We're reviewing Elizabeth Norris's novella Undone for our Thursday evening read. Undone is another Harper Impulse read, and is a prequel (of sorts) to the upcoming Unbreakable.
ebook, 120 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Balzer + Bray
Things that worked:
* Norris also fills in a lot of missing questions about Ben's backstory and his world. His descriptions about the world he returns to, are both intriguing and thought-provoking.
(And okay - let's face it, kind of sad as well. Geez, was it just me or was no one happy?)
* Setting up enough of a cliffhanger to keep us wanting to come back for Unbreakable.
Things that didn't work:
Without giving away too many spoilers, there's a time jump, directly related to the events in Unbreakable. And I kind of wanted to close my eyes and go "Nooooooooo!" to the spoilers, when I realized I had been spoiled without realizing it. So consider skipping the last five pages of the novella, before you read Unbreakable?
About the author:
She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together.