Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Unravel by Imogen Howson Review

Title: Unravel
Author: Imogen Howson
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Series: Linked, book two
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Even better than the first book, Unravel completely captivated me! There were some minor errors, but overall this is a book worth reading!

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

After the horrifying aftermath of the previous events in the book, Lin and Lissa return to a planet wracked even more by unrest, rebellion, and danger. As well as having new abilities manifest, the girls struggle to deal with the backlash of their actions: the consequential exposure of Spares, and what a corrupt government struggled so hard to find. But when tragedy strikes and a secret about the Spares is revealed, the girl must decide what they are willing to sacrifice for their cause.. Even if it happens to be each other..


What I enjoyed:
-I loved the pacing of this book--it picked up smoothly where it left off, and I couldn't put it down!
-Lissa, the girl struggling hard to get used to being a twin, with psychic connections, in fact, and trying to find her own identity, especially in her relationship with Lin and Cadan
-Lin, the broken young woman who wants nothing more than to do what it takes to get acknowledged as human--even if she has to bend the rules a little to do so
-Cadan, the sweet, loving young woman who comes to find that not only is the world changing, his relationships with those around him as well
-I also really enjoyed the way Lin and Elissa's relationship was intimately explored and exposed
-I loved the other characters that were introduced, particularly Zee and Ady
-I loved the way the book was constantly twisting and turning--I was breathless the entire time I was reading it
-The ending was perfect--it did justice to everyone in the book

What could've been better:
-At times I really felt that Lissa's constant insecurity about her relationship with Cadan was taking up the whole narrative and distracted from the storyline
-Bruce, though I liked him better at the end
-Lissa's parents, particularly her mother

 Overall, I really enjoyed Unravel and Linked as well! A series worth checking out, especially for science fiction fans! Next on deck: Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday!

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