Saturday, 23 February 2013

#184 Book Review: Unravel Me

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)
Release Date: February 2013
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Source: Publisher for Review
Format: Paperback
Where to Buy:  Fishpond | Booktopia
More Info: Goodreads

Summary:
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. 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.

Haunted by her past, terrified of her future, Juliette knows that in her present, she will have to make some life-changing choices.
Choices that may include choosing between her heart - and Adam's life.
Cover:
I have to say, I'm disappointed with the Aussie cover. Shatter Me's Aussie cover was the original US cover but since US re-designed the covers (with the gorgeous eye!) I thought Aussie would use the same cover. I don't really like the girl's messy hair and the two guys beside her seems a bit too typical for a cover.

Story:

“I want so many things,” he whispers. “I want your mind. Your strength. I want to be worth your time.”

It's not a secret I love Shatter Me. Reading the book shattered me to pieces. (Yes, pun intended!) The end of the book made me love Adam but the gorgeous 'evil' Warner intrigued me so much. Then I read Destroy Me which made me switch to loving Warner. In Unravel Me, Tahereh Mafi's thrilling writing brings us a breath-taking sequel (I do mean literally breath-taking!) with a perfect blend of action and romance.

*inhales*..............*exhales* (Thank goodness I did not forget to exhale!) There are just so much to love in this book. Juliette, after escaping to Omega Point, finds difficulty in adapting with her new environment. Her power is still oh so strong but she has yet to embrace it. I have to admit, the first half of the book was not quite as gripping as the last half of the book. Had the book went on like the first half, this would have been a 4 stars read. BUT! Warner entered the story. Then it changed everything. The rest of the book was constant action, new discoveries and new problems. What I particularly adored besides Mafi's gorgeous and vivid prose is the romance. The action is still amazing but the romance in this book? MIND-BLOWING. (I am referring at you, Chapter 62. Thanks for blowing my mind and breaking my heart.) 

Characters:
Juliette has grown as a character since the events of Shatter Me. Although she has yet to embrace her powers (I can't really blame her since her powers are harmful), Juliette has overcome many problems. The only thing that made me annoyed with Juliette is her confused heart. She is still undecided about her feelings for Warner and Adam.

WARNER. Oh dear goodness, he is probably the best character in this book. After reading Destroy Me and gaining an insight into his character, the scenes between him and Juliette nearly destroyed me in Unravel Me. It was beautiful and also heart-breaking at the same time. Adam, who is still loving and kind towards Juliet no longer interested me as much as Warner. However, Mafi did reveal something huge and surprising about these two guys which I would not have predicted! I also adored Kenji. His character adds a touch of humour to the intense story. We also finally meet Warner's father. I can describe him with two words: pure evil!

Overall:
In this heart-stopping sequel, Tahereh Mafi brings us one step further into Juliette's journey in embracing her powers and facing the Reestablishment. The perfect blend of romance and action completely shines through Unravel Me with Mafi's gorgeous prose and writing. If you love Shatter Me, you are guaranteed to love Unravel Me
5 Forget-Me-Not flowers for Unravel Me!
Thank you Allen & Unwin for the review copy!

8 comments:

  1. I agree about the cover. The U.S. one is way better. I'm reading this now and agree that the first half of the book wasn't as good. I'm in the middle part and it's picking up action-wise. I'll have to look for chapter 62. Thanks for the great review.

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  2. The US cover does make a lot more sense, I can't see either of those boys being Warner or Adam. Same for the girl. I loved the big Adam reveal :) It was so perfectly exciting and shocking...somehow perfect for this series. It's hard to say which book I liked more! Possibly this one because of the Warner/Adam conflict. Which was brillant. I have no idea which team I am because I love both boys. Oh and chapter 62? *nods* I adore this series.

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  3. Ahhhh Celine this book totally messed me over too! Chapter 62!!! I didn't think I would ever be switching teams either, but Warner's character just spoke huge volumes to me in this book! I can't wait to see how Mafi will follow this up, I have a feeling it's going to be so heart breaking! Wonderful review Celine! :)

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  4. Hey There,
    I'm Sunny and I couldn't help but notice that your also a Teenage Australian Book Blogger. Thanks heavens I'm not the only one. Cool Blog and I am now following and I would love it if you checked out mine. Happy Reading :)

    - Sunny @ http://asupersunnyspot.blogspot.com.au

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  5. EEEEEEEEEEEE! CELIIIIINE! YES! YES YES YES! I just... seriously.
    WARRRRNNNERRRR! ♥♥♥

    I'ms o glad you loved this ^__^

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  6. I personally loved the book, her writing style is so amazing, her metaphors amaze me every time! The only thing i couldnt stand was that it was WAY too short i need more book!!!! haha no it was great, bit too mich romance but otherwize a fantastic read :)

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  7. I agree, I prefer the US cover to the Aussie cover. I didn't like Warner all that much in Shatter Me but I may change my mind when I read this one... by the sounds of it. I'm glad you like it, I'll have to get my hands on a copy soon!!

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  8. I have heard a lot of great stuff about this series. I better read this one, shouldn't I? :)

    BTW, I'm currently having a giveaway on my blog. You can check it out and join :) FOllower APpreciation GIVEAWAY!

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