Monday, April 8, 2013

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Title: Unravel Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Pages: 461
Genre: Dystopia


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.     

 Warning: May contain spoilers to Shatter Me  

To my suprise, I discovered that a Team Warner had been created before I began this book. I was shocked and not in a good way. I didn't understand why another love triangle had been formed and why it now included a psychopathic murderer. Warner was vulgar, cruel, and obssessive in Shatter Me. It was unfathomable to me that Juliette could even consider loving him.

   Then I read Unravel Me. 

 And my shock turned to amazement and an almost deprecating desire to devour the next book. The love triangle made absolutely perfect sense. Certainly it wasn't a necessary addition but it's an addition that I can't imagine the book without. Warner did what he had to do in Shatter Me and his past contains secrets even Juliette couldn't imagine. Juliette had a past where loneliness was her best friend. She longed for human contact and the sensation of friendship. Warner may have made mistakes but he was a real person. He was flawed and, like Juliette, he was lonely.  

 They were perfect for each other. 

 Of course, the story held other issues as well. Juliette must learn to stand strong and face her fears. Adam makes a new discovery and his reactions to it... well they were childish at best. He becomes more vulnerable in this story and it shows. He won't stand by and let Warner steal Juliette's heart after their past together and Juliette evidently doesn't want him to.I want to see more of Adam in the next book for sure.  Another issue was introduced in the from of Warners messed up father who's the truly psychopathic one and the reason Warner resembled crazy. I have an intense hatered for him and I want him to get what he deserves.  

Whenever the atmosphere became too serious, Kenji was there too save the day. He was hilarious and his laugh-out-loud comedy added an enire other aspect to the story. I couldn't help but love him and his jokes. Even better, it becomes apparent that there's a different side to Kenji that allows him to hold a position as leader.  

The writing stunned me once again. People have compained about how ridiculous it is but that's utter nonsense but just because it was different doesn't mean it wasn't good. The words flowed together like a rain drops and then flows through a river. The writing was mouth-watering and I loved how the crossed out words displayed Juliettes occasional lack of stability. She is broken and can't be made whole in a short span of time. Scars still lingered and the writing style showcased that. I loved it.   And the cliffhanger! Why Tahereh? Why? Why must you torture me? I feel like a toddler saying this but I need more! Now! I'm begging! Begging! Look how pitiful that puppy looks- it wants the next book.  
Moving on now that I've managed to make myself sound insane. A couple things did annoy me. I wish I had gotten to delve a bit further into Warner's past. I wish Adam had been a bigger part of the book. I wish there was a bit more action and just a little bit less dwelling over Juliette's misfortunes. And I really want to meet Julieete's family so I can yell at them (and basically creep my family out by yelling at a book... hehe). But overall it was a book that soared above my expectations and reached my shelf of favorite dystopias. I have marked my calender for the next book and must download a countdown on my blog as soon as I know it's exact release date.    

  •  “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 want to know where to touch you, I want to know how to touch you. I want to know convince you to design a smile just for me. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.”
  • “Have you ever had a girlfriend, Kenji?"

    "What?" He looks mortally offended. "Do I LOOK like the kind of guy who's never had a girlfriend? Have you even MET me?”
  • “Hope.
    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.”



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