Destroy Me

Destroy Me

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by Tahereh Mafi
     
 

Set after Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me and before Unravel Me, the spellbinding sequel, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she'll learn

Overview

Set after Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me and before Unravel Me, the spellbinding sequel, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062208194
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Shatter Me Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
111
Sales rank:
12,048
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts. Ignite Me is the final novel in a trilogy about Juliette.

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Destroy Me 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 112 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I appreciate that we get to view scenes from Warner's perspective, and I must admit that I'm liking Warner more. I realize he's murdered people, but this novella provides the opportunity to glimpse in his life and childhood. He has good intentions for Juliette, and we learn that he truly cares for her. This is evident in his reaction to her journal entries. Warner finds her notebook and learns of Juliette's relationship with her parents, how others have mistreated her, and her experiences when her parents released her to the government (and sent to the asylum). He truly aches for her pain and fear. If he were to leave his current position and involvement with the reestablishment, Juliette might be able to view him differently. I mean, I like Adam, but their relationship just began, and it was very rushed. We'll have to see what happens on the second book. I'm positive Warner will defy his Father's order to save Juliette.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this novella. Getting to see inside Warner's mind was incredibly fascinating. It's well written and i cant wait for Unravel Me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good. I thought Warner was a bad guy but he really is not. We see who Warner really is broken and has lived in fear of his father his whole life. His dad is the true monster. After reading this I really want warner to get a happy ending
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
Being a huge fan of Shatter Me, I was very excited to start this short novella, Destroy Me. The best part is that, it's told from Warner's point of view! While reading Shatter Me, I definitely had mixed feelings about Warner. I didn't know whether to like him, or whether to hate him. He was just one of those characters where you end up having a love/hate relationship with! Destroy Me starts off from a certain point in Shatter Me, but what I really loved is that we get to hear what Warner thinks about whatever happens, instead of Juliett. I think this novella really got me to connect with Warner much more, and know him as a character. I don't think i'd ever understand Warner if I've never read this book, and I'm so glad I did. I think I judged Warner, without actually knowing the feelings he has inside. That's why I'm going to thank God that I read this book, because I no longer have a love/hate relationship with Warner, but a LOVE LOVE relationship! Despite this book being short, there were also moments where it almost broke my heart. Y'all probably know how Tahereh Mafi writes, but if you don't, its so, oh God beautiful. Anyways, I cannot wait to open the pages of Unravel Me, and let Tahereh break my heart once again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Destroy me is an itreiging book. It is amazing. You wont be able to put the book down ever.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
     So I should have started this one before I read Unravel Me, but I only realized that it was addition that gave important insight when I was 2/3 of the way through Unravel Me. But I guess better late than never. So I stopped Unravel Me, and started Destroy Me.      Mafi is as amazing story teller in this on e      At first, Warren's voice seemed to clinical and detached, but I told myself, he's just been shot. If there is ever a time... But I kept going because I wanted to see what was so great about Team Warner. And did I find out. There is so much in his past that makes him act the way he does, and it is almost as sad as Juliette's background. His voice sounds that way because that is the way his father taught him to be. He has built up walls within himself in order to lead the way he does.        But then you find out even more about his motivations, and my heart just wanted to melt. He did so many things that I thought was just downright evil, but when I discover the cause, I have to rewrite everything and question it all through Juliette's eyes.       The love he has for her, just wow. He tries all of the time to talk himself out of it, and it is sad. I still adore Adam, and I know that one of the two is going to have to get hurt, and that makes me sooo torn. Ms. Mafi definitely knows how to write a character so that they make me feel for them and connect with them.    Bottom line: Great novella that gives great insight into Warner. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't have a NOOK! Can't wait for the REAL book to come out!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This might be brief, because to say a lot is to reveal a lot. I'll say this much - Warner is a lot more complicated than I imagined him to be. He's still not a good guy, overall. He still hates people, is mentally unstable, will kill if he has to, and to say he has daddy issues is like saying that a cactus is not easy to handle because it has thorns. Basically, duh! I never expected him to be an easy read. But I just didn't expect that I would actually feel really bad about what he's become and why? The thing is, he knows he's bad. He knows he's screwed up. But he does it anyway for reasons you find in the book. So, if you're waiting for Unravel Me to come out and you haven't bothered to read this, I highly recommend you do. These .5 digital reads are quite integral to the series whenever the author writes one. It fleshes out characters that you often don't get to really learn about from the novel, for whatever reason. I hate to admit, but I think I understand now why some fans are actually fascinated with Warner. Although, I believe the author actually wants you to care for him, or at lease sympathize, for all is not what is seems, as Adam indicated in his note to Juliette.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sure to novellais great, but my friends and I have attempted to purchase this book several times and everytime all of the pages show up blank on our Nooks. Purchase at your own risk!
