Monday, March 25, 2013

Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
Unravel Me By Tahereh Mafi
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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.
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Publishes in US: February 5th 2013 by HarperCollins
Genre: YA dystopia
Source: bought
Series? Yes, the 1st of Shatter Me series, 1.5 novella is Destroy Me, 2nd is Unravel Me, 2.5 novella is untitled Dec 13th 2013, and 3rd untitled releases Feb 2014

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    When the synopsis says that she has to make some hard choices, it is not exaggerating  I thought it was just being fancy, but she is faced with a twist that I didn't see coming. And it makes her have to make choices about love that can kill, or breaking her own heart... and his? 
    I love the first book, and the second doesn't disappoint. We get to see more about Omega Point, and we get more of Kenji, who quickly became one of my favorite secondary characters. In Unravel Me, we see more of the day to day operations and Castle's research. The action is well written and the character development is superb. Juliette learns so much about herself and about stepping up, but she of course is still not perfect. She makes some mistakes that hurt to read about, and she literally couldn't make some of her decisions without hurting someone. 
    Besides the above mentioned twist, there are others that left me reeling. I finally began to see the appeal of Warner to an extent (this part of the review was written before I read Destroy Me) but I still go a little crazy for Adam  He makes me happy just how much he adores her and how loyal he is to his family and what he believes in. Speaking of his family--James has grown up a little in this one and he is one of my fave characters besides the obvious choices. 
    Although I still think that Adam is the best for Juliette, I know that between what I have learned in this and Destroy Me, that I don't want Warner to get hurt. I don't know how that is going to happen, but I know I don't want it. Where Shatter Me was Adam's book, and it made me love him, and it seems like the main character always picks the first love, Unravel Me is Warner's book. We get to see more of that deep, emotional and scarred side of him. And we see more connection with Warner, because Juliette is afraid of hurting Adam. My mind doesn't even know what to think, and that is good writing when I can't make up my mind. 
    As usual, the pacing is great. There is always some sort of action going on, whether battles or character development. Or some scenes that will break your heart, or make you sigh because of the romance. The sequel is hot and I absolutely can't wait for the third. 

Bottom Line: Awesome sequel, enjoyed Juliette even more in this one!

Question: Have you ever made a decision that leaves someone hurt no matter what you decide?

69 comments:

  1. I feel like you, and aside from cutting her in half one our boys is going to end up hurt.

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    1. I know! Don't know how this will end up satisfying

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  2. I don't think I've ever had to make a decision where someone would end up getting hurt either way but that is something I kind of like seeing in books because it means that the author is putting the characters through the wringer and not letting them take the easy way out.

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    1. True. Feels like it hurts me as much as mc though!

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  3. Glad you found this fantastic! Can't wait to read it for myself. I know what you mean by knowing what it going to happen and yet wishing it wouldn't! Great review, Brandi!

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  4. Everyone seems to love Unravel Me! I loved Shatter Me, but have been so hesitant to continue. I'm positive b/c I think Juliette and Warner are going to end up together, & I do not want that.
    So glad you enjoyed this one. Great review!

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    1. Oh really? I thought it would be Adam since he was first

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  5. I'm glad there's more of Kenji. I really liked him. I am much more of a Warner fan than an Adam fan, even though Warner was pretty evil in the first book. Maybe Adam will grow on me.

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  6. I've been meaning to read this book for a while now. I'm a little scared to read it though because I don't want to like Warner lol. Love triangles frustrate me so much! Great review!

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    1. I feel ya. I love them, but I usually feel for one more than other

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  7. I've read many good reviews of Shatter me and I'm glad to hear that the sequel is great too. Can't wait to read them both.

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  8. It seems like Juliette has some tough decisions to make in this installment. I'm glad to learn that you loved this story as much as the first book! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Very tough, maybe she'll make up my mind for me

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  9. I'm skipping some parts of your review because I still haven't read it. So in the end, are you still team Adam? I know poor Warner but she has to choose one. Doesn't she?

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    1. As of right now, yes still team adam.
      I don't see a way that she can't choose, but we'll see

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  10. We are review twins today!! I'm so happy that you loved this one, too. Isn't Kenji just amazing? I love both Adam and Warner, but Warner just stole my heart in Destroy Me and in this sequel. Terrific review, Brandi! As for your question, I missed out on going to a prom because two guys asked me. They were friends, and I didn't want them to lose their friendship over little ol' me. So I try very hard to not hurt anyone... even at my own expense. True story. lol <3

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    1. Kenji is amazing!
      Oh man, that was a tough prom night

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  11. So happy you loved this one. I fell over heels for it. I really do like Warner. I know Juliette should be with Adam but Warner is still my favy.

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    1. I guess if she has Adam, then Warner is for grabs ;)

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  12. I just got Shatter Me this week, and I'm really excited to read it! I'm glad that you think that Juliette is such a fantastic character, and I'm curious about Adam and Warner. (: Great review!

    Not that I remember...

    Loves,
    Megan@The Book Babe

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  13. I definitely enjoyed this one, although I can't say I'm feeling the Warner love like everyone else. I sympathize with his character completely, but I feel like his 'love' for Juliette is SO UNHEALTHY, and I don't get why Juliette suddenly adored him, while still hating him at the same time. Nevertheless I do enjoy this series, and I'm pretty sure Kenji is one of my fave characters ever. =)

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    1. Hmm, good point about the unhealthy love

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  14. I'll have to see about Warner lol I really don't like him. But i have this book and can't wait to red it :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  15. I still haven't quite gotten involved into the first book, but I haven't listened to much of it. I really need to get going on it. This sounds so good I can't wait to get to it. Curious to see how I feel about the boys. :)

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    1. The writing style took me a bit to get into, and I can't imagine how the audio would be

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  16. Loved this review!! Though I can see Adam being good for Juliette, I can also see Warner, at times, being good for her, too. I think this one is my favorite of the series, and I am enjoying Juliette more and more, she is growing as a character.

