Title – Destroy Me
Author – Tahereh Mafi
Publisher – Harper
Pages- 109 (ebook)
Published –October 2nd 2012
Series – Shatter Me (1.5/6, Uncompleted)
23 June 2017
I’m going to start this post off a little differently to usual: with news! If you haven’t heard, Mafi’s previously completed Shatter Me series has been extended with three new books, the first of which, Restore Me, will be published May 2018. It’s going to be a long wait….
I was ecstatic when I first heard the news. I finished the series a while back and was frankly disappointed with the ending, we needed more story and it seems our wishes are being granted.
Read the full EW article here: http://ew.com/books/2017/04/26/tahereh-mafi-shatter-me-series-new-books/
Now onto the review.
I read Destroy Me between Shatter Me and Unravel Me, I think that this is the best way to enjoy the series as the character development of Warner is necessary for the events in Unravel Me to make sense.
Throughout Shatter Me, Warner is truly the bad guy. He’s harsh, cold, calculating and downright mean at times. The best part of Destroy Me is that Mafi does not aim to undo our mental imager of the man, just to add complexity to it. After reading Destroy me, Warner felt full and real. He is complex and frustrating yes, but behind that harsh veneer is now a real person.
Mafi’s characters are the best parts of her novels. She weaves thought provoking people without the use of cliches or quick fixes, this is part of how her novels dont just catch my attention, but become part of my world.
In short, if you’ve read Shatter Me, read Destroy Me. As Kenji would say, you’d be a son of a motherless goat not to.
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Buy Unite Me (A bind up of Destroy Me and Fracture Me) on Amazon:
Unite Me (Shatter Me)