Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris 4.5 Stars
And that was before she died...and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth's destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.
Overall: Pretty Good
Page Turner: YES
Series Cont.? Yep
Book Boyfriend: Ben
Genre: Young Adult / Sci Fi
Sex Scenes: NOPE
Setting: San Diego High School
Overall- Wow. I really enjoyed this book. It was gripping, intense, and so beautiful written. The author's prose was perfect for me. While I really really liked this book, there is something keeping me from giving it 5 stars, I cant quite put my finger on it. This book reminds me of Veronica Mars mixed with Roswell. What I liked about this book was the mystery and the characters, I loved VEronica Mars and Roswell, so its not surprise that I really like Janelle who happens to be a mix of the two main girls. What I didnt like about the book, it felt like I'd already read it. Now that didnt stop me from buying the second book, or liking this one. I think most people have difficulty separating the book as a stand alone piece of work when they see similarities, which is sad. At the end of the day, I think it was a very good book, that kept me interested entertained and following of the seat of my chair!
Characters- When I read this book, I immediately felt the similarities to TV show Roswell. One of the best! It also reminds me of some of the other sci-fi shows Ive seen but Roswell the most. And therefore it is only natural that I imagine the characters looking similar, but after quite a bit of thinking I finally found my cast. What I liked most about these characters was that all the characters melded together in a natural way. Some people didnt get along, some did, some had a connection, some died, etc. I liked that they each had their flaws too. But I absolutely loved Janelles character. Her character was perfect to me. She was kind but bitchy, her attitude reminded me of my younger self and I found myself laughing out loud to her sarcasm and inner monologues. this book was awesome!