Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Shatter Me, Book 2
Rated: YA 14+
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed (thanks Richa!)
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Read my review of Shatter Me HERE.
Read my review of Destroy Me HERE.

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.

After my slightly mixed reaction when I re-read Shatter Me, but also my thankfully super positive, renewed-faith-for-me reception of Destroy Me, I was looking forward to reading Unravel Me, but I didn't know what to expect. I'm happy though, because this series seriously just keeps getting better. Some of the things that annoyed me in the first book are still there, sure, but man–I can't WAIT to find out how this originally-a-trilogy-and-now-something-more? will end.

Compared to the last book, there was definitely a bit more world building present in Unravel Me. I managed to get a better grasp of the world that Juliette and the rest of the characters live in, especially since they visit more of the Sector they live in. The writing was also a lot better this time round, for me. It was pretty flowery in the last book, and there was still evidence of that in this one, but it was a lot more tampered down. Tahereh Mafi is wonderful with words, but as I mentioned in my review of Shatter Me, it was overpowering at times it didn't need to be. After reading Destroy Me, I was completely taken away though. Speaking of... Destroy Me continues into this novel! There's a part maybe a quarter or so into the book that picks up where the novella ends. Good thing too, because WARNER.

Ah yes, my friends, I am absolutely all aboard the Warner train. I was taken by him during Destroy Me for sure, but this book kinda sealed it because DAMN DOES IT GET STEAMY. That, and Juliette's character annoyed the shizz out of me, and unfortunately so did Adam. Oh Adam. I loved him in the first book, but in this one both Juliette and Adam were lovesick saps that didn't care about anything. It was just so aggravating to see them run around in circles after each other, hooking up and then breaking up for the same reason every time. So yeah, Warner was a welcome character, but of course, no one can EVER beat my all-time fave, Kenji. Kenji basically voiced my thoughts about Juliette at one point–

"And I'm sick of you being so caught up in your own little world all the time. You act like this whole thing––everything we do––is a joke. You don't take of it seriously––"
      "What?" I cut him off. "That's not true––I do take this seriously––"
      "Bullshit." He laughs a short, sharp, angry laugh. "All you do is sit around and think about your feelings. You've got problems. Boo-freaking-hoo," he says. [...] "And I'd really appreciate it if you'd grow the hell up and stop walking around like the world crapped on your only roll of toilet paper. Because it's stupid," he says. "It's stupid, and it's ungrateful. You don't have a clue what everyone else in the world is going through right now. You don't have a clue, Juliette. And you don't seem to give a damn, either."
–p. 146, paperback

PREACH, KENJI. I may not agree whole-heartedly on the attack on having feelings bit, but moping around as if your problems are the worst thing ever is just a big nope. So YES to this entire rant, and here's to hoping that she finally grows a spine or something. And some control over her capricious mindset because damn–does the girl flip-flop between Adam and Warner. I have a feeling she does get better though, since everyone's told me that book three she's not as annoying, and by the end of Unravel Me she definitely seemed to be more badass and get better, so I'm just praying that it all pays off in the next book.

I'm super excited about finishing this series–well, the first three books, because I'm unsure how the next three books are connected to this one–because despite all the problems I've had with this series, I'm glad I'm finally getting around to reading it. I now see what I've been missing out on (a hell of a lot of steamy scenes, by the look of it), and I'm all in to see how it plays out. Unravel Me thankfully didn't fall under second-book syndrome and a lot actually happened in this sequel to Shatter Me. Things are about to heat up–in more than one way–and I can't wait to pick up Ignite Me.

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1 comment:

  1. Isn't Kenji the best? But really, I loved this series and the evolution of Juliette. I am pretty excited that we are getting more of the Shatter Me books, and #TeamWarner forever.


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