Saturday, March 09, 2013

Review: Undone by Elizabeth Norris

Undone (Unraveling, #1.5)Undone (an Unraveling novella) by Elizabeth Norris

Check out my review of Unraveling!

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Before the accident. Before their universes collided. Before they fell in love.Riveting and romantic, Undone: An Unraveling Novella contains three short stories set in the world of Unraveling, the first book in the gripping sci-fi duology by Elizabeth Norris.Before Ben Michaels saved Janelle Tenner’s life, Janelle saved Ben when he stumbled through an interuniverse portal into a completely new world. That day, he fell in love with the girl of his dreams. And he never forgot her.Through three stories told from Ben’s point of view, learn how Ben and his friends discovered their ability to travel between worlds, how Ben first met Janelle, and how he pined for her for years before he actually got the chance to meet her, save her life, and capture her heart. And find out what happens to Ben between the cliff-hanger conclusion to Unraveling and the beginning of its heart-stopping sequel, Unbreakable.
Changing the format a bit to accommodate for the length of this book...

Honestly, I don't care too much for the first two stories.  I love Ben, but he sounded like a smitten teenager.  Well he is a teenager  can't deny that but he sounded kind of crazy, being in love with a girl he had never spoken to before.  With Ben, it was more than an infatuation   His feelings weren't a crush.  It's really sweet that Janelle saved him when they were younger, but if you've never interacted with someone, how can you love them or expect them to love you?  Some might even call his watching her a teensy bit stalkerish.  But I still love Ben and am glad Janelle got to meet him and end up truly loving him.

The final story, however, was great!!!!!  It takes place after Ben has left Janelle.  He finally returns to his birth place, reuniting with his family.  Personally, I can't imagine what that feeling would be like, to finally see your son after years of him missing, possibly thinking he was dead.  And to think that real people may have to experience this because of crazy people abducting children and such.  Anyway, the novella overlaps with Unbreakable, and there is a massive cliffhanger!!!!!  Grr, I can't wait until it comes out.

Also, there is a two chapter teaser of Unbreakable at the end of this.  Of course, Elizabeth did it to us again!!  Cliffhanger...

P.S. Did anyone else find it strange that the novella cost money?  I did.  They're almost always free on the author's website.  Only $1.99, but still weird!

Would I recommend it?  Yeah, the first two stories weren't absolutely terrible.  And the last one makes up for it.

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