Book Review: Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5)


So yesterday I finished Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi.

Goodreads Description:

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




First, let me say that I was super excited that the Kindle edition of this book was only $2.99! (Gotta love cheap books)

I like reading from Warner’s point of view. I love when authors do dual perspectives. However, I still hate Warner. One thing that I actually like about him is that he color codes his closet which makes it sound like a Charming Charlie store 🙂 There are a lot of things about Warner that I don’t understand, like why he continues to treat people like crap when he knows that they hate him, don’t trust him, and want him dead

I do feel a little bad for him because if his ruthless, power hungry father. I was also surprised about how Juliette’s parents treated her before they sent her to an asylum. *side bar* almost every book I’ve read in the past month has included bad parenting. It’s a very annoying trend. *end side bar*

I still think that Warner’s obsession with Juliette is a little creepy. Why does he care about her so much? Is it just because he thinks they’re similar? I don’t get it and I’m not a fan.

At least I learned that he’s not all bad. Even though he had Fletcher tortured and killed him, he saved his family from being beaten and starved. Maybe he’s like the Grinch and his heart is just three sizes too small.

When I finished Shatter Me I wondered about Warner’s father and that was mostly answered in this book but I still wonder what happened to his mother. I also want to know where Juliette’s parents are. Hopefully those will be answered sometime soon.

Again, the ending felt a little abrupt to me but overall I would give it 3/5 stars

Next I’ll be reading Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, so stay tuned for that!


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