10.14.2014 | Tuesday

Unravel Me

category: Book Reviews

Unravel Metitle: Unravel Me
author: Tahereh Mafi
series: Shatter Me #2
published: 5 May 2013
publisher: HarperCollins
genre(s): dystopian, postapocalypse, romance, sci fi
pages: 480
source: bought
format: eBook
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rating: five-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

my review

This series just keeps getting better and better and better.  All of the books have been deep and emotionally charged… and pretty emotionally disturbing when you think about the world that these characters live in.  But this one, in my opinion, took it to a whole new level.

Watching Juliette grow and change is so fascinating.  She was so devoid of human interaction that it left her more than a little socially awkward and emotionally damaged.  Seeing her experience the world, even in the state that it is, is rather refreshing.  But her story wasn’t all happiness.  Parts of it were just heartbreaking.  I wanted her to have everything she wanted.  She earned it, after a lifetime of being shunned, used, and treated like a monster.  But nothing in life, not even in fantasy, is perfect.

And we meet a new evil in this book.  Anderson, Warner’s father and the leader of the all-powerful Reestablishment.  He makes Warner look like a fluffy bunny rabbit, which is truly saying something.

Team Adam.  Team Warner.  Team Adam.  Team Warner.  I go back and forth, practically from page to page!  There are moments when everything in you aches for Adam and you root for him with all of your heart.  And then in the next moment, all of that is for the unexpected Warner.

Things to love…

  • The depth of the characters.  Love them or hate them, they are intense.
  • The wold of Juliette, Warner, and Adam is scarily realistic, making you shudder at the possibilities.

Things I wanted more/less of…

  • More Kenji!  I love him!  He’s funny and hilarious, and sometimes the most supportive of Juliette.

Love dystopia?  Then run, don’t walk, and get these books!

About Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SHATTER ME series. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, where she drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste.
When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.
SHATTER ME is her first novel.

Foreign rights have sold in 25+ territories
to-date and film rights have been optioned by 20th Century Fox.

Her work is represented by
Jodi Reamer of Writers House, LLC.

Rating Report
Overall: five-stars

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