Title: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Daniela’s Rating: 5 stars
If you haven’t read the first book, I suggest you not to read this review, since it might spoil some things, even when I’ll do my best to keep it spoiler-free.
Warner. Warner is passion.
Juliette. Juliette is strength.
Adam. Adam is tenderness.
Anderson. Anderson is evil.
Oh my god, THIS book.
I think I died a little when I read this book. It’s amazing, how a book can make you feel all kinds of things. Anger, sadness, frustration, passion, love. And it’s even more amazing when one of the characters makes you feel EVERYTHING. I absolutely LOVED this book.
It’s so hard to write this review, because I want to tell you everything about it, but I don’t want to tell you anything about it. What I can say is that you MUST read this book. It’s insanely good. The writing is even better than it was in the first book. The characters are stronger, more passionate. The plot is more intense and more tragic. I loved every single thing about it.
“And I understand, for the first time, that I have the power to destroy everything.”
Remember I mentioned in my review of Shatter Me that I wasn’t entirely comfortable with the writing? That died when the book ended, in fact, I might even say it died a little before that. But this book? The writing in this book? It was so incredibly wonderful. I believe Tahereh is writing Juliette’s thoughts as they come and, as a friend of mine told me, the mind has no pauses, no commas, it only has words and it expresses feelings. And that’s exactly how it feels, how I understand it. It’s like we’re literally inside Juliette’s head. And I completely LOVE IT.
Unravel Me is the second book in the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. Juliette and Adam have arrived at Omega Point and are discovering a whole different world. A world of new possibilities and opportunities, but they come with responsibilities and consequences too. They must fight The Reestablishment. They must do whatever they have to do to get back what was theirs once. Their world, their society, their freedom. But it’s not easy, it never is. People get shot. People get kidnapped. Some reveal important information, some it’s hard to tell if they’re still alive. Juliette knows what she has to do, and to do it, she must gain control over her head. She must control her power and own it. And she must do it alone. She’s stronger than she was in the first book and you have to give her credit for her bravery.
I really don’t want to get that much into the story, because I need you to read it. In this book you’ll find a lot more action, lots of hard decisions and some unexpected twists. The story’s pace is still perfect, not too slow but not too fast either. Everything happens when it needs to happen. Sometimes you’re going to be heartbroken, so much so that you’ll want to reach out the characters and hug them until they feel better. But there are other times that the passion in it is so intense, so palpable, you’ll feel like you’re dying a little, from happiness and the feelings that are a mix of fire and love and worry. Seriously, the intensity in the words, in every move by the characters… it will drive you crazy and it will make you happy.
“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body.
I want to know where to touch you, I want to know how to touch you. I want to know convince you to design a smile just for me. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.”
I mean, talk about intensity. This guy has the ability to melt every heart and every resolution you might have. This guy? This guy will drive you insane with need.
I loved this book so much more than the first one, and it’s not because the first one is bad or anything, because it’s good and I loved it… but this one took my love to a whole new level. Everyone needs to read this series. Now. It’s perfect, it’s addictive, it’s everything you’re looking for in a Dystopian YA book.
Buy link: Amazon