a reputation as a cold, unfeeling monster who fears nothing and cares for less. But this is all very deceiving. Because the truth is, I am nothing but a coward. (54%)


  1. DAJFHDLJAFH! Angie! I want this SO. BAD.
    But it's not available in Australia yet -___-

    SOOOO intrigued to learn more about Warner. Villain or not he was so... compelling in Shatter Me, and now your review? EEEEEEEE!!!! ♥

    1. Aahh, Australia needs to hurry up, because you NEED this story! Seriously, it's so good. Team Warner! :D


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