1/22/2013

Unravel Me & Destroy Me Reviews

Title: Unravel Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Release: February 2013 by Harper
Synopsis:
tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
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.

Tahereh Mafi's uniquely descriptive beautifully writing captivates me. I am not really sure how to describe it - blank verse, maybe... It's like a mixture of prose and poetry. I thought I would give you a little sample -
Breathe
In and out, every single day in every hour minute and moment we must inhale whether we like it or not. Even as we plan to asphyxiate our hopes and dreams still we breathe. Even as we wither away and sell our dignity to the man on the corner we breathe. We breathe when we're wrong, we breathe when we're right, we breathe even as we slip off the ledge toward and early grave. It cannot be undone.
So I breathe.
See what I mean - it just sucks you in and grabs a hold of you.

Second books in trilogies are always my favorite. I love the character development and world building - but, they are usually slow paced and not a lot of action. Unravel Me does not fall into that slump. It still has all the information and world/character building but it is also action packed and full of heart stopping twist.

Similar to Shatter Me Juliette grows a great deal in Unravel Me - she learns more about her "gift" and what she is capable of; she is pushed to her limits psychically and emotionally and the Juliette that evolves is ready for whatever is coming her way. I can't wait to see what happens in book 3. Expect lots of twist, turns and intense steamy scenes. If you liked Shatter Me you are going to love Unravel Me.


Title: Destroy Me (1.5 - enovella)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Release: October 2012 by Harper
Synopsis:
Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

When I read Shatter Me I was drawn to Warner. Which is very unusual for me, I tend to dislike the "bad boys". But there was just something about Warner that made me want to know more - he seemed like he was just trying to survive, that this wasn't the life he wanted.

Destroy Me gives us a tiny glimpse inside of the real Warner (don't worry, we get more in Unravel Me) you get to see his good, his bad and how he really feels about himself and Juliette. Very much worth the read..especially if you are a Warner fan. You don't have to read this before Unravel Me, but I would suggest reading it before hand. Some things happen in Destroy Me, that are cleared up in Unravel Me.


2 comments:

  1. Well, I have not started reading this series, but there is a lot of talk about it. Definitely love the suspense and killing people with your touch. That is damn unique!
    EVEN before reading the book, I am drawn to Warner. Love how complex and broken he is, so I am definitely going to read Destroy Me after I read Shatter Me, love the new covers, by the way!
    Your reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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  2. I can't wait to read more about Warner he was the most interesting character to me in the first book. I'm glad his story was a good one. I'm also glad to hear that the second book doesn't fall into the sequel pattern and that it does stand out.

    thanks for the great reviews!

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