Author: Tahereh Mafi // Published: October 2, 2012
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.
“My mind is a warehouse of carefully organized human emotions.
I lock away the things that do not serve me.”
I read Shatter Me years ago and I never got the chance to get my hands on these novellas. I hadn’t really realized that I needed them until now. Warner was a character that I honestly disliked when I started the series. Everyone was talking about it at the time and I didnt understand why everyone was so obsessed with him. Of course I loved him later after reading the following books.
This novella takes place during and after the events of the first book. It’s all from Warner’s perspective and we got a glimpse of the toll the events of the first book had on him. It’s so strange reading from his point of view, and you can tell the difference between him and Adam. Emotions aren’t really Warner’s thing but in Destroy Me we get to see him battle with his feelings and thoughts. We also see how much is weighing down on him.
Author: Tahereh Mafi // Published: December 17, 2013
Set during and soon after the final moments of Unravel Me, Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective.
As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam’s focus couldn’t be further from the upcoming battle. He’s reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend’s life, and as concerned as ever for his brother James’s safety. And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound. It’s time for war.
On the battlefield, it seems like the odds are in their favor—but taking down Warner, Adam’s newly discovered half brother, won’t be that easy. The Reestablishment can’t tolerate a rebellion, and they’ll do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam has ever cared about.
“All I can think is how horrible and beautiful it is, that our eyes blur the truth when we can’t bear to see it.”
Now, Adam has never been a favorite character of mine. Not in the first book and definitely not in the books after. I was still intrigued to read from his point of view though. For one I love that he cares so much about James. He can be harsh at times and it annoys the hell out of me, but he cares about him all the same.
Through this novella I could see that him and Juliette werent suited for eachother. He thought of her as weak the entire time and that she wasnt capable even though truthfully, she’s the most dangerous person between them. I did love Kenji though (as usual) and James was such a brave one.
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