Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)Title: Unraveling
Author:  Elizabeth Norris
Series: Unraveling
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0062103733
Genre: Young Adult 
Release date: April 24th 2012
Number of pages: 445

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.


Okay, this book has two parts for me. At first it was really slow and boring, but luckily I decided to hang there and finish because I usually don’t DNF, but only after the 60% it actually paid back and I enjoyed how Janelle was this great detective.
Okay at first the story had way to much chapters and it was like every moment had a different angle, not confusing, but a bit excessive. Janelle was a good girl and I liked her and how devoted she is to discovering the truth, but her friendship with Alex sounded to me like she was using him for awhile.
She suffered a lot in life, growing up and helping her father raise her brother. She’s strong and very mature, but made wrong choices that sometimes were not necessary.
After Janelle discover half the truth and helps Ben it’s like the story shifted focus and everything is so fast. I liked the Janelle-Ben almost relationship. I’m not saying anything about the deaths, but I agree it was necessary.


#1 – Unraveling
#2 – Unbreakable (Expected publication: June 6th 2013)

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