Monday, January 28, 2013

Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi
Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
My Thoughts: I honestly didn't expect to feel such sympathy for Warner but as more and more of his past is revealed, I started traveling those what if roads in my head and looking for ways that he could join Juliette, Adam, and the resistance. This story completely skewed my image of him. He's not the heartless monster that he projects to others. In all fairness, he's not exactly normal, either, but his childhood and his overbearing, soulless father have taught him to hide his emotions and it's become second nature to him.

I don't know what to think now. Is Warner redeemable? Is he willing to throw off the shackles of his father and The Reestablishment? You've broken my brain, Tahereh Mafi. BROKEN IT.

I have to go away now and think deep thoughts.

Books in this series
1. Shatter Me
1.5. Destroy Me - Kindle
2. Unravel Me

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  1. THIS BOOK. Now I have all these feelings for WARNER. What is this tomfoolery?!

    1. I KNOW! I am SO conflicted about him. I just hope that everything ends well because, seriously, the poor guy needs some peace.