Unraveling

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Norris

Narrated By: Katie Schorr

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: April 2012

Duration: 10 hours 55 minutes

Summary:

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.

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  • Penny Ann Lupton

    I went into this book expecting a young adult paranormal romance. When I read the blurb it made me think of the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout—I thought it would be a similar read. Boy was I wrong. This novel ended up being so different than I expected. It’s not really a paranormal, it’s more sci-fi, and despite the fact that I am not in any way a fan of sci-fi novels, I loved it. The story was unique and fast paced, and the character development was excellent. There were characters I loved and hated, but they were all well thought out and executed. I’m trying to think of a comparison so readers might know what to expect and I can’t think of any. The best I can do is say it’s sort of like Sliders meets X-files meets Twilight meets Nancy Drew. LOL I guess that doesn’t really help. There were so many dimensions to this novel, both literally and figuratively, and I loved all the different elements. There was a bit of romance (I always love that), a bit of mystery (I love that the heroine inserts herself into an FBI investigation at seventeen and I still bought it), a little bit of science fiction, and a little bit dystopia. And surprisingly, it all blended together and worked. I will definitely read the next book in this series, and even though it’s not really a paranormal romance, I think readers of this genre will still enjoy it.