Published: February 05, 2013
“You’re going to go on to do incredible things… I’ve always known that. I think I just wanted to be a part of it.”
The thrilling second installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.
It should have taken Juliette a single touch to kill Warner. But his mysterious immunity to her deadly power has left her shaken, wondering why her ultimate defense mechanism failed against the person she most needs protection from.
She and Adam were able to escape Warner’s clutches and join up with a group of rebels, many of whom have powers of their own. Juliette will finally be able to actively fight against The Reestablishment and try to fix her broken world. And perhaps these new allies can help her shed light on the secret behind Adam’s—and Warner’s—immunity to her killer skin.
Unravel Me is the second book to the Shatter Me Series and we follow Juliette’s story as she tries to control her power and use it to her advantage.
This is probably my favorite book in the original trilogy. And I could confidently say that this is one of the best second book of all time in the history of any series. Unlike other second book, this does not feel like a filler or a bridge book to the third or final book in a series. In this book, we get to see how powerful Juliette’s ability is and we get to see her progress though it may take a while. Not only that, we get to know more about these people with different kinds of ability like Juliette and we get to discover how they acquired such ability. Although they did not have a very concrete answer to that yet but still, they have theories.
Another thing that I like about this book is the world. If you have read my review of the first book, you would know that one of my issue with it is the lack of world building and information about the world and its government. And we are finally getting into that aspect and we also have some actions going on.
As for the other characters, I still hate Adam. I really don’t think that guy could redeem himself for me. But my love for Warner and Kenji is finally back. Warner’s character is very complicated and twisted. We might have a glimpse of what is going on in his mind in his novella but we could also see in this book how his childhood has affected him and shaped him as a person. But of course, the end does not justify the means. And it is not just Warner who has suffered. I think Warner and Kenji’s characters are like Yin and Yang. And even though they both have a baggage from their past and their family they dealt it in different ways. I could envision Kenji’s personality just by reading how Juliette describes his presence in every room. And I literally blurted out a THANK YOU KENJI after reading the scene where he finally scold Juliette and told her to get a hold of herself.
The plot twists, because there are quite a few, are not that shocking. But in a way, we get answers about some of the loose threads in the story and it adds a little drama in the story. But all in all, I like the whole flow of the book. And even though it is almost 500 pages you could not feel how hefty it is because it is such a relaxing read. And it has the elements of the usual dystopian stories back in those days.
I highly recommend this series, I know the first book is quite bad but it gets better.
So that is it for this review.
Until next time!
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