Thursday, September 26, 2013

Unravel Me: A Review

it's almost
time 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.


AARGH! Is it February 2014 yet?!?!?!

***Forwarning: Spoilers will ensue for Shatter Me. If you have not read it, I urge you *not* to read on. Feel free to check out my review of Shatter Me if you're so inclined... :) ***

Okay. Quick recap from Shatter Me: Juliette is imprisoned for nearly a year in an insane asylum because nobody wanted her and she was deemed unsafe for society after she accidentally killed a little toddler boy by trying to help him stand up. She is joined by Adam in her cell who we find out is working with The Reestablishment, namely Warner. Warner wants to use Juliette as a weapon of torture, seeing as how she can maim and kill with just a touch. Within the rest of the story, we discover Juliette also has another power: she can break the unbreakable with her bare hands. She and Adam escape the headquarters of Sector 45 and go on the run. We leave off with Juliette and Adam escaping with Kenji, nearly getting caught, and Juliette shooting Warner with his own gun. The four (including James, Adam's brother) end up at Omega Point, which is headquarters for a resistance to the Reestablishment. Woo-hoo! They're safe!

Or are they? It turns out that within Omega there are other people like Juliette, those who have special gifts and can do inhuman things. Heal, turn invisible, stretch arms, etc. Juliette is happy to know that she's not alone, but Adam is withdrawing from her and she tries to keep to herself because she is so used to people hating her or thinking she is a monster that she's really just afraid to give people a chance. We meet Castle, the head of Omega, who wants to help Juliette hone her abilities, and also decides to test Adam to see if there's any 'special' reason he is able to touch her.

She and Adam do spend some time arguing, but it's mostly due to her reluctance to be with him given certain discoveries and him being adamant that they can deal with it all. We do meet up with Warner again, and suffice it to say I do sort of get where the switch is coming from. Believe it or not, he's not all bad. We get to see some sides of him that I didn't think were there... color me impressed. I think there's a lot more good to him than even he realizes, but I'm still not sure I want her with him. Really, after this book, I think she should be alone since she can't seem to keep herself straight anyway. ;) 

Really, though, for her to be with Warner, for me, he would need to have some more redeeming qualities show up in Ignite Me (seriously, is it Feb 4 yet????).

I'm really looking forward to seeing how the story develops regarding The Reestablishment and the Resistance. The Resistance is extremely outnumbered, or so it seems, and The Reestablishment has years of training and heartless people on their side. They don't care who they kill or what lives they ruin, they just want to be in control. And by 'they' I really mean Anderson. I'm anxious to see how it all comes to a head and explodes and how the Resistance is going to win (because, c'mon, they have to win).

I'm really excited to read Destroy Me now and get more of Warner's story. And then I want the one out with Adam's story. More importantly, I want Ignite Me and I want it now! (Cue Oompa Loompas)  Seriously, though, I am loving the world that Mafi has seduced me with and I can't wait to read more of it! :)

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