Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Review: Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

Series:  Unraveling #2
Author: Elizabeth Norris
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre:  YA, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Romance
Release Date:  April 23rd 2013
Pages:  479
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased!
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Reason chosen:  

Because I loved the first book in the series. It was new and fresh and I fell in love with the characters!

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?


Ben. Oh, Ben. This book was just as great as the first, but different in so many ways. Well, ok I guess just one. It all takes place in the multi-verses. This book was pretty emotional and had a whole lot of twist. For half the book I was feeling like Barclay had an interest in Janelle and it seemed like she had a bit of an interest in him as well, which, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Then there is Ben. Ben has made some mistakes. And at one point I was pretty mad at him, and so is Janelle for a lot of the book. But, the ending rocked my socks off, and the adventure was a really awesome one. I liked venturing to the other worlds and even when they ran into some of their “other selves”. I also felt that there was more adventure overall. There was more guns, more fighting, more planning, and more jailbreaks and overall it kept me pretty entertained. I couldn’t quite figure out if Janelle was a lot different than she was in the first book, but I definitely liked her take charge attitude and determination. 


Janelle--Determined as always, but willing to risk a lot more. She’s different because she knows what she is getting into in this book.

Barclay--I definitely enjoyed his character a lot more in this novel and that’s probably because we got to know him a lot better.

Elijah--Funny as always.

Struz--Love him, now a little scared of him, can’t wait for more...if there is more.


There was a lot of reminicing and too be honest I felt I knew enough and related enough to Janelle from the first novel that it was necessary for the story. It actually made it feel a little slow at times.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall I still love this series and can’t wait for the next. Although some parts were slow there was big adventure in this one especially more than the previous novel. There was also much more depth to the characters and we learnt a lot about them and their pasts. The writing was great and pretty easy to follow, although some knowledge of multiverses and physics would probably help, or, if you’ve seen Fringe you’re good.


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Previously In the Series:

Unraveling (#1)-> Click for review

Undone (#1.5)

Next in the Series:


Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you are a love of YA Fringe stories with romance and adventure than this is for you.

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Author Info:
Twitter: @liz-Norris
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unravelingseries, https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethNorrisAuthor


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