UnWholly by Neil Shusterman

img_0416After finishing Unwind by Neil Shusterman, I had no choice but to pick up the second novel in the series. UnWholly picks up where the preceding story left off with no break in the gripping tension. The story continues to hold the reader’s attention throughout. I smile when I see my daughter sitting on the sofa, immersed in the tale.

My teaser this week is from the beginning of the novel and refers to a new character in the story.

“He’s fighting a nightmare when they come for him. 

A great flood is swallowing the world, and in the middle of it all, he’s being mauled by a bear. He’s more annoyed than terrified. As if the flood isn’t enough, his deep, dark mind has to send an angry grizzly to tear into him.  

Then he is dragged feetfirst out of the jaws of death and drowning Armageddon. 

“Up! Now! Let’s go!”

He opens his eyes to a brightly lit bedroom that ought to be dark. Two Juvey-cops manhandle him, grabbing his arms, preventing him from fighting back long before he is awake enough to try.” (p3, Simon & Schuster, 2012)

A few new characters were introduced into the story, but the reader meets old favourites as well: Connor, Lev, and Risa. As the blurb on the book jacket states: One of them will be betrayed. One of them will go on the run. And one of them will cross paths with Cam, a teen who doesn’t exist, and make a startling discovery about the truth behind unwinding.

I enjoyed the second book in the Unwind series – and will continue reading the story. This futuristic thriller is a must-read for all who enjoy dystopian novels. And if you have a reluctant teen reader, this story will get them reading!

If you missed my teaser from the first novel in the series: Unwind

What are you reading this week? Feel free to share a few sentences from the book in the comments. 

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

4 thoughts on “UnWholly by Neil Shusterman

  1. I saw it in your sidebar, and wondered, Colline. I’m not familiar with his work and it’s not really my kind of thing. Depends what’s to hand. 🙂 I’m between books having just finished a Kate Atkinson last night. It was a sort of a thriller with a northern background. I rather like a setting that is familiar to me.


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