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Friday, July 20, 2012

Coming Attraction: Unwholly

There have been very few books in my sister's life that she has loved so much she's felt the need to push on me. She's not much of a reader (and I know you know how much it pains me to write that), so when she does fall for a book, I certainly take note. The interesting thing is, they're almost always dystopian... Hmm, wonder where she gets that from... ;)
Unwind was one of those books that she came home from school talking about - and is still talking about, years later. And um...I haven't read it yet. Sister fail. But I do have it, and I do intend to (you know how that goes). Imagine my delight when I found out a few months ago that there was a sequel. Telling her that - seeing excitement over an upcoming book - well, that just made my day week month. Definitely gotta pick this one up for her.

UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
Dystopia, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 28th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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.


  1. My teen loved Unwind also and like your sister, still talks about it. It's in my TBR list and I even started it but need to get back to it. I heard there was a sequel but now I know when it's release date is! Thank you!

  2. I'm really looking forward to the sequel, I very much enjoyed the first one. You should definitely read it!


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