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UnSouled (Unwind Dystology #3)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  11,214 ratings  ·  1,444 reviews
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
Hardcover, 404 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Nov 24, 2011 F marked it as definitely-to-read  ·  review of another edition
A trilogy. Neal Shusterman, you are my hero.

I just noticed something. You know how the first book's called Unwind and the second book's called Unwholly? So that means there's probably gonna be a thing where all the books in the trilogy start with "Un", right? Am I the only one who finds it hilarious how this third book is temporarily listed as Untitled?
That's a spooky cover. Chills, man. LOOK AT THE HEAD WITH EYES OPEN. Wow. I didn't feel it at at first glance, but I think I do now. Eerie and fitting.




Wendy Darling
Thank god there's not a 5-year wait before this one is out. *wipes sweat off brow*
♥ Marlene♥
I was the lucky one who discovered Unwind only this year and had to wait just a bit to read Unwholly.
You poor people who had to wait 5 years!
Well let's hope Unsouled will really be published in 2013 and preferably on January 1. right? ;)
Dec 09, 2012 Tameka marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

Robin (Bridge Four)
4 Strong Stars

“You want to know the real reason unwinding keeps going strong, Miss Risa Ward? It’s because of the things we’re willing to do to save our children.” She thinks about it and laughs ruefully. “Imagine that. We’re willing to sacrifice the children we don’t love for the ones we do…”

Neal Shusterman is a genius story teller. He builds his stories layer by layer, revealing the plot through multiple POVs. While the majority of POVs are from Connor, Lev, Risa and Cam the others all add s
Ai Haibara


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It looks creepy and scary yet still manages to have a sense of loneliness and hollowness that just... MAKES ME SPEECHLESS.




This book will break my heart, mash it up to potato gravy, burn it to nothing and I know I will still love it.


I need the book NOW!
Do you ever just stare at people and think "wow, I really want to caress your brain?" Or, in more normal phrasing, have you ever admired someone's intelligence from afar? I've felt that way with several of my professors this semester, but I would love to just sit in a room with Neal Shusterman's brain (or Neal Shusterman himself, I suppose) and ask: how do you do it? How do you write? How do you breathe the same air us humans do?

On a more serious note, UnSouled serves as the third book of the Un
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Unwind and Unwholly are two of my favorite books of all time and Neal Shusterman never ceases to amaze me with each book I read by him. Though Unwind was originally slated to be a trilogy, Unsouled wound up being too voluminous to be one book. S&S split Unwind's conclusion into Unsouled and Undivided and the Unwind Trilogy became a "Dystology".

Unsouled is definitely a worthy sequel to Unwholly, it delivers a thrilling story tha
Jul 13, 2012 Julie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
description - Story of my life
Apr 07, 2013 Jessica marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Unbelieveable, Unimaginable, Unthinkable, Untouched, Unloved (is that a word), Unrest, Unrely... any other guesses?

Or maybe something that has a "w" after the un-, like Unwritten, Unwilling or Unwanted.

Edit June 13th 2012: Gosh darn it. I guessed wrong.

But there's a title! It's UnBroken! Yea!!!

Edit February 20th 2013:

Kay, finally got around to editing. The book is now called UnSouled.

And I still guessed wrong :/ Ah well :)

Edit April 7th:

O.O That cover is, without a doubt... the creepiest f***i
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Official release date: October 15th. YES. This means I don't have to wait another five years!

Oh and it has a cover now!
*Looks at cover*


I love it.

Update: Oh ... now it's not coming out until November. *Pouts*

Can I say wow?! Haunting, chilling, Neal Shusterman has done it again in this astonishing series that pushes the boundaries and explores some very possible feasibilities in our society today.

We continue on with the tale of Connor and Lev and the reader watches glued in fascination and horror as we see their paths coincide with the paths of Lisa and Cam and a few other amazing friends and terrifying enemies in between.

What I love so much about this series is the world-building. Neal Shust
I re-read the first 2 books.
I read this one.
My mind is a mess.
I loved it! (ALL)

Full Review:

It’s official, this is one of the best dystopian stories I’ve ever had the honour to read!

To be this connected with the characters, this emotionally invested in the story, this awestruck with the world building and the amazing, mind-blowing plot.. It feels like a gift, there’s no better feeling in the reading world.

Looking back to where it started, making an inventory of all the characters that came alon
This series is holding strong! I loved this third installment of the Unwind dystology (whatever a dystology is). If a dystology is this amazing, I think more authors should consider them though!

I have no clue how Mr. Shusterman makes me care for so many characters. There are so many POV switches and so many characters, that I feel under normal circumstances I would not care about any of them. However, this is not a normal circumstance and I have some kind of emotional attachment (whether that be

“Hope can be bruised and battered. It can be forced underground and even rendered unconscious, but hope cannot be killed.”

