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Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi

The fist third of this book was a struggle for me. The end of Shatter Me left me assuming that Juliet had finally found a place where she would feel accepted and valued not just as a weapon, but, not so. After a couple of months in Omega Point she has reverted to her "everybody hates me/no one understands me/I hate my life" former self which got old, fast. Yes, she has a terrible "gift" but guess what, moaning and groaning about it isn't going to change anything. She's at a place where people actually want to help her learn about her abilities and make awesome gadgets to help her control them but it takes her an unreasonably long time to come to terms with her mess. Thank God for Kenji cause without him the first 1/3 would have been completely annoying instead of only a mild irritation. Luckily, things get much more enjoyable after a run-in with the one and only Warner and his Big Bad father. It is the mark of a successful love triangle (and really, there's no such thing) if the author gets me to start questioning my loyalties, and question I do. Adam is Adam and he's still supportive and loving and steady in the face of opposition but Warner is... I don't even know where to start with him. He's the classic bad boy that you want to hug one minute, punch the next and jump his sexy bones at all times. I haven't read Destroy Me but I certainly will now. Unravel Me is the stereotypical second book of a trilogy where dynamics are changed, romantic relationships so steady in book one are now in jeopardy, and the third book light at the end of the tunnel is just starting to become more visible. The end leaves me with hope that Juliet will finally start to own her abilities and there's exciting things afoot with Adam and Warner so I can't wait to see how everything plays out.