Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TBR Tuesday--UNWIND by Neal Shusterman

This is a book I've already read and wanted to share with you as a 'I highly recommend.'

UNWIND is twisty, turny, fast-paced, never boring read. A completely different Dystopian thrill with a cool cover.

 Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

And after you read UNWIND, then might as well get the sequel, which I've also read--UNWHOLLY. Sequels usually scare me. I hate loving book one only to be disappointed with book two. Such is not the case here. UNWHOLLY builds on the concept, enriching it, instead of repeating the same plot. Needless to say, I love it. 

Plus, another cool cover. 


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 simultaneously 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.

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  1. I read Unwind about two years ago, but it's a book that's never left me, and I sometimes find myself thinking about Conor, Risa and Lev. If you haven't read The Skinjacker Trilogy, I highly recommend the series. I'm a massive Neal Shusterman fan.

  2. I'll be sure to check that out. I've just discovered the UNWIND series, and I was pretty impressed.

    Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. Loved both. Love Cam on UnWholly, most! Talked about Unwind to everyone I knew after I finished reading it! Oh and I was so excited to see my 9th grader's English teacher had it on her list of recommended books for the year! (Have you read UnStrung yet? Have it on the ipad but haven't read it yet!)



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