Destroy Me tells the events between Shatter Me and Unravel Me from Warner’s point of view. Even though Juliette shot him in order to escape, Warner can’t stop thinking about her–and he’ll do anything to get her back. But when the Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment arrives, he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner cannot allow.
Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective and bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me. As the Omega Point rebels prepare to fight the Sector 45 soldiers, Adam’s more focused on the safety of Juliette, Kenji, and his brother. The Reestablishment will do anything to crush the resistance… including killing everyone Adam cares about.
Published: October 02, 2012
I think that this is a must-read novella to see the transition between Shatter Me and Unravel Me. And after being in Juliette’s head for a whole book, Warner’s POV is quite refreshing.
Warner is a very complicated character in the first book. He is the bad guy and the first impression that he made on Juliette does not make him a charming character. I remember reading reviews back in the days about Shatter Me about people not understanding why some loved Warner when clearly he is borderline mad and his possessive and abusive attitude is not appealing. And even though some may see this book as a way of romanticizing his actions in the first book, I am indecisive as to where I still stand because in a way, it does feels like a his actions were being romanticized. However, we could also see in this book Warner’s attitude and mindset. And for him, he knows that what he was doing is horrible or immoral. He killed people. But he was not sorry for it. And that’s the thing about Warner that I got from this novella, he knows he is wrong but he does not care because he does things his own way.
And as we finally get to be in Warner’s head. We finally get to understand the reason behind his actions. In a way, we get to understand how complicated of a character he is. We get to see the ghost of his past and how it has shaped him. We get to understand his inclination towards Juliette. And in a way, this book redeems him for me.
Published: December 17, 2013
While Warner’s novella feels so relevant to the whole story, I think this novella is not that relevant. Half of what happens in this book is in Adam’s POV of the last few chapters of Unravel Me and the other half tells the story of what happens after to Omega Point. And while Warner’s POV is refreshing, Adam’s POV is infuriating.
As I was reading the first half of this book – which is just a repeat of what happens in the last few chapters of Unravel Me but in Adam’s POV – I have a full understand as to what Adam was really like, specially to Juliette. For one, he is a bully to his brother. We all get to hear how his little brother is his life and whatnot but then we could see him getting annoyed and frustrated about his brother’s questions. Moreover, how he keeps on insisting his love for Juliette is annoying and yet when we finally get to be in his mind, I did not feel the love towards Juliette. All I could see is him wondering why Juliette is acting such a way and he wished Juliette would stop being like that. He would also say that he cannot bear the pain of not being with Juliette and yet he abandoned her. And to summarize this whole paragraph, Adam is person of contradiction. He would say one thing and does the other.
I think the only reason why I am giving this a 2-Moon rating is because I get to see what happens to Omega Point and the people in it. Other than that, I am not and will not be a fan of Adam.
So that is all for this review. Be sure to check out Destroy Me as I think this would really add up to the experience of the whole series. As for Fracture Me, you could skip it. We get to know what happens to Omega Point and the people anyway in Ignite Me.🤣
Until next time!