Saturday, August 17, 2013

Unravel Me [Book Review]

#2 in Shatter Me series
Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by HarperCollins
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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.

My Thoughts:
Highlight between brackets for spoilers.
If I go by the book itself, Unravel Me would've gotten 4 stars from me, but because of how Mafi makes me feel when I read...easily 5 stars.

Juliette is at Omega Point and is encouraged very strongly by Castle to train and learn how to control and enhance her ability. They discover that Adam's ability is disabling others' abilities, however, this weakens him as he uses it and he needs time to recuperate afterwards. [Because Adam's ability is the reason why he can touch Juliette, she finds out that he has been hurting him when he is weakened from use and the more vulnerable and intimate the situation between them is, the more at risk Adam is for actually getting a true touch of Juliette's power.] This information sends Juliette into a sort of shame spiral and a giant pity party. Kenji helps Juliette to get a hold of herself and trains with her. They go out on a mission and they see Warner. Warner stops to feed a stray dog and Juliette finds herself questioning her hatred of him, even for a millisecond. She finds out that Warner has been patrolling with his soldiers to find Omega Point, but she knows he is really looking for her.


I can't express how emotional Mafi writes. At times it's hard to read Juliette's perspective and be with her through her pity/shame junk when you just want to shake her and tell her to knock it off. But at the same time, she has spent most of her life in isolation and doesn't really know the correct way to handle anything. Finding out that [Warner's father is also Adam's father was like WOAH. Just WOAH. Omega Point taking him hostage and discovering he, too, has an ability was even more mind-blowing. In the first book, I absolutely despised Warner and then I found myself completely in physical pain - like my heart had been broken - when Warner asked Juliette to go with him and escape OP. This is why Mafi gets a 5 star applause from me. Absolutely incredible.] The ending was perfection and I am hating that I have to wait so long to read the next installment! 

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