Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Title: Unravel Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #2
Genre: Young Adult
Pub Date: Feb 5, 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
My Copy: ARC that I picked up at NYC Comic Con
Tick, tick, tick, tick
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.
A sequel that was worth waiting for. Sequels for me, are either hit or miss. Now most of the time, the danger of a sequel is that it fails to deliver on the promise of the first book. I can tell you that this book was very intense to read, but it held my attention and never let me forget it.
What was interesting is that the way things have changed for our characters. Juliette and Adam are now at Omega point, where they think they are safe. Yet things are not always what they seem. I liked seeing the different types of individuals there are and what kind of powers they have. Plus seeing Juliette having training sessions was interesting as she was kind of resistant to have any training.
Plus Juliette kind of got on my nerves. There were times that she acted like a child. Yes, she’s been through a traumatic experience and it has made her very distrustful of people. As a reader I understand that, but the way Juliette acts is kind of nasty and though its expected, something else happens that throws you for a loop and we get to see a new facet of her power. Her power to say the least is very shattering indeed. I mean she doesn’t intend to do it, it comes up when she sees Adam in pain not understanding the situation. This power is dangerous to everyone, both enemies and friends.
Not to mention the surprises that came from Adam and Warren. I really didn’t like the triangle that formed during this book. Warren and Adam hold very different pieces of Juliette’s heart. The developments with Warren and Juliette were very interesting and well interesting. I like the conversations that Warren and Juliette had, but still I find myself rooting for Adam over Warren. The introduction of Warren’s father was interesting as we are given new variables to play with.
You really feel sympathy for Warren once you meet his father and what a messed up father he has. You empathize with Warren and what he has done to impress his father. Warren’s father is not a man you play with. Him and Juliette have one of the most intense conversations. Plus what he does is shocking to say the least. He doesn’t have any compassion in his heart unlike Warren.
The relationships are definitely more intense. I found that Juliette could be really annoying at times in this book, but things developed in a very interesting way. I found the attraction to Warner interesting and well done, but I prefer Adam. So wanting Juliette to be with Adam. Plus the tension was so thick in this book.
A good, solid sequel. Plus I want book three to come out soon.