Tuesday, September 25, 2012

UnWholly by Neal Shusterman - Review

I read Unwind for my Young Adult Book Club and loved it.  So when I found out about UnWholly I was super excited.  And it did not let me down!!  Here is the goodreads description:

It’s finally here. The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Unwind, which Publishers Weekly called a “gripping, brilliantly imagined futuristic thriller.” Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished. Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself. Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.

Oh wow... this book is everything I have been waiting for. I thought the first book was really good as a stand alone book. So at first I wasn't looking forward to a sequel. But I loved Unwind so much there was no was I was not going to read UnWholly. What an amazing imagination Shusterman has! All the new characters I absolutely fell in love with. I really want to get to know them so much more... and can't talk too much about them without giving away spoilers. I also loved the little mini newspaper articles and advertisements throughout the book!!  FABULOUS! 

 The climax at the end of this book is so exciting! There was no way I could stop reading. This is a good second book in a trilogy. Too many times the middle books is just straight filler. And now I have no idea how the third book will top this book!!!! AYE! If you have not read this series well now is the time to start. It is really fantastic and much better then a lot of the young adult series out there.

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