Sunday, July 07, 2013

Unbreakable

Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. 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. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

Author: Elizabeth Norris (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 2.5 to 3 of 5 stars

This book is the book that I get real excited as it is my one-to-look-forward-to-read sequel this year. Only it turns out, I didn't really enjoyed it, though I may say - a satisfactory read for a sequel.

At first, I started reading it with patience and also taking the time to grasp things that are fascinating to me. There are things that reminded me of Geography and Physics which I think it's really nice and well-researched. I endured Janelle's thoughts and emotions until it gets where I started to think it's getting repetitive. I realized that her thoughts keeps revolving round and round on something that I already knew. It was pretty annoying. And also when those parts in the book annoyed me - I still continued on and finished the book. While I was at it, I did my best to be positive and knew it could get better as it went. I expected - maybe there would be a great twist or anything that would finally reveal the climax of the plot.

It worked in a way - my positive thinking... and then in the end... no. I had enough. If there was any climax in the story at all, it didn't really worked for me. I thought it was dull, uninteresting, boring. Though there are unpredictable part in the book that I should be thrilled - it didn't reached my expectations.

Honestly, Unraveling is much better than Unbreakable. Only good thing when I was reading Unbreakable - I truly see who Taylor Barclay really is. He was the one that I found dazzling, full of energy and fun! I would have put down the book immediately if it weren't for him included in the story. I want more Taylor Barclay badass plans/missions and snarky side! Unfortunately, I don't think so. There goes my heart shattered to pieces... All right, no spoilers.

Anyway, Taylor Barclay is the reason why I persisted in reading it till the end. He's a great character too! He's real unique guy, he doesn't doubt himself and other people's potentials. Also, the guy is optimistic!

It's not the sequel I expected to read. Well, I hope you, bookworms, will still read it even if it didn't work for me. It might be your next good read. Don't forget to start with its first book, Unraveling!

I'll end off this review now. Ciao and happy reading!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Review Updates

As of now - Sep 2017 -

I am still living the life of a book blogger! Feel free to tweet me or simply drop me an email.

I am going to enjoy posting some of my reaction papers for my Literature class tagged as "my college writings". See you all around!