Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Destroy Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi

Series: Shatter Me #1.5
Publication:  October 2nd 2012 by Harper
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia

Format: Ebook, 111 pages
Cover Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
Purchase: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo
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.

My thoughts:

Warner! Warner! Warner! Warner! Warner! Warner! Warner! Warner! Warner! Warner! 

Destroy Me was beyond amazing! Nothing but Warner, Warner, Warner and his feelings. Sometimes I had trouble breathing because of this awesomeness. I had to keep reading and reading and reading until I had read it all. I kind of wanted to start all over. 

Warner as always was brilliant but oh so dark in his thoughts. 

“Friendship is not a thing I have ever experienced. Not as a child, and not as I am now.” 

Aww poor baby, I just wanna hug him. Don't you

He was fantastic. I loved getting inside his head and knowing what was going on in there. And now... oh my god! My mind is blown. Tahereh Mafi, you are a genius! Knowing exactly what your readers want. So much love for her!

After Shatter Me I wasn't sure. Still dealing with some Adam love but after Destroy Me... TEAM WARNER ALL THE WAY! Adam can suck it! HA!

Throughout the book Warner's father showed up. Biggest asshole ever! I wanted to hurt him for hurting my poor Warner! No wonder Warner end up like he did... :(

“My mind is a warehouse of carefully organized human emotions.
I lock away the things that do not serve me.” 

He's still kinda obsessed with Juliette. He even finds her journal that she wrote during her time locked up. Through this Warner knows what Juliette has been through and his true, honest and beautful feelings show. He really loves her, eventhough she shot him and as Warner says it... she is destroying him.

“Watching her talk to someone else made me crazy. I was jealous. Ridiculous. I wanted her to know me; I wanted her to talk to me. And I felt it then: this strange, inexplicable sense that she might be the only person in the world I could really care about.” 

The end was... oh god... so many feelings for it. Warner was so adorable with the dog and then bam! Juliette! The end! What is that! Seriously! I must have Unravel Me now. I can simply not wait for february 2013. That's way too long, dammit! 

Oooh but the deliciousness didn't stop there. Oh no! There was an awesome Unravel Me excerpt. Love love love for that. It was mostly about Juliette not really fitting in. Whatever. But also Warner's files on Juliette, Adam, Kenji and also himself. One might think we'd finally learn his first name but no, Tahereh keeps torturing us. I hope we do find out in Unravel Me. PLEASE! :o

And was it just me or was Warner throughout the whole book a lot naked or shirtless? So sexy with his arm in that sling. I mean a bath scene here a shower scene there...Very nice! :D Another point for Tahereh!
Oh and did I mention Warner was totally sexy?

"Because I want her.
I want nothing between us.
I want her clothes off and the lights on and I want to study her. I want to unzip her out of this dress and take my time with every inch of her."

Overall, Destroy Me was fucking amazing. I know a lot of people have been dying to get inside Warner's mind and it did not disappoint it was mind blowing, amazing, kinda sad at time but totally delicious to read. Shatter Me fans have to have read this to be able to continue to Unravel Me. If you have not, you are seriously missing out on something great.

Warner's file

Also threw in Kenji's file that's just hilarious with all his offenses. ;D

~Favorite Quotes~ 
“She is a soft, deadly creature. Kind and timid and terrifying. She's completely out of control and has no idea what she's capable of. And even though she hates me, I can't help but be fascinated by her. I'm enchanted by her pretend-innocence; jealous, even, of the power she wields so unwittingly. I want so much to be a part of her world. I want to know what it's like to be in her mind, to feel what she feels. It seems a tremendous weight to carry.
And now she's out there, somewhere, unleashed on society.
What a beautiful disaster.”
“I have an extremely low threshold for disorder; it offends my very being.”
“My opinions,” I say to him, quietly this time, “should not so easily break your own. Stand by your convictions. Form clear and logical arguments. Even if I disagree.”
“I’ve come to believe that the most dangerous man in the world is the one who feels no remorse. The one who never apologizes and therefore seeks no forgiveness. Because in the end it is our emotions that make us week, not our actions.”

~About the author:
Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She’s 24. She writes books and reads books and drinks way too much coffee. SHATTER ME is her first novel, and the first of a trilogy, coming from Harper/HarperCollins on November 15, 2011. Film rights have been optioned by 20th Century Fox.

Her work is represented by Jodi Reamer of Writers House, LLC.


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  1. Glad to hear it! I haven't read the first one yet but good to know the second one lives up! :D

  2. Dude, w/a pic of Warner!! I'm droolin'!! Great review! Thanks for the pic-he'll be in my dreams 2nite! Off to buy this right now!!!


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