Monday, April 14, 2014

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Unravel Me 
(Shatter Me #2)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Length: 480 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Classification: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Source: e-book 
Read: March 2014
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.

*I do want it to be noted that I have not read either of the novellas for this series.*

***This is the second book in a series. There will be spoilers of things that happened in the first book, so if you haven't read it and don't want to know things that happened, please stop reading now.***

I definitely enjoyed reading Shatter Me more. But this book did leave me wanting more. Needing to know what else happens and I immediately started reading Ignite Me upon finishing this one.

I found Juliette to be a little annoying in this book. I don't know why exactly but she bugged me a little. Maybe it was on purpose to give her character a change to grow and change. But she bugged me. I felt that she couldn't make up her mind about what she wanted (yeah, I realize she is a teenager and I as an adult have difficulty making decisions) but for some reason, this time it annoyed me a little bit.
I felt most of the book she spent focusing on Adam, and crying about Adam. But then Warner shows up and it felt like she almost completely forgot about Adam, and what else was going on. She focused more on Warner.

I did find the stuff that was going on with Adam to be interesting. And I was really wanting to know the details and what was happening. I needed to know what was going on with him.

But I didn't really like that his character changed a lot. I felt like he went from being this sweet, loving guy to someone that was kinda mean.

Something that I REALLY loved in this story was more Kenji. I really like his character, and I am glad that we see more Kenji in this book. I also that we see more development with his character and the beginning of a friendship between Juliette and Kenji.

And yes. My fierce HATE for Warner did fade during this book. In fact this is what I posted on Twitter right after finishing the book:

But at the end of Unravel Me I am still #TeamAdam. (At least I think so, but I am not 100% sure like I used to be...)

Unravel Me is a lot like Shatter Me with the writing style. And I know there are people that do not enjoy reading Mafi's purple prose and the use of strike through. But most of the time it doesn't bother me. I quite enjoyed reading a writing style that is different from what I usually read. (It can be good to mix it up.)

I did feel that the beginning of the book 2 is a little slower. And there isn't a lot of action at the beginning. But there were some surprises and shocks that I didn't see coming. And the action picks up.

If you enjoyed reading Shatter Me then I recommend continuing the story. And don't stop if you think the beginning is moving a little slow, it does pick up. And by the end I couldn't wait to start Ignite Me.

My Rating:
I had a really hard time rating this book. I kept going back and forth between 4 stars and 4.5 stars. But ultimately I am giving it 4.5 because I read the book quickly and overall enjoyed reading it.

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