Book Review: UnStrung (Unwind #1.5) by Neal Shusterman

How did Lev Calder move from an unwillingly escaped Tithe to a clapper?

In this new ebook original short story, author Neal Shusterman opens a window on Lev's adventures between the time he left CyFi and when he showed up at the Graveyard.

Lev's experiences on a Hi-Rez, an extraordinarily wealthy Native American Reservation introduce him to a teen with remarkable musical talent... and whose gifts are destined to end up in the hands of another. And it is this teen's heart-breaking story that inspired Lev to choose the clapper's path.

Pulling elements from Neal Shusterman's critically acclaimed Unwind and giving hints about what is to come in the long-awaited sequel, UnWholly, this short story is a must for fans of the series.

Release Date: July 24, 2012
Age Group: YA
Source: Purchased

Unwind is one of my most favorite books of all time, so I just about went through the roof when I found out Shusterman was making Unwind into a trilogy.  I got even more excited when I saw that there was a novella between books one and two.

UnStrung was the perfect appetizer to tide me over until UnWholly was released.  It was a great short story in its own right, but I loved having the sneak peak at UnWholly at the end.

What I liked best about UnStrung was the look into Lev's life.  Many facts were revealed which gave me a lot of insight into his character.  I loved that it takes place in a different setting than the first book, and the look into the lives of the People of Chance.

The sacrifice at the end was heartbreaking, but not entirely unpredictable.  UnStrung is a must-read for fans of Unwind!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see this... I have it on the ipad but haven't read it yet. (I have, however, read UnWholly... and can't wait for the next one to come out--CAM... ack!!!)

    I thought it was neat that he had someone help in the research and writing of UNSTRUNG (, and wondered if it would be obvious in the writing itself! (Guess I need to read my copy to find out, right?)



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