OMG... Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Title: Unravel Me (Shatter Me series #2)
Author: Tahereh Mafi 
Pages: 461 pages 
Published: February 5th, 2013 
Genre: YA Dystopian 
Source: Paperback from Barnes & Noble 
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 involved choosing between her heart- and Adam's life. 

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This series is just mocking me... MOCKING ME! It's getting and better with each book and by every minute because I can't stop thinking about it! Why didn't somebody warn me about the feels and the huge book hangover I would get after this one. And the worst part is that I don't have time to read Ignite Me when I have so many review books to catch up on. I was working on it :D
The whole series revolves around the story of Juliette, this girl with a lethal touch that can kill just within single contact to someone's skin. The start of Shatter Me begins with Juliette in an insane asylum where she is put for her own safety and for the safety of others. The events of Unravel Me follow where Shatter Me leaves off so I will tell you once and only once before I get into the spoilers... 

If you have not read Shatter Me and don't want to be spoiled for it or the next book, leave immediately! 

So back to the plot. Unravel Me took the aspect of Juliette's lethal touch and refined it by adding in more dynamics. I felt like she took us over that speed bump in Juliette's life and instead, now we're getting an inside scoop on how it has affected her relationships and the way she feels about herself. She is self-conscious, always scared that she's going to hurt people and always looking out for others before herself.

This book is about what happens at Omega Point, and I loved how the author thought of creating this place in the first place. Who would have ever thought that there were going to be more people with powers? I didn't. In fact, I had no idea!
Before we jump right into talking about Juliette, let's talk about Warner. Warner is a character that really begins to grow on your through this series. In the beginning, he is this evil, manipulative man that seems to only want Juliette for her power but it's ironic that while she was captive there, he fell in love with her and from then on only wanted to protect her and (selfishly) have her for himself. But I felt like that just really emphasized how much Warner loved Juliette than how much Adam does. Adam was more like a whiny character in the sequel, always sad about how their relationship was dwindling. Okay yes, I do feel bad that you can't touch the girl you love but hey there are a ton of fish in the sea, don't just keep hanging your bait over this one girl!

Juliette is as kickbutt as ever and her badassery level just rocked the house. The sequel really emphasized the idea of powers because at Omega Point she wasn't the only one with powers. However, I still think this girl has got some issues because she's really self conscious about her powers. I understand you have a dangerous power sweetie, but you're never going to learn how to control it if you're just going to cower away scared all the time when you most need it. It's like the entire book was her corner and she was sitting there in the dark. I really hope her character dynamic changes throughout the completion of the series.

Yes there's a love triangle. I don't remember who told me that this series was infamous because of its love triangle but I know that they weren't lying at all! The triangle is gritty and intense and plus it's between two guys that completely hate each other, which I have to give credit for the author for making it such a hard decision for the main character. There's Adam who is Juliette's first love and the one that at first can touch her but then she realizes that her power just conflicts with his and she's actually killing him by touching him. Then there is Warner who helps his dad with the Reestablishment so a bit of a bad guy. His power is one that allow him to touch Juliette and therefore there are no complications in making out or doing other nastay things. But there's also a problem there because although she is free to touch Warner and actually get close to them, her feelings for Adam are unwavering. 

What I didn't like was the fact that this love triangle was the only romance ever mentioned so far in this series. In some other great series I've read, there was always other romances going on and then there was the main character with his/her love story. I didn't like how the book was so focused on the romance 90% of the time and there was only Juliette, Warner, and Adam. Why doesn't Kenji have any love interests? What about Castle? Where are the other girls and boys!!??!?!?!?!? 

This series has yet to disappoint me in some areas, and you know I love a good, fast-paced YA dystopian. I highly recommend these books and they're great for those who want to read a trilogy but don't want to run the risk of being left unsatisfied after each book. 2 finish, 1 more to go! 

Okay you've read the review. Now please fangirl with me!

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