**If you have read Shatter Me, this review is spoiler free**
Unravel Me was a much more satisfying book, in many ways. Whereas we got to know Juliette and her unstable mind in book one, I felt that I got a more three dimensional view of the Shatter Me world in this installment. There is a lot of work going on in the underground facility, Omega Point, where Juliette and Adam now live, but that doesn’t necessarily make things any clearer than they were before. Being amongst people who also have gifts gives Juliette more emotional independence, which changes the way she thinks about herself and others. Adam and Juliette go through a lot of hard situations in this story and there were times when I really felt for both of them. Surrounding their drama were some great supporting characters, including Kenji, who is as hilarious as ever. I think the most gripping part of this story for me was Warner’s dad. You know he’s evil, of course, but being faced with that evil was extremely dramatic. That guy puts the psy in psycho, that’s for sure.
Unravel Me could also be called “The Book That Made Everyone Question Their Loyalties”. (By everyone, I mean the readers. By readers, I mean the people that thought Warner was simply the hot/crazy guy.) As you have probably seen from all of the flailing about on in the internet, it turns out that our Warner has depths that were previously hidden by the piles of crazy that that dad heaped upon him. Whether you are Team Adam or Team Warner, there is no doubt that you will have a lot to deal with in this book. There is one very big revelation about Warner in this book that actually made my jaw drop. Juliette is still trying to hang on to her sanity and sense of humanity while trying to figure out what her place is in this organization. One thing is for certain; you will be on the edge of your seat the entire time, so be prepared!
(Oh, and don’t forget to bookmark Chapter 62. That little speech might go down in history right next to Mr. Darcy’s. It’s that good.)