Monday, March 18, 2013

Unravel Me: Review

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Page Number:461
Source:A gift from a friend

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.


My feelings for this book cannot possibly be put down on paper( or more correctly, my computer screen). I have to say, in this book Mafi took it to the whole new level. The first book seemed to receive mixed reviews, and I understand why. The beginning was kind of weird and slow, but then when you got to the ending...everyone was OBSESSED with the book. Including me. You can imagine my anticipation for the sequel.

We first have the amazing, unique writing of the book. For me, it took awhile to get used to in the first book. However, when I read the second book, I learned to appreciate the lovely descriptions and style of the writing. A quick example( right from the beginning of the book):

"The big ball of yellow might be spilling in the clouds, runny and yolky blurring into the bluest sky, bright with cold hope and false promises about fond memories, real families, hearty breakfasts, stacks of pancakes drizzled in maple syrup sitting on a plate in a world that doesn't exist anymore."

That was just one of many, many weirdly unique descriptions. But you seem to imagine the world in the book with a whole new perspective. I absolutely adore the writing, to put it simply.

The love triangle...I am seriously SO SO SO happy right now. If you have already read this book, and are team will most likely love it too. If you are team Adam...well, you had your shot in the first book. coherent form would be better, I suppose? Mafi plays with your emotions majorly in this book, more directly to the romance. I have undoubtingly not read another book that plays with your emotions as much as this one( at least with the romance). Usually, when there is a love triangle, you KNOW from the start who she/he's gonna pick. I seriously believed, judging from the first book, that Juliette would pick Adam till the end. BUT I AM SO HAPPY, BECAUSE WARNER GETS A SHOT WITH HER...sorta.

The characters. You can imagine in this book, that you are able learn SO much more about Warner. You get to know about his horrific past, his gentle side, and what made him into the man he is today. I LOVED that about this book. Not only can Mafi write an amazing plot, but deep, interesting characters. They are in no respect, perfect characters. But, that is what makes people want to learn more about them, what intrigues them. She also writes amazing secondary characters( I love Kenji).

The plot is, of course, great, like every other part of the book. I could see what would eventually happen, but I didn't know how it would happen. And I can say alot of things surprised me in this book. There were so many twists and turns, tear-jerking moments, and just...everything good.

That is my extra-long review, so I'm not going to talk about the ending. You will just have to buy it to know what happens!


1 comment:

  1. I hope and I think that people who had mixed feelings about Shatter Me give Unravel Me a chance because I felt the same way that you did when I read it, so hard to write what you felt and I literally highlighted like half of the book on my kindle because their was so many memorable quotes and passages that I loved. Awesome review!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven


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