Series: Shatter Me #2
Published by HarperCollins
Published on 2013-02-05
Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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.
On the darkest days you have to search for a spot of rightness, on the coldest days you have to seek out a spot of warmth; on the bleakest days you have to keep your eyes onward and upward and on the saddest days you have to leave them open to let them cry. To then let them dry. To give them a chance to wash out the pain in order to see fresh and clear once again.
Unravel Me picks up from the previous book, Shatter Me. Truthfully, the series, I think, became better. I was so mad about the writing, and well, although the triplicate words in a sentence still exist, I learned how to deal with it. My mind learned to skip the two extra words.
Basically, the drama was upped by Mafi, the author. Juliette, oh Juliette. I can’t even put into words how frustrating she was in this book. I was looking for more maturity, but it seems that she’s gone on backwards. Whiny. Selfish. Indecisive.
Thankfully, Juliette’s attitude improves during the course of the book. Considering that there’s a war brewing, she became braver. Her powers did change, too. She realized how strong she actually is. She’s quite scary, if you think about it. If I had her superpowers, everyone should steer clear and create a Moses-like path for me!
And poor Adam. I want to take his hand, pull him in a corner, and hug him. Yes, Adam. Everything’s going to be alright. His heart was just bloodied and beaten, but I admire his strength when it comes to performing his duties for Omega Point. And PLOT TWIST. That shocking plot twist just about shattered Adam’s world.
Warner. Warner. Warner.
Without giving any spoilers. Chapter 62. I wanted to laugh maniacally because I couldn’t make up my mind. Was I mad about the situation, or was I happy about Warner? Ugh. I couldn’t decide! But man, oh man! That chapter. Oh, Mafi. And let me just add, this chapter made me want to bitch slap Juliette!
I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body.
I love Kenji. He is the awesomest character ever! I want him to be my BFF!
If you’re not happy, just leave. Don’t cheat. Doesn’t take a genius to figure that shit out.
I know, right? After reading this book, my respect for this character just shot past the highest scale.
And James! James is Adam’s little brother. My brother’s second name is James. Anyway, he plays a part in this book, too, compared to the previous one. He’s the only thing perfect in Adam’s life in this book, so anything that helps Adam’s psyche, is great in my book!
This review suddenly became all about the characters, because really, I don’t want to write any spoiler-type things, but maybe some of the things I mentioned are spoilerish. Sorry.
What I loved about this book, besides Kenji, is Mafi’s way with words. Her choice of prose were just beautiful. Sometimes they do feel so cheesy, but it works. I can devour them. Unravel Me was a page turner. It will make you tear your heart to pieces, because Adam. You’ll be confused as heck because Warner. And what can I say about Juliette? Sigh.
It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it’s the only thing in the world keeping me afloat.
Ignite Me is out, so I will read that soon. I can’t wait to learn what happens to all these characters. I hope it won’t break my heart like it did Allegiant. Yes, Veronica. I’m talking to you!
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