Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publication: February 5, 2013
By: HarperCollins

"I'm beginning to think that this situation is the exact antonym of excellent."

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.

Another shout-out to Jenn at YA Sisterhood (for sharing) and YABC for this ARC! Tahereh Mafi is a genius, I *hearts* her, and this book is UH-MAZING! The End. OK, so not really but STILL.  To say this sequel to the electrifying Shatter Me is intense would be an understatement of epic proportions.  I was merely a few pages into it and my heart decided to jump out of my chest take up residence in my throat where it pretty much stayed before exploding it went *poof* right along with my mind. *poof* I tell you... *POOF!*

Unravel Me pick ups where Shatter Me leaves off and is full of gut-wrenching feels action, suspense and plot twists that are both shocking and heartbreaking. Tahereh's prose is still poetic and beautiful and once again, you feel like you are IN Juliette's head peering out of her eyes. 

Juliette wants nothing more than to fit in and spend her time making out with Adam safe within Omega Point but her battle to overcome a lifetime of believing she's a monster insecurities makes it difficult for her to trust others.  She's supposed to be learning how to manage her ability but a situation arises that leaves her feeling dead, weak, alone and useless.  With the help of the others and the snarkilicious Kenji, Juliette will begin to discover that there is strength in power and while it may be deadly, it can still be good.

Adam is as fantastic as ever but he broke my heart in this book. I seriously wanted to write myself into the story as a character with the ability to bake lethal cupcakes so I could hug him - forever.  He not only has James to look after and a war to prepare for, but he and Juliette will face challenges they never could've imagined.  His love for her is the one constant she can count on but will it be enough?  *clutches chest*

We get to spend more time with Kenji and he is made of awesome!  He's the kind of friend everyone wants needs because can make you laugh one minute with his snark...

"Yeah, bro." Kenji puts his utensils down. "You are moody. It's always 'Shut up, Kenji.' 'Go to sleep, Kenji.' 'No one want to see you naked, Kenji.' When I know for a fact that there are thousands of people who would love to see me naked-"

And throw down some truth when you need to hear it...

"Wake up," he says. "You're not the only person in this world who doesn't want to get out of bed in the morning.  You're not the only one with daddy issues and severely screwed up DNA...."So make a choice," he says.  "Make a choice and stop wasting everyone's time.  Stop wasting your own time. Okay?"  (<-- *fist bumps* Kenji!)

Then there's Warner. *sighs* I didn't think it was possible to love a villain him more but OH.MY.WORD! *fans face*  We get a glimpse of the different layers that make up Warner and he's more broken than Humpty Dumpty.  A tormented mix of strength, hotness and heart aching vulnerability, I couldn't decide if I wanted to punch him in the junk or do something to take all of his hurt away. (Like bake him some brownies and talk like we've done in my dreams.)  Either way, I'm pretty sure Destroy Me will do just that, destroy me.

This book ended with me frantically trying to piece my shredded heart back together and as a result, I predict this will happen with book 3:

1) I will hate love it.

2) I will want to sleep with WarnerAdamJuliette it under my pillow.

3) It will be the death of me.

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1 comment:

  1. I cannot wait to read this one!!! I"m super excited about it! Plus, your review makes me so anxious for it! :D I have to know what is going on!!!

    Great review!!