I’ve been staring at the cover of Unravel Me for about a week now trying to get ready to read it, and realized that i owed it to myself to do a quick re-read of Shatter Me – the first book in the series. I needed to make sure that i was fully up to speed on what happened, with whom, and it what order and what i needed to remember.
so for those of you that haven’t read it yet, we’re introduced to Juliette who is 17 and has been locked up in an asylum because she’s got some ‘power’ where she can’t touch another living person because she will kill them through some power in her skin. the reason that she’s been locked up is because she accidentally killed a child that she was trying to help and her parents and society didn’t have any other option for her.
What I need to point out here is that society has gone to shit (at least that’s what people think because of what they’ve been told), and the ‘Re-Establishment’ has taken control of the world in the hopes of overpowering everyone else of influence and creating their own super power.
So while Juliette is locked up, after about a year of solitary isolation, she’s given a cell-mate and a guy at that. she doesn’t know what to make of it and thinks that they are trying to kill her off or something like that. Well…after a little bit of time, she begins to get these little flashes of recognition of her cell-mate – his eyes mostly really remind her of something/someone from her past.
After a few weeks of sharing a cell, they are ‘broken out’ by the reestablishment and to Juliette’s dismay, she learns that her cellmate is a soldier, sent in to make sure that she wasn’t truly crazy as many in the asylum are, and to bring her to Warner who is the head of Sector 45. Warner knows of Juliette’s powers and wants to use her for his own benefit.
so…Juliette has become a pawn, and all the while didn’t know what to expect and who to trust. Not long after she’s been taken by Warner, she learns that her cellmate Adam really is the kid that she knew from her past, and that they actually shared a mutual opinion of one another. They weren’t ever able to talk to each other, but they both saw something powerful that drew each one to the other that it grew into someone quite unique.
Now that Juliette is captive, and Adam was used as the means to bring her in, they’ve had the opportunity to talk about their feelings from the past and realize that they actually share the same mutual respect and love for each other.
That’s when things get hairy. See…Adam knows that it’s not safe for them to be there, and Juliette has no intention of helping Warner do what he wants, meaning that she HAS to get away. They take an opportunity to escape and run as fast and as far away as they can.
In their travels, they come to a safe haven where they think they can hide for a bit until they are discovered not too long after arriving. it’s Kenji , Adam’s best friend from the army and there’s confusion as to how he knew where to find them. Low and behold, Adam and Juliette have to make a decision about whether to trust Kenji or not, and in this story, you’re never quite sure what’s real and what’s being made to seem one way or another.
In any event, i’m really excited about Unravel Me since there’s a lot that i want answers to.
1) What makes Juliette the way that she is?
2) what happens with Juliette and Adam
3) what’s the deal with Warner? what’s in store for him?
4) Omega Point? What’s that?