Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review: Unravel Me (Shatter Me # 2)

UNRAVEL ME (Shatter Me #2)

by Tahereh Mafi

Genre: YA Dystopia
Published: February 5th, 2013


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.

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As usual, it is simpler for me to write about books that I don't like. 
Because in cases like this book, I know I love it, but I find it very difficult to point out why!

It's just an...

To be honest, the writing started as a poor version of the one in SHATTER ME and I was also disappointed that Juliette was insecure again. 

But at some moment, the writing got better, there was a lot of action and I started to like it more. Probably when Warner appeared. (even from afar) 

The depth all the characters achieved was outstanding. I could connect with all of them, even the secondary ones.

The girls, Kenji and James are great. 
On the other hand, even if they were nicely created, I didn't like Castle and I despised Anderson. What a cruel and heartless person.

Among the supporting characters, my favorite was Kenji. He is funny, loyal, not afraid of saying what he thinks and with a story so sweet and sad that you can't help loving him.

About the protagonists:

Adam: Nothing against him, I actually liked him a lot in book one, but here he was dull, so doubtful and at some point, even seemed unstable. Though, I felt really bad for him. (can't say why without spoiling anything so...)

Juliette: as mentioned before, Juliette starts as a whiny, useless and scared little girl and ends up being so strong and brave. I believe Warner has a lot to do with this transformation. (and that's another reason why I LOVE him)

Warner:... he is just a tortured soul. And he is better than he let others see. Did I mention he is also sexy, sweet and sexy, and sexy? He captivated me and I adored his connection with Juliette. The way he challenges her and understands her. More than anyone else.

What else?
This book has the most romantic scene I've read in a long time and somehow Juliette managed to ruin it but anyway I still cling to the idea of that moment repeating.

Juliette's chemistry with Warner is just perfect. It makes me shiver. And I realized every time they were together I was so excited, no doubt I'm SO TEAM WARNER.

I believe that at the moment I'm Tahereh Mafi's biggest fan. I have a severe case on FAN GIRL -ism.

She had me completely with the twist she incorporated between Adam and Warner (which of course would be the spoiler of the year so... I'll say nothing)

The end was EPIC. Yay!!!

Can't wait for Ignite Me. I've already bought it... PLEASE TBD hurry up!

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