Thursday, October 18, 2012

Destroy Me: Review

Unravel Me is unavailable until next year, so I spend a day to read the short story from Warner's perspective: Destroy Me


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 not gonna write a long review about this since Destroy Me is a fairly short story (actually it's not short at all).

Before I started reading Destroy Me, I hate Warner in my guts. I want him die. Now, after I read this short story, there's no way I can hate him now. Not like that I love him, but I finally see the pain resting inside him, his demand for a people who actually cares for him. Maybe he's not so bad after all. And him reading Juliette's notebook? That nearly undo me. Not just because of Juliette's words but also his reaction towards it. Maybe he can actually feel emotions like sympathy, care, or even love. I'm not sure if I will love him as much as Adam, that will be either confirmed or BUSTED in Unravel Me. But I don't hate him now. I don't.

Warner's father, on the other hand, is one of the most horrifying son of a bitch (es) I've ever seen. He just use his son's (his own son!) emotion as a weapon against him. He only sees Warner as nothing more than a weapon. I really feel bad for Warner at this part. He plays him as if he's a toy that need to obey his every commands. My hatred turns from Warner to his father, which I hope he will die in the most horrible way.

Destroy Me is even better than Shatter Me. The story is not long yet it's heartbreaking and the emotions aim to the deepest point of our hearts. Hope that Unravel Me will even be better. Look forward to it. And looks like I'm another new fan of Shatter Me now.

Rating: 9/10

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