Thursday, 16 May 2013

Review: Unravel Me

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
Title: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD

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.

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

How can I begin to tell how much I love this book? To be honest, even though I've read a lot of good feedbacks about this book, I still worried about it. We are not new to the usual trend that happens with the second books, like it's jinxed that it would only be a big filler between the first and the last books. But after I read this particular second book, I was blown away. Tahereh Mafi, you are one helluvah genius.

In the first book, I sympathized with Juliette. In this book, she managed to annoy me at the first few parts. Omega Point reminded me of X-men's Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. If I were Juliette, I would surely feel elated to know that I am not alone. But no, she still felt lost and out of place. She chose to be with herself and Adam instead of getting to know the people living in Omega Point. And it's not only about that. She also had her moments of self-pity, too much wallowing and self-sacrificing shit that I was seriously considering the option of going inside the book and smacking her head just to knock some sense in her.

Adam was also an accessory to this crime. I know this should make us see their vulnerable part, but with Adam's current situation because of his ability, all they do is cry, feel sorry for themselves and their relationship and feel like there's nothing worth living and fighting for. Maybe it was more Juliette since Adam was willing to find some options for them to work things out. I never really got the chance to get to know him more as what I've planned to do before reading this book because it focused more on the impending war against The Reestablishment.

And of course, who can forget about the infamous 62nd chapter. To those who haven't read this, I'm pretty sure you're looking forward to this. Get yourselves ready, people because Tahereh blew my mind and my heart. The way it was written, the way the scene was written was awesomesauce. It was filled with so much emotions, you cannot avoid it whether you're rooting for the other guy.

All the characters in this book, all the discoveries and twists in plot, all the revelations blew my mind. This book made me laugh, made me want to tear my hair off, annoyed me and managed to break my heart. I cannot wait for the next book. With Juliette, super ready to bring down The Reestablishment, I'm pretty sure we're on for some action. I'm also curious and excited about the novella. We'll have another glimpse inside another character's mind and I wonder who will it be.

Let the waiting commence...