Saturday, April 27, 2013

Unbreakable: Review


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?


(This might contain spoilers of Unraveling.)

This. Book. Is. Awesome! I don't even know what to say about it because it's just so good. It's action-packed, surreal but realistic at the same time, and a whole lot of exciting! I can practically feel my blood humming in excitement! This is way better than Unraveling, and so much better than I expected.

Janelle is a true heroine this time. She really can kick some ass. Hard and swift. She's not one of those indecisive or reckless girls. She's strong, realistic, and smart. I like her so much more than in Unraveling because this time her personality actually shines through her. Ben is her counterpart. Don't get me wrong, I still like him so much. He's softer than Janelle and more emotional and reckless. But his determination is what I admire most. They are different. But they are definitely strong characters.

The plot is no let down. Actually that's what I like most. The plot in Unraveling and Unbreakable is actually pretty separated. It's Undone that links the two stories together. I kinda like that because individual stuff can sometimes make the series (or is that a trilogy?) more exciting. The most important part is: Norris succeeds in taking our breaths away. Stakes are much higher than in Unraveling despite this time it's not the world/universe/multiverse/wherever Janelle's living in that's at risk but more personal. It's really hard to explain exactly how good Unbreakable is. I just have to say one thing: The plot twists will never cease to amaze you.

If you haven't read Unraveling yet, go read it. It's not like any other YA paranormal that you've ever read.

Rating: 8.5/10

P.S. You know another thing that I love so much in this book? It's a quote from the book, but not exactly because it's quoted from Dante's Paradise:

But already my desire and my will were being turned like a wheel, all at one speed, by the Love which moves the sun and the other stars.

And it reminds me so much of City of Fallen Angels... (Yeah, I'm lame as that XD)

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