Unravel Me

Unravel Me

Paperback | December 31, 2013

byTahereh Mafi

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The New York Times bestselling sequel to the groundbreaking dystopian novel Shatter Me! Kami Garcia, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series, says Unravel Me is "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading."

Juliette is still haunted by her deadly touch. But now that she has teamed up with other rebels with powers of their own, she'll be able to fight back against The Reestablishment to save her broken world. With the help of these new allies, she'll also finally learn the secret behind Adam's—and Warner's—immunity to her killer skin.

Unravel Me is perfect for fans who crave action-packed young adult novels with tantalizing romance like Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Legend by Marie Lu. Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, raves: "A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young-adult literature—or any literature!"

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The New York Times bestselling sequel to the groundbreaking dystopian novel Shatter Me! Kami Garcia, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series, says Unravel Me is "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading."Juliette is still haunted by her deadly touch. But now that she has teamed...

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Our lips touch and I know I'm going to split at the seams. He kisses me softly then strongly like he's lost me and he's found me and I'm slipping away and he's never going to let me go.Juliette has escaped from The Reestablishment. Now she's free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be ...

Tahereh Mafi is a girl. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Orange County, California, where the weather is just a little too perfect for her taste. When unable to find a book, she can be found reading candy wrappers, coupons, and old receipts.Ignite Meis the final novel in a trilogy about Jul...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:December 31, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062085549

