Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mini Review: Unraveling

UnravelingUnraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Katie Schorr
Source: Audible
Release Date: April 24, 2012
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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.
Unraveling is a unique sci-fi thriller that is set apart from other YA Sci-Fi novels by its original plot. The plot is so different, in fact, that I'm not going to say anything else about it except to expect the unexpected! 

This book, characters, and narration were just "meh" for me... Unfortunately, I've already forgotten most of them! Originality and good writing weren't enough to keep me hooked in Unraveling, but, to others, it may be worth checking out.


  1. AWh, I'm so sad you didn't enjoy this one as much as I did!!! I loved this book so much, I'm sad to see it get such a poor review :( Oh well, we can't all love everything!!!

    1. I really did want to enjoy it!! Could have been my mood, or the timing, or something else, but it just didn't click with me :( Glad to hear you enjoyed it though.

  2. YEP! I pretty much feel the same way as you do about this review. I already forgot the character's names. It's such a shame because I heard really good things about this book and wanted to like it. :(

    1. Awesome! Glad to see I wasn't the only one. Its not that the book was bad, but it just wasn't anything that stuck out to me as special. Didn't hold my attention.