Friday, 3 January 2014

UnSouled (Unwind Dystology #3) by Neal Shusterman

UnSouled (Unwind, #3)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The story that began with Unwind continues.

Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they’re not just running away from something. This time, they’re running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.

Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. Because he knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels about her. And without Risa, Cam is having trouble remembering what it feels like to be human.

With the Juvenile Authority and vindictive parts pirates hunting them, the paths of Connor, Lev, Cam, and Risa will converge explosively—and everyone will be changed.

Neal Shusterman continues the adventure that VOYA called “poignant, compelling, and ultimately terrifying.”

UnSouled by Neal Shusterman

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

UnSouled (Unwind, #3)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 3 in the ‘Unwind Dystology’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for books 1 & 2 ‘Unwind’ and ‘Unwholly’.**
Connor and Lev are once again on the run after the authorities raided the graveyard and took over 400 kids to be unwound.
Risa has problems of her own, as does Cam, and Starkey needs to work out how to help the storks that he rescued, and how to rescue even more.
What happens next though? How long can Connor and Lev avoid the authorities? And is Cam a person, or a possession?

This was an interesting story, and I really liked the information we found out right at the end!

We met up with a lot of older characters in this book, and we also had characters meeting each other who hadn’t previously met. These characters all started to come together a bit more, and I loved how they all retained their own personalities and ideas even though their circumstances were different. I have to say that I really do hate Starkey more and more with each book I read though, and I’m really thrown on what to think about Cam at all!

The storyline in this was fairly interesting, we had several different storylines going on and some storylines also affected others. I liked how the characters that were introduced in the novella unstrung were brought into the story, and I liked how the many different ethical implications of unwinding and rewinding were brought up.
I did find that this book started to feel really long at around the 70% mark, but thankfully the ending made up for this, and I was really impressed by what we discovered right at the end of the book.
Overall; an interesting story with a good ending.
7 out of 10.

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