Unravel Me is the second book in Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me trilogy. Fair warning that this will have spoilers if you haven’t read the first book, which you can read my review for here.
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point, a place for people like her—people with gifts—and headquarters to the resistance.
She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, but not from her deadly touch or Warner—who wants her more than Juliette could’ve ever known. She’ll be forced to make life-changing and decisions between wrong and right, head and heart, and life or death.
Again, Tahereh Mafi’s writing is absolutely beautiful. It’s a little less difficult to read in this one because you’re adjusted to it, but also it’s less fragmented and metaphor heavy in my opinion. Either way, the language and technical writing in this series is just lyrical. It’s also a quick read like Shatter Me. You can easily read this in a day or couple hours.
I really enjoyed the resistance was set up, we kind of ran into them at the end of the last book. They know they’re going to eventually have to fight or rebel, but they’re not currently focusing on making some huge power play move, like it’s planned in The Hunger Games. Also the cast of characters we’re introduced to from the resistance quickly became like secondary character favorites.
Juliette’s powers evolved in this book and I was so ready for it. But personality wise she hasn’t fully evolved, there’s a lot of back and forth between her moods. It’s presented as really real though. I talked about this a lot during my Shatter Me review, but all of her emotions and her reactions and everything just seem really real for a teenage girl and her circumstance. I never felt like she was being overly whiney or being a downer or over reacting.
Adam still didn’t have a really dynamic personality. He just fell flat for me compared to the rest of the group. Besides the story about his dad and the way he takes care of his brother he’s rather average. I mean he has the thing with Juliette, but there’s no real basis for why their relationship is so “strong.” Even in this book when he faces some difficult situations, his reactions are very uninspiring, at least for me.
Warner is present in Unravel Me but not a ton. Can I just say, layers. Layers man. He’s like an onion. Or Shrek. He’s the best kind of character.
I was really excited by where we left off and definitely want to go straight into the next book. Teams have definitely been created in Unravel Me. Plans have been made. Revolution is coming. You can find Unravel Me on Amazon and the author at taherehbooks.com.