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Friday, May 25, 2012

Dark Days of Summer 2012: Top Ten Reasons to Read UNRAVELING by Elizabeth Norris

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Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Synopsis from Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old 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 her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has 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 when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. 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.

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.
 Top Ten Reasons to Read Unraveling

2. There are references to X-Files!!
3. The romantic interest is NOT a hot, popular, football player.
4. They travel through time!
5. Janelle DIES in the first few pages of the book:

6. Everything that happens is completely unpredictable.
7. There's a murder mystery.
8. You will learn all about multiverse theory!
9. A teenage girl has to save the world!
10. Elizabeth Norris classifies it as a “romantic science fiction thriller!”

About the Author
Taken from Elizabeth's Website:
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.

Make sure you check out the rest of the tour stops!

Leg 1
5/21 Aprilynne Pike at AwesomeSauce Books
5/23 Bethany Griffin at Fiktshun
5/25 Elizabeth Norris at Literary Exploration 
5/29 Veronica Roth at My Overstuffed Bookshelf
5/30 Aprilynne Pike at AwesomeSauce Books
6/1 Bethany Griffin at Fiktshun
6/4 Elizabeth Norris at Literary Exploration 
6/6 Veronica Roth at My Overstuffed Bookshelf

Leg 2
6/12 Aprilynne Pike at Books with Bite
6/14 Dan Wells at Hobbitsies
6/19 Veronica Roth at The Mod Pod Bookshelf
6/21 SJ Kincaid at SciFi Chick
6/26 Aprilynne Pike at Books with Bite
6/28 Dan Wells at Hobbitsies
7/3 Veronica Roth at The Mod Pod Bookshelf
7/5 SJ Kincaid at SciFi Chick


  1. Well, that sucks. She dies first thing. And at the same time: COOL!

  2. Ohh I really want to read this book! i'm hoping to pick up a copy (and meet Elizabeth) at BEA!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

    1. Ughhhh I'm so jealous that you're going to meet her!!!!! I WOULD DIE!!!!!

  3. This is a really cool tour. I will definitely have to follow it through all the stops. I have been wanting to read this book for a while. I need to get it.

    1. It's soooooooooo gooooood!!! There are more than 10 reasons I PROMISE!

  4. haha AWESOME list Anna!! I really need to get into this book soon!

  5. Well, that's a pretty good list. It sounds like I really must check this out sometime. I like that the love interest isn't your typical jock. I never fell for those types, so it doesn't relate to me when I read about it. LOL I think a friend of mine would enjoy all the X-Files references.


  6. "3. The romantic interest is NOT a hot, popular, football player." LOL Anna, that's you and your awesome way of saying that Elizabeth Norris doesn't know cliches, and I love you for it! <3 I'd take brilliant Ben and all his sweetness/awesomeness/badassness over your typical jock any day x) I just loved this book so much and I remember being ecstatic that you did too in your review, so I think you make the perfect girl to host the Unraveling stop! ;)

    Looooove your list, Anna-banana! Book 2 is going to take forever to come after that ending! :') <3

  7. Hah! Wonderful top ten! I love murder mysteries so I definitely want to check this book out now!

  8. I love your list! I've been dying to read this book since I first heard about it. I think I'll have to move it up the list of to read


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