Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Life, as she knew it, ended with the pickup truck slammed into her and killed her. Even when Ben Michaels brings her back to life and heals her, her life has changed irrevocably.
Balzer & Bray and Edelweiss allowed me to download and read this book for review (thank you). It will be published April 24th, so add it to your TBR list and pick it up then.
Janelle didn't even remember Ben from school. He was a quiet student who didn't mix well. Now she wants to know more because no one can do what he did. On the other hand, she's a bit scared of him for the same reason.
This is a fantasy novel that includes other earths and portals between them, extraterrestrial police officers, and a count-down to the end of the world. The author's main character, Janelle, is just a junior in a high school and is trying to figure out the mystery, but she needs help understanding how the portals work and where the danger comes from.
There are some very sad parts in this story. They are realistic enough, but they made me feel bad. Make sure your child is old enough to deal with that. Otherwise, it's an entertaining look at alternate worlds and why people from opposite worlds need to stay in their universe. Or do they?
I believe there will be a sequel to this book that will answer that question. In the meantime, why not read this story and see what you think of it?