Her heroines are gutsy, beautiful, smart and anything but meek! As you can probably surmise, I nearly chained myself to the computer in Somehow, though, I managed to squeeze in not one, but three vacations and a few mommy-sittings! I do love my life. People ask me how I get so much done.
Thank you to my readers, family and friends! I appreciate you coming along for this wild ride that was I edited 48 works by other authors. I am not exaggerating. Bless you, my editing clients, public and private. I cheer for you when your book becomes a bestseller. Finding Jessie January 23, — Kindle http: Chasing Broadway April 22, — Kindle http: Three Christmas Wishes December 13, — Kindle http: Some of my books in had co-authors: Suzanne Wilson for Werewolf Detectives she wants to write 4 with me, too, woohoo!
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Lives are at stake and the clock is ticking. Elizabeth Jose Norris, E. It tells the story of Ben Michaels and his inter-universe portal travels between worlds with his friends Reid and Eli. As a side effect of initially traveling through the portal, they obtain powers that allow them to manipulate molecular structures, heal the human body, and even create new portals into other worlds over time. However, this does not come without consequences, as it leaves a damaging ripple effect around them: In essence, it leaves the world unstable, unable to function normally. Unfortunately, home has changed as a result of their explorations as well.
The story ends with a cliffhanger of Ben and Eli being captured by the IA and then tortured into working for them as hostake-takers between worlds. Despite not wanting to, Ben gives in when he sees that they have captured his one love, Janelle. While the book is a novella, a better written background could have allowed for a smoother transition between books for readers who are entering the series halfway through. It was intense and fast-paced and everything I'm looking for in a good sci-fi novel: And with Elizabeth Norris' Undone , we get just that.
And that's no less true with this novella.
But I knew there was more to Ben than just the borderline-stalker-turned-boyfriend we saw in Unraveling. And then there's what happens after Unraveling. I've not yet read Unbreakable , but I have an idea what to expect thanks to this novella. There's also a sneak peek of the sequel at the end of Undone! Admittedly, I like Janelle's voice better, as far as the story-telling goes because she is far more sarcastic and witty, but Ben's narrative was a welcome alternative.
I'm kind of hoping we'll get a dual narrative from these two in the sequel. Only one more month till we find out! And now that I know what's coming, it's going to be an even more agonizing wait. This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue. Mar 16, Ferdy rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed Ben's POV, he's not the most exciting of fellas but he's likeable and easy to root for.
It was all good 3. It was all good stuff and it definitely added to the series. I've noticed a lot of novellas seem to be rather pointless and rarely offer anything in terms of characters and plot progression. Thankfully, Undone does shine a light on a number of things. I have to admit, the main reason I really like Ben is because of his devotion to Janelle. I've read way too many YA books with lame heroes that hurt the heroine or just generally act like douches.
Ben is sweet, respectful and caring… yet still manages to be swoon-worthy. Not only is it interesting to see things through Ben's eyes, but if you plan to read book 2, Unbreakable, I highly recommend you read this short first. Mar 07, BiblioJen rated it really liked it Shelves: I especially enjoyed the last story, which takes place after Unraveling and before Unbreakable. I am, by the way, very excited about Unbreakable now. Dec 09, Rayne rated it really liked it Shelves: I adore this author because this woman never holds back. She fully commits and goes all out in every plot development in her stories, and it always ends up working marvelously.
Exhilarating and thrilling, I can't wait to get to The next novel, even though it really sucks that it is the end. Oct 18, Sarah saz marked it as to-read Shelves: Jan 06, Andrea Lira rated it it was amazing. Mar 06, Jen rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 27, Erica Alyson rated it it was amazing. Have to start book 2 now! Jun 17, Shelley rated it it was amazing Shelves: This did not feel like a novella, but rather a continuation of an action-packed, emotionally driven story.
Jul 04, Sri rated it it was amazing. May 17, Joyce rated it really liked it Shelves: Such a great novella! I felt so much of Ben's emotion; pain, grief, love. It was so heart whelming.
The Undone Man: A Science Fiction Novella - Kindle edition by Mike Cecconi, Eve Paludan. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or . THE UNDONE MAN is the thought-provoking debut novella of author and who blends "what-if" science fiction with a darkly funny satire of pop.
