Monday, 6 August 2012

Recommend A... Book Someone Else Recommended To You

'Recommend A... ' is the awesome new feature thought up by the amazing Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit. Each week there will be a different, creative prompt for us to recommend books that we sometimes maybe forget how much we love, giving us the chance to share book recommendations of books that might not get recommended as much as they deserve.

One of my best friends and I have recently been exchanging a lot of book recommendations, usually accompanied by a lot of excited squealing and fangirling - "Omg, this book is AMAZING!!! You have to read it, like, NOW!!!" - and we always love what the other has recommended us. One of the first books my friend recommended to me (which really was 'AMAZING!!!' ) and which I am now going to recommend to you was...

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

"The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive." (Goodreads)

You're probably thinking one of two things. Either, 'Oooh! That sounds COOL!' or 'Urgh, that sounds gross!' I was with the first group when I first read the blurb - true, the whole concept of unwinding is a little creepy (and there is even a scene in the book where you get to see a child actually go through the unwinding process...but it's not gory at all; in fact it's extremely well written and handled) but Unwind really is an amazing book which I loved, and I hope you will too! A must-read for any dystopian fans!


  1. I love Unwind too!!! And I've never seen that cover before; I absolutely love it! :) Did you hear about the sequel, Unwholly?

  2. I nominated you for ''The Hottest Blog''for the bloggy awards: Check them out here: and maybe nominate me for something?! LOL x

  3. Lol sorry I meant ''nicest blogger'' :)

  4. Wow, I've been hearing about this one around the blogosphere but never actually knew what it was about til now. I am definitely intrigued! I may have to add to my TBR pile...

  5. This sounds really intriguing! It's really unique!

    Thanks for sharing! :D

  6. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award before I realized you already had it! Anyway, congratulations Catherine!

  7. That does sound interesting. I would recommend The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, if you are interested in graphic novels.


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