Series: Shatter Me #1.5
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Date Published: 2013-11-01
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Description: In 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.
This novella was from Warner’s POV entirely, and it was meant to show us that maybe he’s not so evil after all. It gives us a glimpse into his obsession with Juliette, and I think it was meant to redeem his character a little. But I found it kind of dull. So we did get a chance to see that Warner tries to put on a strong and mean face in order to try to appease his father, but really down deep he can be soft and caring. But all he does is read Juliette’s journal and daydream about her in private, and cower when his father yells at him. I don’t think this novella redeemed Warner in my mind, but instead just made me dislike him even more.