Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Last week, my first entry for Waiting on Wednesday was a book I am unreservedly excited about. This week, I am selecting a book that I'm not sure I'm going to like, but still am going to read no matter what. My selection this week is Unwholly by Neal Shusterman, the sequel to the wonderful Unwind.
Amazon Book Description:
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 simltaneously 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.
Why I Am Worried: I'm not sure this book was meant to have a sequel. The first book was so satisfying and whole (no pun intended). I always worry when authors tack on more books after the first one was so successful. That said, look at Ender's Shadow, while perhaps never to be as revered as Ender's Game, still a wonderful book in itself.
Why this book may still be good: I like that Shusterman is focusing on different characters-- I feel like Connor, Lev, and Risa's stories have been told. This description is fascinating. I hope it lives up to the hype!
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