UnWholly

UnWholly 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

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 neededIt 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.

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  1. Award winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movie script.In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer As a full time writer, he claims to be his own hardest task master, always at work creating new stories to tell His books have received many awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, as well as garnering a myriad of state and local awards across the country Neal s talents range from film directing two short films he directed won him the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Awards to writing music and stage plays including book and lyrical contributions to American Twistory, which is currently playing in Boston He has even tried his hand at creating Games, having developed three successful How to Host a Mystery game for teens, as well as seven How to Host a Murder games.As a screen and TV writer, Neal has written for the Goosebumps and Animorphs TV series, and wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect Currently Neal is adapting his novel Everlost as a feature film for Universal Studios.Wherever Neal goes, he quickly earns a reputation as a storyteller and dynamic speaker Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas As a speaker, Neal is in constant demand at schools and conferences Degrees in both psychology and drama give Neal a unique approach to writing Neal s novels always deal with topics that appeal to adults as well as teens, weaving true to life characters into sensitive and riveting issues, and binding it all together with a unique and entertaining sense of humor.Of Everlost, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman has reimagined what happens after death and questions power and the meaning of charity While all this is going on, he has also managed to write a rip roaring adventure Of What Daddy Did, Voice of Youth Advocates wrote This is a compelling, spell binding story A stunning novel, impossible to put down once begun.Of The Schwa Was Here, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman s characters reminiscent of those crafted by E L Konigsburg and Jerry Spinelli are infused with the kind of controlled, precocious improbability that magically vivifies the finest children s classics.Of Scorpion Shards, Publisher s Weekly wrote Shusterman takes an outlandish comic book concept, and, through the sheer audacity and breadth of his imagination makes it stunningly believable A spellbinder And of The Eyes of Kid Midas, The Midwest Book Review wrote This wins our vote as one of the best young adult titles of the year and was called Inspired and hypnotically readable by School Library Journal.Neal Shusterman lives in Southern California with his children Brendan, Jarrod, Joelle, and Erin, who are a constant source of inspiration

378 Reply to “UnWholly”

  1. 3 20 16 Finished re reading this And I think I loved it even the second time For some reason, I d kind of forgotten everything that happens in this one I think I read it too fast the first time , so I m glad I took the time to read it again and this time I went through it a bit slowly carefully.For once, I feel like my original review is pretty solid and covers almost everything I have to say about this book I m always blown away by Shusterman s writing, world building, and characterization Un [...]


  2. Getting this out of the way first Neal Shusterman, I swear, if you make me wait five years for the next book, I will die Like, actually die.My expectations were high, high, high for this one, considering how spectacular the first one was Well, this did not disappoint in the least Hot Damn.Damn it DAMN IT Neal Shusterman is an absolute master at two things introducing a bunch of new characters, than you d think you d be able to handle and it makes you want to groan and just think oh my gosh get [...]


  3. WHOA I was always hoping there would be a sequel to Unwind that ending was just too open ended , but now that it s confirmed that there will be one Oh my goodness, I m so excited, and I know nothing about the plot twists, turns, and suspense, of course , the timeframe taking place a few months or YEARS after the first book , or the characters same cast or not That is definitely the mark of a GREAT first book if I m wondering about the sequel even YEARS before it may see print Anyway I love the [...]


  4. I felt about UnWholly the way I felt about this season of True Blood.I kid and shamelessly take advantage of any opportunity to use an Alexander Skarsgard gif But for the majority of the season, I was banging my head against the wall and yelling, Stop trying to make Arlene happen And I m pretty sure ifrit is Arabic for waste of fucking time But then just when I m ready to wipe my hands of the show, it finally wraps up the extraneous storylines and gives me what I really care about Eric, Pam, Soo [...]


  5. Words don t hurt you Which is one of the hugest criminal lies perpetrated by adults against children in this world Because words hurt than any physical pain Not as perfect as the first book in the series but still pretty good for a follow up if you ask me Shusterman did justice to the characters, new and old ones alike So the book picks up from where it left in book one when Connor was left in charge of the Whollies The book kicks it off with a new character, Starkey, who I m sure you ll find p [...]


