Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi || Character development rewind, but romance took a nice turn

Unravel Me

Shatter Me #2

Tahereh Mafi

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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.

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: February 5th 2013



Possible Spoilers For: Shatter Me

Trigger Warning 




Gun Violence, Murder, Mention of Torture

“Sticks and stones keep breaking my bones but these words, these words will kill me.” 

You know, when all else fails, I had fun. I mean, that beautiful character development in book one? Nah, let’s erase all that for book two because we’re hip with the kids. 

After escaping from the Reestablishment, she finds her place at Omega Point: headquarters of the rebel resistance. Adam can touch Juliette, but things are tense as Juliette and Adam struggle in their relationship with Juliette becoming too dangerous for them to be together. But what no one knows is that Warner can also touch Juliette… and he’s still looking for her. 

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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.” 

The worldbuilding is still limited, we’re stuck in Omega Point, underground and it’s bland. And we don’t meet many people. But we don’t need to meet people when we have Juliette and her amazing development.

You know how Juliette became this self confident, super strong amazing chick? Forget her, now its asocial Juliette from book one who avoids everyone. And I can blame that on Adam and his emotional manipulation he was doling out the entire book, but I don’t understand why h=we had to go through reading insecure, Juliette again just to have her go through the same development from book one… again.

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“The truth,” he says, “is a painful reminder of why I prefer to live among the lies.” 

We have a new factor added to the story: Supreme Commander Anderson who is also looking for Juliette. If I’m honest, I don’t really remember him, which says a lot.

And I know it looks like I didn’t like this book, but you know what made this a four star read? Juliette and Warner. The 180 that was done? I will admit that he’s still creepy in his obsession with Juliette, but at least we get a little backstory… and I got behind it.

Especially that scene towards the end. Yeah, it’s spoilery, but if you know, *you know*.I was reading this with my sister sitting next to me and I felt so weird like does she know what I’m reading? It was hot… was not expecting it. Only for Juliette to fuck it up. I don’t think it can be worse than getting hot and heavy with a guy, just to say someone else’s name. I COULD NEVER. MY HEART HURT.

I mean….

“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.”



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The story was pretty short read, but with a main character making dumb decisions… I rolled my eyes more than I wanted to. 

I don’t really know what’s to come in the next book, but I’m along for the ride… I’ve come too far.

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