Sunday, November 3, 2013

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi




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. (Via


Pages: 461


Release Date: February 5th 2013



     Compared to Shatter Me, Unravel Me included more character development, romance, emotion, and powers.
     Unravel Me was a rather quick read for me, once I reached close to halfway because Adam is not as moody and Juliette has her priorities straight. I wish Juliette would have seen sooner that she and Adam cannot work out, she will eventually kill him. I believe like the saying 'If you love something, let it go' deeply applied to Unravel Me because Juliette and Adam do not want to let go of their love for one another, but it is affecting Adam's health. It is affecting his health because it turns out that Adam's power is to stop other people's abilities. So when he touches Juliette his body is stopping her powers, but after a while his body is getting used to her powers, so it does not see her powers as a threat even though they are. His body is getting weaker by trying to fight off her powers, to kill everything she touches. 
     I liked Kenji's long speech to Juliette about how she is not the only one who has had issues and pulls her out of this irritating movement about how her life sucks because she cannot date Adam. Plus, she is ignoring everyone else at Omega Point that she could try to be friends with, but instead she is moping around and is feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she should be trying to win over everyone at Omega Point because they think she could kill them
     After finishing Shatter Me, I made it obvious to myself and my friend, Kayla, who has also read this trilogy, that I hated Warner and that nothing would ever change those feelings. Then Unravel Me came along. Throughout Unravel Me I felt so horrible for Warner. In Shatter Me, he appears to be a complete monster with no regard for other's feelings. It turns out that is a facade he put up and was molded into which is courtesy of his father, Anderson. Juliette is the only one who gets to see how good he actually is. I felt horrible for Warner when he told Juliette, when they were making out,  that she should call him Aaron, his first name, because he wanted her to know him as someone else, not who he had been before. When Juliette says his name she accidentally says Adam. I felt so bad for him because Juliette is the only person he ever opened up to as well as loved and she threw it back into his face.
      One major plot twist that I did not see coming was that Anderson was also Adam's Father. I had to reread that line for a couple minutes straight to make sure I processed it properly. Not only are both Adam and Warner both in love with Juliette but they are also brothers, awkward. I am assuming that Anderson has some power we do not know about due to the fact that all three of his sons, Warner, Adam and James, all have powers. But, I really want to know what Anderson's power is.
      Anderson is such a messed up person. in order to show Warner that he should not love someone, he shot Juliette in the heart! What kind of person does something like that? Thankfully Warner got the girls, Sara and Sonya, to heal her.
      In Shatter Me we discover that Warner is able to touch Juliette like Adam can, but like Adam the explanation of how is not solved until Unravel Me. Since Adam and Warner are brothers I guessed they could touch Juliette because they had the same power, I was wrong. Yes, they both can touch her but that is where both of the guys powers differ. Adam can stop people's powers. While Warner can read any one's emotions and is able to touch someone with a power and redirect it through his body to someone or something. I would have to say Warner's powers are more useful than Adam's. 
      Warner and Juliette are who I would like to end up together. I think they are more compatible together than Adam and Juliette. Firstly, Juliette and Warner cannot hurt each other with their powers, they actually benefit from each other's power. Also, they are both better together because they understand one another. They both know what it is like to not be loved by someone who is supposed to care for you. Warner already gave his heart to Juliette all she has to do is return the favor.
       I took the title,Unravel Me, as to get below the surface of someone and I am almost positive the title was going in the direction of uncovering the past and secrets of Warner's life. Also to really understand him and his motivations. 
       I felt like Unravel Me was more focused on romance than the war effort, so I am curious to see how the war is wrapped up in the last book, Ignite Me.
      I was glad that Juliette's power was discovered in Unravel Me. In Shatter Me, all that was known was that she kills people when she touches them and was sometimes physically strong. We did not learn a whole lot more about why she can kill people when she touches them, but we did discover that her strength is triggered by strong emotions, which was not too hard to figure out. But it was nice that it was confirmed.
     The cover for Unravel Me is beautiful! The only thing I dislike about the covers are that Shatter Me originally had a girl on the cover, but was later changed to an eye as well. I just am not a huge fan when publishers decide to change the covers drastically halfway through a series/trilogy. But I must admit that the cover is breath-taking. 
      Overall, Unravel Me was better than Shatter Me and included action, romance, major plot twists, character development, and the discovery of new powers. I am highly anticipating the release of Ignite Me on February 4th of 2014 (the same day Cress by, Marissa Meyer is released).

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