- File Size: 6293 KB
- Print Length: 119 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (October 2, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 2, 2012
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0076790LA
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- Word Wise: Enabled
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Destroy Me (Shatter Me Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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So in this short in-between story we follow Warner through trying to pick up the pieces left after Juliette escaped. He has so much cleaning up to do amongst his people. People want to know what's going on, they want answers! The Reestablishment is worried of an uprising and it Warner's job to squish that before it starts. And not only that but Warner's father, The Supreme Commander of the Reestablishment has come back to clean up his son's mess with Juliette, and he is not happy about it!
In between of doing all that Warner is still searching for Juliette and has no clue where she has gone. It's like she just droped of the face of the earth...
So Warner has to pick the pieces of the mess that Juliette caused while escaping, and calm down the citizens before everything gets out of control! Oh, and did I mention Warner's having to do all that while going insane! He's desperately missing Juliette! He's having visions/dreams of her. Some are so bad it's hard to tell which are real and which aren't!
Warner didn't realized how much Juliette was able to chipped away the ice around his heart, and allowed him to feel again. He is in love with Juliette, and he will stop at nothing to have her in his arms forever! BUT theirs one problem! Warner's father, The Supreme Commander of the Reestablishment wants her back also! But he wants her Dead! So what's Warner to do when the women he loves is going to be killed by the man he's supose to love, his father! The head boss over their "New" Government! Well your guess is as good as mine, will have to read the next book "Unravel Me" to find out!
I really enjoyed this book very much! I think it was important to the series to read Warner's POV and see what was going on in his head! It allowed us to understand a lot of the things that were left unsaid in "Shatter Me". Hearing how Warner feels about Juliette and the other things going on in his world allows us to see what he's really like inside. I was SHOCKED to find out that I may actually like Warner. It may only be a tiny bit, but Warner is not all bad as he seems! Gosh, I never thought I would be saying that about him because I HATED him in "Shatter Me"! But in this book Warner's different, and I think it has a lot to do with loving Juliette!
This is just a must read for all the "Shatter Me" fans! I loved it! Definitely worth 5 stars and some...!
Shatter Me. For a reason I can't remember (Google searches turned up a "major pre-empt" and the movie rights being bought; according to my ARC, it had a $150,000 marketing campaign too), it was one of the most hyped-up novels of 2011 and I gave it three stars, though it has now been downgraded to two in my head. Destroy Me went on my list for one reason only: Warner.
I mean, come on! The guy has absolutely no marbles to speak of and in a book full of bland characters, I liked that. His obsession with Juliette had more to do with why I liked him, though; I find obsession and what it does to people morbidly fascinating. Besides, his character reminds me of one of my own and I want to see how another author did it. And so I dove into Destroy Me.
It's written in normal prose rather than the over-the-top ultraviolet prose of Shatter Me, and I was excited to be in Warner's head from the very start. If it wasn't clear before, it's clear now that he is head-over-heels obsessed with Juliette. He thinks himself in love like more than a few obsessed people do, but I know better! He's the kind of guy one would call the police on in real life, but here, it's good. Knowing the boundary between what's okay in fiction and in real life is always good.
The problem with this novella is that it is completely unnecessary and doesn't give me any richer knowledge of the world of Shatter Me. We get a little more insight into Warner's other obsessions like his need to be clean and some hints at how he grew up, but most of what Destroy Me reveals is stuff I'd already put together. His dad sucking? Check. The poor conditions of the people? Check. If any fan who refused to read this because they hate Warner skipped it, they would miss absolutely nothing. The Reestablishment is still a typical dystopian society with little to no plausibility and it is therefore too easy to put together what their world is like.
I'll be reading on to Unravel Me, which looks like it will be just as purple prose-filled as Shatter Me if the excerpt is anything to go by, for the same reason I kept with this novella: Warner.
He better not find his marbles and/or become a serious love interest. I mean it. If he does, he'll get boring and then I'll be done with this series.
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I loved seeing the inner workings of Warren's mind but he still gives me a very... sociopath vibe.