Review of Unmade by Amy Rose Capetta

UnmadeUnmade (Entangled #2)
By: Amy Rose Capetta
Release Date: January 13th 2015
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Print ARC
Source: Publisher

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:
star

Summary:
Cadence is in a race against time and space to save her family and friends from the Unmakers, who are tracking the last vestiges of humanity across the cosmos. As the epic battle begins, Cade learns that letting people in also means letting them go. The universe spins out of control and Cade alone must face the music in the page-turning conclusion to Entangled.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed Entangled but wasn’t blown away–but reading Unmade I was riveted. I think the biggest draw for me was the relationship between Cade and Rennick. I shipped them so much and there little shared moments kept me reading even through the slower parts of the story (which weren’t all that common). These two characters had such a strong chemistry and I loved their dialog and aspects they brought out in each other.

As introduced in the first book- Cade, the main character, had a special ability where she hears the music others exude. This all works similar to an aura but Cade hears it rather than sees. I thought this was such a clever touch to the series and an interesting ability for the main character to have. Because of this, music plays a large part in the story line.

The other characters are beautifully developed and diverse. I loved that Capetta showed a variety of human relationships as well as a cast of other species. She never made any of her ‘aliens’ comical or silly. They all seemed realistic and elegant in their own way. As mentioned above, I have a special spot for Rennick-an aloof, handsome alien that tends to keep to himself but when push comes to shove he’s a brutally efficient fighter.

One of the problems I had in the first book was the language used. The author chose to give her world its own slang and it detracted from the story for me. In this book either it was less present or I’ve gotten used to it because I wasn’t nearly as bothered and it actually seemed to flow easier.

The action scenes were wonderfully vivid and easy to picture even taking place in space. I adore the new characters introduced and felt that they helped fill in any gaps in the cast of characters from the first book. Another aspect I really enjoyed about this series was the space sickness that humans suffer after spending time in space.

Final Thoughts:
Unmade was the sequel and conclusion of this two part story and I felt that it wrapped things up very well and had a satisfying conclusion. I continued to love the characters and felt that the storyline was well executed.

My December To Be Read Pile

I can’t believe we are in the final month of 2014. Time has really gone quickly this year and really in the last few months. I don’t feel prepared at all for this year to end. Over Thanksgiving my family was given news that my grandfather was very ill. I headed off to see him and returned home Sunday after a 15 hour car ride. I don’t recommend traveling the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We have been so wrapped up and worried about my grandfather it didn’t feel like the holidays were even here. I feel rather disheveled and disconnected but I’m hoping to get my head back into everyday life. If you could say a prayer for my grandfather I’d be very grateful.

I’ve found some solace in books so I’ve been reading as much as possible. I’m almost finished with Shutter and have started Court of Fives (thank you Sajda from Across the Words) and Gathering Darkness. I think Court of Fives is going to live up to all my expectations. Many years ago I read Kate Elliott’s adult fantasy series so I’m so, so excited to see her go to young adult. I read Now That You’re Here by Amy K. Nichols on the road and found it to be an entertaining read.

Here’s what I’m hoping to read this month:

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My dear friend Stacee from Adventures of a Book Junkie is sending me The Orphan Queen so I’ll be starting that ASAP. I can’t wait to read it since I’ve heard great things. I don’t know what I’d do without my wonderful bloggy friends.

How does your December look? Are you ready for 2014 to end? I’ll say I’m looking forward to the books 2015 has to offer because they look wonderful-so much science fiction and fantasy.