Shatter Me #2
February 5, 2013
Hardcover, 465 pages
Gifted by Molli @ Once Upon A Prologue
tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
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.
[attention]If you haven’t read Shatter Me, the first book, then the review and quotes may contain minor spoilers.[/attention]
Don’t look for action in the first 150+ pages because it starts off slow, but after that mini lull in the book, it starts to take off, and boy was I reeling at the intensity of the entire book by the end. I can only say it starts off like a roller coaster, and before you know it, you’re plunging down a huge hill, and then another, only to be whipped back and forth into a loop. That’s how I felt reading Unravel Me, like riding a roller coaster. I was horrified at the abuse that was being revealed on the pages, I kind of wanted to skip it. Too horrific and too destructive. I can’t even imagine any of it being real. But I’m guessing it’s what makes the characters so much stronger and much more passionate.
Juliette is so vulnerable and so torn between the two that you can’t help but feel pity for her. The experiences she goes through, the emotions that run through, the pain that she’s afflicted, you are transported once again into her world. Into her life, and it’s excruciating to read. Juliette comes alive on the pages, and she is so wonderfully developed in Unravel Me that I can’t help but want to hug her and want to be her friend. Now I can understand why everyone is gunning for Kenji. He tells the truth in such a way that makes you feel shameful! Kudos Kenji! He is more or less the sidekick, but what a wonderfully written one at that. He is surprisingly one of my favourite characters.
And the swoon worthy begins! Juliette and Adam’s heavy make out sessions just make my body temperature rise rise rise! There’s a little bit of Adam in every corner of this book, and I’m completely fine with that, but if you haven’t read Destroy Me, I completely switched sides. I’m on Team Warner now.. I’m probably a little bit in love with Warner the fictional character.. Two amazing twists have been revealed in this part of the trilogy and I love love love it! A little bit of a megalomaniac, a little too perfect, but also incredibly and deeply scarred and flawed. His character is probably the most interesting one out of all the characters. He is much more than the soldier he was brought up to be. And just WOW on his intense desire and passion for Juliette.
I’m in love Tahereh’s poetic writing style and at 465 pages, it’s a monster to read in one sitting. I’m sure others will read it in one day, and if you’re like me, I’m already gunning to re-read it again. It’s that wonderful and intense. I want to read it over again just so I can find out if I missed anything. This is a complete perfect for me. If you love romance, action, drama, and dystopia, this book is your book to read. Love love love this one![easyreview title="Rating" cat1title="Characters" cat1detail="Loved each of these characters, they add so much to the plot." cat1rating="5" cat2title="Pacing" cat2detail="Slow in the beginning, then it raced along until the very end." cat2rating="5" cat3title="Cover/Design" cat3detail="Beautiful, but I don't actually understand the icey eye?!? I'm glad they redesigned the covers, but now my books don't match" cat3rating="5" cat4title="Plot" cat4detail="Most definitely a character filler novel, but I didn't mind." cat4rating="5" summary="Overall, an amazing novel with incredible characters that developed and matured. Pick this one up on release date, you won't be sorry."]
I love it when he says that to me. I love it when he tells me that he likes the way I feel because it goes against everything I’ve heard my entire life and I wish I could put his words in my pocket just to touch them once in a while and remind myself that they exist.” (19)
Good intentions are great, but they don’t change the facts.”—Kenji (76)
He’s easily the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.” (144)
What I really want to say is who the hell are you and who are you to decide who gets to die. Who are you to decide who should be killed.” (178)
I look sexy as hell in this outfit.”—Kenji (213)
I must meet the girl who’s managed to bewitch my boy!” (230)
I’m afraid my son never mentioned how beautiful you are. And it’s always do difficult to kill a beautiful thing.” (231)
He’s the kind of boy who was only ever taught to be a man, who was told to erase the concept of childhood from his life’s expectations.” (233)
Warner as a human being terrifies me more than anything else.” (234)
I’ve seen what you had to live through, what you had to go through, and I’m not giving up on you now, not because of this, not because of something like this.”—Adam (294)
You’re the only one I’ve ever wanted and that’s never going to change.”—Adam (294)
I don’t know how to hate you anymore. Even though I want to. I really want to and I know I shouldn’t but I just can’t.” (313)
There are many things I’d do differently if I were in charge. But a soldier does not alears have to agree in order to obey.” (323)
Don’t worry, love. I’m not getting naked, I promise.” (327)
Books are easily destroyed. But words will live as long as people can remember them.” (329)
I cry too much. And I’m not interested in conquering the world.” (330)
Because it’s so hard to be kind to the world when all you’ve ever felt was hate. Because it’s so hard to see goodness in the world when all you’ve ever known was terror.” (333)
I want all of you. I want you inside and out and catching your breath and aching for me like I ache for you.” (397)
I’m so desperately in love with you.” (399)