479 pages, YA Sci-Fi, Dystopian
My rating: 5 stars
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?(
My 2 cents
This was an amazing sequel to Unraveling. I loved the first book, and I am thrilled to say this book might be even better than the first! Elizabeth Norris, please keep writing about Janelle and Ben!
While Unraveling had more of a dystopian vibe to it, Unbreakable is more of a sci-fi adventure. Ben is wanted for a conspiracy with a human trafficking ring. The conspiracy goes up into the IA headquarters, and possible the governement. Barclay is the only one who knows the Ben may be innocent, but Ben has disappeared. Janelle joins Barclay in an almost suicide mission to clear Ben's name.
The first half of the novel is mostly just Barclay and Janelle jumping from universe to universe and doing some investigative work. The second half of the book is crazy, and involves things like escaping and rescuing witnesses from a maxiumum security prison, jumping in front of trains, scaling down buildings, and getting shot at constantly. Ben and Elijah join in the action about halfway through, and that's when the story really takes off.
I could not put this book down. Even with all this action, there are some very emotional moments for Janelle, as she copes with the fact that Ben may have moved on without her, and the fact she may lose everything in this conspiracy. The ending was amazing, and the action really doesn't stop until the very end. Things are pretty much tied up by the end, and I was happy with the ending. (view spoiler)
This is a great YA Sci-Fi action adventure, and I really hope I get to read more from Elizabeth Norris!