Book Review: Unraveled (Perfected #3) by Kate Jarvik Birch

Summary: Ella isn’t anyone’s pet anymore, but she’s certainly not free.

After exposing the dark secrets about NuPet’s breeding program, forcing them to repeal the law that allowed genetically modified girls to be kept as pets, she thought girls like her would finally be free. She never dreamed that it would backfire. NuPet may have convinced the public of their intentions to assimilate pets back into society, but Ella knows it’s a lie.

They aren’t planning mass rehabilitation...they’re planning a mass extermination.

Now, with the help of a small group of rebels, Ella and Penn, the boy she’d give up her life for, set out to bring down NuPet for good. But when her group gets implicated in a string of bombings, no one is safe. If she can’t untangle the web of blackmail and lies that extends far beyond NuPet’s reach, she won’t just lose her chance at freedom, she’ll lose everyone she loves.

Release Date: April 2018
Age Group: YA, Dystopian
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Reviewed By: Nat

The covers get me every time! Makes me want to go to a ball... and wait for some Supreme Commander to bust in and make the world all Handmaids Tale'ish... then I would quickly transform into Katniss and shoot a freaking arrow at the Commanders head (it hits the target of course, I'm Katniss) and then we go back to my dang dream ball!

Anywhoo. #coolstorybro The cover art for this series have been exceptional!

I'll be perfectly honest, I was completely unsettled about this book. I've had these great adventures before and then the author freaking ruins my life and DESTROYS the characters and/or plot... I was nervous. Would I have to break-up with Birch? Would I have to award her the #Rothed #hashtag or would she go down as a dystopian prowess? 💆🏼

The wait was so worth it.
 🔥🔥🔥She killed it people!🔥🔥🔥

Unraveled started and ended with a bang! It was fast-paced from beginning to end. If I didn't love my ombre nails so much I would have bit them off, instead I settled for LOADS of popcorn and coconut Bai.

It was no surprise that Ella and Penn were drug through one pile of crap to the next. This world was normal yet so abnormal, it felt real. The themes in Unraveled were definitely feminist and politically driven but VERY well done. I loved that Penn followed Ella, a strong, not totally independent, woman driven by a noble purpose-- FREEDOM.

This wasn't a story that wrapped with a pretty pink bow. People died, stuff was always blowing up and the twists and turns kept me on edge. A few of the realities of what enslavement offers to humankind made my stomach hurt. The thought that this was fiction made it a little easier to swallow but then there was the reminder that enslavement is happening in the real world, our world, and that made me sick.

Missy. That girl was a fighter. Her fire and sheer will was so vivid. I felt her rage and defiance. It was inspiring. We need more Missy's, she remains my homegirl.

Bottom line, Unraveled was beautifully written, gritty and inspiring. A fantastic conclusion and a top notch edition to the dystopian family.

Bravo Birch! So glad we didn't have to break-up.


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