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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

~MR~Unraveling

Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)Book description: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. (taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts:I had been interested in this book. And the description really grabbed me and the cover looked pretty cool. It really wasn't what I expected though. It's way more scifi then I'd thought. For some reason I thought it was going to be super hero like :P The plot was really good and exciting with FBI cases thrown in and a mystery to work out. A mystery that includes terribly burned bodies that no one can figure out. While the plot was pretty interesting I didn't connect very much to the characters even though I did like Janelle and her brother. However this book was a 5+++ in language(about a dozen uses of the f word), there was some smoking/drinking/drugs mention or doing. A whole party scene in the past where Janelle is given roofies (sometimes called rape drug) and there was some gross scenes described with the victims of...well I can't say because that would be telling. :P  Overall this had a pretty high level of language and a bit of violence, I just didn't like this book as much as I thought I would. It was exciting and had a pretty good plot but I didn't connect really. I would recommend (lightly) to YA+ girls and I guess some guys? I guess I'll read the second book, but it doesn't sound as exciting as this one and after reading this one... We'll see.
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Love, Sierra

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