Author: Elizabeth Norris
Narrator: Katie Schorr
Series: Unraveling, book #2
Publisher: Harper Audio
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Audible
Death to everyone! Okay, not really, but damn. After the ending to Unraveling and now this, I know not to get too attached to anyone when it comes to this author! And no fakesies or take-backs. This shit is for real. But is it the end? And who are those extra people on the cover?
|Damn, that is one doozy of a spoiler!|
Hmmm....at this point, I don't know whether to recommend reading the Undone novella prior to Unbreakable or not. It helped me to figure out some things much sooner than the characters did, but I don't know if I really liked having advance knowledge in this instance. It's definitely worth a read, though, since you get Ben's POV. :)
We already know that I rather liked Ben and Janelle's relationship in the first book. And Barclay was but a bit player in Unraveling. At least, that's what it seemed like to me before reading Unbreakable. But in this sequel, Ben is less of a prospect and more of a suspect. He's kind of MIA for a big chunk of the book. And I thought I'd miss him. But then Barclay turned up in Janelle's world again, and I was kind of like, "Ben, who?"
As in Unraveling, no one is safe in this second installment. Don't get too close to anyone. Don't get cozy with where the story is headed. Pretty much, just expect the unexpected, and even then, I still think you'll be surprised. Oh, but if I scared you with my brazen shipping of someone other than Banelle, don't worry; there truly is no love triangle to speak of. It's all in my head. o_O
This time around, I didn't have an ARC to fall back on whenever I stepped out of the car or finished the housework. But it didn't matter. I kept on listening. Katie Schorr proved once again that she was the narrator for the job, and she has definitely found a place on my list of favorite narrators. And so I'll just repeat what I said about her narration for Unraveling: "Katie Schorr was an excellent pick for narrator of this book. She really gets Janelle's dry wit and sarcasm and she nails those one-liners. The narrator also portrays Ben perfectly as the quiet, reserved love interest. Schorr seemlessly pulled off the witty banter between many of the characters. I never lost track of who was speaking, and I never lost interest in the story...obviously."
Lots of action. Lots of crazy. Lots of crazy action. I'd love to tell you more, but man, books like this are so much better when you go into them knowing very little. Trust me, though, if you liked the first book, and you were left tragically empty at the end of Unraveling -- before we knew a sequel was in the works -- then you'll definitely want to pick up Unbreakable. Elizabeth Norris seriously rocks some sci-fi.