Review: Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5)

Title: Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

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 MeDestroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.


This story contains some spoilers for the end of Shatter Me, so don’t read my review if you’re planning on reading Shatter Me.

This novella takes place after the end of Shatter Me. It follows Warner after he was shot. Juliette has run away, and Warner has to deal with his father’s reaction to him losing his experiment.

Warner finds Juliette’s journal from when she was locked up in her room. When he reads it, we get to see more of what she wrote. Bringing her journal into the story was a good way of keeping her narrative in this novella.

I really liked that we get to see Warner’s perspective in this story. It made him seem like a fuller character, because we can see his relationship with his father and his soldiers.

I love this series! I can’t wait to read the next book, Unravel Me.

What to read next:

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

Have you read Destroy Me? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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