    All in all, Kenji is my favorite character XD

    Great review!!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

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    1. I can only see bad as of right now for J with W. But maybe things will shift?

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  17. It makes me hopeful to see you still thinking Adam is best for Juliette. Still wondering how I'll feel when I get to read it. Great review! :)

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  18. Oh man, I still need to read this! I have SO many books on my read NOW shelf and this is one of them. I'm glad you loved it so much!

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  19. Oh boy, now that means that this book is unpredictable! I could go and dance on the moon right now! I can't wait to read this book and I'll hopefully read it soon as I already have it. :)

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    1. It took me by surprise in several places

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  20. So glad you enjoyed this! I have no idea how Mafi is going to solve this without hurting either Adam or Warner, and I really don't want either of them to be hurt. They both love Juliette so much, and I love them each for different reasons. I have a feeling I'm going to be sad no matter what happens. Yay for Kenji and James love! Great review :-)

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    1. I know, I have no idea how this will all work out, and make me satisfied, but she is a genius so we shall see

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  21. Kenji became a fave of mine too, I love his wit and the way he told Juliette to stop stropping around.

    Lovely review!

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    1. I know, he is awesome. I I love his scenes

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  23. Great review! Love Warner in this book!!!! But I'm still a fan of Adam too. It's going to be a long wait until the next one comes out.

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  24. I have been faced with that many times. I had to choose between moving and loosing a best friend or not moving and hurting my relationship with my husband. I got both these books for my birthday and I cannot wait to read them! I have heard nothing but great things about them. Thank you for sharing your review!

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  25. I read this book and seriously, it is a book I love and hate. I LOVE it but then there are parts I hate (not really) and it is killing me. I need book three!

    Love your review. :)

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    1. The waiting is def getting to me and I started late

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  26. Loved getting to know Warner more. I'm so torn because I loved Adam too but chapter 62 was really great! LOL

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    1. I know, the more I know Warner, the more I feel for him

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  27. I have seen some bad reviews for this book, but they didn't really explain why they thought it was bad. Good to see you explain why you love it! Your rating system is really cute, too. =)

    Marie @ Marie’s Bookworm Blog
    http://www.mariesbookwormblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Hmm, well the writing style almost threw me off of the first... and there is a love triangle, so that may be some's reasoning?

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  28. I have not started this series yet but I really enjoyed your review and will definitely be picking it up asap.
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  29. I've seen this book crop up on loads of people's blogs but I never really knew what it was about.. For some reason the synopsis doesn't really mesh with the cover in my brain so I'm really intrigued now!! Great review :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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    1. Hm... you are right about the cover to an extent. I am just glad I gave in to peer pressure in this instance

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  30. I LOVE this series I've read all the books but this one. I already bought just hasn't read it yet! Thx 4 the giveaway! :)

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  31. Well, the first thing is that this book sounds really different, with a protagonist complicated and so many feelings. I want read this book but I have some fear because What if don't like me?

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    1. Never hurts to try, if you don't like it, then put it down :)

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  32. I have yet to start this series and I have heard nothing but amazing things about it so I am dying to get my hands on it soon! I love the concept and the characters and I am really looking forward to meeting them and finding out who Juliette ends up with!

    Glad you enjoyed this one Brandi! :D Awesome review!

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

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    1. Can't wait to hear what you think. I was late to the party as well, my only advice, wait until the 3rd book is already out :)

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  33. I felt the exact same way! This book was crazyy, and I can't wait for the third book to come out. It is going to be insane.

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    1. I know, I am so ready to have it in my hands

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  34. ewww. I feel like want to read this book after you revieiwing this. Gosh! Should make it as read in my goodreads bookshelf.

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  35. So glad there's someone else who likes Adam the most still! I definitely understand Warner more now after Destroy Me and Unravel Me, but I still love Adam and Juliette together the most.
    I almost feel like Warner's true redemption will come by him sacrificing himself in the final book? It would be so sad, but fitting in a way for his character.

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    1. Oh my goodness. That really is fitting, but that would be uber depressing

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  37. I love your review! Yes, in Unravel me Juliette is growing up little by little in to a strong woman. However, I found Adam a little bit annoying *sorry* and *sorry again* I love Warner more than him because I think that Warner is more interesting than Adam but anyway, I love the two guys so *yey*!

    :DD

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  38. I hate it when you can't decide who you prefer, it feels like it's you who makes the decision- and not the actual heroine haha
    I haven't read any books in this series yet, but they're on my TBR list :D

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  39. Isn't it creepy how everyone has some sort of appeal to Warner? Makes you wonder about yourself a little...thanks for the review!

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  40. I totally get what you feel being torn between Adam and Warner althoigh I am a real huge Team Warner fan it's just too painful to see someone get hurt. Great sequel I must say. It took me longer to read this than my usual pace so I could really savour every scenes.Did I mention I like Kenji too? Haha

    Meeting Tahereh Mafi in person just added another exciting thing for reading this book. ;)

    -Riz B.

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  42. I read the book .. and you're right ... she has bad luck ... choose between one of those two (me. .. i am team warren after destroy me)

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