Waiting on Wednesday–Unwholly by Neal Shusterman

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

Have I ever mentioned how much I love Unwind by Neal Shusterman?  If not, now you know! 🙂  I love Neal Shusterman’s books, and geeked out quite a bit when I met him at my first NCTE in 2010 (I’m still kicking myself for not having a book signed by him though…).  Anyway, Unwind is a mysterious, exciting, adventurous, awesome sci-fi/dystopian that is a MUST READ.  Unwholly is the sequel.  I didn’t even know there was going to be a sequel when I first read Unwind, so again, I geeked out a little bit when I found out about Unwholly.  So if you haven’t read Unwind, then you must do so soon.  If you have, then please join me in my geekiness about Unwholly!

Title & Author: Unwholly by Neal Shusterman

Release Date: August 28th, 2012

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Summary (From Goodreads): It’s finally here. The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Unwind, which Publishers Weekly called a “gripping, brilliantly imagined futuristic thriller.”

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


  1. ensconcedya says:

    This was one of my first picks for this meme! I am so excited about this book as well because I think Unwind is still one of my all time favorite YA books! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I haven’t read Unwind, but after reading about this one I really need to. Thank you for sharing it.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. Le Cover, it looks SO CREEPTASTIC. I love it, I want it. 😀

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  4. I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it!

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  5. baileyhewlett says:

    I have yet to read Unwind but it looks really good! I hope the sequel lives up to your expectations. 🙂

  6. We actually have a class set at our high school that they read of Unwind! Such a creepy book!
    WoW at Libby Blog

  7. “Unwind” is one of my all time favs too! I cannot wait to get my hands on “Unholly.”

  8. Great pick! I might be picking up Unwind today actually, & I’m really excited to read it. I love Neal Shusterman’s books. They’re creepy sometimes but that’s what makes them so great!

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  9. Ooohh this looks so good!!

  10. clearly I’ve got to read unwind! This sounds really good.
    Katja @ YA’s the Word

  11. I know you’ll love it! I lucked out and got to read a friend’s ARC from ALA, and it was even better than Unwind in my opinion. More intense, more complex, great craft, and some truly chilling “extras” that had me doing research on the internet at 2 a.m. Enjoy!

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