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Monday, April 29, 2013

Short Story Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

E-novella / Short Story
Shatter Me #1.5
October 2012 from Harper Teen

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.
(from Goodreads)

My Thoughts:
Warner's point of view? Yes please! I can't remember the last time I came across a villain I found it so very hard to hate.

Warner is such a complex character and while I could never condone what he's done, after reading Destroy Me I understand his actions. He's so very broken, so very beyond redemption. There is nothing lost about him, nothing romantic but still...it's hard for me to label him evil and walk away.

I actually would have loved to have known Warner's insights while reading book 1. With this said, I wouldn't recommend reading Destroy Me if you haven't read Shatter Me. It is however, a perfect in-between story.

An excerpt from Unravel Me is included. Also, an "Excerpt from Warner's Files" with a peak inside his private log and files from The Reestablishment -- very cool!

Will I continue the Series?:
Yes! I'm very much looking forward to starting book 2.

5 / 5 Stars


  1. Ohhh I love when I come across a hard-to-hate villain. Kind of messes with your head a bit! LOL

    1. Yes! I Totally agree!
      I find it easy to relate to the villains sometimes...not sure what that says about me ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!


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