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Friday, 31 January 2014

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi
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.


I did not see that coming!
Okay, maybe I did just a little bit.

I loved this novella even more than I enjoyed the first book of the Shatter Me trilogy. It was exciting to get into the mind of the cold, calculated, evil, gentle and loving Warner. I got to experience him in a way that was not possible in the first book. I learnt about the sweet and kind person he is capable of becoming and suddenly, EVERYTHING about Warner in Shatter Me made sense: every cruel action, every unkind and hateful word...EVERYTHING I feel like I know him on a way deeper level now. Maybe Tahereh Mafi wrote this to convert all the Adam-loving readers into Warner-addicts? I'm not sure but if she did, I think it might be working :) I absolutely HATED Warner in the first book...and I believe that he's starting to grow on me.

The writing was beautiful and the overall premise was just...amazing. I found myself wishing that the entire trilogy was in Warner's point of view because I'm pretty sure a lot of people would agree with me when I say, having too much of a caring, fragile Warner is not entirely a bad thing. I felt as if, even though Juliette was not really physically present for the most part of this book, there was some sort of emotional connection that strengthened between the two of them; a bond that formed entirely because of her absence. I'm extremely happy that I got to learn more about her in the form of her journal. This novella was flawless and really did a fantastic job of filling the information and character development gaps that Shatter Me left.

Overall, this was a superb read, really enjoyable! Destroy Me has me yearning for more of Warner, Juliette, Adam and basically, this entire world! It made me want to read more, I need to read more and I am really excited to get to the next book.