Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Review: UnSouled by Neal Shusterman

Release Date: October 15th, 2013
Read: February 16th-23rd, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series: The Unwind Dystology #3
Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Source: Winnipeg Public Library

Description from GoodReads:

   The story that began with Unwind continues.

   Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they're not just running away from something. This time, they're running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.

   Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. Because he knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels about her. And without Risa, Cam is having trouble remembering what it feels like to be human.

   With the Juvenile Authority and vindictive parts pirates hunting them, the paths of Connor, Lev, Cam, and Risa will converge explosively and everyone will be changed.


   I'm just going to straight up say, this book did not meet my expectations. When I picked up Unwind about a year ago I was blown away by how different the concept was, cutting up people and being able to use every part of the body is practically a miracle! Another part was what would happen to children if they misbehaved... they would be unwound as punishment. This plot creates nightmares!
  The first novel pulled me in with it's nightmares and horror, with that I just couldn't wait for the sequel UnWholly. My goodness it had me frightened just to be in my skin! But this book UnSouled made me feel like it lost it's magic. The storyline was still there with  Conner, Risa and Lev but the main idea of Unwinding was gone. Yes it was always brought up about how they needed to stop it with a rebellion and all but there was no unwinding. I was very disappointed, but I kept on reading. Normally when I get to the point where I've been reading the book for more then 5 days I leave it and give up if there was no spark of interest, but I just didn't want that happen with this book. In the end that was exactly what happened. I promise I will try to reread this novel one day but for now it's just a book I couldn't finish. 


Favourite Quote:

“No true hero ever believes that they are one.” ~ Elina

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Science Fiction, Young Adult, Adventure, Dystopian, Post Apocalypse 

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