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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  3,701 ratings  ·  520 reviews
Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on dif...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by Balzer + Bray
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Elizabeth Norris
Aug 22, 2012 Elizabeth Norris added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-this
I wrote this so by default I read it. I have now officially copyedited it too, which means it's getting closer to the final version. This book and I had a love/hate relationship while I was writing it (mostly the latter really), but now that we've had some time apart, I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

UNBREAKABLE has more Janelle (it's her story), more Barclay (being his troublesome self), more Ben (could there be a sequel without him?), and yes, some more swearing (be forewarned).
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
When you wait for a book as long as I’ve waited to read Unbreakable, finally holding it in your hands seems like the most surreal experience. Needless to say, the expectations that come with it are sky high, and there is always fear of disappointment, no matter how much you trust an author. In this case at least, I shouldn’t have feared, not even a little bit. Elizabeth Norris ended her duology just like she started it – confidently and with a bang.

The first few chapters of Unbreakable...more
♥Rachel♥
4.5 Stars

Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t read the first book, Unraveling.

Unbreakable was an action packed sequel that will have your heart-pounding, and you furiously turning the pages to see what happens next. Elizabeth Norris knows how to weave a little bit of everything I love into one exciting story!

The story picks up about four months into the future since Ben and Janelle have parted ways. Ben left to go back to his family and home after seven long years of separation. Janelle is lef...more
Ariana


They were not kidding when they said the book is action-full and completely addictive. I have only 2 regrets, that I couldn't read it in one sitting (as I was not able to fully apreciate the suspense this way) and that it ended so fast - I wanted more *sigh*

PREREADING UPDATES:

-- 2012 --
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris - Cover Reveal
I loved Unraveling, can't wait for this one!



-- Feb 2013 --
Later update: And what about these matching covers?
I want them both so badly I think I'm gonna cry!



-- Early M...more
Holly
EDIT: REVIEW AT THE BOTTOM, BUT THERE ARE SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!
So I was like this....

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when I heard there was a sequel.

Then I was like this...

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when I heard it was coming out NEXT YEAR. D:

Oh and BEN BETTER BE IN THIS BOOK OR I MIGHT JUST....EXPLODE....

EDIT
REVIEW:

We climb the stairs. They're sagging and crumbled in places, but we climb the anyway, and to make Barclay less nervous, I try to keep from touching anything.
When we get to the fourth floor, I hear something.
Correction. I hear someone.
I can he
...more
Melodramaticfool
Jan 14, 2014 Melodramaticfool is currently reading it
Shelves: so-super-psyched
<-<....>->....Ben better be in this book...yeah? :)

MORE BEN!!
Giselle
Oct 26, 2012 Giselle marked it as to-read
Pretties!!

Sabrina
Actual Rating: 2.5


After my initial hype over Unraveling, I immediately dove into Unbreakable with overly high expectations.
My mistake.
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I found myself skimming lines in Unbreakable which is so unlike the situation that happened in Unraveling. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen to spark back up my interest, only for it to be sedated with Janelle wondering about Ben. It also irritated me that Janelle doesn't even bother to think about her mother who may be "dead"
Janelle thinks abou...more
Andreea Pop
Oct 28, 2012 Andreea Pop marked it as to-read
28/10/2012: May I just say that the cover is pure awesomeness?? When I saw it, I was like this for a while:



I admit, I was staring.

After reading Unraveling and feeling its gutwrenching emotions, I have to say that I can't wait to read the sequel. Good job, Liz!
Nikki
Jul 03, 2013 Nikki marked it as to-read
Oh Good Lord in heave there's a sequel *facepalm* I'm gonna go broke again, I just know it.
~Tina~
4.5 stars

It's been four months since Ben Michael's slipped into the portal that sent him back to his home universe, and with the crumbling world that has been swarmed with natural disasters that left earth in catastrophe and the insane amount of missing people disappearing, Janelle has been doing what ever she can to find some kind of normal. That is, till IA Taylor Barclay shows up at her doorstep. He knows what is happening to the missing people. Someone is organizing a massive human trafficki...more
Ferdy
Spoilers

I enjoyed Unraveling (the first book in the series) but this one was a bit of a let down… It was still mostly entertaining but it wasn't as good as I thought it'd be. The main reason I was disappointed was because of the love interest, Ben… He really went down in my estimation as he made a HUGE fucked up mistake — after that it was hard to believe in his so called love for Janelle (the heroine).

-The plot was interesting enough — people in various parallel worlds were being kidnapped and...more
Michelle (Much Loved Books)
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Experiment BL626
I liked book 1, but book 2, Unbreakable, not so much. The book was split into multiple parts, and I didn’t like part one because it was a slow beginning. The book could have reduced part one to a few pages and included it in part two where the plot commenced.

I liked the plot. It wasn’t stingy with the action, and the conspiracy showed good depth. Same as book 1, the plot didn’t hesitate in killing off important characters and it killed more characters than book 1 did. Yikes. Note to readers pick...more
Soumi
Before I begin my review, I have a question for the author. Why?

In the last one, you killed Alex, and in this one….okay let’s not make it spoiler, but why Miss Noris?

Why?

And I heard it’s a two book series.

