The long awaited sequel to Gena Showalter’s Intertwined, Unraveled held all the key ingredients for an epic novel: hot romances, back-to-back fight scenes and a plot so twisted it’ll keep you guessing until the very end.
Since coming to Crossroads, Oklahoma, former outcast Aden Stone has been living the good life. Never mind that one of his best friends is a werewolf, his girlfriend is a vampire princess who hungers for his blood, and he’s supposed to be crowned Vampire King—while still a human! Well, kind of.
With four—oops, three now—human souls living inside his head, Aden has always been “different” himself. These souls can time-travel, raise the dead, possess another’s mind and, his least favorite these days, tell the future.
The forecast for Aden? A knife through the heart.
Because a war is brewing between the creatures of the dark, and Aden is somehow at the center of it all. But he isn’t about to lie down and accept his destiny without a fight. Not when his new friends have his back, not when Victoria has risked her own future to be with him, and not when he has a reason to live for the first time in his life….
Each chapter alternates between Aden and Mary Ann’s point of view. Mary Ann is the human with seemingly no supernatural powers, except for the fact that whenever she’s near Aden, she calms the voices in his head. Despite Aden’s desire for her calming effect, they merely have a brother/sister-esque relationship. Aden has fallen head over heels for Victoria, the vampire princess and Mary Ann is completely in love with Riley – Victoria’s werewolf bodyguard.
In Unraveled, Aden, Victoria, Riley and Mary Ann are still dealing with old enemies while new ones are practically popping out of the woodwork. Interwoven between the battle scenes, however, is that good old teenage drama (though Victoria and Riley are old enough to be Aden and Mary Ann’s grandparents, if not great grandparents). The intense fight scenes are perfectly balanced by the emotion laden romantic scenes between each couple. On top of all that, both Aden and Mary Ann struggle to keep up the façade of a normal life with their respective families and the dreaded high school.
And on a more personal note, I should add that I forewent the enjoyment of sleep just to read this book. It truly is that amazing.
Also reviewed by: Murphy’s Library, The Good the Bad and the Unread, The Story Siren, Books with Bite and Reading with Tequila