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Review: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)

Review: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Series: Shatter Me #2
Also in this series: Ignite Me
Released by HarperCollins on 5 February 2013
Genres: Dystopia
Pages: 461
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780062085535
Source: Purchased

       

 

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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.

Unravel Me is the second book in the Shatter Me series. I really liked the first book, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the second book. Still, it took me a while to actually read the book, because of no particular reason at all, but hey, I’ve finally finished it! Beware this review might have some tiiiiiny spoilers if you haven’t read the book yet!

This book had quite some action, which I love. First there was the whole thing with people being abducted and Juliette going there to get them back, I really liked that bit. Then there was the battle/war thing at the end, and I personally thought it was a bit rushed. I would have loved to hear more about the actual battle instead of Juliette being taken away almost immediately (but of course, she’s the main character so we follow her).

I don’t think we were introduced to any new characters in this book, but that might just be because it’s been a while since I’ve read the first book, and all the people from Omega Point just sounded familiar to me. We did meet Warner’s dad in this book, and he is just the textbook example of an asshole. Wow, I really hated him. I might have laughed because of his name (Anderson, pfff), but he was just a dick. Yeah.

My favourite characters of this book are definitely ‘the girls’ (aka Sonya and Sara) and Jamie, I just love Jamie, aww!

The romance in this book was intense, wow. That’s actually the only thing I can say about it, I don’t really know what else to say. And I am not going to pick a team, or well, I might just pick team Juliette because she’s awesome.

Personally, I would have liked to read less romance and more action. I am just not a romance fan, especially not if there’s a love triangle, and though I really like these books, I would have liked it better if there weren’t so much romantic scenes. Yeah.

There was a bit of a plot twist halfway through the book, and I had kind of expected it for some reason. I wasn’t as surprised as I was supposed to be, I guess.

But wow, I just love Tahereh Mafi’s writing. Just
the way she writes
some of the sentences
is so awesome and

s o m e t i m e s
when she writes like that, I just really like it. I’ve never seen an author do something like this before. Though while reading Shatter Me, I sometimes got annoyed at the sentences that had a line through them, I got used to them in the end, and I eventually even liked it!

There was one little pet peeve of mine, the numbers weren’t written out. They were written like 1, 2, 3; while I honestly would have written them as one, two, three. I always do that with most numbers (at least those below one-hundred, unless it’s a date of course) and I don’t know, I was just a tiny bit annoyed whenever I saw a number in a sentence. (It looked a bit weird, imo).

In the end, Unravel Me was a very good sequel, and I just can’t wait to get my hands on Ignite Me! Because I just want to know how the story ends!