Unraveling, by Elizabeth Norris

Friday, 10 January 2014

Unraveling (Unraveling #1), by Elizabeth Norris

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian, Apocalyptic, Science-Fiction

Rating: 4/5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "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."


  • The summary sounded so good for this one and beautiful, and it almost was as good as I thought. The only flaw was that I thought that it wasn't too apocalyptic as it was described as. I wanted it to be addicting and having to do with the end of the world and such, but it was really about Janelle's problems.
  • Janelle was a great character. She had a lot of sympathy and I felt her words very deeply and I wanted her story to go on forever.
  • I really enjoyed this one, and am definitely looking forward to read the sequel!

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