Really Miss Noris? How can you be that unfair?

Okay, let’s start with the story.

In the last seventeen years old Janelle was hit by a truck, and died, but Ben, a boy with unique multiverse travelling ability, brought her back. However, their love story didn't have a quite happy ending and Ben e...more
deanneluvbooks
Unbreakable was definitely the most exciting, heart-breaking, hold-your-breathe-till-your-blue kind of story. I cannot express how much I love Elizabeth Norris but this kind of love has it's own monument!!! *wink* If you haven't read this book or it's buried in your sky-high tbr pile well, I can tell you that what is hidden between those pages is something completely out of this world!!! No, really, it's out-of-this-world.
Claudia
Oh. My. God. *girlie squeals*

When I finished the first book, I was tearing up at the end. I mean, how could Elizabeth Norris do that? I WAS SO SAD I thought that was going to be the end and then i went on goodreads to check if there was a sequel. AND THERE IS! I WAS SO HAPPY. I hope Ben comes back because I hate to see Janelle alone. And Ben is HOT HOT HOT. <3 Can't wait for Unbreakable!
Chester Carstairs
No one told me it was but a duology.

So this series was recommended to me by the best person in the world. And since we love pretty much the same type of books, when she says, "Read this." I do. No questions asked.

That's why I was really surprised when I found out this is the last book of the series. And if I'm going to be honest about it, I'm happy that that's the case. I think making this a trilogy would have sucked (at least the third book would have). But I really, really, really, REALLY want...more
Once Upon
After seven long years Ben has finally found his way home. That was exactly four months ago. Janelle can't help but think if she'll ever see him again. She has this hole in her heart that can't be filled with him gone; so she distracts herself by helping the best way she can. She joins Struz's team in the FBI as an intern/temp. She teams up with Deirdre taken on cases of people disappearing. Step in IA agent Taylor Barclay. He's come to tell Janelle some devastating news. Ben is missing and is t...more
Sam
A wonderful, action-packed rush. Although I didn't love this as much as the first book, it was still brilliant. I wish there was another one. :)
Maddie A.
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Anne
2.5 stars

Uuuuuuuuhhhhhh.
I gave a 4 star rating to the 1st book basically because it was fun. I'll be the first to admit that I knew it wasn't high literature, and I'll also admit that I (purposefully) overlooked a lot of things that were wrong with the plot. I think it's ok to do that sometimes, you know?
Unfortunately, this time around I just couldn't overlook quite as much of the wonky stuff.
My biggest problem was with Janelle.
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Danielle (is feeling overwhelmed)
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UNRAVELING was nothing less than a thrill-ride so you can bet I had my helmet and crash pads ready when I cracked open UNBREAKABLE! Not to mention a pint of chocolate chip ice-cream for the wallowing bits because let me tell you...Elizabeth Norris? She likes to gut-punch! I have visions of her laughing maniacally as I wail when she delivers that blow and I gotta admit...I ADORE her for it! She takes risks, doesn't pander to readers and serves up amazin...more
Ornella (Nyx)
4.5 Stars

I think it's safe to say I love Elizabeth Norris' style and she has safely made it into my favorite author shelf (I don't actually have one, but you get the point. I'm too lazy to make so many different shelves).

This book was actually more about Janelle and Barclay than it was about Ben and Janelle, which I loved. I didn't think I would. I wasn't a fan of Barclay in the first book. I don't think anyone was really, but he totally stole the show in this one. As the book progressed I just...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
“Everything that tried to stand between us doesn't matter.
We might have broken a little. But now we're stronger in those broken places. And we're going to face whatever comes next together.”

3.5 Stars!


Elizabeth Norris blew me away with her debut novel; Unravelling, so you can imagine how excited I was when I managed to get an advanced copy of the sequel; Unbreakable (Thanks HarperC!). I was dying to be back in this fantastic world but I found the sequel wasn't as enjoyable as the first book. *...more
Zoe
Aug 01, 2012 Zoe marked it as to-read
OMG i didnt know there was gonna be a second one im soooo happy
Ben has better be back it wont be the same without him for goodness sakes
maybe even elijha(how ever u spell it) he added a intiresting humor to the story but
BEN AND JANELLE all the way they r great together ben is adorable!
I CANT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK!
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jul 08, 2012 Stacia (the 2010 club) marked it as to-read
OH...MY...YES. So happy right now.

I think I just shed a tear. I had heard rumors that there would be a book 2 but wasn't sure yet. I can't even put in to words how excited I am that Unraveling is no longer a stand alone book. There were so many possibilities of what could be in book 1.

Jason
I kinda liked the first book but due to the gradual decrease in quality as it went on I was going to skip the sequel. Then I saw it was just a duology instead of trilogy, so I figured what the hey.
Maybe some of those bad trilogy writers could try this instead of stretching what’s only enough material for one good book.

But lo and behold, Norris also apparently only had enough material for one book. The early part is a post-widespread-disaster story that’s only backhandedly semi-resolved cuz it’s...more
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Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan's recent snowpocalyptic winter.

She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together.

Her first novel, UNRAVELING (Balzer+Bray, April 2012), is the story of one girl’s fight to save her family, her w...more
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