Friday, July 19, 2013

Review ~ Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Genre: YA dystopia/romance
Series and number: Shatter Me #2
Number of pages: 480
Edition: kindle ebook
Link to Goodreads page

Goodreads description:

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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:

Rating: 5 stars
Date read: July 2 to 4, 2013
Source: Bought

The most common thought that most likely accompanies this book: Juliette was annoying. She moped; she whined; she flipped between guys. A lot of readers probably found it all a bit infuriating.

The truth is, though, Juliette’s attitude was a very important component of her growth. She was meant to be weak. How else would she become a much better person? The fact that she was constantly told to pull herself together showed how she was supposed to have her flaws. If the rest of the characters were blind to all her annoyances that were demonstrated, my thoughts would have been different. That would just detract from the story. With how Juliette was portrayed and how others reacted to her, it actually made the book even better.

As for the rest of Unravel Me, I loved its originality. The writing was beautiful, like it was in Shatter Me. Juliette’s abilities were different than others in different books. Even the love triangle—though still a love triangle—carried its own little unique piece. Usually by now, I would have a real good idea of which guy the heroine would end up with, but with this, I’m . . . not sure. It could go either way, and I love how it isn’t glaringly obvious who she’ll choose in the end.

I felt like this was Warner’s book. The focus on Adam drew back a little to explore Juliette and Warner’s attraction. I was glad for that, as well as for the new character building of him. A whole new side of him was exposed (I read this book before Destroy Me), and I could really tell he was a nice guy on the inside. He had his own struggles with the expectations to do evil, and he started to show some resistance to that. Warner was definitely an interesting character, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of him.

Overall, Unravel Me sucked me in. I didn’t want it to end, and now the wait for the next installment is going to feel like torture. Something about the whole series—the writing, the characters, the romance, the suspense—just appeals to me. I believe . . . I’ve found a new addition to my favorites list.

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4 comments:

  1. Lovely Review Kaitlin! I finished Shatter Me the other day and loved it. I haven't read Destroy Me but I'm Team Adam all the way, so I don't know how I feel about Warner as a love interest. I found Juliette to be very weak in book one which I guess in her situation is understandable but it is a tad frustrating. I'm really curious about the whole Omega Point thing. I'm glad that Unravel Me wasn't a disappointment like most sequels tend to be and now I'm even more excited. Great Review :)


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  2. Great review! I didn't like it that much but ah well, each book is different for each person. :)

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  3. Great review! I found Juliette indeed quite irritating in the first half of the book, but Adam was worse in my eyes. He was constantly begging her to love him, not very attractive. The best character was Warner, he's just so complex and interesting:) I just really love this series!

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  4. Great review! I am dying to read this book after the ending of Shatter Me! I am team Adam at the moment but I can see why people are team Warner. I think he is misunderstood and I am about to read the novella in his point of view so yeah...
    I'm hoping that in this book some questions are asked and I hope Juliette controls her power.

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