Sunday, September 8, 2013

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Genre:  YA Dystopian Romance
Shatter Me Series, Book 2

Description (taken from Goodreads):
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.

The very first thing I have to say about this series is the writing style is definitely unique.  If seeing one-worded paragraphs without punctuation bothers you, you'll either find it's very easy to lose that pet peeve or you just won't get into the book.  Me?  Yes, the no commas and no periods make it hard for me to make sense of the jumbled mess of words.  But there's a secret part of me that's rebelling and telling me to shut up and read faster.

After escaping The Reestablishment, Juliette is trying to uncover her powers and fit in at Omega Point, a safe haven for those with abilities.  However, the more Juliette fears herself and tries to cover up her dangerous tendencies, the harder time she has at discovering her abilities and making friends.  Honestly, in the beginning, I wanted to slap Juliette and tell her to get over herself.  Which is probably why I love Kenji.  Because he does exactly that (minus the slapping part).

We also get to see a little more of Adam and Juliette's romance.  In fact, that's where the book opens.  But with every good and honest couple, we get some honest secrets that tear each other apart.  And with books I love, there happens to be a bad guy that helps with the secrets part.  Have I mentioned Warner yet?  I think I'm in love (even though I shouldn't be).

From the rational part of me, my rating makes no sense.  This book had very little world-building, it was very much stuck on Juliette's viewpoint, and it was pure romance.  But the romantic part of me?  Woah, I need a fan or something (and Warner will do).  I'd also like the next book now please...

Challenges:  Dystopia Reading Challenge

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