By Elizabeth Norris
(Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, 9780062103734, 464pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killedas 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 knowswith every fiber of her beingthat 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 somethingbut 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 happenedthe accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her lifepoints 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 secretsand 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.
Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the San Diego beaches and sunshine for Manhattan's snowpocalyptic winters. She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together. Unraveling is her first novel.
“Leav[es] the reader wanting more and begging for a sequel to this multilayered debut.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Readers will enjoy the nonstop action and romance.”
-School Library Journal
“A satisfying puzzle full of novel twists and provocative clues.”
“This high-stakes thriller—complete with mind-bending sci-fi twist—will hook you and never let go.”—
-Pittacus Lore, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Am Number Four
“If Veronica Mars snatched a case from Mulder and Scully, you’d get this fast-paced page-turner. With a heroine full of moxie, wicked surprises around every corner, and non-stop action, UNRAVELING is an irresistible thriller.”
-Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade trilogy