Monday, March 11, 2013

ARC Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, paperback edition book cover

Unravel Me
by Tahereh Mafi

Series: Shatter Me #2
Genre: YA, dystopian, paranormal, romance
Editions available: Hardcover, paperback, ebook, Kindle
Published: February 5th 2013 by HarperTeen
Source: Publisher - HarperCollins International

Blurb (Goodreads):

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.

My Thoughts:

*Review based on the advance reading copy Christine of HarperCollins International sent me. Hugs to her! :)

To be honest, I wasn't that excited for Unravel Me. I was looking forward for Shatter Me's sequel but it wasn't on the top of my list. Til I started reading it.

There are two ways to describe how I felt about this book. Irritation and love.
I am completely irritated to Juliette. Let me show you a quote from Shatter Me: "Things are changing, but this time I'm not afraid. This time I know who I am. This time I've made the right choice and I'm fighting for the right team. I feel safe. Confident. Excited, even. Because this time? I'm ready."

In Unravel Me, she's clearly NOT. Where did those words and confidence go? She came back in Unravel Me with full of sorry and hatred for herself. She'd been selfish and cares only to Adam. Adam. Adam. And Warner. She becomes oblivious to the other people around her and the group they're fighting for. I hated that she's 10x more pathetic here. If I were in this book, I already pulled her hair. Darn, she doesn't even deserve the love she's getting from these two guys!

This is where gorgeous Kenji gets in the picture. I really love his role here. Kenji is a strong, kind, fearless, adorable, huggable man. A perfect character for Juliette's character. (Don't worry, they don't have a thing for each other or something like that.) He's perfect in way that he's the only person who stood up to Juliette's patheticness and let her realize her unlikable traits. I was even cheering him when he talked to her like that! Seriously, he's one of the best decisions Tahereh put in this book.

Warner. Warner. Warner. I just looove saying his name after Destroy Me and Unravel Me. As I told you from my Shatter Me review, I haven't decided for my team yet. But after reading Destroy Me, I found myself understanding and liking him (my conscience: What a shame! He's an evil villain!). And found myself falling for him in this book. What's not to like? I just found out that he actually have a heart. That he had a reason for doing the things he's doing. That he's also looking for that someone to see him, to love him and care for him. Oh, Warner. I'm just here!

Warner and Kenji are one of the best thing that happened on this book. They made Unravel Me worth reading, despite being in Juliette's perspective. They are my loves in this series.

Adam, on the other hand is somewhat invisible. I can barely feel him in this book. And when he's there, he's not doing something to impress me. ADAM! I want you to go back to Earth and feel your existence! I feel sad for him and became irritated in him. He developed this mood swings like a girl in her period and he barely appear in the book!

The story became fast-paced compared to the first book and it also contains breath-taking scenes. I've grown to understand more from the people of Omega Point and I want to know what else they could do or how will their life would be on the last installment of the trilogy. I hope it won't be open-ended. I kept envisioning a more epic story and I'm so excited about it. I can't wait for the last book! 

Unravel Me would be perfect if not for Juliette. I was really hoping for more matured side of her and stronger and independent Juliette on the last book. This is the very last time she'll prove herself to me.


TO ALL!!!!! But you have to read Shatter Me first. IF you didn't liked Shatter Me, all I'm gonna say is..patience, dearies. ;)


You're REALLY looking for my comment for the ever famous chapter 62??
Well. I must say that I both hate and love that chapter. I have my reasons. :P
Please DON'T skip chapters! It's still better to read it from the start! It's worth the wait, anyway. ;)


  1. I'm surely one of the few who wasn't bought by the whole romance that transpired in this book (mainly because I absolutely Adam to death). But, plot-wise, Unravel Me was A++!

  2. Though this book does focus more on Juliette, and not really on her relationship with Adam, it occurs to me that this book has dug deeper into Juliette's mind, heart, and soul. No matter how self-assured she had been in the first book, she doesn't know what to expect on what happens next. The series of events that do follow break her down and build her back up. Just because she has those abilities doesn't mean that she isn't like those around her. She has doubt, she has fears, but it seems like she has no choice but to hope and believe. She can't just give up and be used, not on either side of the war. Even though she quotes that she's fighting for the right side, even that side could take advantage of her. Her choices have to be based not only on facts, but on what she believes in.


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