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Untold dangers await telepathic twins in this sequel to the futuristic, romantic thriller classic sci-fi, space-travel adventure.

After Elissa and Lin exposed the government's secret experiments in Linked, their home planet Sekoia is thrown into chaos. Determined to do their part to help the planet they've hurt, they return to Sekoia only to discover that things are far wo
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Hardcover, 480 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published June 30th 2014)
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Selena Yukino (The Lioness: hear me roar)
Rating: 4.4 stars

Plot..etc: I definitely think Unravel blows Linked out of the water because there's a whole lot more world building, kickass scenes, character development, and not to mention side characters that were actually interesting. The plot isn't much different from Linked but like I said it's definitely improved.

Characters: Elissa our main character, like I said in Linked's review is not my favorite character...although I do really like her. In Unravel, though she is annoying as fuck.
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Blondie
My Rating: 2 Stars

"She didn't want to sit at the table, but nor could she face getting herself anything to eat just yet. She went to the nearest drink machine and dialed herself some hot chocolate."

Where to begin. Most books I always finish, whether it's horrific or amazing, but UNRAVEL was just…irritating! I got to page 183 and I was STILL bored out of my mind. I liked LINKED a lot, it was fast paced, interesting, and had a decent plot, but I would have liked this concept much better if i
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Alyssa
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Unravel by Imogen Howson
Book Two of the Linked series
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

Untold dangers await telepathic twins in this sequel to the futuristic, romantic thriller called classic sci-fi, space-travel adventure at its best. After Elissa and Lin exposed the government's secret experiments in Linked, which Booklistcalled a roll
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Melanie
Okay let's start with the cover before I talk about the story. The cover is attractive to the eye but, if you haven't read the synopsis about the book you wouldn't even really understand how the cover relates to the story. The cover looks like bad pixel art and it's not even connected to the story.

The story takes place a few weeks after the events in Linked. So, Elissa, Lin, and Caden come back to Sekoia to "help" their planet but, they don't actually ever do anything leaving me to wonder was th
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Nicole Wang
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Linked. The cover was beautiful, the story enticing, and when I got Unravel, I nearly fell out of my seat with excitement! (Although a little daunted: 500 pages is  A LOT) And as high as my expectations were, it didn't fall flat.

Admittedly, at first it felt a little bumpy--as action packed as it was a few pages in already, I couldn't really get into it and Elissa's back and forth decisions and opinions made me want to shake her and ask her to choose one and Cadan didn't really seem to un
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LB
2.5 / 5 stars rating

This review is also posted at http://readingnookandcranny.blogspot....


I was probably more disappointed in this novel than I have the right to be. Perhaps the stunning cover sucked me in and made me believe the story would be as enticing as the art. Perhaps I was still so excited about Linked, especially since my copy just arrived for my personal collection, that I held Howson up on a pedestal where she didn't belong. But man, it's hard to figure out where to start with my rev
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Nella
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Yay for finishing my first duology of 2016!*applause*


This novel improved on many of the things the first book lacked, such as the world building, the character development, and the romance.

Firstly, Howson's writing style is entrancing. Her descriptions are spot on and they make for great visual inspiration. I could see the action unfolding before my eyes like a movie.

I love the sister relationship between Elissa and Lin. The differences in their personalities compliment each other. The way they
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Keeley
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Emma
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guest-reviews
REVIEW BY SARAH 9:2

Unravel is a sequel to LINKED. I loved the book linked, it really drew you in and the characters were really relatable.

Untold dangers await the telepathic twins in this sequel to the romantic, futuristic, thriller. The two twins called Elissa and Lin, head back to their planet (Sekoia) to help fix the problems they caused. Although, when the girls and the crew reached Sekoia they find the planet a very different place. Taken to safe houses along with other spares and twins li
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Anna
Jun 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
I really powered through this book, and I don't mean in a good way. I mean in a "so utterly determined to finish this book so I can move on" way. I was fed up with Elissa before chapter 3, what with her constant insecurity, moral high ground, and whining. And it wasn't just Elissa; Unraveled's characters made me want to set it down, burn it, and walk away.
In particular, let's take a moment to consider Elissa and Cadan's relationship. It was terrible. They fought all the time, and by that I mean
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Alison James
Sep 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-even, unfinished
Can't even! This is sooo poorly written that even I, who read more books in a series if the story line is good, cannot/could not finish this book. By inserting -Oh my God, or God, or God- every five lines does not make the book appeal to YA. I am a YA teenager, who loves Sci-Fi did not like it. Also just because the general teenage populace says "like" every two seconds does not mean the books we read should. Instead it should move us away. I know that I takes pieces of books I like and use some ...more
Jess
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
I couldn't even get through this book. Elissa is such a child - a child who doesn't sympathize with her sister and the torture she's been through. It's hard to get through the endless pages of countless flyer attacks and hot chocolate sipping. C and E's relationship feels forced to the point of irritation. If you enjoyed Linked, forgo this sequel. If you didn't enjoy Linked and were hoping for a redemption novel, look elsewhere.
Heather Stone
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
brilliant book had me hooked and I couldn't put it down.
good character and plot development continued on from the first book.
hope that there will be more than just the two books so far
really got to like the characters and want to see how they get on and any further adventures challenges they have / have to overcome.
Shibly Sikder
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Damn, This was soo good that I had to shed tears of joy. My many thanks to the writer for this awesome book to start the year with. READ THE SERIES. YOU WILL LIKE IT. Well except some itty-bitty part that I also didn't like obviously, but this was amazing.
Jessica Bai
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ohmahgawd Cadan <3 ...more
Erika Maki (Maniacal Reader)
I really liked this final book. There was a lot more world building. I also enjoyed meeting the new characters, and I liked each one of them. The plot progressed at the same pace as the previous one did, although this time there were many more roadblocks for the characters to encounter. This made the plot just as fast-paced, but more thrilling. Just as things would start to calm down, another problem would arise. I was on the edge of my seat more with this final book. The plot consisted of more ...more
Epiphani
Dec 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Jenn Hill
Aug 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
Did not finish at 30%.

