Sunday, October 30, 2016

Crown Review #6 - UnWholly

UnWholly - Neal Shusterman

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Series: Unwind, #2
Length: 432 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

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.

Last month, I shared my review of Unwind and gave it a whopping 6/5 stars. I really wished that that could have given this book the same rating. However, I could not. I loved how it add the same atmosphere and everything, but for some reason, I felt that there was something missing. Perhaps this story didn't have the same suspenseful, thrilling, story telling I was hoping for like the first book did. Don't get me wrong, this book still had those elements, but not used as much as the first book according to my views when I read it. 

Onto the best parts, I really loved the introduction of new characters, some very interesting to learn about. I won't go to much details, but Cam was the most interesting to read about from the selection of the new characters added to the series. Although, some characters may not appear as to who they appear to me, and that was one of the biggest parts of the stories. At first, some of these characters seemed to have great potential and become a good character for the story, but it just turns out I was completely wrong. They were definitely fun to read about, but it was just not what I expected. 

I definitely enjoyed this books, but those twists made it even more enjoyable. Just watch out for those unexpected turns!

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