By: Melanie | January 18, 2013 | (1) Comments

Title: UnWholly
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Genre: YA, sci-fi, dystopia
Series: Unwind Trilogy #2
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Pages: 402 (hardback)
How I Got the Book: Borrowed from library
For More Information: Goodreads Link
My Goodreads Review: Review 

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.

I was disappointed. Unwind was such a well written and developed book so I had extremely high expectations for this. UnWholly takes off with a boy named Starkey, he’s heard of the Akron AWOL and he thinks that he is dead from what he heard in the media. I had a mini hearth attack reading that but it’s alright! False alarm.

Starkey is annoying. I could just stop there because its just the plain truth, but let me elaborate. He fools Connor, is single minded and is horridly sensitive. Not exactly what I call a likeable character. Conner, Risa and Lev, our main characters, are the most thoughtful and strongest characters in the book, so many actions they make are unthinkable yet so intriguing.

It’s really hard for someone to right with several protagonists, I counted at least 10 different ones, Shusterman really knows how to right with large amounts of POV’s. unlike some other books, these different POV’s really take advantage and make the audience feel more enticed.

The romance was quite lacking, Connor and Risa barely made any interaction which made my heart ache. UnSouled BETTER give me more romance because I was expecting all when diving into the book.

I may as well admit now that I found it fairly hard to get into UnWholly. Taking me 5 days is really slow for me and I was surprised how quickly I finished the last 230 pages all today. This shows that the first 170 pages were boring and slow for me.

Unwind lovers, after your long wait, UnWholly has finally come so get prepared to be grossed out at the creepy parts and adoring some of our main characters.


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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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One Response to UnWholly By Neal Shusterman

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