By: Tahereh Mafi
Published by: Harper Teen
Out on Shelves: TOMORROW 2/5/13
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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 -quoted from GoodReads
You guys, I can not wait for everyone to read this. It's such an awesome sequel, and surprisingly better than Shatter Me, which I was not excepting.
Hi Tahereh! Welcome back to Mundie Moms and congratulations on tomorrow's big release day. Can I just fan girl with you over the release!?! I LOVED this book. Shatter Me received a lot of praise, which it most definitely deserved. How did you try to live up to that with UNRAVEL ME? Do you try and push that out of your mind while your writing, or do you use that as a motivator while writing?
Thank you so so much -- and I'm so glad you liked the book! :D (I love you guys!)
I think it's pretty hard -- but necessary -- to block out any excess noise or opinion while writing, and especially while writing a sequel; I know I certainly tried to do that. It was important to me to write the write sequel -- something that felt organic to the development of the characters and the plot.
I didn't think it was possible for you to top Shatter Me, but you totally surpassed my expectations for UNRAVEL ME, which were high. I seriously LOVE both of these books. When you wrote Shatter Me, did you already have some of UNRAVEL ME's key moments outlined or did you just take it one book at a time?
By the time I'd finished writing SHATTER ME, I had a very distinct idea of where I wanted/thought things would go in UNRAVEL ME. But the more I wrote the second book, the more clear and concrete things became. :D
Let's talk about "THAT" scene for a moment. You know that one.... *coughs* ;) You totally threw me for a loop with those some hot kissy scenes! WOW! *fanself* Did you know that "you know who" was going to do that to the other "you know who" prior to writing this book or did that "you know what" scene totally just happen? I have to know! haha
The specifics of that scene just kind of happened, but I definitely knew something like that would happen.
There are some great one liners in this book. What's one of your favorite comebacks/comments made in UNRAVEL ME?
Pretty much everything and anything Kenji says.
When writing those tougher scenes, where do you draw your inspiration from?
I have no idea. It's always pretty tough; I just try to be true to the story and what it needs.
I really enjoyed seeing how much Juliette, Adam, Warner and Kenji changed/grew in Unravel Me. What's one thing you've come to admire about each them?
I love how they've all developed and matured and learned to stand up in the face of adversity. I love characters with great inner-strength.
Speaking of Kenji, I loved how he stole a little bit of the lime light in this book. He's funny! I loved it. Many of us love Warner and Adam, but Kenji kind of snuck up on us in this book. How has his character changed from your first draft of the series to now?
He's so important now! Which I love. I really wanted him to be so much more than just a throwaway secondary character. I love Kenji to bits.
OKay, let's talk about those awesome shoes you made here.
I would totally buy a pair and I'd name one shoe Warner and the other Kent. LOL Okay, not really with the naming, though you could have a shoe line called UNRAVEL ME. I have to ask you, have you gone disco dancing in those shoes yet?
hahahaha. aww.. you're so sweet! I haven't gone disco-dancing in those shoes, but they are definitely a lot of fun to walk around in! The sunlight makes them sparkle and shine like something I've never seen before.
Speed Round Questions:
- My two writing must haves are: coffee and tea.
- A book I've read as an adult that I wish I had as a teen is: The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson.
- If I could co-write with another author, I'd want to write with: Hermione Granger. She's an author, right? She must be. I'm sure she's written some books by now.
- I would love to take a writing trip to: Antarctica. Really.
- I hope Juliette ends up with: (Yeah I know, nice try huh) LOL She can have Adam and I'll take Warner ;) hahahahahaha
- My secret indulgence is: PUMPKIN PIEEEE
- I would where my Unravel Me shoes to: ummmmm... everywhere! haha