Monday, December 8, 2014

25 Days of Book Boyfriends: Warner

I am so excited to be able to participate in this year's 25 Days of Book Boyfriends hosted by Lovin' Los Libros, Readers Live A Thousand Lives, and Starbuck & Books Obsession. I knew as soon as I saw the post that I wanted to participate and that I wanted to feature Warner from the Shatter Me series by Taherah Mafi. I love Warner and am super happy to be able to share my love for him with you! Be sure to check out the giveaway below so that you can possibly win a copy of the first book and fall in love with Warner as well. 

So first things, first. I HATED Warner in Shatter Me. He was mean, ruthless, and pretty much the definition of pure evil. Then, I read Unravel Me and my heart softened to him a bit. Then, I read Ignite Me and absolutely fell in love. Never, in all of the books that I have read have my feelings for a character changed so drastically! 

Once when I was trying to convince a friend of mine to read this series I began describing Warner to her. After a while she said, "So he's kind of like Klaus from The Vampire Diaries?" Then it hit me! "YES, YES, YES! HE IS LIKE KLAUS FROM THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!!" Honestly, that's the most accurate description I can give you of him. Yes, Warner does terrible things but deep down he isn't a terrible person. Plus, he's hot and he calls Juliette "love" AND he believes in Juliette. 

Here are some quotes by Warner or about him:

“It's the kind of kiss that inspires stars to climb into the sky and light up the world.”  - Juliette on kissing Warner

“I like the way I feel about myself when I'm with him." I say quietly. "Warner thinks I'm strong and smart and capable and he actually values my opinion. He makes me feel like his equal--like I can accomplish just as much as he can, and more. And if I do something incredible, he's not even surprised. He expects it. He doesn't treat me like I'm some fragile little girl who needs to be protected all the time.”  - Juliette on how Warner makes her feel

“His hands are holding my cheeks, and he pulls back just to look me in the eye and his chest is heaving and he says, "I think," he says, "my heart is going to explode," and I wish, more than ever, that I knew how to capture moments like these and revisit them forever.

Because this.

This is everything.” Warner to Juliette and her reaction

“I'm not trying to fix you; I don't think you need to be fixed. I'm not trying to turn you into someone else. I only want you to be who you already are. Because I think I know the real you. I think I've seen him."
Warner says nothing, his chest rising and falling.
"I don't care what anyone else says about you," I tell him. "I think you're a good person.”  Juliette to Warner

About the Book

Goodreads Description:

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 

This giveaway is International as long as The Book Depository ships to you!!

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And don't forget to check out everyone else's book boyfriends!! Full schedule below!

December 1:

(Madoc, Rival by Penelope Douglas)

December 2:

(Ridge, Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover)

December 3:

(Bones, Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost)

December 4:

(Perry, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi)

December 5:

(Chaol, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)

December 6:

(Will, Damaged Goods by Nicole Williams)

December 7:

(Connor, Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie)

December 8:

(Warner, Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi)

(Cade, Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh)

(Kellan, Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens)

  (Preston, Pieces of Olivia by Melissa West)

(Morpheus, Splintered by A.G. Howard)

(Josh, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins)

(Finn, The Collectors' Society by Heather Lyons)

(Noel, My True Love Gave To Me Anthology)

(Prince Tristan, Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen)

(Roth, The Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout)

(Jackson, The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole)

(Titus, The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas)

(Gansey, The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater)

(Gideon Cross, Crossfire series by Sylvia Day)

(Matt Finch, Open Road Summer by Emery Lord)

(Adrian Ivashkov, Vampire Academy/Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

(Willem, Just One Day by Gayle Forman)

(The Darkling, Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo)


  1. I never thought about the similarities between Warner and Klaus! You are spot-on though! I HATED Warner, and I admit, I couldn't force myself to read the rest of the series because of that fact. Maybe eventually I'll go back and give him another chance. :)

    Thank you so much for participating in the tour this year!

    1. I hope you give the series another shot. I didn't actually care for Shatter Me as a whole either but I LOVED the last two books! I actually have Ignite Me as one of my all time favorites!!

      Thanks for hosting this event! It's so much fun!

  2. I so LOVE that you picked Warner! I adore him, I actually even loved him in the first book because I just knew there had to be more to him than what we saw. I am dying to re-read these books. Love your post and thanks for participating!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

    1. So happy to find another Warner lover!! As I was looking for quotes for this post I kept thinking that I wanted to reread this series also! I actually listened to the books on audio so I guess technically it would be my first time actually reading them!! Thanks for hosting!!

  3. I loved reading about Warner's transformation. I've not read this series, but he sounds awesome. I do watch Vampire Diaries so now I am even more intrigued!

    BTW: Saw you are a U of A grad...good football game this weekend, I am a MIZZOU grad. ;)

  4. Great post! I really need to read this series. I have heard that about Warner from a lot of people. Thanks for being on the tour!

  5. It was amazing how Ms. Mafi changed the perspective of Warner from being this cold, controlling megalomaniac to someone we actually squeal about while reading! Thanks for participating in the tour- so excited for the giveaway!! :)

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I really like Warner from the beginning because I love a good villain; I was alone on loving him though, no one I knew loved Warner.

  7. I haven't read the series yet, but I love your quotes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I haven't read Shatter me yet, but you've certainly made me want to. It's great that a character you hated in book one turned into one of your favorites! I don't like the whole bad boy thing, but I do like the whole villain thing. (If that makes sense)

  9. I never read Shatter Me. I'll be excited for the Adrian Ivashkov post!

  10. I still have to read Ignite Me, excited to see more Warner!!

  11. I still haven't read this series, but I really need to! The girls on tea time are always raving about them! Thank you!

  12. Thank you for this amazing chance! I love the Shatter Me series. I would have to say it's absolutely one of my favorite series of all times! If Warner was my real life boyfriend, I would totally love him forever! haha :)

  13. Amazing quotes!
    I haven't read this triology yet,but I will,so many awesome things,reviews for these books :)

    Thank you for the great giveaway :)

  14. Thanks for the chance to win Shatter Me!! :)

  15. I love Warner and this trilogy so much! I don't like choosing favorites but if I hadrto choose Shatter Me would definitely be one of them! Despite my love of it I don't own a copy so thank you so much for the chance to win one!


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