Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Time goes on even when we do not

It literally took me 3 months to read this book. I have so much trouble reading all the thoughts of Juliette and the story does not keep me either.

Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi


Title & Author: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Release Date: February 5 2013
Series: Shatter Me
Publisher: Harper Collins


Juliette has escaped from The Reestablishment. Now she’s free from thheir plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her leathal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible. Haunted by her past and terrified of her future, Juliette knows that she will have to make some life-changing choices. Choices that may involve choosing between her heart – and Adam’s life.

I gave Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi two out of five stars. I really do not like this series and the characters. I hate Juliette’s thoughts and get bored with her ocd pretty fast.

Already in the beginning Tahereh Mafi writes “Everyone, it seems, needs me to focus. First Warner needed me to focus, and now Castle need me to focus.” This upsets me, because assuming something because two people want it from you, when you have met already way more people did not want that of her. It seems kind of an overreaction.

Omega Point sounds at some points just as bad as The Reestablishment.

The only interesting thing was the background on Warner you get during this book. The character finally gets more depth and does not seem as much as the spoiled brat he looked like in the first book. But he also can not be swayed to think differently when Juliette tries to show him that his upbringing does not mean he has to be the bad guy.

She also make the most annoying character from last book one of the important characters of this book, Kenji. I did not feel for him last book, why would I start to like him know? He just rubbed me the wrong way.

I hate the love triangle Juliette, Adam and Warner have. I overall do not like novels that are based on a romance, but this one goes even further into pretending it is something that it is not. It starts to feel more and more like a romance novel, instead of a dystopian. Also the secret of Adam being family of Warner was way to obvious, since a lot of stories use that.

Tahereh makes it also really difficult for Juliette to be with anyone, since she is basically killing Adam just by being with him, we do not know yet how Warners gift works, but maybe he too.

I have decide that at least for now I am not going to finish the Shatter Me trilogy, because I just get annoyed with the way it is written and Juliette’s way of thinking just makes me upset. I much rather spend my time on reading books I do like. I would not have minded if Juliette had died when she got shot at the end of the book.

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