My reading tips this week is the second installment in the amazing and completely unique Shatter Me-series by Tahereh Mafi: Unravel Me.
I have to admit that it took a while for me to get into this book, even though I loved the first one in the series. The start was rather slow, and to be honest I didn’t particularly like Juliette in that part. She was just whining, not trying to get to know the other in Omega Point, just moping around and feeling very childish and selfish. And the writing style that I loved so much in the first book, kind of annoyed me a bit now. It was just a little too much when it was combined with Juliette’s whining... But then halfway in the book it all changed! OMG the intensity, the feelings, the action! I don’t want to say too much to spoil anything but the book got so much better once Warner was in it again.
The second half of the book was pure perfection, so mind-blowing and with so many twists I hadn’t expected at all. And now the writing style worked its magic again. Once again, Tahereh Mafi’s unique writing felt beautiful and fluid and so full of emotions, drawing you into the dark world and troublesome minds of both Juliette and Warner.
I loved that we got to know Kenji a bit more and how he and Juliette grew closer as friends. But I’m hoping for even more of Kenji in the third book, he’s got such a potential to be a favorite character. I also missed Adam’s connection with James, and hope we get to see more of that too. And I can’t wait for Juliette to really start kicking some ass and getting her revenge!
Overall this was a great bridge between the brilliant Shatter Me and the next book in this unique and amazing series!
Find out more about the book and the author here: Tahereh Mafi