ISBN - 13:9780062085542


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Explosive Continuation to Shatter Me Trilogy Tahereh Mafi gives Juliette a distinct style of voice that I cannot even begin to compare to other YA novels because, really, there is no comparison in the first place. The abundance of similes and metaphors, as well as crossed out words, reveal Juliette's heart and soul. The narration is completely unique and original. Juliette has such an imaginative way of viewing the world; she sees the infinite possibilities and describes everything with heightened senses and a rush of emotion. Don't get me wrong, I like Adam, but Unravel Me further cemented my love for Warner even more. The complexities to Warner's character captivate me in a way that I simply don't feel for Adam. The morality of Warner's actions can be questionable, but I've never doubted that he genuinely cares about Juliette and wants the best for her. We see another side of Warner in Unravel Me, one which shows his vulnerability. Kenji is too awesome for words. He is such a good friend to Juliette. When her confidence wavers, he doesn't allow her to wallow in self-pity. He calls her out and tells her to toughen up in a way that no one else has ever dared or bothered to try. Everyone has their personal problems, but you can't allow them to stop you. We learn more about Juliette, Adam, and Warner's special abilities in Unravel Me, and Tahereh Mafi proves she still has quite a few surprises up her sleeve. Adam has always been a pillar of strength for Juliette, but she begins to understand that she can't always depend on him – she has to stand on her own two feet. Time is running out for Juliette and her friends at Omega Point, and the feared leader of The Reestablishment is ready to crush them all. The explosive conclusion will leave you desperate to read Ignite Me, the final novel in the trilogy, immediately.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most beautiful story I've ever read I can't say this one is my favourite out of the whole series, but it is one of the 3 main books that add suspense to the unraveling of the story. Tahereh Mafi has painted this picture of the future of our world, and I believe it would look exactly like this. Where misusing our planet could someday end up like this. And how she is able to capture those moments that make the story seem so real is amazing. This series is absolutely amazing, incredible and many, many other words that might be able to explain how beautiful this story is. I will forever thank my English teacher for giving me this assignment and my school librarian for recommending this book. And now I pass this recommendation on to those who are seeking a new book to read. This novel will be a treat you would not want to miss.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow. A beautifully written work that's just as good as the original. This will never get tired. Every time I come back to reread these books, I am amazed at how very real the characters are; how amazingly Tahereh has captured them all. I have nothing bad to say about this series. It remains my favourite series, by far.
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasy and YA no better combo The vibrant characters, the complexity of the plot, and the quality of the prose were unique. The love story was unique and in some ways more adult than YA. But great all said and done.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I love how many twists and turns there are in this book! It's really fun to read :)
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cant put down This series is amazing.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Woo Shatter me started off slow but then it kept getting better and better in unravel me.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling Read! I am sooo happy I finally read this because as expected Tahereh Mafi can definitely leave use hanging with her beautiful writing and who to choose from. Warner or Adam?? Its great being back with what Juliette is up to since I have been waiting to read Unravel Me forever! This book can leave you shattered and with Tahereh's intricate sentences and wonderful monologues you will have a hard decision. I can say that I am Team Warner especially after finishing the book! This series is amazing and definitely one of my favorites.  After that ending in Shatter Me it picks up immediately with Juliette and Adam joining Omega Point where they try to master their powers. Tahereh definitely made this book better than X-men. Her brilliant writing. She also introduced us to new characters that will play key roles in the next book. Its good to see that Juliette is making new friends. My heart was breaking for both Adam and Juliette because he is has been keeping secrets from Juliette that will have serious consequences for both of their well being and the relationship. But waiting on the sidelines is Warner and he is back full force with his own secrets. I loved seeing a different side to Warner and this is one of the reasons why I switched sides. Adam did feel left out but once you read  the book, it will make sense why his role was cut.  The romance especially THAT chapter was O_O I was soo happy!!  The major twist was also revealed in Unravel Me and it left me speechless! I totally did not see it coming! Its soo good!! Warner definitely is a character who looks broken but is always prepared. I loved seeing him as a great male lead. Mafi did a great job also creating a suspenseful/action read that will leaving you wanting more. If you have not read this series I recommend you start them right now! Its definitely a book that is full of action, romance and suspense. Its a good thing I already read the next book because that book was amazing. Tahereh Mafi is an author to look out for and I will read any book she writes next!! 
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So amazing! Can't wait for the next book!
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! One word: Warner!!! <333 loved this book! Definitely recommended!!!!
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! The main character is Juliette, a 17 year old girl who has a broken soul. She has spent her life isolated and treated as a monster by society and her family. She hopes to find something, someone to prove her life isn't a mistake. She lives in a world ravaged and destroyed by war, a bleak world controlled by a Military Government, a world where people no longer remember any light or color or joy. Juliette is fractured and lonely and wanting and kind and hauntingly sad and doesn't realize how lovely she truly is inside and out, she is real and imperfect and wise. In this book, Juliette begins to see her value, she opens herself to friendship and community with the people at Omega Point. She has a solid steady love for Adam, but her attraction to Warner is molten. She begins to see what she has sensed with glimpses into his past that cause her to struggle with her growing attraction and desire for Warner. The heat between them is palpable. The title Unravel truly says everything about Juliette, she is undone and remade in this book. At 17, Juliette has the depth and wisdom of a much older person. This is a beautifully written and achingly deep story. While the story is about a world gone mad and where people have extra powers, it is really about Juliette's journey into adulthood and her love for the boys in her life and herself. Amazing for an author so young, you really have to read this book and or the series. Beautiful, enjoy!!
