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Well, this was interesting!

Even though I wasn't sure what was happening in the first half of book I couldn't get enough of it. I usually get frustrated whenever I don't get some answers by the first half of the book but I didn't mind the suspense in Unraveling.

Elizabeth Norris knows how to create a captivating world. Her writing is never tiresome. Her heroes are intriguing and likable. I only wished they didn't swear since I'm a little bit uncomfortable with characters in YA novels using that kind of language. I do swear but if I wrote a book for younger audience I wouldn't use cuss words in it.

It's hard to explain what this book is about without spoiling it big time. I didn't read any reviews before I started reading Unraveling for the same exact reason.

Sorry for this short review. I didn't want to discuss the plot because of the spoilers so if there still are people who haven't read Unraveling yet, pick it up! You don't want to miss this exciting roller coaster ride!

Since I was listening to the audio version of this book I would like to give props for the narrator, Katie Schorr for doing such an incredible job.
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I had Unraveling on my TBR list for awhile. When I saw that Pitch Dark Books was doing a reread I thought what better time to read the book. I am so happy that I decided to join in. I loved this book from the very first page. You know you are in for a wild ride when the story starts with the main character getting hit by a truck and dying.

I was a little hesitant about this story and didn't really know what to expect as it is labeled Science Fiction. But really the genre doesn't matter to me as long as there is a little bit of love in there. I was hooked from the start. Janelle is hit by a truck and then wakes up staring into the eyes of a boy she doesn't know and she is unsure about what has happened to her. She can't get this boy out of her head and she needs to know what happened. Ben is a bit of mystery and immediately I knew he was hiding something and that it was probably something big. Their relationship was one that I loved watching grow throughout the story. He might be hiding something but he is just so incredibly amazing.

I really enjoyed Janelle and her best friend Alex's relationship. They have grown up together and Janelle leans on him a lot. Janelle's dad is an FBI agent and works a lot and her mom has some mental troubles and doesn't really have it together enough to take care of her kids. It is up to Janelle to take care of the house and her younger brother Jared. But when a string of deaths take place around town she uses the detective skills she has learned from her dad to try to solve the case. She is very good at detective work. I loved how every time she looked at someone she was instantly aware of where they were carrying their weapons.

This story has a little bit of everything, mystery, murder, romance and suspense. The heroine of this story Janelle is so strong and able to take care of herself. I really enjoyed seeing such a take charge girl as the main character of this story. The end of this book blew me away and left me heartbroken. I really did not see it coming. This book is different from the usual YA books that I read. Which is probably why I liked it so much. It was new, fresh and wonderfully heartbreaking. Get ready to be completely wrapped up in this story and the wonderful world Elizabeth Norris has created.
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Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
(Updated: September 29, 2012)
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