Thursday, April 19, 2012

Unraveling Review


Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.

What I Loved
Apocalypse Book
The world is ending and only a few select people know it. A mysterious countdown that no one can stop, people melting due to radiation, and major weather disasters are just the beginning. The book literately counts down and you can't help but read and devour as the minutes tick by. Elizabeth isn't afraid to hold back and nothing and no one is truly safe. The book is filled with excitement till the very end.
Janelle: Another female character that I really enjoyed reading. She is the provider for her brother and caretaker for her mom so her dad doesn't have to do any of it. Janelle was forced to play parent and responsible adult at a young age causing her to mature and become very dependable. She is able to deal with bad situations with a level head and she doesn't loose it like a whiny little girl. 
Ben: What a surprise he turned out to be. I at first wasn't sure about him and his obsessive tendencies, but as Janelle spent more time with him I came to really enjoy and love him.
Side of Romance
I enjoyed reading the budding romance, this push and pull, yes and no, want but shouldn't romance makes for a very interesting and frustrating read.

Didn't Like
The ending was killer. I can't believe, well yes I can believe it, that is ended that way. I can't wait for the next book to come out!

Got to read this book!

April 24th 2012

Unbreakable 2013 has been turned in
Book 3? not sure if it is a trilogy or not



BookLuvr Mindy said...

I personally really liked the KILLER cliffhanger! I think it ended perfectly!!!

Kristina said...

I couldn't believe that ending either! I am so excited for book 2. I loved Ben as well.