May 3, 2012


Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Release Date ~ 4/24/12
Format ~ ARC
Publisher ~ Baltzer + Bray
Source ~ Borrowed
Purchase: The Book Depository
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 was the X-Man meets the X-Files! Which means, it was pretty god damn mind boggling!

  Unraveling may have one of the fastest starts in the history of YA lit. It was like WOWZ!! OMG!!! I was thrown fast first into this awesome book!

  Elizabeth Norris also did a fantastic job crafting an amazing, wicked awesome plot that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! She also had you second guessing yourself CONSTANTLY! I had no idea who was good and who was evil, it was just so intense (in the best ways of course).

  Though the jaw-dropping action and the intense plot twists, I think reading about Janelle and Ben falling in love was the best of what Unraveling had to offer. I haven't read such a cute and enthralling romance in a long time!

  Janelle was such a great main character!  Since her dad was an F.B.I. agent who wasn't around a lot and her mom was unstable, she was the primary care taker for her family, and she did it all willingly which made her be the kind of person you admire and aspire to! Plus she had a great voice, sometimes hilarious, sometimes serious, but totally teen.

  An emotional whirlwind that has you biting your nails constantly, Unraveling is one of the most thrilling books I've ever read!
Cover Comments: I really like the countdown in the background, and both of the models look so INTENSE! 


  1. This book was, and I don't use this phrase lightly, THE BOMB. Seriously, I loved every bit of it, even after someone pointed out a legit concern with one part. I accept it, because it was just so amazing. :D

    Norris is so funny.

  2. Great review! This book is high up on my TBR wishlist. I've been reading a lot of wonderful things about it. I can't wait to read it!

  3. +JMJ+

    It sounds like a real winner! Thanks for the review, Benji. =)

  4. I have not seen one bad review yet. I so want to read this! Your review even sounded intense!!

  5. hmmm, i've been putting off reading this book in favour of other books, but everyone's been giving it really good reviews, so i might have to move it up my list!

  6. Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the review.

  7. Yo make this book sound awesome....I will be checking this one for sure :D

  8. Awesome review! Just reading you review is making what to read this book more now. I love that it is great from the first page :)

  9. Sounds amazing!! Cant wait to get my hands on it!

  10. I fell head over heels for Janelle and Ben, Unraveling as a whole. I would literally be bouncing around on my seat, or have to get up and pace while reading this book. I love it. I love Elizabeth Norris. This book has been cemented into my Top 10, and it will stay there for years to come. It is nice to see that it had the same impact on you as it did me! Thanks so much for reviewing this one. Hopefully it will keep getting readers, so more and more people will read such a fantastic book!


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