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Book Review: Unravel Me By Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi 
Series: Shatter Me, #2
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Paperback, 461 pages.
My Copy
Published on December 31st 2013 by HarperCollins (first published February 5th 2013)
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It should have taken Juliette a single touch to kill Warner. But his mysterious immunity to her deadly power has left her shaken, wondering why her ultimate defense mechanism failed against the person she most needs protection from.

She and Adam were able to escape Warner’s clutches and join up with a group of rebels, many of whom have powers of their own. Juliette will finally be able to actively fight against The Reestablishment and try to fix her broken world. And perhaps these new allies can help her shed light on the secret behind Adam’s—and Warner’s—immunity to her killer skin.

“I promise you I never would’ve kissed you if I didn’t think you wanted me to.”

Unravel Me is the second book of the Shatter Me series and I already enjoyed it more than the first one. It’s not that I didn’t like the first book but it felt like nothing really was happening and it was so hard to want to keep reading while Unravel Me was much more fast paced to me for some reason.

I felt like Adam was acting a bit of a coward in this book but so was Juliette and Adam was afraid that she was going to end things with him. He should’ve been the one to tell her, though instead of just standing there while Castle explained things to her.

I like that Juliette finally got a little character growth in this book. She can be a bit self centered but she has always put everyone else first and now she finally had someone in her life and she just wanted to find out what was going on with Adam. She goes from believing she isn’t allowed to have dreams and that she should be destroyed to wanting to be stronger and she’s finally trying to be her own person and not just rely on someone else.

I think one of the reasons I enjoyed this book more is that there wasn’t much Juliette/ Adam content compared to the scenes we got with her and Warner. I found it sad how Adam never told Juliette she isn’t a monster or crazy and just believes that she can somehow be stronger than her power.

I like how in this book it’s once again pointed out how similar Warner and Juliette are. This case neither of them knew what it was like to be normal. It was just so beautiful how Warner could read from his memory some things from her diary. So this can also be creepy so I get why some people don’t like him but I just love how connected he felt to her while reading her thoughts. Warner always knew she could be more and that she’d be able to do incredible things and not just try to be normal.

I found it ironic how Kenji thought she didn’t take anything they did seriously, when most of the time Kenji is joking around no matter what the situation is. I often forget he was part of Warner’s army.

All in all I’m glad I decided to reread this series. There were so many things I had forgotten and it was nice to read how Warnette began again. Also the world kinda makes more sense now that I’m reminded more and more of it. I’ve never liked Adam and I really wanted to give him another chance but really there’s nothing deep about his character.


3.5 stars

One thought on “Book Review: Unravel Me By Tahereh Mafi

  1. oh man, I am sorry to see that this book was such a struggle for you, Sometimes it works that way, unfortunately. At least it was better than the first one. Cheers to a better read on your next book.


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