The skinny:

Lev and Connor have one clue that is driving them forward: Janson Rheinschild. They believe that by seeking out the woman connected to Janson that they can find the answers to the end of unwinding. Unbeknownst to Connor and Lev, while they are trying to unravel the mystery of Rheinschild, Nelson is still on their trail. Nelson has not given up his goal to capt
4.5 stars and I believe the series is improving book-to-book. I think another reviewer may have summarized it best: "Neal Shusterman weaves a tale as interesting and complex as Camus Comprix's 'internal community.'" The story continues to develop layer by layer, with multiple POV, primarily Connor, Lev, Risa and Cam. Weaved into this story is the backstory of unwinding's inventor, scientist Jansen Rheinschild and his wife, Sonia, who we've seen before. Connor and Lev are on the lam together, try ...more
Jenn (One of Many, We are Legion)
I'm loving this thought-provoking series, so I can forgive some of the glaring editing issues (I noted a few typos towards the end). There were also a few moments when the book dragged a little bit, but for the most part it kept up the pace. That said, I was really surprised to get to the end and find out this was not the conclusion of the series. Thank god, because there are so many loose ends to wrap up still.

The political elements of this series have diverged far from where it began. At the o
This review contains spoilers for UnSouled. You've been warned.

UnSouled was a bit disappointing, if I'm honest. I was pretty annoyed with having to read SO MUCH from POVs I couldn't care less about (e.g. Nelson, Argent, Cam, Starkey), it felt at times like I was reading more from POVs I couldn't give a fuck about than from the characters I actually cared about and who are actually the main characters of the series. (view spoiler)

Not as gripping as the first book (Unwind) but still a decent enough read. The best thing about the series for me is the horrifying premise, where parents can decide to get their kids (from age 13 to 18) unwound (their bodies taken apart and organs harvested). Unfortunately, most of the other aspects of the dystopian world is pretty much the same as other YA dystopias. For example: the primary antagonist is the US government, the teenage protagonists are on the run/in hiding and being ch
3.5 stars

I was thinking of doing a review for this after returning to it from a long break but I guess I'll be saving my long ranty review full of feels for the final. Onward to the last!

Update - 5th May
There's a COVER. OMG.

15TH OCTOBER 2013!


I'm unbelievably excited for this.
I think it's safe to say that we'll see a Teen Uprising in this book?
Mitä oikein sanoa, kun mitään sanottavaa ei yksinkertaisesti keksi? Minä rakastin tätä kirjaa. Rakastin tätä enemmän kuin edellistä, jos vain mitenkään mahdollista.

Shustermanin kyky kertoa ja rakentaa tarinaa on niin häkellyttävä. Mikään ei ole turhaa täytettä, yksikään hahmo ei ole mukana ellei tällä olisi jokin merkittävämpi rooli tarinan etenemisessä eikä yhdenkään hahmon päätä silitellä, koska se ei olisi realistista.

Minä rakastan Connoria ja minä rakastan Risaa. Ja voi luoja miten paljon ra
Ash Wednesday
Jan 04, 2014 Ash Wednesday rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the series who also enjoyed Unstrung

"Sometimes Lev, I just want to smack you."

But I'm getting way ahead of myself there. It's probably the disorientation talking because I'm still reeling from the WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED??? pinging inside my brain. This review will probably echo a lot of 2-star sentiments but I ended up giving it a hopeful 3 because something about Connor still reminds me a little of Jack Bauer.

The biggest chunk of the story co
3.5 stars. Somewhat underwhelming. Plenty of POVs thrown into the mix yet again, with three separate sequences going on at once, but the action takes a serious backburner. Character development seems to be the goal. There's a lot of hiding from the Juvenile Authority and more gradual explanation of the true purposes of Proactive Citizenry. I found UnWholly moved the plot well and served as a good follow-up to UnWind, but UnSouled definitely feels like an installment written to set up the final b ...more
Oct 08, 2011 Tami marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition


I just hope the Unwholly and this book is going to be amazing.
In most episodic entertainment, there's always going to be a lull between releases. Trilogies have the dreaded sequel that just pads out the story, and starts up the machines of the epic dénouement promised in the final instalment. Well, it's not just trilogies – the same thing happens in tetralogies and in Unsouled's case, adystology.

Unsouled does not really live up to its predecessor, Unwholly, and it's definitely not the most interesting sequel of the Unwind series. However, that's not necess
i wasn't as impressed by this third part of Neal Shusterman's dystology as i was with the first volume. this keeps getting better in some ways and worse in others. while in the beginning it was a thrilling story about a bunch of kids trying to escape the iron hand of cruel organizations, now it's taken the classic YA road and became a tale of no real power. it is still snatching, and takes you on different roads, and if you let it, it grows on you, but i can't escape the feeling that the next pa ...more
Raeleen Lemay

Ok. I'm in love with the Unwind series in general, like the whole idea for this world is so insane and creative. I LOVE IT. However, I felt like HARDLY ANYTHING happened in this book! The whole thing was leading up to the big ZING in the last chapter, and the entire book clearly was just a set-up for the fourth book. I also felt like at times there was too much focus on characters that weren't really important (like Bam and Hayden. Also where did Argent and Nelson go? They just disappeared
Oh look, it has a cover!

So creepy ugly hair-raising weird perfect.

Just come out already, book.
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Award-winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age. After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column. Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movi ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Unwind Dystology (4 books)
  • Unwind (Unwind, #1)
  • UnWholly (Unwind, #2)
  • UnDivided (Unwind, #4)
Unwind (Unwind, #1) UnWholly (Unwind, #2) Everlost (Skinjacker, #1) Bruiser Everwild (Skinjacker, #2)

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