Date published: 2013-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Stars!!!!!!!!!!!! To me I felt as if this book was better than the first! It truly is something you can't tell but see for yourself. You get to see a whole new side of Juliette, Warner, and Kenji! And if you are desperate to know what Warner's first name is you'll find out in this book. Along with some shocking revelations. All in all this is my favourite so far in the series and my hungry eyes are ready to devour the next book!
Date published: 2013-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read Absolutely, positively breathtaking. The writing is so exquisite that it wraps its sentences around your heart and imprints its words there. Tahereh Mafi is a brilliant human being who created an intriguing story with an enchanting and unforgettable style of telling it. This series is highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting An incredibly interesting novel!! Has a way of getting you emotionally attached to the characters! The summary doesn't do it justice !.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as the first and in ways better! I found shatter me was great! It was just as good as the first but in ways it was also more intense and capturing as the first. The characters were totally amazing as we got to know them more, they began to change and turning into who they really are. The plot was a roller coaster, up and down and up and down, full of surprises, twists and turns. At times it did seem like it was going a little fast but other then that, it was the kind of book that takes your emotions and opinions and makes them burst free. :D
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FREAKING AMAZING!!! I freaking love this book!! It is absolutely amazingly written and I love everything about it! It's written so well, I love how all of Juliette's thoughts are written and some with a line through them, it shows how confused she is. I also love the characters, especially Kenji and Warner. I actually hope she will choose Warner over Adam. I know it would break Adams heart but I just think they seem better, she even said herself that it was nothing like what she had with Adam, that it was better. You feel so strongly for the characters and understand them completely, whether they be evil or good. I can't wait for the next book! I FREAKING LOVE THIS TRILOGY!!!
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not everything that everyone said it would be. I'm not sure what I was expecting from this series but it surely NOT this. While the storyline was the atypical dystopian fantasy, it was well thought out. I really liked where Tahereh Mafi took civilization. However she took far too much liberty with her overuse of metaphors and clouded the whole experience because of it. The character of Juliette is a whiny, and pathetic girl who, yes, grows somewhat as the story progresses but not as much or as quickly as I would have liked. It's not until the end of Unravel Me that she actually realizes that she is stronger than she knew. Literally the last page! Now, Adam and Warner are the expected polar opposites and somewhat likable. However, my favourite male character is Kenji. Now here's a guy who's got it all! 62 was not everything that everyone was hyping about either. I'm not sure if I'll read the next book, but since if seems that the author has lessened her babbling and allowed Juliette a little growth I probably will. I just won't be waiting on pins and needles for it. 2.5 / 5 stars for Unravel Me.
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotional Roller coaster Seriously though, I just can’t get over how beautiful Tahereh Mafi’s prose is. I am in awe of the metaphors and descriptive imagery in this book. It’s just so gorgeous. My copy is now full of sticky notes marking all my favourite passages. Trying to resist the urge to track her down and beg her to teach me how to be awesome. I know when it comes to this series there’s a lot of talk about the love interests, but I really enjoyed that for the most part Tahereh Mafi kept the focus on Juliette. Specifically, her development as a character. In the beginning she starts out as the ultimate “woe is me” character. Everything hurts and she is going to tell you about it. Repeatedly. But as the story continues you see her progress, you see her change in attitude and motivation. I really started to respect her as a character and became really invested in what was going to happen to her. To be honest, there may have been some nervous yelps at a couple scenes. I love when I can get this invested in a character and I adore when they change over time. It’s always more interesting and more believable. Despite the focus on Juliette, however, you can’t talk about Unravel Me and not mention the love triangle. And if I’m being 100% completely honest…I’m not really a fan. I’m not anti-love triangle. Sometimes they work really well. But in this case I just don’t see it. Why? Because I find Warner so creepy. I think he is a fantastic character. And he absolutely fascinates me, just not as a love interest. Not even a tiny bit. That being said, I don’t feel as though I’m Team Adam any more either. Juliette really seems to have developed past him. So if I have to choose I’m going Team Juliette because I think she still needs to learn more about herself, rather than settling with either of these guys. I’d also love to profess my affiliation with Team Kenji. Not as a love interest, but just as an awesome character. Also Team James. In my opinion these are the two male characters that should be admired in Unravel Me. They’re such fabulous and strong people. I was impressed with how they could stick to certain convictions in spite of everything that’s happened. I realize I’ve spent most of this review talking about the characters, but they are what drives this story. They are what make it so addictive and so easy to get lost in. I love everything about this series, but it’s the characters that make it truly fabulous. Recommendation: A heart racing sequel that will have you on the edge of your seat, begging for more. Highly recommended for all readers. This and other reviews at More Than Just Magic (http://morethanjustmagic.org)
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible powers and insane twists! After the action packed ending of Shatter Me where Juliette, her love Adam and the hilariously awesome Kenji make it to the rebel resistance base Omega Point; while leaving the devious Warner injured and humiliated in his attempts to recapture Juliette. With Juliette among other gifted people like herself, and finally able to have physical human contact with someone she loves, you'd think she'd be in absolute bliss! But it's not all sunshine and roses deep in an underground bunker where there are constant whispers about the girl who kills with a touch of her skin, a boyfriend who's harbouring a dangerous secret and a new player in Sector 45 that's hellbent on finding Juliette... Firstly, I hate cover changes in the middle of a series; but for these ones I'll make an except because they're ridiculously gorgeous and eye catching (sorry I couldn't resist). Juliette is having major problems adjusting and in typical teenager fashion she just wants to be completely absorbed in her beau. For a good portion of the first half of the book she was completely self depreciating, whiny and generally a downer. I really thought I was going to snap and throttle the book in frustration because I wasn't sure how much longer I could keep