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.
I am currently at a loss for words.
Unravel Me was definitely the best book to start off 2013 with a blast.
First of all, I can’t seem to get enough of Tahereh’s writing. She chooses the perfect symbolisms and writes with so much soul that I can’t help but get sucked into her fantasy world. Her lyrical prose has just the write amount of poetry in it so that it doesn’t bore and confuse readers, but it has enough to lure readers in, no matter what page they’re on.
The characters are so endearing and pleasurable to read about as well. In Unravel Me, Juliette discovers the depth of her powers, learns to control them throughout the book, and manages to develop into a strong-willed but imperfect character at the end of the day. Adam, on the other hand, was barely mentioned in the story (though sometimes I prefer it that way) and his determination to make his relationship with Juliette work just irritated me (though I may be a little bit biased on this one) since he started coming off as the sort of guy who doesn’t know when to back off. Granted, Juliette still did love him, but the sort of relationship I want for the protagonist is the sort that develops freely and sort of just shocks both of them instead of the kind wherein they ‘make it work.’ Because then, it seems like a chore instead of love.
When it comes to Warner, though, I melt into a puddle of goo every single time. In fact, I am writing this whole paragraph about him because trust me when I say everyone is going to fall for Warner in this one, if not hover between Adam and Warner. Unravel Me brings out the softer, more gentlemanly side of him without destroying his tough, harsh exterior as well. You will definitely giggle at his sweet scenes, cheer him on, and lust after him love the mishmash of emotions you get whenever you read about him. Can I just say: Chapter 62 is heaven.
Best. Scene. Ever.
I also loved how Tahereh Mafi was able to develop her dystopian world even more in Unravel Me, but still manage to keep that paranormal twist interesting. The plot and the unforeseen twists will definitely keep you hooked in this gripping sequel to Shatter Me, and if you haven’t picked that up yet, I suggest you go do it now before Unravel Me comes out.