by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #2
Published by HarperCollins Release date : February 5th 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Source: Purchased | Format: Hardcover
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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
Oh how I loved this! I liked Shatter Me. I thought the plot was intriguing, and the writing was phenomenal. Juliette was a seriously damaged, tortured girl and I just wanted to HUG her. (wrapped in bubble wrap, of course) BUT, Unravel Me BLEW.ME.AWAY. This book is full of heart breaking drama, action and self discovery. One of the things I love most about this is the writing. It’s beautiful. It’s captivating. It holds you until the very end. I can’t express enough how much the writing alone makes this book stand out.
It’s only been two weeks since arriving at Omega Point, were Juliette, Adam and Kenji have ended up since escaping Warner and sector 45. We learn about the daily life in Omega Point and it’s residents. We also get to learn more about Juliette’s power, more about the resistance as a whole and yes, more Warner. It’s shocking to learn along with Juliette just how horrible and heart breaking her world is. The things that we witness the Reestablishment do was just terrifying. We get to see a lot more of the characters we were introduced in Shatter Me. Kenji. James. Castle. There are also HUGE mind-blowing discoveries and twists that just made me speechless.
Juliette. Gah, this poor girl. I just love her. She has grown so much over just a few weeks. She has handled everything admirably, considering.. well, everything. Although at times, she does come off as selfish and does feel sorry for herself on more than one occasion, I understood that. I felt that she had EVERY RIGHT to feel the way she did and react the way she did. Her “gift” is what has caused her to be treated the way she was (is) and is the reason WHY she has been isolated for YEARS. There was a lot expected from her and I felt that Kenji and Castle put way too much pressure on her. I understood her reluctance to train. I understood her awkwardness and shyness towards everyone. I understood why she kept secrets. Imagine never having any friends and family. No one to talk to; to confide in-and all the sudden being SURROUNDED by people and expected to mingle, make friends and most importantly, be apart of a team. Good grief people, give her more time to ADJUST. I hated how she was told to basically grow up and get over it. It was a heartless thing to say and do. She gave it everything she could and tried so hard to please everyone. She is so strong. And so brave. I love how she would do just about anything to protect the ones she cares about.
As for the love triangle; the is one of those times where I LIKED IT. I feel that Juliette’s feelings for Adam are mainly due to the fact he is the first person that has been able to touch her without killing or seriously injuring them. She truly does care for him, I get that, but it’s obvious to me that Warner makes her feel things that Adam just doesn’t. I felt sorry for Adam and at times his confessions broke my heart.. But I am rooting for Warner. We see a completely different side of him and it was sweet yet heart breaking at the same time, watching them interact and getting to know each other. She trusts him. And she is the only one that has believed in him. He is so raw and troubled and I love how he is around Juliette. He really lets his walls down for her and lets her see him. I felt sorry for him on a completely different level than I did Adam. He’s just more real. While there are some differences between Warner and Adam, they really aren’t THAT different. Had Adam lived Warner’s life, he would probably be exactly the same (and vice versa). Adam’s lust for blood is NO different from Warner’s lust for Adam’s. They both lived terrible child hoods and had to do unspeakable things to get by and live. They are the same down to the core. The only difference being Warner recognizes what he is and Adam doesn’t. Because Adam tries to justify his actions by claiming self-defense, claiming he had no choice, makes him a hypocrite. Yes, Warner has done a lot of horrible things but he owns it and doesn’t make excuses. He may be flawed (royally) but at least he knows who he is.
And just for the record; Anderson is one crazy, sadistic SOB.
Overall- I loved it! This book is fantastic. If you haven’t started the series, I would HIGHLY recommend it. I can’t wait for the next book! It’s going to a long, long year waiting for book 3!
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