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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Book Review - Destroy Me

Destroy Me - Tahereh Mafi
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Age Group: Young Adult
Buy the Book: Amazon
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.
Synopsis and cover taken from Goodreads  
My Review:

Destroy Me picks up right where Shatter Me left off but this time we are seeing through Warner's perspective. And guys... It was awesome! In this novella we get a deep look into Warner's mind and life. We get a more in depth view of what he believes in and things that he went through in order to become who he is now.

For the first time in his life Warner is rendered incapable of taking care of himself and it is a side effect of him letting down his guard and falling in love. Throughout the story he is struggling with himself, his feelings and his past. He feels as though he has been betrayed by Juliette and now his wounded condition has left him helpless against his enemies. While he is struggling in the inside his compound is slowly coming apart. Or at least he believes it must be, after all why wouldn't his soldiers and rivals use his time of weakness to rebel.

I liked Warner from book one. I knew I shouldn't but I just couldn't help myself. Yes, he is quite evil but he isn't the one dimensional cliché antagonist that we see in most stories and that is why I like him so much. Actually, I wouldn't call it 'like' I think a better word would be intrigued, I am intrigued by him because he is a character who has a potential to be more than just the antagonist. In fact, I feel like he can be the hero! Now that would be an interesting turn of events!

Anyway, In Destroy Me we get to revisit the destroyed land of Shatter Me once more and see the results of the events that take place in Shatter Me through the eyes of one very controversial character. I cannot wait to see what happens next in this series. Four stars, but only because I found it slow at times. Overall a great little read and much recommended. As for those who haven't picked up this series, the time is now!

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