Mini-Review: UNRAVELING (Unraveling #1)

Mini-Review: UNRAVELING (Unraveling #1)
Unraveling
Unraveling #1

Written by: Elizabeth Norris
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 24th, 2012
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Pages: 445
Format: select
Buy: B&N, Amazon
Add on: Goodreads
Also by this author: Unbreakable


Sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle's mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.

And that was before she died...and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth's destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.

My Thoughts


I only have one question after finishing this book (you know, other than “OMG WHAT HAPPENS NEXT???”). And that question is, Why the heck didn’t I pick this book up sooner?! No seriously. I am legitimately disappointed in myself for not reading this when it came out. I loved it. LOVED IT.

Sorry for the caps, I just feel very strongly about this, having finished it literally 5 minutes ago.

One thing that surprised me is that it started out looking like it would be more of a murder-mystery thriller that’s light on the sci-fi – and that made the pace seem a little sluggish to me, especially after the book opened with a bang, with the main character getting hit by a truck and brought back to life. But once it was revealed how Ben got his abilities, and where he’s from, there was no going back. I was meant to love this book.

I laughed, I cried, I was left short of breath – Unraveling has it all, and then some. Action, suspense, drama, a great romance, fantastic characters everywhere you turn, just… everything. If you think this book sounds even remotely like something you would be interested in, pick it up!!

…What are you waiting for?!

4 thoughts on “Mini-Review: UNRAVELING (Unraveling #1)

    • This book definitely does that – but the novella “Undone” is even worse!! I hope you’re able to read them soon, but the wait for book two is going to be torture. Might want to wait until… well, until the wait is a bit shorter! haha

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • I have read the novella!! It killed me to not jump right into book 2, but I wanted to read Mila 2.0 and Poison before continuing on, since those just came out. I think Unbreakable will be next!! Thank goodness for ALA and ARC’s! :D

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