Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tori's Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 103
Published by Harper on October 2, 2012
Date Finished: July 31, 2013
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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.
Naturally after finishing Shatter Me I just had to pick up Destroy Me. Obviously, I was not disappointed. This little hundred-paged novella was amazing.

Except, oh my god, the ending killed me. My eReader said [page] 89 of 104 when really it ended on page 89. What the hell. I almost started crying. The rest of it was an excerpt of Unravel Me, the second book in the series. I was so sad. I wanted more of Warner, but no instead I got more Juliette. Don't get me wrong--I love Juliette--but I love Warner more. 

In this novella, you just learn so much more about Warner and his reasons for doing what he does, and I love that. His thoughts are haunting and intriguing. I think I would read a spin-off series of Shatter Me in Warner's point of view if Tahereh Mafi would so kindly as to write one. Mafi's writing is just so majestical (majestic and magical), and I love it so much. 

The only thing that I hated about this book was that it was so short (although this isn't really a legitimate reason to be hatin' on this goddamned beautiful novella). According to Goodreads, there's going to be another novella soon. I really want that novella to be about Warner. Please please PLEASE

Or Kenji. Kenji is a solid character too. 

In all, if you're a Warner hater and you haven't read this yet, read it and I swear that he'll become the--I'm quoting Goodreads here--villain you love to hate (or love, if you're me). 

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