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Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

May 23rd, 2013 by Debbie's World of Books

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: February 5, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins

Series: Shatter Me #2

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary from tick
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 enjoyed Shatter Me but didn’t love it so I didn’t rush out to read Unravel Me. When I kept seeing Warner, who I thought was a total douche, pop up on people’s top 10 book boyfriends I had to find out what changed.   I have to admit I’m still not seeing it.  Yes, I feel bad that he had such a crappy family life and I get he’s in love with Juliette because she sees the potential good in him but nothing made me fall in love with him.

In fact, other than Kenji the characters just plain downright irritated me through out the book.  I can’t stand Juliette.  She got dealt a bad hand with this messed up power but her constant crying and woe is me, poor me, why me, etc. got on my nerves.  Especially when everyone kept trying to snap her out of it, to realize there are bigger things going on and she’s not the only one who got a raw deal in life.  Juliette would have her moments of guilt for being so self involved and then slip right back into it.

Then there was the whole love triangle and Juliette’s selfish behavior with both Adam and Warner.  In general, I find it irritating when a girl waffles back and forth between two guys but the fact that she practically gets down & dirty with both guys despite knowing how much she can hurt both of them either physically or emotionally just ticked me off even more.

The bright spot in characters is definitely Kenji.  I adore him and if I had to choose a “team” in this book it would definitely be him.  I love his sarcasm and sense of humor and the fact that he doesn’t take Juliette’s crap.

I will say I really do like Tahereh’s writing style and the story itself definitely has caught my attention.  So despite my irritation with Juliette I will probably pick up the next book.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Dystopia, Young Adult

One Response

  1. Fly to the Sky

    I liked the first book but I really don’t want to read the second one. I was not a big fan of Warner and I don’t really want to read more of him! I really liked your review. Nice job.

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