Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Published: October 2, 2012
Series: Shatter Me #1.5
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Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)

   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.

I'm completely blown away by Tahereh Mafi's writing. It's so beautiful, vivid and just all around incredible. I'm beyond impressed with all the emotions I felt during the course of such a short book. Warner is a complex character that we only were able to see glimpses of in Shatter Me, but in Destroy Me we were able to see things from his point of view.

I love Warner as much as I love Mafi's writing. Just oh my goodness. I can't get over how incredible they both are. There's so much more to Warner than we saw in the first book. He discusses some of his past, we meet his father and we get a very good look at what he feels for Juliette.

Tahereh Mafi's writing flows so beautifully, it's like a song. There were so many parts where I was able to relate wholeheartedly to Warner. I've felt what he's felt and it was incredible to read my feelings put into words so perfectly.

Amazing Quote:
"I'm building walls in my mind again. White walls. Blocks of concrete. Empty rooms and open space. Nothing exists inside of me. Nothing stays."

Characters: 5/5
Creativity: 5/5
Voice: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Impact: 5/5
Overall:  5/5

If you haven't picked up Shatter Me, you should do so immediately! Destroy Me is just as incredible and the second book in the series Unravel Me released this month so seriously what could possibly be a better time than now to dive into the world of Juliette, Warner and Adam?!

Click here to check out my review of Shatter Me


  1. Her writing style sounds amazing. I have been wanting to start this series.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. Wow! You even liked the novella! A friend told me that she didn't like shatter me the other day but i still havn't read it. Glad you liked both it and the novella though! I'm guessing that you'll be reading unravel me right about now...

  3. Hey Brandi! I hope you get to start these books soon, they are truly incredible! Thanks! :)

    Hi Sarah Elizabeth! Aww really?! I hope you read it anyways ;) Oh my goodness I wish I was reading Unravel Me right now! Math homework *sigh* lol