going, but then Juliette does this complete 180 when she taps into her powers with purpose. She becomes methodical, ruthless and a comment I made while reading was "Juliette Hulk SMASH!" because...WOW what a change. Mafi creates this incredible divide in Juliette filled with obstacles and internal struggles - at the end of the book it's almost like a rebirth and Juliette's finally chosen what kind of person she's going to be. What makes Juliette's depression in the first half of the book bearable was characters like the leader of Omega Point Castle and his right hand man Kenji who call Juliette out on all her excuses and force her to move out of her isolation no matter how much she resists. Kenji -who I LOVE to bits is honestly the best character ever. We got a glimpse into his personality nearing the end of Shatter Me but there just wasn't enough Kenji to go around. I'm so glad that Mafi has given him a much more prominent role in Unravel Me and we get a good look into his equally tragic past. He's the down to earth guy that you just have to love, you can see why he inspires so much confidence and leads people so effectively. He knows when to joke to ease the tension, and when to break out the master plans. I think that we all knew that there'd be a serious love triangle between Adam, Juliette and Warner at some point. Unravel Me is equal parts heartache and passion. A secret creates a chasm between Adam and Juliette. This turns Adam into a really weird desperado that spends all this time being moody and angry - it was a radical change from the Adam we know and love in Shatter Me. It's a completely legitimate reason, but I got tired of his mopiness halfway through - I'm just hoping he can pull himself together in the next installment. But this leaves it wide open for Warner! Juliette and the readers discover that behind that hard slightly psychotic soldier exterior Warner can be an actual caring person - mind you he's still a bit unstable but I think I'm totally on team Warner now. Also that fabled chapter 62? Ahem...yea WOW, it was totally worth it to get to but in true YA fashion someone always ends up with a serious case of blue ....you know. Mafi's continues with her signature languid and richly descriptive writing as it pulls the reader into the mindsets and voices of of the characters. In Unravel Me Mafi gives us a taste of intense action, steamy romance and one of the HUGEST TWISTS EVER. I didn't see it coming at all - Mafi buried it perfectly in the action! Mafi gives a great recap of Shatter Me for those who might have forgotten the exact details. She also gets into the special gifts of people a bit more, there's a lot more character development and backstory and she introduces a new villain that is worse than Warner - who knew that was possible? So if you haven't read Shatter Me yet and you love dystopians and X-Men/Avengers/Comic Book heroes in general definitely go check it out!
Date published: 2013-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4.3/5 stars, this book Unraveled Me Unravel Me was a fantastic read, we have Juliette who has the power to kill people with her touch and this book picks up right where Shatter Me the first novel in this series left off, with Juliette staying at Omega Pointe and trying to find out how to harness her powers and learn how to use them for a war that Omega Pointe will have against The Reestablishment, the new form of Government. Unravel Me was great, I thought there was a huge amount of growth with not only Juliette but Adam,Kenji and even Warner are "Villain" of the story. I thought the concept for the book was great and very fast paced, I was never bored reading this book and that is the same feeling I got while reading Shatter Me. The plot progression was great I thought the story moved along so well and it makes me want to read the next book now and I hope we will not have a long wait ahead of us. I thought there was a great mix of action,drama and romance to die for, I was really surprised by a couple of characters in this book and there were so many twists and turns that I was not expecting what's so ever. Overall this book was amazing I think it has everything you need for a great book,story,characters and a unique writing style. If you have not read Shatter Me I would highly recommend it
Date published: 2013-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Left me very frustrated.... This book was very good Tahereh Mafi writes so strong and powerfully she kept me turning page after page and before I knew it the book is done. Now I can't wait for the third book because although this book was unbelievably good I am so not satisfied with some of the ways it's ended and I need to know????
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ... God I hate it when they end a book in such a huge cliffhanger. HURRY UP AND PUBLISH THE NEXT BOOK WILL YA!!!
Date published: 2013-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Angst-filled, action-packed sequel! Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (4.5/5 stars) When we last left off with Juliette in the first book, she has escaped from Warner and has taken sanctuary at Omega Point, a place where others with special powers are taught to train and hone their skills. When Castle, the leader of Omega Point assigns Kenji to help train Juliette, she begins to crawl out of her shell and attempt to accept her dangerous powers. With the pressure on her to figure it out as the war with the Reestablishment is looming, Juliette struggles with the fact that her powers could make her a monster… or a very powerful weapon. Omega Point isn’t the only one who sees her potential and Juliette encounters Warner, who is willing to convince her by any means that she should join his side instead. Okay, before I get the outraged screams from fans on why I didn’t give it 5 stars, hear me out. I love Tahereh Mafi and I love love LOVE her writing. 4.5 stars is still a really good rating. For me, I felt the first half of the book a little tough to get through. There was just so much whining and self pity that I was tired of reading it. I knew this book was going to be epic, and the more I kept reading the more I was thankfully proven right. I absolutely get that it’s not the writing that is whiny, it’s completely the character and Mafi does an amazing job at depicting the angst and confusion from this seventeen-year-old girl. Oh, and don’t forget the hormones because boy are those evident in this sequel! I really loved the character development from all angles. Not only does Mafi further expand on the stories of Juliette, Adam and Warner but we get more personality and interaction with the others in Omega Point as well. I absolutely loved all the meal-time conversations between the guys and the camaraderie among all those with special skills. Twists and turns were aplenty and while I found Juliette’s self-pitying a bit tiresome in the beginning, the rest of the book is definitely the page-turner. The much talked-about -chapter sixty two- lives up to the online excitement and the ending leaves me with such a love/hate feeling: LOVED it but HATE that that’s how it’s left off until the 3rd book! As a side note, I completely kept picturing Draco Malfoy every time Warner was on the page. Blonde hair, bad boy… if not for the fear of being typecast, Tom Felton would be such a good Warner if there was ever to be a screen adaptation of this series. Just sayin’. ;) This, and other reviews can be found on JustALilLost.com
Date published: 2013-02-07

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