Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (#2)


Hnnnggg this booooook.

I swear I was not okay the entire time.  I was not okay when I started, I was not okay when I was reading it, and I was definitely not okay when I got to the end.

My feelings for this book are rather...complicated.  And because of that, I loved it.

I was not sure for a while.  I've been an Adam girl from day 1.  Can anyone say tall dark and handsome?  But I knew I was going to have to put up with Warner in this book, and I hate Warner.
Erm, Hated.
I hate him no longer.
But I'm jumping ahead of myself.

Juliette has been blind this entire trilogy.  She doesn't understand what's going on because she's been locked away, ostracized her entire life, beat down like a dog in the streets. For her, what she sees and feels is real and right.  And because we are so invested in her world and in her thoughts and emotions, it's real and right to us as well.
I LOVED THIS.  I was not expecting it, either.  I was going along with her, doing whatever she did, thinking how she did, seeing the world through her eyes.  It's not often that I experience this, at least on the level I did with Juliette.

This book destroyed everything I thought I believed.  It made me feel uncomfortable.  It made me uncertain of who I loved and who I hated.  It made me doubt everything.

I like to be certain.  I like to have my foot in the door.  I DO NOT like to be betrayed.  (That's actually one of my #1 pet peeves in reading.)
But Mafi did it right.  As Juliette realized things, so did I.  And I wasn't quick to jump on the Warner bandwagon, either.  I was wary of him, even into the next book.  But it was this book that made me start to love him.
For that, I am forever grateful.

And you know freaking chapter 62?  I did not fall madly in love with it as you all did.  I was actually scared of it.  My feelings terrified me.  I didn't want to change, I didn't want to feel conflicted.  I didn't want to be wrong.

Basically, I'm feeling the feels.

Aside from all my emotional garbage, I absolutely adored this book and the writing and the characters and just...everything about it.  AND THE TWISTS OKAY.  I DID NOT SEE HALF OF THIS COMING.  Because Mafi's writing style focuses on the emotional, there were a few times I wished things were a little more clearly described.  But aside from that - wow.  I'm just so impressed.  SO IMPRESSED.

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.

Lots of kissing.  I mean it.  And some clothes come off.  And things get hot and heavy.  I think there are probably two or three scenes like this?  No more than 3.  And some of the characters are quite taken to cursing. (GD a few times.  I think that's the worst one.)

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