Thursday, November 14, 2013

UnWholly Book Review

13545075 Title: UnWholly(Unwind  #2)
Author: Neal Shusterman
Published:August 2012
Pages: 402
Genre:Young Adult, Dytopia, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
Rating 3 out of 5 Stars

GoodReads Synopsis
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 simultaneously 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.

My Thoughts
 I liked UnWholly. I thought it was good I just wanted more of the main characters.  They were in the book but, they felt like supporting actors for the four new players Cam, Miracolina, Starkey, and Nelson. 
Cam I liked. I wasn't sure at first but, he grew on me. Miracolina was a female version of Lev only worse. Nelson I liked from the beginning. Starkey is a darker version of Roland. I liked Roland. I hated Starkey. I wanted to unwind him myself. Although, he fits the book. 
 UnWholly is a little darker then Unwind.  They introduce the black market of parts dealing. With the lowering of unwinding age, parts are at a premium and some people will do anything to cash in.  

This book made me think. If the technology in the book was available I can see it being used. If you don't like something about yourself, buy a new one. I can see people replacing everything about themselves. Family members would no longer resemble each other.


1 comment:

  1. The concept sounds interesting, from the sounds of it, I would need to read book one first.