terferj More than 1 year ago
This short novella is told in Warner's POV. He's the type of guy you would love to hate but when I read this, it chipped away some hate I felt towards him. It gives you a glimpse into his mind and why he became who he is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it odd how much I live Warner... I mean, I know he's "evil" but he's sweet and I think he's developing emotions. :D
jspringer13 More than 1 year ago
This has been the best intermittent book I've read! It didn't cover just one scene, it was a complete point of view from Warren. I normally feel cheated when I buy these types of books, but I don't regret one penny I spent on this one! It was beautifully written and really lets you look into Warren's mind and heart. I actually enjoyed this just as much as I did the first book, Shatter Me! I have to admit I have a soft spot for Warren now that I didn't before. This guy might just have a heart after all!!! I can't wait to see what is coming next!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helped me understand Warner a lot more. Can't wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Better with each piece....this story is fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It ended drastically. I wish it would go on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good at first i was sceptical hbecuase juleitte wasnt in it then it started to get really good before i knew it i was hooked but lol poorr warner he so dearly wanted juliette for anyone one eho reads this this book is beautifully written and very intreging. Destroy me because i cant wait ffor unraavel me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Like able characters! Must read!
AMW_7127 More than 1 year ago
Great book it was nice to see his point of events. I cant wait for book 3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not the sequel guys. Just a novella to keep you prepped up for the sequel. Still though, this was a nice short read. Cant wait for Unravel Me.
AmandaV More than 1 year ago
Destroy Me is set after Shatter Me, in which we get a glimpse into the mind of Warner, and see the after effects of Juliet's escape at base. Definitely a must read if you enjoyed the first installment of Tahereh Mafi's action packed triology, and it will help break the dry spell while waiting for the much anticipated Unravel Me.
srfeike More than 1 year ago
Warner, Warner, Warner… If you loved Shatter Me, you have to read this. Actually being inside of Warner's head is pretty much…creepy, sad, scary, painful, wondrous…all of the above. Mafi did such a great job with this story. She was able to put in so much emotion into Warner's story, I don't know how someone could read this and not feel for him. He is full of so much pain, and he loves Juliette to a fault. As with Shatter Me, the writing is beautiful. The style was different since we are inside Warner's head instead of Juliette's, but no less powerful. We also see in this story that he is maybe not the monster of a person he tries to pretend he is, and the way he is falling apart over losing Juliette makes the title apt. I'm afraid she is going to ultimately be his downfall.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was amazing I always thought Warner was the bad guy but he is just as broken as J. I love Adam but my heart bleeds for Warner. I really hope that the aurthor can make do that she is both guys. Cant wait for the next book. TM did a great job at writting this series will by all her books. However wish the book started from Shatter Me and had both Adams and Warner sides to the story. Thats the only reason why I did 4 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it is 103 pages it is written from warners point of view and includes like juliettes medical records in the back its so cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ugh. Its so amazing bur uts so short (around 100 pgs) told from the view of Warner, who i am beginning to like... you really get to see everythig from his point of view, his mind his background. You learn a little more about Kenji but adam isnt in here really at all. Hes just mentioned a lott. I cant wait until unravel me coms out because these series have me in "book depression" literally this is all i think about. I cant wait, i recommend you go to the library and check it out becae its so shrt its not completely worth the 10 or whatever dollars i spent. Kwish it qas longer but oh well, still loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Shatter Me, and this was well-written but it was such a tease! It's only about 80 pages long and from Warner's perspective so don't buy it expecting a sequel. There was no description when I bought it so I didn't know that it was only a novella. I had a few issues with it. First, Warner's name is no where in the story and it had been so long since I had read the first one that I couldn't remember it so I actually had to look it up. Second, I get that she's trying to set something up for the next book, but no matter crappy his life was I just can't find him sympsthetic enough to think he deserves even a novella devoted to his thoughts. I would have prefered to have this as the first part in the next book. It only took me about 2 hours to read so it just wasn't worth it to me.