Over the last year I’ve been introduced to a lot of new authors and one that’s really stood out for me is Elizabeth Norris. I picked up her first book at the start of this year on Kindle, on the recommendation of a friend who blogs and who’s never really steered me in the wrong direction, to be honest. From the first chapter I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. Needless to say the wait for her second installment in the series seemed very long and
as I’m very impatient I thought it would never be published. When I got a sneak peek of it, I was thrilled as she did not let me down.
Also her Novella Undone was a little teaser in between and was brill.
Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the San Diego beaches and sunshine for Manhattan’s snowpocalyptic winters. She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together. UNRAVELING was debut novel, with her second novel Unbreakable out April this year.
Unraveling (Unraveling #1)
Two days before the start of her junior year, 17-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed — as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knows — with every fiber of her being — that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.
But her revival, and Ben’s possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father’s files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something — but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what’s right in front of her: Everything that’s happened — the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben’s sudden appearance in her life — points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets — and keep from falling in love with him in the process.
From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl’s fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.
Undone (Unraveling #1.5)
Before the accident. Before their universes collided. Before they fell in love.
Riveting and romantic, Undone: An Unraveling Novella contains three short stories set in the world of Unraveling, the first book in the gripping sci-fi by Elizabeth Norris.
Before Ben Michaels saved Janelle Tenner’s life, Janelle saved Ben when he stumbled through an interuniverse portal into a completely new world. That day, he fell in love with the girl of his dreams. And he never forgot her.
Through three stories told from Ben’s point of view, learn how Ben and his friends discovered their ability to travel between worlds, how Ben first met Janelle, and how he pined for her for years before he actually got the chance to meet her, save her life, and capture her heart. And find out what happens to Ben between the cliff-hanger conclusion to Unraveling and the beginning of its heart-stopping sequel, Unbreakable
Unbreakable (Unraveling #2)
Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but civilization is slowly rebuilding, and life is starting to resume some kind of normalcy — until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up, asking for Janelle’s help. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human-trafficking ring — kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths. And Ben, with his unique abilities, is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days. When Janelle learns that someone she cares about — someone from her own world — has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger.
Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head — and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?
These books are fantastic and I recommend you get down to your local library and pick up a copy.