Saturday, March 24, 2012

Distractive Obsessions #01

Distractive Obsessions are books that are going to be released very soon and that I'm dying to read - books that I know I'm going to be obsessed with until I'll finally hold them in my hands and read them.

This week's pick is UNRAVELING by Elizabeth Norris.
It's going to be published on April 24th, 2012 by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins. 
ISBN: 9780062103734 | pre-order: The Book Depository / Amazon / B&N

Goodreads Summary:
Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-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.

Okay, someone please tell me that this isn't awesome! I have to admit that when I first read the summary, I didn't add it to my to-read list immediately, but my slowly developing love for action and mystery made me regret that very fast. Ben and Janelle's love story sounds creepy, exciting and addicting at the same time and I can't wait to uncover all of the above-mentioned secrets. Also, it's fairly long - 445 pages of suspected awesomeness will hopefully keep me very busy once I get my hands on a copy of this. And should I end up not liking it, just imagine how gorgeous it will look on my shelf... the cover's almost enough reason to pre-order a copy.

Which book are you obsessing over at the moment?


  1. Unraveling is definitely one of them! My pick would be The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. Heard so much good things about it that made me wish it would be released sooner!

  2. I'm obsessing over this as well, but mostly over Something Strange and Deadly! But there's SO many awesome books coming out this spring, the obsession seems to jump around. LOL. Great new feature!:)

  3. Yep, this is definitely obsessing material. In my case, the summary got me right away! The cover is pretty, but I wouldn't have picked just because of it. I'm also liking mystery more and more these days. Can't wait for it to come out! :)


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