Author: Elizabeth Norris Series: (Unraveling #2) Published: April 23rd 2013...
Goodreads Summary: 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?
Review: This book. Unbreakable. Gosh, I don’t even know how to start. I’m overwhelmed with different kinds of emotions right now. I didn’t expect to feel this way; I liked Unraveling but I didn’t entirely love it. So I went on and read this book with a mindset of ‘read, get it over and be done with it.’ But man, way to topple down my expectations to the ground. You know what my heart looks like right now? It was butchered into tiny unrecognizable pieces (because of a certain guy). I just can’t believe everything that has happened here: the worst and the best. And if I were to concise this review into one word; without blinking an eye I would say: Awesome!
It’s been months after Janelle and Ben got separated. She’s starting to move on with her life when suddenly Agent Taylor Barclay appeared and asked for her help. There’s a multiuniversal crime that is happening between different alternate worlds. People are being kidnapped and selling them off as slaves. And the worst part of this, Ben is the prime suspect. Barclay asked her help to locate Ben and to clean this mess that’s affecting everyone, including someone she knows. And her decision must be made; the clock is ticking rapidly as they only have five days to sort everything out.
Unbreakable is so good. You have to grip tightly on your chair because this book will move you on a rollercoaster high. I mentioned that I didn’t expect to love this book so much. But gosh, it is packed with action and suspense that got my heart beats faster than normal. Every day, hour, minute and second that was shedding off on their time had me filled up with a combination of nervousness and excitement. So yeah, what’s not to like? I’m always on my edge of my seat with the things unfolding in front of me. It’s too hard to guess what will happen next because it always took a different route. One I’m not familiar with. It was amazing, I couldn’t even properly explain.
But what upset me the most is what has happened to Barclay. But here’s a confession, I completely forgot who he was when I started reading this book. I don’t remember him. At all. And I sorta want to kick myself for forgetting such an amazing character. He’s the one holding the group together. I loved how he plan things and how he operates them. In fact, I absolutely adore his relationship with Janelle particularly that part when she and Ben got reunited. He was shaking her into senses like I would do if I were in there. If only things happened the way I wanted I would love to explore possible romantic relationship between Janelle and Barclay. I know, he’s much older than her, but he’s only on his twenties, still young if you asked me. But that can never happen; it’s already a done deal. To compensate, I’ll lend a hand to give this hero a tribute he deserves.
If I didn’t know about Unbreakable being part of series, I would have say that this book can stand alone and shines brighter than its predecessor. Every nook and corner of this book is jammed with adrenaline-rushing scenes. This is one of those books who promises a thrilling ride and delivers magnificently. I’ll say it again and I think I wouldn’t be tired saying it: Unbreakable? It was Awesome!
Preview Quote: “I can’t spend the rest of my life waiting for the ghost of a chance. I don’t want either of us to go through life dead but breathing.” — Janelle