Review: ‘Unraveling’ by Elizabeth Norris

I received this book for free from publisher unsolicited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Unraveling’ by Elizabeth NorrisUnraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Series: Unraveling #1
Published by Balzer + Bray on April 24th, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover
Source: publisher unsolicited
Sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle's mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.

And that was before she died... and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth's destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.

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Walking home from school, Janelle gets hit by a truck and dies, but then wakes up again with her classmate Ben hovering over her. She believes he healed her and is determined to find out why and how. I can’t write anymore just because it would spoil everything and I don’t want to do that!

As for the characters?? Janelle was an interesting enough character. I like how she’s incredibly intelligent and has a photographic memory. She does have quite a temper I might add. She has reason to be though. As for Ben? Well I just hope to see more of him in the next book! Even the secondary characters like Janelle’s best friend Alex plays a big role.

Just reading the synopsis for this just made me want the ARC even more! Girl saves the world? Why the hell not? I love how the chapters countdown the impending doom. The concept is definitely original and I love how everything unraveled. (hah I just had to). There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the characters and so many questions Janelle wants answered and believe me, she gets them answered. Can I see this on the silver screen? YES! I’d love for this to be a movie. I just hope it would be done well.

Highly recommended for any science fiction, and mystery lover!



Okay, so two people who are in love—they are who they are when they’re apart, but when they’re together, the fact that they’re in love is supposed to make them better. Love and relationships are supposed to make people better. (115)
I can’t keep asking him to pull me back from the cliff, and he shouldn’t have to keep worrying that I’m going to fall. (229)
Chaos is the natural state of life. You can’t control chaos. (297)





  1. Jaime Lynn

    August 22, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    I LOVE this book. Loved it in a big way! I love reading reviews like yours, from people who love a book as much as I do!

  2. Grace Lo

    October 13, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    I wasn’t expecting a whole lot when I got, since a lot of books have this crazy overwhelming romance where the male and female leads can’t keep their hands off of each other. (Gets on my nerves a bit.) But this? Amazing-ness times ten. Genuinely, Elizabeth Norris could’ve fed me a ton of random false facts about the sci-fi bit of the story, but I’d still wouldn’t mind. And the ending! So, so bittersweet. Can’t wait for Unbreakable!

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