Book Review: Unravel Me

Unravel Me CoverBook: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published February 2013 by HarperCollins|Pages: 480

Where I Got It: Nook Store

Series: Shatter Me #2

Genre: YA Dystopic/Paranormal

You can find Unravel Me on goodreads & Tahereh Mafi on Twitter, Facebook and her website

Goodreads Summary:

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.

What I Thought:

I finally read Unravel Me!  It took me awhile to actually read it, but with Ignite Me out, I knew it would be a good time to read it!

I actually really liked Omega Point and seeing what they’re all about.  And seeing everyone’s abilities was all cool.  It really is a good mix of paranormal dystopia.  I liked that Juliette and Adam spent time discovering their abilities and what they could really do.

What I really love about this book is how she uses the strikethrough and how some words are placed on the page.  There’s something about it that draws your eye to the page, and it somehow brings out Juliette’s thoughts and feelings so well.  I feel like I’m feeling what Juliette is feeling because of it.

Speaking of Juliette, I just feel for her so much.  It’s just so hard for her to trust people, and I don’t blame her at all for that, given everything that’s happened to her.  There’s something about Juliette that’s so fragile, and I can’t help but root for her!  Her abilities are definitely interesting, and I liked how accepting she became of her abilities.

I really liked her friendship with Kenji!  Kenji is a pretty amazing character, and I can’t help but love him!  I know he and Juliette are never going to happen because of Warner and Adam, but there is a small part of me that still likes Juliette with him.  And speaking of Warner and Adam…there’s so much going on with them and Juliette!

I really felt for both of them in Unravel Me.  I felt like I understood Warner a little bit better- although I have the feeling Destroy Me will completely make me change my mind about him, since people seem to find him more sympathetic after reading it- and I’m not sure how I feel about Adam.  I like him, and I felt for him, but…I don’t know.  I think I’m feeling pretty neutral about him right now.  As for Juliette ending up with either of them…I feel so torn!  I don’t particularly like her with either of them right now.

But I will say that Chapter 62 was utterly astounding!  In a good way.  I wasn’t expecting that at all, but…I still don’t know what to think about it!

There’s so much I wasn’t expecting!  Like the last few chapters.  I knew it was coming, but I didn’t expect it to happen the way it did. And now I can’t wait to read Ignite Me, because I need to know how it all ends!

Let’s Rate It:

I loved Unravel Me!  I still can’t believe it took me so long to get around to it, but I just love Juliette! Unravel Me really surprised me and I couldn’t help but be drawn in by the action at the end of the book.  Unravel Me gets 5 stars.

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