Series: Unravelling #1.5
Published by Epic Reads Impulse on March 5th 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Contemporary, Dystopia, Love & Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: I Bought It
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.
Okay I much prefer this universe when Ben is the narrator as opposed to Janelle! This novella covers some of the events in Unravelling (from Ben’s perspective) and a little after, as a bridge to the second book Unbreakable.
In Undone, we get to see some of the events through Ben’s eyes and I really liked getting to hear his take on things as I had some problems with Janelle as the point-of-view character. You see a bit more of why Ben feels the way he does about Janelle and it did make me like her a little better, I admit. Undone covers some events prior to the events in Unravelling which gave a little bit more back-story and then some of the scenes from the first book are given a new focus. It then goes on to what happens immediately after the cliffhanger we were left with at the end of Unravelling. I think there might be some overlap with Unbreakable too but will need to wait until that book is out to know for sure.
Without giving too much away, I am actually really glad that things didn’t work out too great for Ben and Eli (Elijah) after the events of Unravelling. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities for Unbreakable and it has only made me more anxious to read it. I liked seeing more of Eli (I love that he is so snarky and I did like the fact that he wasn’t too fussed for Janelle in the first book – was nice to have someone who wasn’t singing her praises).
I kind of wish I had waited until after reading Unbreakable to read this as it may have worked better within the narrative, but I would definitely recommend picking this up as it does give new insight on the plot and characters.