The first novella in Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series, Destroy Me takes place after Shatter Me and is told from Warner’s perspective. It follows Warner as he recovers from his bullet-wound and searches for Juliette, all while the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, his father, is visiting. Destroy Me is a substantial novella as it provides an entirely new perspective on Warner. Something always seemed off about Warner’s character in Shatter Me; this novella perfectly explains why; it was all an act to hide his true intentions from his violent father and disloyal soldiers. It also provides some explanation for Warner’s slightly bizarre behavior in Shatter Me by offering more insight into his love, or more accurately, obsession with Juliette. This novella is absolutely an essential read for anyone reading the Shatter Me series.
Apr 26, 2021