Review: Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris


Unbreakable (Unravelling, #2)
Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but civilisation is slowly rebuilding, and life is finally starting to resume some kind of normality. Until Interverse agent Taylor Barclay shows up. He’s got a problem, and he needs Janelle’s help. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring – kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths. And Ben, with his unique abilities, is the prime suspect. To make things worse, Janelle learns that someone she cares about – someone from her own world – has become one of the missing.

Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

The end of Unravelling had me in tears, it was so unbelievably heart-breaking and open ended and I was so unbelievably excited about reading Unbreakable just to see what happened to Ben and Janelle. I mean, I was barely bothered about anything else, I just wanted my Ben back!

Okay, so let me be honest here. I didn't really love Unbreakable as much as I loved Unravelling. It just didn't have the WOW factor that I'd loved in the first book and at times I felt like it really dragged and I was having to force myself through some parts. Not that I disliked this book, I really DID like it, but it was definitely quite a let-down since I had such high expectations.

Janelle was an awesome character in this book - head-strong but a little heartbroken and it came across in Norris' writing. I just didn't love Ben in this book, he became more likable as the book went on but when we first see him in this book his made a massive, stupid mistake that made me hate him for a while. As is the mark of Liz Norris, a  very lovable character was killed off and I was actually in tears over that.

The end of this book was so perfect though, there are a few questions left open, but mostly it's all tied up pretty well, and I'm extremely content with how this duology ended.

Overall, despite not loving this as much as Unravelling, I did really enjoy the book. I feel that the pace was a little slow and some of the characters weren't as likable, but I still felt content at the end of the book and would still recommend this duology.

Overall Rating: B

Book released 6th June 2013 by HarperCollins UK
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (NetGalley)

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