Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi | Review

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Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi | ReviewUnravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #2
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on February 5, 2013
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 461
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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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.

Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, raved: "A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young-adult literature—or any literature!"

(Last Updated On: May 31, 2022)

We finally have the Shatter Me book 2, Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi and it was definitely worth the wait.

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What I loved about the Unravel Me book

Warner!! He’s being held hostage, and he will only talk to Juliette. We also finally found out that it’s his dad who’s the villain, not him. That only made me like him more! Plus, we finally got to see how he feels about Juliette!!

This was a great follow up to his novella, Destroy Me, and I am so glad that Mafi didn’t shy away from his storyline. We got to know so much more about his background in this novel and there were a lot of deep, intimate conversations between Juliette and Warner.

You also get a glimpse of how different Juliette’s relationship is with Warner than it is with Adam. Her and Warner’s connection seems so much more real and you can really tell how much Warner genuinely cares about Juliette.

Kenji! I love his scenes so much. He’s sort of a character of relief throughout this series. He is definitely the comic relief of this series but you also get to see that he is so much more than that.

He almost becomes Juliette’s rock throughout this book. They have such a pure relationship and honestly I like their friendship more than I like Juliette and Adam’s relationship.

Kenji and Juliette are always straight with each other and when she needed a kick in the right direction, Kenji was there to give it. Even though he has been mostly lighthearted throughout the series, he was also not shy about reminding Juliette that what they were dealing with was bigger than just her and what she was going through.

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Juliette. She’s really starting to develop as a character, and I am just liking her as a protagonist more and more. She really starts to come into her own in this book as she slows gains more and more control over her powers. I loved seeing her transformation from the shy, timid girl to the strong, powerful woman.

I also liked to see the shift from wanting someone due to circumstances and wanting them because you actually want to be with them. As much as it seems like her and Adam have such a deep connection, you start to realize that she is only with him because he is the first person who can actually touch her (sort of).

But, when it comes to Warner, the two of them have real conversations that involve talking about more than just wanting to touch. You get to see the start of a real relationship and I’m excited to see how this progresses throughout the series.

What I disliked about the Unravel Me book

The pacing was slow for a while. I feel like nothing really happened until halfway through, but it’s definitely worth it to push through! You did get more background information in the first half of the book which I did enjoy.

I do think once the action started to pick up a little bit in the second half, I got more invested in it and it turned out to be one of my favorite books of the series so far.

Adam. I just still don’t like him. I really hope it doesn’t work out between him and Juliette. 

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I do like that we go to see more of Juliette without Adam in this book. I have nothing against him as a person, I just feel like he’s still not that deep of a person and just kind of sulks around the whole time without actually adding anything to the plot.

I loved this book even more than Shatter Me, and I’m excited to finally read Ignite Me


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