Author: Elizabeth Norris
Published: 24th April, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction
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This was one of those books that I wasn’t interested in reading until I saw a lot of rave reviews about it, so I went ahead and decided to give it a go.
The idea of this book could be an interesting idea. If you’ve never heard of it before. Or seen Roswell.
The idea of this book does not feel new. It felt predictable. I’ve seen this before. I felt like I knew exactly what was going to happen in the direction of events.
In saying that, the idea wasn’t a horrible one. It wasn’t bad and it wasn’t boring. It just feels like it’s been done before. Probably because as soon as I started reading this book I kept thinking about Roswell, the T.V show that was a huge hit in the early 2000’s (If you didn’t know), I grew up watching shows just like that. So I was disappointed because I just couldn’t shake the feeling of having seen this same plot line before.
Then there was the fact that I wasn’t surprised or shocked by any of the events that happened. I felt like there wasn’t really anything new. I liked the whole idea that’s revealed half way through but at the same time I felt like we only got the beginning of that idea in this book. So I am actually very interested in seeing where the second book goes.
My love-hate relationship:
The way this book made me feel was interesting.
I wasn’t interested in this book at first because the summary held no excitement for me. What it also doesn’t hold is the way this book draws you in and keeps you interested.
I found myself powering through this book without realising how much I was reading or how long I had been reading. The first night I started this book I looked at the clock, it said 11:30pm. The next time I glanced up from the book I realised it was 3:30am. I had been reading non-stop without realising how much time was passing. And while I had been reading I found myself getting emotionally attached; to the events and to Janelle.
Yet I also found that while I couldn’t stop reading I also couldn’t like it as much as I wanted to. In fact I felt like I was powering through this book just so I would get to the end to see what finally happened, not because I was enjoying it a lot. I felt for Janelle, I felt like I was invested in her life, maybe not her so much, but I didn’t like the feeling the book was giving me. The plot didn’t wow me.
It was interesting. I couldn’t stop reading it. Yet I also did not like it and could not wait to finish it. But I couldn’t wait to finish it because I wanted-I needed to know what happened. By the end I wanted to know what happened next.
So I just don’t know how I feel!
Overall, I’m really not sure what I feel for this book. The writing had me powering through, I had to know what was going to happen next, I felt for Janelle. Yet I knew what was going to happen, nothing surprised me and I didn’t particularly like anything about this book. Besides the need to read more.
By the end of the book I felt like there was more of an interesting, or I guess the word is; new story that I could see coming from this. A story that we haven’t seen before. A story that I am interested in reading about. So to me this book felt more like a large prequel to the real story.
Unraveling has you powering through it’s pages just wishing you could read even faster so you can get to the end.
I recommend reading this book if you enjoy paranormal science fiction!
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