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Monday, February 4, 2013

UNRAVEL ME: Author Interview / Giveaway

UNRAVEL ME is being released soon and I am SO EXCITED to have Tahereh Mafi back on Mundie Moms today! TOMORROW is her big release day! UNRAVEL ME will finally be out in stores. Last week here on the blog I shared my spoiler free review & the first UNRAVEL ME giveaway here, and this past Thursday evening we had a Live Author chat with Tahereh. Not only am I beyond excited to share my recent interview with Tahereh, but I get to give away my last published copy of the book. First, here's a little bit about UNRAVEL ME.


By: Tahereh Mafi
Published by: Harper Teen
Out on Shelves: TOMORROW 2/5/13
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Check it out: Follow the Shatter Me page on facebook

tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
it's almost
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
Thank you Tahereh for stopping by Mundie Moms today! 

You can follow Tahereh via her Blog | Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook

THE GIVEAWAY:
Thank you to a lovely friend who made all this possible, I've got my LAST COPY of UNRAVEL ME to giveaway! There's only one catch, this giveaway will end SOON. I know! What? Since UNRAVEL ME is out in less than a few hours, I'm going to end this giveaway on 2/5 at 2 pm CST! That way the winner won't need to fret tackling a fellow book reader for the last copy of UNRAVEL ME on the book store shelf tomorrow.


70 comments:

  1. I WANT THOSE SHOES :D

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  2. I actually haven't read the books yet. *is embarrassed*

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    1. I hope you'll love them when you do read them :)

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  3. UGH those shoes are gorgeous and I absolutely love this book! The novella just made me more anxious.

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    1. I love her shoes!!! I'd totally wear those. LOL

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  4. Tomorrow's the big day!! Great interview, btw!

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  5. I have yet to read Shatter me and I am about to get started! So I hope I win this so I can read them back to back! :)

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  6. I was Team Adam, and then I read Shatter Me. Now I'm SO CONFUSED! I think having Unravel Me will help me choose for sure ;-)

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    1. I totally understand! I was in the same boat.... I do adore Adam, but Warner won me over in Unravel Me.

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  7. TEAM WARNER!! I haven't even read Destroy Me or Unravel me but Warner is a lot more interesting than Adam!! I love myself a good and conflicted and morally gray "villain"

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  8. Team Warner, I am sorry but Adam doesn't do it for me. Also a Kenji fan :D

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    1. Kenji steals the show in Unravel Me! I love him!

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  9. Those shoes are fabulous- I need to make a pair!
    Also- team handsome all the way :P

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  10. Team Adam!! I've heard so much about Warner in Unravel Me.... I'm sure I'll eat my words... :P

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    1. Adam is a fabulous guy, but Warner.... he totally had me in Unravel Me.

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  11. Team Warner all the way! Lol but I loved her mom's team.

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  12. I wish I had a team, but I still need to read this lively book. :)

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    1. I can't wait to hear who you pick after you read it.

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  13. Team Adam!!!! No I will not change my mind!

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  14. I have not read Destroy Me yet but I am still adamantly Team Adam! I'm afraid what Unravel Me might do to try to sway me though. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. You're welcome and yes, I'm sure UNRAVEL ME will sway you... a lot. ;)

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  15. I sadly don't have a team, need to read the lovely book first. :)

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  16. I completely cannot decide which team. :)
    Which I guess is a good thing because I don't actually decide? :D

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  18. Talking very very serious, I'M TEAM JULIETTE. I admire her soooooooooo much, Tahereh created and inspiring woman, who search for hope anywhere, and in anything. The way she lovee, she wishes and think it is... woooow
    BUUT if I have to choose in the options Team Adam, I mean HE LOVE HER FOR LIFE, the way he sees her , the why she protect her, the way he do anything for her, and more specially how Juliette feels about him.

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  19. Is out tomorrow! I'm excited! I'm seriously thinking she leaves Adam on book 2, why? I want to know why? I'm looking forward to reading it already!
    I need to see what everyone sees in Warner

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    1. I'm team Adam!
      I don't know if it'll change after reading Unravel Me. Everyone keeps saying it will, I hope not!

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  20. Team Adam. Thanks for the contest. Love Tehereh! christy

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  21. TEAM ADAM. I have to admit I'm nervous to read UNRAVEL ME because I've been hearing Warner love. I. WILL. NOT. LIKE. WARNER.

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  22. I haven't picked a team, because I haven't started reading the series. Thank you for the giveaway. :D

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  23. I also have not read Shatter Me, but I can't wait to!

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  24. I began as Team Adam, but I don't know what to make of Warner. I'd really love to win this and find out, though! (hint, hint)

    Thank you very much for the chance to win! I'd love to read and review.

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  25. At the moment, I'm Team Adam... even after reading Destroy Me... however, with things leading up to *that scene* who knows what team I'll be on after Unravel Me?!

    Totally going to be fighting someone (if necessary) for a copy of this book on Wednesday morning when I hit the bookstore. Cannot wait to read it!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Jessica @ The Midnight Bookworm

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  26. Team Adam but I reserve the right to change my mind. Lol I love this series and the shoes!:)

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  27. For now, I'm Team Adam but that could always change. I want those shoes, too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! :)

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  28. Team Warner, no questions asked! They're perfect for eachother! I was Team Warner from the start, but after reading Destroy Me.. I KNOW I made the right call. ;)
    Adam is great, but he can go find some normal pretty girl to be with. He'll just have to suck it up. Lol(:

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  29. Great interview. Loved learning more about Tahereh. I'm an Adam fan but you're making me wonder about Kenji. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. I haven't read Unravel Me yet so I'm team Warner right now, but I've heard there's a good chance that might change : )

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  31. I haven't read Shatter Me yet, so I'm team no one. I've been trying to hold out on starting new series until a few of the books are out. The wait in between releases kills me!

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  32. I haven't read it yet but I am about too since my friends are flooding my timeline with it and that Tahereh Mafi will have a book signing on March in the PHL :) So I am sooo excited for that too!

    Based on the descriptions of my dear friends, I will place my vote at Team Warner ;)

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  33. Aww, that's so cute about Tahereh's mom!! Hee hee. I actually fell in love with Kenji in the first book, he's just my type with the constant sarcasm ;) So if you asked me who I'd wanna spend "regular" time with, I'd say I'm Team Kenji. *On the other hand*, if you asked me who I'd wanna spend "lovey" time with (cough cough), who I think would make me feel so beautiful and so wanted....well then I'd say I'm Team Warner ALL THE WAY!!!! And I haven't even read Destroy Me yet, and I know it's only gonna make me fall in love with him even more! Ahhh, I could gush about him ALL. DAY. What can I say, I like my boys bad, snarky, and sometimes a ill crazy... ;)

    And, finally, love this interview! And love you for this giveaway, and for making it short!! AND loooove those shoes!!!!!

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  34. Thanks for the fun interview and congrats to Tahereh on her new release! I loved Shatter me and I desperately want Unravel me :) I love those shoes!! So I'm Team Adam... at least until I read this next book :)

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  35. Team Adam...so far *dances around room like a crazy girl*

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  36. Def. Team Adam right now. Curious to see if that'll change with Unravel Me...

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  37. I'm Team Tahereh, we're a small, but passionate group. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I am a little bit of team Adam and team Kenji. Can we just combine them into one super-mega-awesome man? That would work just fine for me!

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  39. I am hoping that Warner can turn out to be a good guy!

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  40. Last minute giveaways are awesome! Def-o Team Kenji!

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