UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
Release Date: September 27, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Books
Rating: All Time Favourite
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.
How do I even begin to review such an amazing book?
As well as Risa, Connor and Lev, there are some new characters that are introduced. There are new antagonists, as well as some old ones. Starkey is one of the new antagonists, and he is the absolute worst. I don’t think I’ve ever hated (or loved to hate) a character as much as him. He is pure evil and he makes me so angry.
There was only one character in this book that I neither liked or loved to hate and that was Cam. I think he’ll probably be in the third book, so I am kind of looking forward to what trouble he can cause for Roberta, and he was all right, but I didn’t feel connected to him. I often wanted to punch him because he was a spoilt brat. I guess that’s not totally his fault, though.
The ending is AMAZING. There was so much action and I was holding my breath. It was like an episode of Spartacus which, by the way, usually give me panic attacks. It was told from several points of view, and that meant that we got to see it from many different angles. It was honestly the most brilliant ending.
I’m so sad because my favourite new character didn’t make it. I won’t mention this character at all because I don’t want to spoil anyone. Just know that someone dies and it made me cry because this someone was flawless.
How on earth is the third book going to bring everything together? I have no doubt that Neal Shusterman will pull it off flawlessly, but I just don’t know how. Can I have the next book NOW, please?
Has anyone else read this? I NEEEEEED to find someone to talk about it with, so if you have then leave a comment. This is set to become one of my all time favourite trilogies!
My anxious life says
This book is amazing. It totally lived up to the first book in the series and now I have no idea if the third book is going to live up to the second!!!!! I can’t seem to find Unstrung and I hate to buy a short story!! 🙁
Amber (Books of Amber) says
It’s on Amazon for $3.29 🙂 I don’t think Neal Shusterman was giving it away for free.