  6. Actually, I really like the title , makes me think of Lev I don t know whether to rejoice or start crying that there s a sequel to the best book ever no I mean it this time dude , Unwind Some authors and series should quit while they re ahead coughMaximumRidecough But I m sure it will be excellent The ending was very open and that s how I liked it It allowed hope and optimism The only thing I m dreading is a Risa Connor sex scene P.




  7. Buddy Read reread with my peeps at Buddies Books and BaublesShusterman is one of my favorite YA writers He writes in such an engaging and imaginative way The alternating PoVs each have a different voice and the glimpses into the minds of even the bad characters gives immense insight into their motivations I liked this just as much the second time through and it still holds strong as my favorite YA series to date Well done Mr Shusterman, well done.Even if you aren t a fan of YA or only give few Y [...]


  8. 4.5 Stars This document I sign of my own free will.I sign of my own free will own free will.Okay, so, I wasn t going to write a review for this I finished last night and I was likeh I ll leave it alone I know I m going to read the third and I know that I love Connor and Risa and Lev, people don t want to hear me grumble on repeatedly Well, I wasn t guna I didn t have as deep a reaction as the first and I didn t want to write a mundane second review where my heart wasn t in it But then something [...]


  9. HOLY No way No WAY I can t even type right now, I m so shocked Keep having to backspace I can t believe it Just when I thought my obsessive waiting for a sequel was over Been waiting for Mockingjay and read it after almost a year of waiting I wonder if it ll be the same characters, or if we get new ones.But wait I have to wait till 2012 NNNNNNNOOOOOOOooooooo Trails of indefinitly Edit Dec 20, 2011 YEA It s going to be a triology Yea, yea, yea, yea Only 280 days until Unwolly comes out Long suff [...]


  10. This book made me worry I worried about the main characters, because there were sections from the antagonists POV and they showed what they were thinking and plotting Then there s Cam, created from hundreds of unwinds super creepy And I wasn t sure how Shusterman would get the ending to work out, but then he did And as most of you know, I m very critical of endings but this one left me a bit breathless I will definitely be reading the next in the series, UnSouled I think Although I m already wor [...]


  11. Imagine a world where body part harvesting is not taboo, but commonplace Imagine someone else getting to make the decision for you to give your body parts to someone else Imagine walking around and seeing people on the street who are proudly sporting new limbs, eyes, and other various body parts Would you want to live in that world I sure as hell wouldn t But it sure makes for damn good reading material, as long as you take care not to think too hard about how it s virtually impossible for some [...]


  12. BBB Buddy ReadBOOM, FIVE STARS I need the next one soon I need answersI have questions and I want CAM I wonder what he s going to do and I need to know NOW


  13. Unwinding is a big business The setbacks of the destruction of the Happy Jack Harvest Camp, the clapper who wouldn t clap, and subsequent law changes have led to a new ad campaign in favor of unwinding and encouraging adults to sell their bodies to unwinding to care for their families It also led to something unique and unusual than anyone would fathom a rewound teenager Camus Camprix or Cam for short was created using all the best parts of unwound teens for unknown reasons by the corporate ent [...]


  14. Buddies Books Baubles group read 15May15 Took me an hour to fall asleep last night because for as exhausted as I was, the ending of this book just made me want to dash upstairs and grab UnSouled ENERGIZER BUNNEH BRAIN WOULD NOT TURN OFF Yes, thank you, I m now reduced to Camspeak This book brings back all our favorite players from UnWind and, like any sequel, introduces new people with their own problems and agendas I disliked Starkey right off the bat, I still love Trace, and I have so many con [...]


  15. Argh I LOVED Unwind It is one of the most haunting YA reads I ve ever encountered, and I was prepared to love Unwholly just as much Well, nuts to that.I feel like Shusterman had some serious scope creep going on here Like he started out going in one direction, then just had a whole bunch of other ideas that he couldn t quite flesh out enough within the length of this book The plot spins in a multitude of different directions I read and read and readbut nothing ever really managed to happen There [...]


