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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/3005 (2/11/13)I knew this was going to happen.Tahereh - why have you done this to me? Why did you have to go and make Warner human?I purposefully chose not to read Destroy Me yet because I didn't want to understand Warner. I didn't want to feel warm fuzzies towards him. I didn't want to believe that he could change and be a good person.Now... now I don't know what to believe. Like Juliette, I want to hate him - but I've seen too many glimpses inside his head and just can't anymore.Which makes me dread reading Destroy Me that much more.The interactions between Juliette and Warner are truly what made this book.I also really enjoyed the scenes between Kenji and Juliette. Finally there's someone who isn't afraid of her and will tell her the truth about the world and her place in it. For awhile, I was right there with her and angry at Castle and the position he was putting her in - but Kenji set us both in our place. I appreciate that he would be that honest with her. I wish Castle was that open and honest, considering he's the leader of the compound. But I do think he should be more understanding of what Juliette has been through in her life.I devoured this book in a single sitting. It's not perfect; some world building aspects are under developed for the sake of the character development. But I'm okay with that when I think about it because the character development is so brilliantly done.There is one significant plot twist, and I can't help but wonder how it will effect the outcome of the third novel. I can't wait to find out!And let me tell you - Ms. Mafi knows how to write a steamy-as-hell love scene. That's all I have to say about that.