Author: Neal Shusterman
Genre: YA Dystopia
Length: 372 Pages
Publication: October 2014
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Connor, Risa, and Lev are trying to take down the corrupt government that made their unwinding legal. Cam is working hard to take down Proactive Citizenry from the inside and Hayden is broadcasting his own commentary about the state of the nation.
The world is a dangerous place and there is no exception to the rule. Connor, Risa, Lev, Cam, Hayden and anyone else standing in the way of unwinding is standing on unstable ground.
This was the best possible ending to this series that I could have hoped for. It was heartbreaking in so many ways and I actually cried at several points of the novel. It was definitely a strong ending to a very strong series.
One of the best things about this series in general is the characters. Each character is important. Even characters who show up for only one scene somehow play major roles in the main story. This novel was told from several perspectives, as the previous installments in the series. Shusterman is definitely a master at his craft and I was never lost or disappointed once in all of the switching viewpoints. I didn't feel like it took away from any of the characters. In fact, I feel that it made many of them stronger.
The main characters continued to grow throughout this final installment, facing hard decisions and situations. Connor's growth was focused on more than some of the others, but I feel like many of them got more attention in the previous installment. Risa was strong and dependable. Lev was just plain great. And I found that I liked Cam much more this time around. I never really disliked him, but I just found myself enjoying his character more.
The relationships throughout this series were also beautiful. They were so well developed and meaningful. And the role of unwinding in many of them was never ignored. It was heartbreaking to see just how many lives unwinding had changed over time. I don't want to give too much away.
One thing that I really appreciated was that the end didn't try to make the reader believe there was a definite fix. It was satisfying, but believable. It was beautiful. One of the best series conclusions I have had the privilege tor read.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good story that has the power to tear you apart and then piece you back together. Be unwound with the UnWind Dystology.
Happy reading, all!