Rating: 5/5 stars
Book 2 in the Juliette Chronicles
Sypnosis 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.
Let’s talk about the plot:
Okay, so it’s been a while since I read book 1, but the events of Shatter Me stuck in my mind, so when I saw Unravel Me on the shelf on my library I couldn’t resist borrowing it and diving in.
Unlike book 1, Unravel Me started off with a bang! I instantly remembered where Book 1 ended and already I had my suspicions and was thinking what would happen next.
This was absolutely action pack, starting with Juliette’s escape and then wondering could she finally find happiness with her love, Adam.
And then a twist happens, which literally left me like:
Like honestly, I never could have seen that happen. Wow! And it’s this revelation that sets the wheels in motion for a non stop, action packed read.
Let’s talk about the characters:
Juliette is honestly an amazing character, I felt so sorry for her from book 1 when we learnt what she caused; she can’t help who she is, she can’t help her destructive powers. Juliette is capable of earth shattering destruction, she doesn’t want to have the power to kill by touch, she hates her own skin. The book is told from her point of view and we absolutely feel for her throughout; I felt her torment and her narrative is full of angst. I love her character development from book 1 and she evolved all the more in this book, I can’t imagine what book 3 has in store for her.
Kenji honestly made me laugh so much, I can’t believe I didn’t like him much in book 1, seriously? He’s so sassy and cocky and sarcastic and definitely provided the comic relief in this book, openly jokingly pining for Juliette and flirting with her. But at the same time he knows how to push her and he really cares for her and has her best interests at heart.
Adam and Warner – I was honestly amazed with both of their transformations.
I confess, I have had what ends up with Warner spoilt for me, so that sort of framed my attitude towards Adam. So I went into this book with a weary attitude towards Adam.
Needless to say joke was on me.
Like, honestly? What on earth was I thinking? Adam meant well and genuinely loves Juliette, even when we learn that…well…I’m not going to say more because I don’t like massively spoiling books.
Okay so at first I was kinda staring at Adam wearily throughout the book, waiting for him to mess up.
I did feel for Adam throughout, he’s a victim, he was put through his own trials too.
Warner though I think was the character who struck me the biggest. We find out a lot about his character and I was definitely loving him by the end of the book and I sympathise with him more. I loved how he was brought into the story about a quarter of the way through and his character definitely had an important role to play in the book; throughout the book there were loads of events that had me gasping, I never could have seen them coming.
Let’s talk about the writing:
Mafi’s writing is so unique, it’s full of music and electricity and destruction. I love how some of her sentences were spaced out, it was full of drama and emphasis to the story. And also, as it was in book 1, there’s sentences with a line through them, as if Juliette shouldn’t even be thinking what she’s thinking.
I definitely recommend this series to everyone, I cannot wait to see what book 3 has in store and I’m excited that Mafi has extended the series to have more books in them. This is a series I could happily keep reading.
And that concludes my review, until next time, happy reading,