Review: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)


Unravel Me 
By Tahereh Mafi

Source: Personal purchase, paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:
tickticktickticktickit's almosttime 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.

I think this book suffered from second-book-syndrome. You could tell it was the middle book in the series, and it felt like a filler for the series. Nothing really happened, and it was mainly about character development and the character’s relationships with each other changing. I found it interesting, and enjoyed it greatly, but it just lacked something special to make it stand out.

The thing that I disliked most about the book was Juliette. She was still as equally as annoying as she was in Shatter Me. Although she didn’t cross out almost every word, she was still very emotional all the time, and in my opinion, over sensitive. She was interesting to read about, but just irritated me quite a lot.

Another problem I had with this book was that nothing really happened. This is the same with the whole series - it’s a lot of talking about what they’re going to do, though they never really do it. Also, a lot of the action is rushed or skimmed over because Juliette is never there. Everyone protects her, so she is never in any of the fight scenes. This is a shame because it would have made the book a bit different and made me more interested.

Nevertheless, I still really enjoyed the book. My favourite element was definitely the writing style. Everyone I know raves about Tahereh Mafi’s lyrical writing style - it’s so vivid so I can really picture the world clearly. I know I will read any future work of hers - no matter what the genre - because I am so in love with her poetic style.

Overall, this is a great book. I highly enjoyed it, yet would have prefered more action and less romance and character focus. I would recommend this series if you are looking to read a dystopian, but don’t want too much of the world building, defeating the government, or action scenes (basically all the good bits!), and would prefer mainly romance.
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