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Jan 2, 2015

Happy New Year!... & My Favorite Series of 2014

 
Happy New Year everyone! I hope the holidays were amazing for you all.  And I wish you a wonderful 2015.
I want to thank all of you to stop by The Reader Lines. I know I’m not the best blogger out there, but I’ve always tried to share everything about my favorite books with the awesome bookish community.

That’s why I wanted to spotlight my favorite series of 2014.

The Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman is the best dystopian series I’ve read in my life.
It’s the books, the series I recommend when someone asks me about a good sci-fic or dystopian world.
I hope if you’re reading this, you give this series a chance.
These books are cruel and tragic, and at the same time they’re painfully beautiful and dazzling.
Neal’s writing is clever and addictive. The characters are so very well created and strong.
I cannot even tell you how wonderful these books are because I’ll keep saying every synonymous of amazing.
You can tell Unwind is gross and ugly and horrifying. It is. But every aspect of the plot is realistic and smart. There’s beauty in every word.
There are adds about the different “organizations” that control unwinding. There are links to real posts that live up the possibility of living in a world like that.
There’s a wonderful characters dynamic. There’s a wonderful plot development.
And there’s a perfect, perfect ending to this series.
I won’t say more because I don’t think I can find more words.

So, pleaseeee, give Unwind a chance!



Unwind
 



Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives.

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.



UnWholly




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.



UnSouled




Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they’re not just running away from something. This time, they’re running toward answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to bringing down unwinding forever.

Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. Because he knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels about her. And without Risa, Cam is having trouble remembering what it feels like to be human.

With the Juvenile Authority and vindictive parts pirates hunting them, the paths of Connor, Lev, Cam, and Risa will converge explosively—and everyone will be changed.



UnDivided



 

Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman.

Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future.

But more trouble is brewing. Starkey’s group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they’ll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad—which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future.

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3 comments:

  1. I have Unwind in my TBR list since forever! (Uh..I mean 2011 :P), I really love the cover but somehow I never did pick it up, probably it's time to give a try this year! Thanks for sharing! You make me want to focus on the books that I've left out few years back! :)

    Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

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  2. You are right, this series is every shade of amazing and I would recommend it to everyone (and by that I really mean EVERYONE)! :P

    Have a great year, hun, one filled with beautiful things and emotions and memories. Ok, yeah.. with beautiful books too ;)) Hugs from across the ocean!

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  3. Hmmm, a 4 part series? I feel like I really need to give this one a chance for sure, even if I am a bit burnt out on dystopians!

    Happy New Year Lis!! Hope 2015 will be awesome for you!

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