March 27, 2013

Review: Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

by Elizabeth Norris
Hardcover, 496 pages
Expected publication: April 23rd 2013 by Balzer + Bray


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 life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. 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?

Unraveling was one of my favorites of 2012, and Unbreakable is now on my list of favorites for 2013. It was just as a good. I felt like I was reading a brand new story featuring the same characters. It was refreshing, but yet the same. You definitely have to read the first in the series though, to understand how and why Janelle and Ben got to where they are.

It’s such a big book, but yet I was able to fly through it. It felt like a 200 page book when I was done. Each chapter the story progresses and you learn a little more about their world, and the people in it. You are also introduced to some new characters. Characters that I disliked, or didn’t really care for in the first book, are now some of my favorites in this series. I loved trying to guess who the enemy is really, and who was really there to help.

Unbreakable wasn’t as intense as the first book, but it definitely has its moments. It was also more on the emotional side, but not overly done. Everyone is learning to cope and deal with what’s left of their world. On top of that, people are going missing and they have no idea why. Janelle cannot afford to lose anyone else that she cares about. Throwing herself into the craziness of Agent Taylor Barclay and Ben’s world, the story just burst with suspense and action. I loved it and wish I had book three in my hands right now.


  1. I SO loved Unraveling too. Glad Unbreakable is just as good. Thanks for torturing because I have to wait for this to come in at the library. Sigh.


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