Library Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Posted March 19, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 12 Comments

Library Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh MafiSource: Library Borrowed

Format: Hardcover

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Date Read: March 2014

Genre: Dystopian, YA

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.

More Information:
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Shatter Me #2

Also by this author: Shatter Me, Ignite Me
Also in this series: Shatter Me, Ignite Me


Read for Fun (Library Book)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.00

Part 2 of the Series Review

First Thought when Finished: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi ramped up the story, plot, and pacing to a blistering speed that I enjoyed!

Part 2 Thoughts:

I picked up Book 2 of the series because Shatter Me got me wondering what was going to happen to Juliette. I am going to say upfront that while in Shatter Me it was the characters who shined, in Unravel Me it was the story that blew me away. The pace was blistering and the action was top notch. I felt every moment was fueled with something significant that would impact all the players. The players changed positions in Juliette’s life and the way that they changed made the story plow forward in a way that you knew was going to give you a “WOW” ending (which delivered). The angst was kept to a minimum and survival was first and foremost in every person’s mind. My favorite character had to be Kenji. I think he was the voice of reason in the story. He called BS when it was happening and told everyone (in a very blunt way) to keep their eye on what was important. I liked that he called the “angst” on the floor and said drop it. There needs to be a character like Kenji in EVERY angst-filled (or potential) story. The Juliette/Adam relationship stuff was the only thing that I think drew me out of the story at times and part of the reason I think the characters weren’t “wowing” me in Unravel Me. I felt that Juliette was growing (and going through some growing pains) but that Adam’s lack of communication with her was making this far more “over the top” than it needed to be.

Final Thoughts: So much story to go and can’t wait to see how it ends!


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Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
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12 responses to “Library Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

  1. Super excited to hear that the story ramps up in #2. I’m going to knock this series off my list soon….I hope.

  2. I know I need to read this. With the series now done, I can read books 2 & 3 right in a row and get a full dose of the interesting characters and the fast-paced plot. So many great reviews for this one…

    • I think you will like the overall series more than I did. You have a higher tolerance for some of the things that drive me nuts LOL 🙂

  3. I was not impressed by the first book and I don’t think I am going to continue the series especially since I know how the love triangle settles out. I am glad that this worked for you, especially since you aren’t the biggest YA fan.

    • The first book was intriguing to me (3.75) and kept me interested in the series. I loved this book but the last book didn’t work for me. I think it is me not the books though. That last book hit all my YA triggers.

  4. Very nice review Felicia, thank you. It almost seems as if love triangles are mandatory in YA, that publishers don’t want books without it. And readers do. At least, I do. I am still not attracted to this series though, dystopian is just not my genre.

    • Love triangles kill me! They are my least favorite writing troupe and yep in the end did not work for me. The action in this book was good but I don’t think it would work for you 🙂

  5. And this is where I admit to not reading past 1.5 o_O I always intended to (still do), but it slipped through the cracks. I don’t know if the novellas are available in audio but 1.5 is a Warren POV that is pretty good. Glad you’re still liking it (although I saw you weren’t thrilled with the conclusion . . .).

    • I bet that would help me with the “I understand that he is choosing to be on another side but he is still a freaking psycho” thoughts LOL