Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review

Not since Margaret Atwood’s Fallen women that I had the opportunity to see another way of falling. Falling in love.

“And I’ve fallen.

So hard.

I’ve hit the ground. Gone right through it. Never in my life have I felt this. Nothing like this. I’ve felt shame and cowardice, weakness and strength. I’ve known terror and indifference, self-hate and general disgust. I’ve seen things that cannot be unseen.

And yet I’ve known nothing like this terrible, horrible, paralyzing feeling. I feel crippled. Desperate and out of control. And it keeps getting worse. Every day I feel sick. Empty and somehow aching.

Love is a heartless bastard.”

Tahereh Mafi, Destroy Me

Read an excerpt: Destroy Me on Scribd

I think this novella is one of the best I’ve read. This well thought out and recited, so that you can see the soul of the character, it’s like, breaks his armor and we see Warner for what he really is, how he has arrived where it is and why.

This reading has come to my heart and I think it has been written by the author in a very intelligent way, no doubt , we understand many things that Warner has said and done in Shatter Me. And all those things made me love this character even more !.


“I’ve come to believe that the most dangerous man in the world is the one who feels no remorse. The one who never apologizes and therefore seeks no forgiveness. Because in the end it is our emotions that make us week, not our actions.”

I saw right through him. You see, I love it when my heart is right.. and right now it still loves Warner to pieces. Yes, he’s the bad guy. No, he doesn’t need to convince me otherwise.

I have marveled reading the Warner’s feelings toward Juliette! . It’s just beautiful !. It is so real and sincere, the manifestation of him dreams, desires and darkest thoughts, has been brilliant; I really hope that at some point of the following book Juliette achieves to know all there in the head and in the heart of Warner, because, really girls!, who would resist !.


“She is a soft, deadly creature. Kind and timid and terrifying. She’s completely out of control and has no idea what she’s capable of. And even though she hates me, I can’t help but be fascinated by her. I’m enchanted by her pretend-innocence; jealous, even, of the power she wields so unwittingly. I want so much to be a part of her world. I want to know what it’s like to be in her mind, to feel what she feels. It seems a tremendous weight to carry.
And now she’s out there, somewhere, unleashed on society.
What a beautiful disaster.”

Officially I hate Warner’s father , he has so much power over his son and knows exactly how to make him suffer and he achieved disarm him so easily only with words. I think he may have a greater role in the plot during the next book and that makes me very nervous.

So I’m excited to start with Unravel Me … I’m looking for a lot in this next book, I hope it to reach my expectations.:)

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