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.
Sometimes, in trilogies, second books can be fillers–nothing more than a moving forward of the plot to get to the big to-do of the final book. Hallelujah, that wasn’t the case for Unravel Me. So Juliette is now free from The Reestablishment, having been taken in at Omega Point. She’s ready to move forward with her life–her life with Adam. But can she?
I’ve said this before, but I must make mention of it again–Mafi’s style of writing and the words she uses and how she structures it all is impeccable. These stories have some of my favorite quotes of all time. Writing–well–is piecing together words like a puzzle to make the best fit possible. Sometimes, a piece looks like it could fit, and you might try and squeeze it into place, and for the most part it works, but there’s still that weird gap, or area that’s askew. Her words and punctuation are knitted together gorgeously.
We got inside Warner’s head in his novella, and that solidified my Team Warner status, but during this book, I could be heard yelling War-ner! War-ner! Perfection. I like villainous characters anyway, just as the norm, and I certainly root for the underdog. Now, he clearly wasn’t an underdog … until it came to Juliette’s affections. She loathed the fact that she felt any connection to him. But she did. And it became more difficult to fight as this story played on. Especially when things with Adam didn’t seem to be working out how she imagined.
In Unravel Me, we see Juliette harnessing her abilities, but she is definitely still struggling to find her place and figure out what she wants, who she is, and where’s she going to go. She has more of a voice, but she’s not always sure when to use it. Learning of all the others at Omega Point seems to help her want to grow into her “lethal touch,” but she’s certainly still unsure about it all. The conflict between Adam and Warner doesn’t help that at all either.
Kenji. I love Kenji. I do wish he had his own story. He’s the funniest, best friend Juliette could ever have, and honestly, he might be one of my favorite secondary characters of all time. He helps make this story as great as it is.
This series is easily becoming one of my favorites, and while I’m excited to see how it all ends, it’s also sad to know I’m starting the final book.
**Side note: I did read Adam’s novella, Fracture Me, but won’t be writing a full review on the blog. It was certainly eye-opening, in the fact that it made me reconsider the weight of Adam’s love for Juliette, but I think that was a good thing to know going into the third and final book. I liked getting that side of him, because it made me consider everything quite differently.