  16. I guess I m not really feeling this series any I really enjoyed the first one This seemed like just a continuation of book one, same formula, and it didn t seem like a whole lot happened I really didn t like any of the new characters, except maybe Cam I HATED STARKEY I hate him so much.I didn t like Miracolina, although she finally ended up having some growth and growing a brain Connor was annoying and angsty, Risa was annoying and angsty although she does get an interesting twist about halfway [...]


  17. This book was perfectly perfect and everything I wanted it to be When I read this I pretend Lev is older, because if I don t I feel like a pedophile He


  18. This sequel to Unwind certainly took things to a whole new level I really enjoyed the way Neal Shusterman dug deep to the creepy core of humanity and took the original premise of UNWIND, where teens could be salvaged for scrap body parts once they turned thirteen, and in this second installment, tried to come up with every sick what if scenario to keep the game fresh Just a really eerie dystopian scenario that was an exciting read.And of course, I loved catching up with our old friends Connor, R [...]


  19. Whoa, this was an absolutely mind blowing second book As always, I m very impressed by the variety of characters and how complex and cunning they all are Super grateful about the way POC s and people with different religions are represented in this series Can t wait to see where the story goes from here


  20. Ulasan lengkap bibliough 2016 Hal menyebalkan terjadi ketika kau susah mendapatkan waktu untuk menyelesaikan kisah semenegangkan buku ini Hingga kau mendapatkannya, kau merasa amat sangat bersyukur atas hal itu.Buku ini membahagiakan dalam arti yang salah Berakhir dengan letup letup harapan, para remaja di bawah umur nggak habis pikir sih kalau kondisi mereka pada buku ini benar benar terjadi ini harus melawan para orang dewasa yang paranoid terhadap mereka.Perkembangan karakternya sungguh luar [...]


  21. I don t have much time to write a review because my fingers are itching to start the next book in the series But I ll keep it short and sweet This book is badass This series in general is I ve read quite a few dystopias but none of them had this kind of a solid worldbuilding, which is partly as solid as it is because the issue the book is dealing with is scary, just like the future the book plays in but only because it seems like something that is possible And not only is the book badass but Shu [...]


  22. I heard Neal Shusterman a few weeks ago He said in this book he will take it to a new level with something called organ printing He told us to look it up I did, and here is what I found abcnews.go Technology stor I can t wait to see where he goes with this For all who did not want a sequel, he did not plan one at first, but his mind starting going in this new direction, and he must write



  23. A few years ago I read my first dystopian book Unwind and it really blew my mind.The world settling, the characters, the storyline, everything was perfect and in that moment I wished for the book to be part of a series.My wish came true a sequel for one of the most emotional stories finally found its way to my door and I was able to enjoy once the terrifying world of unwinding.Truthfully, I don t think this story needed a sequel, but of course I did enjoy every single wordE GOOD The amazing wor [...]


  24. Ich wurde zerst ckelt und teilweise wieder zusammen gebaut War schon ein ziemlich krasses Buch und muss mich erst wieder sammeln Mal berlegen, wenn ich den letzten Teil packe habe mega Angst vor dem Ende oh oh



  25. So I have to admit that reviewing Unwholly feels nearly impossible in some ways much happens and from so many perspectives, that putting it all together in a review feels impossible, not to mention I don t want to inadvertently insert any spoilers Reviews of this book are probably better left to the extremely talented reviewers on here, rather than my very amateur self haha, so that being said, I will just give a brief review of how I felt about this book and what I loved about it.Unwholly conti [...]


  26. UNWHOLLY is a book I ve been waiting for since 2008 when I finished UNWIND Neal Shusterman really set the bar high with UNWIND and I was hoping he could keep up the momentum with the next book in the trilogy Well, he didn t let me down.UNWHOLLY picks up where UNWIND left off Shusterman does a great job catching up the reader so you don t feel lost However, I still recommend reading UNWIND before diving into this book Since it doesn t come out until August you have time to read it now This review [...]


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