Tahereh Mafi is the National Book Award nominated and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of An Emotion of Great Delight, the This Woven Kingdom series, the Shatter Me series, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Whichwood, and Furthermore. You can find her on Instagram at @tahereh or on her website, www.taherehmafi.com.
PRAISE FOR UNRAVEL ME: "The world of Unravel Me is terrifying and unique; its characters steam with passion, and Tahereh Mafi's bold, inventive prose crackles with raw emotion." -- Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"Unravel Me is dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading." -- Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures series"The story and character arcs are glorious and well thought out. Tahereh Mafi has proved herself a masterful plotter and storyteller." -- NY Journal of Books"Juliette's experiences will keep readers on the edge of their seats, and the romantic tug-of-war will entrance them." -- School Library Journal"Ready for round two? The war between the Reestablishment and its citizens is ramping up in this sequel to the steamy dystopia Shatter Me. Fans will be thrilled with the secrets unveiled in this one." -- Booklist"It's time for war in the edge-of-your seat sequel to Tahereh Mafi's dystopian Shatter Me. Mafi creates characters that readers feel invested in. The lyricism of the first book carries over in this installment." -- Shelf Awareness"Compelling and bittersweet." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksPRAISE FOR SHATTER ME: “Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance. I'm envious. I couldn't put it down." -- Lauren Kate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series"Rip-roaring adventure and steamy romance scenes, with a relationship teens will root for as much as they did for Bella and Edward. Inventive touches propel the story, such as strikeouts that reveal Juliette's inner thoughts. The final chapters leave Juliette, Adam, and Warner well poised for round two." -- Booklist"Fans of Cashore's Fire, Oliver's Delirium, and, yes, Twilight will find this addictive." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Mafi combines a psychological opener with an action-adventure denouement in her YA debut. This is a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." -- Publishers Weekly"Fast-paced action scenes convey imminent danger vividly....Part cautionary tale, part juicy love story, this will appeal to action and adventure fans." -- Kirkus Reviews"Teens will feel satisfied yet wait impatiently for more." -- School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-This sequel to Shatter Me (HarperCollins, 2011) continues the story of Juliette as she struggles to come to terms with her gift as well as her status as "freedom fighter" against the despotic government. She has no experience with group dynamics, having been in various prisons and mental institutions since she was a young child, so she is having issues with living in a group environment like the rebel headquarters. She is also not comfortable with calling her abilities a gift and is reluctant to train. Juliette has to do a lot of growing up in this story, figuring out how to harness her abilities, how to stand on her own, and how to deal with the consequences of her actions. Added to the mix is the love triangle with the two men who are the only ones who can touch her. the one she wants and the one she doesn't. or does she? Prior knowledge of the first book is mandatory for an understanding of this one. However, its fans will enjoy following Juliette's life and watching her mature. Her experiences will keep readers on the edge of their seats, and the romantic tug-of-war will entrance them. Especially exciting is the conflict within each of the male characters between his public and private personas as well as the conflict between what Juliette thinks she wants and the reality of what she can have. Her adventures will appeal to readers who like a bit of romance in their dystopian fiction.-Saleena L. Davidson, South Brunswick Public Library, Monmouth Junction, NJ (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.