Unravel Me by: Tahereh Mafi- #2 in the Shatter Me series!
AGE GROUP: 14 and up// GENRE: Dystopian/ Romance// AMOUNT OF PAGES: 461// RATING: 3.5/5
Now that Juliette has escaped from The Reestablishment she is free, yet she doesn’t feel free. From her touch at least. Or from Warner, because he is still somewhere out there trying to pin point her exact location.
Now that she is at Omega Point, she has to make some life-changing decisions and choose between her love for Adam and his own life.
Will Juliette and her friends be able to find Warner before he finds them or will it end up being one big bloodbath on one side: theirs?
Unravel Me didn’t have me hooked until at least page 250.
Hey! I haven’t written a post in sooo long so I’m sorry but I’ve been really busy. Now, let’s jump into my Unravel Me review!
Unravel Me really centered around Juliette and Adam together. Now, for me, I really didn’t like that because I felt like the actual plot didn’t pick up until the book was almost over and I’m talking more than half way through. I was on around page 300 and just then do you get to the real battle plot and I know the battle cannot happen halfway through the book because then the book would be partly over but I think Tahereh Mafi should’ve added something more to the actual plot rather than just the battle and Juliette and Adam’s personal issues.
This second installment to the Shatter Me series more so focused on Juliette and Adam’s relationship and how they dealt with the new found struggles at Omega Point. I felt like the whole book was the romance between Adam and Juliette which first of all I don’t like because I don’t like them together (that’s just my opinion) and second of all that doesn’t make for a good book. Okay, the book does get better after maybe page 150 or something because throughout the book you get to see Warner develop as a character and you see it through the eyes of Juliette which is really quite interesting because she is fixed that he is a horrible person (not going to go further because that would be a spoiler) but as she learns more about him she really wants to know even more. And I did love reading Warner and Juliette scenes because I fell in love with their conversations! Tahereh Mafi created such a beautiful image for Warner and all of his lines are really well said and I just love him so much! In this book especially, you get to see him grow and slowly let down his guard as he shows more of of his emotions to Juliette.
So, I started off with some cons about the plot just because I really wanted to get them out there, but now onto some pros!
I have already touched on the topic of Warner but I’m going to expand on that. He really is an interesting character! I loved how in Unravel Me we got to see the softer side to Warner and that all started when Juliette witnessed him helping out a little dog that didn’t look like it was doing too well. This part of the book was also written into the novella ‘Destroy Me’ which is told from Warner’s POV. When this part in Unravel Me occurred, Juliette could not believe her eyes at Warner’s act of sudden kindness. That was the start of the little hints of Warner being not so bad of a guy after all.
Another thing that I loved about Unravel Me was KENJI! OMG, Kenji is my absolute all time favourite character and I’m speaking for throughout the whole series because trust me he just gets funnier and not in the annoying way but in the good way. When I first started the first book, Shatter Me, I really didn’t like it but I kept reading and eventually finished, decided to give the second book (this one) a try, and once I got to the scenes where Kenji started making appearances, he just kept me reading. He was the only character that really prevented me from putting the book down before Warner really stepped into the picture, because I really dislike Juliette in this book.
I know this review has been mostly cons as far as the plot goes, but I gave it a 3.5/5 because when I got around halfway through the book the plot took some turns because of Warner and things with Adam and those little/big things really kept me reading. Oh and I had to give it a 3.5/5 for Kenji!
That is the end to the second book in the Shatter Me series and I’m sorry it took me so long to actually post but I promise I will post more, soon, because I have two more books awaiting their reviews!