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Unbreakable
by Elizabeth Norris
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Balzer & Bray, 2013 (2013)
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* *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

Elizabeth Norris's sequel to Unraveling, Unbreakable, adds a whole new dimension to the world she has created.

Janelle Tenner's world has fallen apart literally. She and her friends may have prevented Wave Function Collapse, but not in time to stop the major earthquakes that have basically destroyed the Earth. With most schools gone, Janelle now spends her time helping her friend Cecily keep the Qualcomm shelter running. However, people are slowly going missing.

After Cecily disappears, Janelle knows she must act. When Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay tells her Ben is wanted for interverse kidnapping, there is no stopping her in getting to the bottom of everything. Now she must travel to Prima and infiltrate a corrupt agency if she wants any chance of saving the friends she has left.

The countdown in Unbreakable is must shorter than in Unraveling, and theoretically, this should mean it feels faster. However, the pace was actually slower, which took away some of the engagement. Janelle is still an awesome, kick-butt character who continues to discover who she truly is. The plot, though, is so action-driven that some of the character interaction is not as strong as in the first book. Despite these points, Unbreakable is still a very enjoyable read.

Elizabeth Norris delivers a unique concept to YA sci-fi that continues in Unbreakable. I am not sure what is next for Janelle, but if there is a third book, I would be more than happy to read about her further adventures among the universes.

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