13104080 Title: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Source: Purchased
Published: Feb. 5th, 2013
Genre: Sci-fi/Dystopian/Romance
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Blurb:
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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 thoughts:

Shatter Me called to me for months and months. I put off reading it for a long time. Until I saw PJ’s review on here, then I instantly went out and bought it. I fell in love with Mafi, her characters, her writing, and her world. I knew that I would read and download Unravel Me as soon as it came out. I did, in fact, read it. Yet, I didn’t review it then. I wasn’t ready to share my thoughts on the book. So I read it again a few weeks later, and again I refrained from reviewing the book. So finally, last week it called to me again. I needed Juliette’s angst. I was having a tough week and Mafi’s poetic voice always lifts my spirits. So once again I dove into this wonderful world, full of complicated characters.

So here I am, I am finally ready to announce to the world that I am in love with this series. I am in love with everything about it. Every sentence that Mafi writes, every sentence she strikesout, and every single. word. spoken. by her characters.

Oh and too make things even more clear…….

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Adam is lovely as a character, as a book boyfriend he is great, but I sold my heart to Warner. He’s such a complex character to me. In this book we see more of all sides of Warner. He is no longer the bad guy with no heart. He truly cares about things. He is still Warner, don’t get me wrong, but there is a vulnerability to him that I find appealing. I love that. In the end, I am more than likely on the losing team, but I can’t help but hold out hope that Mafi will give me my HEA (Happily Ever After)! Which is Warner!

“You,” and he whispers it, letter by letter he presses the word into my skin before he hesitates. Then. Softer. His chest, heaving harder this time. His words, almost gasping this time. “You destroy me.”

The greatest thing Mafi has done as writer is drawn me and MADE me care about her characters. I love that. So many times I read a book and within a week or two I couldn’t tell you the characters names, or what they were supposed to look like. However, Juliette, Warner, Adam and Kenji will stay with me for life.

Speaking of Mafi as a writer, I love her unique style. I’ve seen it ripped to pieces but I simply adore it. It’s so different. It’s like looking into my brain. That’s how I speak to myself jumbled sentence, and unthought sentences. It’s a mess up there sometimes. Her writing would be risky for any writer to try, but Mafi definitely pulls it off.

The world that she has built is so bleak and hopeless. Her characters are all the light and color within the world, and even then sometimes the bleakness leaks in. It’s really just a beautiful book. It has all the things I love in books. Uniqueness, great characters, an amazing setting, and a touch of horror/darkness.

Unravel Me is a solid sequel. It was satisfying to read, and it has definitely defined this as trilogy that I NEED to finish.

lori