The ending really got me excited in reading the next novel. I love Ben and Janelle so much. So glad there is a reunion. Jul 31, 99buthaina rated it really liked it. There's not a lot of good novellas, but this is one of the best. Oct 19, Richa rated it it was amazing. Originally posted at City of Books It was so, so amazing to return to the Unraveling world after so long. I've been dying to read this novella ever since I first heard about it, and it definitely met all my expectations! Undone is a novella told entirely from Ben's perspective, and it shows us what happened before Ben saved Janelle, after he saved her, and after he left her.
I loved reading from Ben's point of view. Even before Janelle knew him, he cared for her so much. And it was astonishing to Originally posted at City of Books It was so, so amazing to return to the Unraveling world after so long. And it was astonishing to see that. Ben's doing everything he can to find a way back to his home, along with Eli and Reid, but at the same time he can't get Janelle out of his head.
It's actually kind of funny that Ben really does seem like a stalker, when he knows everything about Janelle and follows her around despite the fact that he's never even had a conversation with her! Eli and Reid get quite pissed at him, but I think they get that he's completely and utterly in love with Janelle, and his feelings for her will never go away. When he saved her. When Ben sees Janelle lying dead on the highway, he pretty much loses it. This is the point where he realizes that he's actually in love with her, and his emotions were so raw, his desperation so intense.
This is my favourite quote from the novella, because it shows the depth of Ben's love for Janelle. I wanted her to be happy. I wanted her to laugh, the louder the better. I wanted her to feel light, happy, free.
I wanted her to have everything good and perfect in this world, and I wanted to shield her from stress and sadness, no matter how small or insignificant. More than anything, I wanted her to live.
Needed her to live. The part of Undone that I was most excited for was the part after Ben leaves. This is what happens after the end of Unraveling, and I was dying to find out what Ben's home was like. Unfortunately, when Ben and Eli return home, nothing is what they expected. There have been a lot of major changes, and they can never go back to how their lives were before they left. It was great seeing Ben's brother, Derek, and I really like him.
He's fun and supportive, and the only one in Ben's family who really gets him. I loved how Ben always thought of Janelle after he returned home.
It was heartbreakingly sad, of course, but I loved it. There was a surprising plot turn near the end of this novella. The IA, or Interverse Agency, is back in the picture, but not in a good way. Ben and Eli go through some horrific stuff, which was something completely unexpected! I'm still a little unsure about the ending, but I guess Unbreakable will clear that up for me. Speaking of Unbreakable, the first two chapters were available at the end of this novella!
I really did not expect that. I absolutely have to talk about that, too, though of course it's not really a part of Undone. Janelle hasn't gotten over everything that happened in Unraveling, but she's trying her best to. She can't stop thinking of Ben, and she can't stop thinking of Alex. She lost two of the most important people in her life on the same day, and I can't imagine how hard it is for her to deal with that. The ending of the Unbreakable sneak peek is absolute torture for readers! I NEED the rest of the book now! Okay, back to Undone.
It really is an amazing read, because we all needed to get inside Ben's head!
And what a wonderful experience it was. Seriously, if you've read Unraveling, there's no way you can miss out on this one! I'm pretty sure it will help get me through the days until Unbreakable comes out. Nov 27, Rachel rated it really liked it.
The Russian translation, first edition , was heavily censored due to both sexual references and sociological discussions unacceptable to Soviet ideology. Crystal is a woman who is definitely not a submissive. It is a MUST! A closer look showed him that the drawing was actually a geyser , the Old Faithful. We were so many things that happened so very quickly and easily, and then it was gone. Clarke use the term to refer to a black hole. ARC kindly provided by the Publisher via Netgalley for an honest review
The beginning of the story jumps rather quickly from moment to moment, only allowing for a glimpse, but the pace slows a bit to allow readers to connect to the new events, those exclusive to this novella. It introduces new characters, reveals that not all is as was expected for Ben and Eli, and sets the stage for things to come. For those that read this story in sequence, the ending leaves off at a place in the story that will make them anxious to find out what happens next.
Even if it was only a brief peek. Yes, I may have swooned once or twice. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan's recent snowpocalyptic winter. She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together.
Other books in the series. Books by Elizabeth Norris. Trivia About Undone Unravelin No trivia or quizzes yet. They're easy to recall with perfect clarity, whether I want to remember them or not. Any small thing can trigger them: It brings everything back like I'm reliving that moment, a brief scene in the movie of my life, complete with how horrible I felt at the time. And I usually felt horrible in those moments that I want to forget that stick around.
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