Book Title: Unravel Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Number of Pages: 461
Genre(s): Dystopian, Romance
Books like it: Divergent, Shatter Me
My Favorite Quote:
"He falls to his knees. 'Insane for your sweet, sweet love!'
'Kenji!' I can't lift my eyes because I am afraid to look around, but I am desperate for him to stop talking. To put an entire room between us at all times. I know he's joking, but I might be the only one.
'What?' he says, his voice booming around the room. 'Does my love embarrass you?'
'Please-please get up and lower your voice-"
'Why not?' I'm pleading now.
'Because if I lower my voice, I won't be able to hear myself speak. And that,' he says, 'is my favorite part.'
I can't even look at him.
'Don't deny me, Juliette. I'm a lonely man.'
'What is wrong with you?'
'You're breaking my heart,' he says, even louder now. "
Brief Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
Juliette does not adjust to Omega Point as well as she thought she could. The people there still whisper her name in fear, and Castle is pushing her to do the one thing he needs her to do most: prepare for war. She struggles in harnessing her "Energy" and becoming the strong willed person they need her to be. Meanwhile, a huge problem happens with Adam that leaves her heartbroken and torn apart.
On a trip to the outside world, Juliette learns that Warner is alive, although his arm is in a cast. She also discovers that his father is the cold and calculating leader of the Reestablishment. When Omega Point takes Warner as a hostage, Juliette is the only one who can talk to him, and she finds herself softening her heart towards him and realizing that maybe, just maybe, they are much more alike than she thought.
As they are preparing for war, Juliette's heart is torn in half between Adam, who, when something happens, might never be able to love her again, and Warner, who is not as evil and cruel as she first thought.
I know what you are thinking: But WARNER? No, no, no. He is a backstabbing meanie who tried to kill Adam and he tortured Juliette! When I read the book reviews for this book and everyone was saying the same thing, I said, "No, I will not soften up to Warner, for heavens sake, no way in a million trillion years." Except, I did. You learn so much about him and why he is the way that he is. Heck, his father makes him look like a cute little puppy.
For all you fellow Team Adam fans, don't worry, I am still a Team Adam even after reading this book. I wasn't sure whose Team I was on, but as I scanned back through the book to find my favorite part, they were all parts with Adam, not with Warner.
Also, Kenji is SO FUNNY, as you can see from my favorite quote. Sometimes I would like to wash his mouth out with soap, but other than that he is hilarious and he helps Juliette get a lot of self-confidence in herself in this book, and he is actually really important in the book. I think, if I could, I would be Team Clean Mouth Kenji :)
Anyway, this book was enchanting, mesmerizing, and even better than the first. It had a lot of secrets that were uncovered and a lot of Shocking Things bombs were dropped. Mafi has wonderful word choice and creates a book that y'all have to read.
Pros: I loved the characters, and I loved the humor. I loved the action, the suspense, and the romance.
Cons: Some parts were really dramatic, but whatever, I guess.
Review: 5 stars. Definitely. I CAN NOT WAIT FOR BOOK 3!!!!