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 follows the main character, Janelle, after she dies and is revived by Ben, a loner at her high school. At the same time, a bunch of different freak accidents are occurring around her and a clock is counting down to something big.
The plot had such an amazing idea, and I can definitely say I’ve never read a book like Unraveling before. I was constantly surprised by all the different twists and turns that occurred. I also really liked how the action was a huge part of the plot, and although there was a good amount of romance, the plot returning to the action. Although this book was over 400 pages, I was never bored and it was a super quick read!
I also loved the romance. Ben was such a sweet guy and his secret is incredible. I did not expect it at all. Janelle was a good character, but I found her somewhat unlikeable at different times. I also had some trouble relating to her. Her best friend, Alex, her brother Jared, and her dad were also great characters! They all cared so much about Janelle and they represented a such a close-knit family.
Unraveling ended with a cliffhanger, and I can’t wait to read Unbreakable once it comes out. I’m usually mainly a fan of contemporaries, but Unraveling has become one of my new favorite books. Also, on a side-note, I love the covers for both books. I think they both look awesome! I would give Unraveling 4 1/2 out of 5 flowers. The only thing keeping me from giving it that final half flower is the few moments I couldn’t connect with Janelle. If you’re still not convinced you should check it out, I also linked up some great reviews from other bloggers below :)
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