Saturday, April 13, 2013

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Taherah Mafi

I know a lot of people are all Team Warner after the first book in this series.  I was not, he was the bad guy, and I just always saw him that way.  This little 1.5 novella in the series gives you a better insight into Warner, and so I can see a little bit how after reading this you could maybe be Team Warner.  This story picks up right after Juliette, Adam, and Kenji escaped from Warner and his army.  Warner was left with a gunshot wound that he is now recovering from.  We see in this story just how much Warner is NOT loved by his men.  How quickly they would be happy to see him gone.  His obsession with Juliette is followed, and we see just how obsessed with her he truly was.  There is a reason behind his obsession that is in the story.  And you get more detail into how Warner and his father's relationship is handled.  So you do feel some sympathy and see maybe why he is the way he is.

Not a lot of course about Juliette, other than parts of the journal that she left behind is written out in the book.  It is interesting to take a look at how it really was for her in the isolation of the prison/asylum type place she'd been held.  So in a way it gave us a look into her as well.

A quick read about Warner, and a good bridging point I'm sure to reach to the 2nd book, which I still need to get and read, Unravel Me.


14 comments:

  1. Many of my friends love Warner, but I'm still on the fence about him. I guess I need to read this novella to learn more about Warner...

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    1. You do learn more about him. Maybe something to make you more sympathetic to him.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my review of this book!
    I can understand not liking Warner, I saw him as the villain in the first book but because I never really connected with Adam. I really liked the depth Warner's character has. Great review!

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    1. True, you see so much more depth in this novella.

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  3. i like SHATTER ME...i will definetely read DESTROY ME even i don't like warner ...

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    1. Yeah, I just have trouble liking him, even with this side of his story.

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  4. I don't really read novellas but planning on reading this one- it looks too good to miss out on.

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    1. It's a pretty quick read, and interesting for sure!

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  5. This looks like a really dark book, not sure I'll be reading it.

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    1. They are kind of a dark series. But thanks for commenting anyway! :-)

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  6. I'm still Team Adam. I couldn't finish the second one because I was so pissed off with the whole Team Warner thing. :(

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    1. Ack! Don't tell me that! I haven't read the 2nd one yet. Hmm. I'll pretend I didn't read that. :-)

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  7. Oh, I just knew that Destroy me is an novella. I haven't read this series yet, but my friends said this series is good.

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    1. It is good so far! I need to read on to the 2nd one, but the first was really good.

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