Books are more than a words

Feb 2, 2014

1st Line Sunday #2: UnWholly by Neal Shusterman

I’m a person that sometimes judges a book by its first line. That’s why I created this blog segment, to share with you the 1st line of the books I’m currently reading or just finished reading.

Hello there!
Since it's Sunday and I don't know what to post here on Sundays I created a new blog segment of something I wanted to do since a long time ago. 
1st Line Sunday is to share with you the first lines of the books I'm reading or finished reading.
Last night... or it was today? I finished reading UnWholly, the second book in the Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman. I read Unwind a long time ago, and I loved it, it's one of my favorite dystopian books ever.
But I didn't read the next book when it finally was published because I didn't want to wait more for the last book (now I know it's going to be 4 books and the last one comes out on October).
So... that's why today I want to share with you the first line of UnWholly, because the one thing I loved the most about this book is Neal Shusterman's beautiful writing. Check it out! and I hope you give this series a chance!

He’s fighting a nightmare when they come for him.

Okay, I know that's not enough, and because I love this book so much, this is the complete paragraph.

A great flood is swallowing the world, and in the middle of it all, he’s being mauled by a bear. He’s more annoyed than terrified. As if the flood isn’t enough, his deep, dark mind has to send an angry grizzly to tear into him. Then he’s dragged feetfirst out of the jaws of death and drowning Armageddon.



It’s finally here. The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Unwind, which Publishers Weekly called a “gripping, brilliantly imagined futuristic thriller.

Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.
Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.
Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh, interesting! I have this book somewhere on my shelves, so it might be time to give it a shot.


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