Synopsis: Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.
And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?
Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/mtv-elizabeth-norris-unraveling-381733and sunshine for Manhattan’s recent snowpocalyptic winter. She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together. Her first novel, UNRAVELING (Balzer+Bray, April 2012), is the story of one girl’s fight to save her family, her world, and the one boy she never saw coming. Also the film rights to Unraveling have been optioned by MTV! Article to link to is here
When I first read Unraveling, it instantly became one of my favorite books. I completely fell in love with the world and the concepts and the brilliant characters. Unbreakable absolutely in every way stood up to any expectations I had for the book. There were new factors I absolutely adored, parts where my heart completed ached, and overall yet another amazingly weaved, mind-blowing book from Elizabeth Norris.
I absolutely love Janelle Tenner. Definitely one of my top book girl crushes, hands down! She is the definition of bad ass. She never backs down from a challenge. She loves with her whole heart. She cares completely about her family. And, she always fights for what’s right. Janelle once again in Unbreakable gets thrown into a crazy mission. One she doesn’t take lightly because even though she needs to save Ben there is so much more going on and she fights it all with truth strength.
Oh Ben Michaels. I love how he’s so in love with Janelle. That every move he makes, that every time he fights is for Janelle. You instantly become to realize how important she actually is to him when it takes not his family being threatened to break him… but Janelle. Ben isn’t as perfect as I thought he was in Unraveling, but I still love him flaws and all. Ben’s best friend Elijah is also back and can I just tell you this kid says the absolute BEST lines. It’s always f-bomb this or taking a horrible situation and making everyone laugh about it. I love, love Elijah!
And, my final character I must talk about… Barclay. Let me just tell you all… Taylor Barclay is mine. No, I’m serious. I am. Any who, in Unraveling I was one of the people who looked past his arrogance and his smug attitude and I saw something I liked any way. I instantly thought he was good looking and underneath everything good. In Unbreakable, Elizabeth Norris, takes his character to a whole new level and I was absolutely stoked about it. We see so much more of Taylor and so much more of the person he is and what he’s capable of. I absolutely love him. And I’m not going to lie… Yes, I love Ben but I started to ship Barclay + Tenner in this one. Oh yes I did and I’m still slightly bent that he’s not on the cover! He totes deserves to be!
I still sit here and want this type of interverse travel to be real. Yet at the same time, seeing the terrifying thing that Elizabeth Norris did with it in Unbreakable, maybe I don’t want it to be real. It’s truly an amazing mind-screwing concept to think about. I cannot rave enough about this series. It still hold it’s place as one of my absolute favorite series. I love everything Unbreakable. If you’re considering starting this series… DO IT. If you’ve read Unraveling, well I highly doubt Unbreakable will let you down.
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