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Review UNRAVEL ME by TAHEREH MAFI @HarperTeen @TaherehMafi


Book Description

February 5, 2013

tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
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.

About the Author
Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is 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. Shatter Me and Unravel Me are the first two novels in a trilogy about Juliette.

SOURCE:  AROUND THE WORLD ARC TOURS

MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

****spoilers if you haven't read Shatter Me****

To avoid most of the spoilers, this is kind of a rambling review --just totally random thoughts about the book.

Sigh.  I didn't think a sequel could live up to a first book like Shatter Me, but this second effort by Tahereh Mafi was nearly as good.  The story balances dialogue with descriptive prose just perfectly.  Instead of feeling devastated while reading this one, I was filled with hope although I wanted to knock Juliette upside the head a few times or get her some Prozac.  This girl is seriously depressed and even though she has good reason for being down on herself, she really needs to get her life in order if she wants to save the world.  I realize that being held captive for about five years would do some serious damage but she really needs to snap out of it now that she is surrounded by acceptance.  Seriously, can't the Girls lay hands on her to fix this? They can fix physical ailments, so why not mental?  

Juliette is still building walls to keep people out, well, almost everyone except Adam.  She connects with him and he can touch her, but she is starting to notice that unlike Warner, Adam weakens around her.  The characters still remind me of the high school X-Men and everyone at Omega Point seems to have found a purpose except her.  The lines are drawn between The Reestablishment and of course war is imminent but with such a small group against a multitude, Juliette soon discovers that she is their secret weapon.  And that brings us back to Warner.

Without going into detail, she comes back into contact with Warner and discovers that he really has feelings for her, although they are not exactly what Juliette is looking for.  Yep, there ya go:  the dreaded love triangle.  There is something about Warner that I can't explain.  He seems just as damaged as Juliette.  Can he be rehabilitated or is he too far gone to have any good left in him?  At least Juliette is just as confused as I am about him.  Is Juliette really a weapon or is she a pawn?  Oh and dear Kenji?  Really?  I think everyone needs more Kenji in their lives, so  please Ms. Mafi, write a series just about him.  Can she get her life together by the time they need her?  Will she stop wallowing in self pity to realize that she is of worth and worthy of love?  Ok, these questions are answered by the end of the book, but I am still in doubt of her progress.  I need the last installment for conclusive facts.  





 Details

  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062085530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062085535


2 comments:

  1. You're so lucky you got to read this already. Can't wait to read it too. Thanks for the great review.

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  2. AAAAIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
    I'm so glad you loved it, but SERIOUSLY! *SOBS*

    This is just making the wait even harder! O____O

    SOOOO intrigued by Warner, still. Love triangle or not :D

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