Tahereh Mafi has gained another fan. While I was unfortunately underwhelmed by Shatter Me, Unravel Me knocked my socks off. It was exciting and fun and I was completely engrossed the whole time.
With the first installment of this trilogy (although it’s soon to be a longer series) I was a little put off by the elegant writing style. I had a hard time following the audiobook. Unravel Me was easier to understand and this time I found that the writing style enhanced rather than detracted from the story.
The world is much more complex than I realized reading the first book. Far from being the freak of nature she believed herself to be, Juliette is one of many special people with incredible abilities. I was not expecting this to be a super powers story, although I guess I should have. I’m not sure what to make of the political climate of this world. The dystopian setting seems to take a backseat to Juliette’s self discovery and her ever complicated love life.
Speaking of our protagonist, I enjoyed Juliette much more in this book. She continues to grow more confident in her abilities even as her opinions about Adam and Warner are challenged. I’m not sure how I feel about Adam anymore. Though he has good reason, he’s a little angsty for me and he’s unnecessarily shady about his powers in my opinion. Warner, however, has completely stolen my heart. He’s one of the most complex characters I’ve read and he fascinates me. Kenji, of course, continues to be hilarious.
I loved this book. My affection for Unravel Me makes me look at Shatter Me with new eyes. I’m sure that if/when I reread it, I will enjoy it more than I did the first time. If Ignite Me is as good as everyone says, this will definitely be one of my new favorite series. 5/5 stars for sure.
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