Monday, September 2, 2013

Review: Unbreakable

Unraveling #2
Elizabeth Norris

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?

Rating: 3/5

“I didn't used to be like this. I didn't believe in love and romance and swooning. My default setting was bitch”

“This is epic monument-style shit we're in.”

“This is the second fucking time I've gotten shot when I was with you. I don't think we can be friends anymore.”

My Thoughts:
Unbreakable is the sequal to Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris. I didn't write a review on Unraveling because I didn't have enough feelings about that book to write a review, but it was good. Unbreakable gives me the opposite problem. There is so much I want to say about this I can't even form full sentences. To sum it up Unbreakable frustrated me. So. Much. The basic plot was a great concept I think, as well as the writing, but I am not without my gripes.

First of Ben was SO ANNOYING. LIKE HOLY CRAP! So in Unraveling, I wasn't too sure about Ben because it felt kind of insta-lovey but I got over it. In Unbreakable all Janelle thinks about is Ben and where he might be and she is so sad he is gone and blah blah blah. Then when they are finally reunited, we see that Ben made a stupid mistake. It wasn't the mistake as much that bothered me, as it was his reaction. Janelle was pissed at him and what did he do? He turned on kicked puppy mode and whined a bunch. And don't forget to throw in those random "You know I love you, right?". ERMYGOSH. Annoying.

The other thing that bothered me is Barclay. First off I LOVED his character in this book. I loved his conviction, his mission, his attitude, everything up until the very end. He made one decision that just pissed me off! And I was really starting to love him... When I got to that part, there were maybe ten pages left, but I threw the book down and said "I just don't think I can finish this!" I did eventually, but that one thing just messed it up. Ugh.

In conclusion, If you liked Unraveling, I think you should read Unbreakable but be forewarned you might get slightly annoyed by the Ben and the ending, or you might love it all. It's up to you.


  1. Lols about Ben! Not sure what I would make of such an annoying character. I haven't read book 1 yet but I do have it and plan to read it soon so I will see for myself I guess. :)

    1. He isn't too bad in the first book. Almost nice even.

  2. I really want to read this one :) I enjoyed the first, but it's been so long since I've read it. Good review, I'll have to see about Ben lol

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  3. LOL Sydney a fantastic review! Sounds like you had to rant about how annoying Ben was lol! I hate it when we have to put up with annoying characters and there are so many of them. And arrgggh, Barclay! He let you down good. Lol

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence


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