I couldn't take anymore. This book was a never ending whine fest. Lissa constantly insecure and jealous about every little thing. She treats her sister Lin terribly. She has this relationship with Caden, but does nothing but argue with him and get annoyed about stupid shit. For example, he says that if they wee in their regular life, who knows if they would have gotten together. And she gets annoyed by that. Girl, he was your older brother's friend and was in an entirely di
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Sophie
May 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Overall it was pretty bad.
The plot was very uneventful and pretty much a poor repeat of the first book.
Lin is ridiculous. I don't care how messed up you are, you do not possess you sister and make them kill people for you.
In the first book Elissa's character was pretty well-developed and you really felt like you understood how she thinks. In this book she is very poorly written. She thinks about how insensitive Lin is being but takes no action to stop it. Seriously, she needs to stop depending o
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Tanya
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2-in-series
Ugh, this book would be so much better without the teenage angst. It is very believable angst, I could see a teen thinking these things. But maybe that is why I have such an issue with it (as an adult that has to deal with teens, I don't want to have to deal with it in my books too).

I think the first one was better. I also think the ending of this one was too "nice" tied up in a nice little bow. It went from everything going down the drain and possible horribleness, to happy ending in less then
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Samhita Argula
So much fitted into one book. The first book was lovely. This sequel is well, okay.

Elissa is portrayed more as a confused, highly insecure character, so different from the first book. This is sad.

Yes, I have fallen in love with Cadan. And rightfully so. According to me, he's the real hero of this book. And the heroine? Sweetie Lin :)
alice Tileston
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Borrowed from library:
Continues story of "Linked".
Twin link and paranormal powers in future setting. Nicely written, easy to follow and lose yourself in♡
Becca Lopez
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like how this realistically shows the emotions on teenagers and gives realistic responses to traumatic events and reactions. I also liked the found family aspect to this story.
Jennifer
Jun 20, 2014 added it
Shelves: earcs
Unravel by Imogen Howson is the second book in the Linked series and picks up shortly after book one ends. Elissa and Lin have found one another and make it to sanctuary but have decided they need to go back and help their home planet. With the help of the crew of Phoenix, they find their way back to deal with some series aftermath. This is the second book in the series so there might be some spoilers from book 1.

I really enjoyed Elissa character in the first book. I was amazed at how timid she
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Steph
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it
I have a couple complaints about this sequel, but overall, I would highly recommend the "Linked" books to anyone who enjoys space-opera Sci-Fi, political intrigue mixed with strong character development, and of course, super powers.

After escaping their home planet of Sekoia to end the brutal torture and experimentation on twins or "Spares", Alyssa and Lin try to return from peaceful Sanctuary to help mend the rift in their old society. With the help of Cadan and his crew, the twins discover a co
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Becky B
Having survived their escape from Sekoia and achieved human rights for spares, Lissa and Lin feel like they shouldn't just rest in comfort. They want to go back to Sekoia and recruit other twins to power hyperdrives together like they can, and possibly give the Sekoian economy a reboot in the process. But pretty much as soon as they land on Sekoia it becomes all too clear that Lissa, Lin, Cadan and the rest of the crew have no idea what all is going on on their former planet. Sekoia has descende ...more
Jess at Such a Novel Idea
I received a copy of this book via the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion or the outcome of my review in any way.

2014 seems to be the year of the duologies , and I have to admit, they make me very happy. Sometimes a stand-alone book just isn’t enough, especially in a sci-fi or dystopian-esque world. BUT a lot of times I find myself reading a series and thinking “Man, this second book is just marking time to get to that ending.” So, reading all these duolog
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Elise
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: epic
I loved Unravel. It's a relatively uncomplicated read full of sci-fi fun. While it was sometimes irritating how much of Elissa's mind was taken up with how Caydan could want to be with her, you see her intentions are all good. IMO Caydan is an amazing specimen of manhood :P But my point being if someone that upstanding and intelligent could adore Elissa then I deduce she actually isn't that selfish. It's more a fear she is frantically running in her mind. Probably also exacerbated by her lack of ...more
Stephanie Ward
4.5 Stars

'Unravel' is the thrilling and fast-paced sequel in the young adult dystopian Linked series. It picks up where the first book ended - with Elissa and Lin off of Sekoia after exposing the the terrible government experiment inLinked. Lissa and Lin decide to return to Sekoia to help bring the planet back to it's normal state. When they arrive, they are faced with the reality of what Sekoia has become - barely any resources, frightened citizens, and a growing number of people who are blamin
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