Synopses & Reviews
Two days before the start of her junior year, Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from school Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And though it isn't possible, she knows with every fiber of her being that Ben somehow brought her back to life.
But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.
“Leav[es] the reader wanting more and begging for a sequel to this multilayered debut.” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Readers will enjoy the nonstop action and romance.” School Library Journal
“A satisfying puzzle full of novel twists and provocative clues.” Publishers Weekly
“This high-stakes thrillercomplete with mind-bending sci-fi twistwill hook you and never let go.” Pittacus Lore, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Am Number Four
“If Veronica Mars snatched a case from Mulder and Scully, youd get this fast-paced page-turner. With a heroine full of moxie, wicked surprises around every corner, and non-stop action, UNRAVELING is an irresistible thriller.” Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade trilogy
Like The Forest of Hands and Teeth
, Elizabeth Norriss Unraveling
blends realistic coming-of-age issues with a gripping science fiction world.
Unravelings heroine, sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner, is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelles mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.
And that was before she died…and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earths destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.
About the Author
Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the San Diego beaches and sunshine for Manhattan's chilly winters. She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together. Unraveling is her first novel.