Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Title: Unravel Me  
Author:  Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publishing Date:  February 5th, 2013
Pages: 461
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series:  Shatter Me #2
Source:  Audio

The thrilling second installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.

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.

Juliette’s world is packed with high-stakes action and tantalizing romance, perfect for fans of the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard and the Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken.

This is the second book in this wonderful series that has taken me forever to read.  I have so far really enjoyed this series. This book gets more into the underground society of those with powers. The rebellion I guess you would call  them. We also see more of the different relationships within the story. Some of them made me happy. There is some action going on and the story does progress. I am excited for the next installment.

Juliette and Adam have joined the underground rebels. Juliette learns more of her power and tries to control it. Adam also learns more about why he is able to touch Juliette and no one else can. Warner makes an appearance often and finds a strange obsession with Juliette. There is some romance, some steamy moments, and a bit of heartbreak.

I feel that I am way behind on this series and most YA readers out there have already read this so I am not sure how much detail I should get into. But I will for sure put my thoughts down. 

First thing... the covers of these books are so gorgeous. I just need them all on my bookshelf. 

What I liked... 

I liked learning more about all the powers, the people that live underground and have powers, and I enjoyed getting up close and personal with some new characters. I also like the growth that Juliette has had. She is still lost and not sure of herself, but I feel she is starting to come to terms with her power and who she is... she is figuring out whose side she wants to fight for. She is also learning that the lives of those around her aren't as easy as black and white. Some people are just the outcome of the experiences they have encountered in their past. She is also finding hope that those that seem evil may be redeemable. 

I like Warner. I think he is very complicated and layered and full of depth. I can see and feel his struggles. I like the scenes that involve him. I loved meeting Warner's family. There is so much in his past to be revealed and showing who his father is, the first step to learning more about Warner.

I also really love Kenji. Another one of my favorite characters and I hope to see so much more of him in future books. In fact I really wish he was the main character. 

What I didn't like....

Adam... I really am not an Adam fan in this book. I found him whiny and angsty and I just couldn't handle it. I get he doesn't want to lose control with Juliette but come on just be honest with her then if you want to let her go.... let her go and move on. 

I did not like any of the romance in this book.  I didn't feel it. Well there were a few scenes I felt the passion but I just feel like its obsessions and not love. That really annoys me. I don't like the love triangle. I don't like the romance with either Adam or Warner. I could see Warner being an option later on... once he is redeemed... but right now I feel that Juliette is just too excited about being wanted and really love has nothing to do with it. Warner is still a jerk as of right now too. 

Juliette is a love hate relationship with me. At times I feel she is so immature and annoying and others I feel she is brave and strong. So I feel she is growing but she has so much more growth to go. I will be watching for it. 

So yes I do love these books but I also have my issues with them. Even the issues I have... I still so totally enjoyed reading this book. I did roll my eyes quite often but I found myself smiling just as much. I really get into the read and wanting to finish and get to the next book. Its a very strange relationship I have with these books.

Yes I enjoyed it very very much. I have been sucked in. 

Tahereh Mafi
She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, where she drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste.
When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! To be honest, I'm not the biggest Adam fan either. He annoys me a lot. He might grow on you as the series goes on.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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