Review: UnBound (Stories from the Unwind World) by Neal Shusterman


Title: UnBound
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher/Year:  Simon & Schuster 12/15/15
Length:   320 Pages
Series:  Unwind Dystology #5


Find out what happens to Connor, Risa, and Lev now that they’ve finally destroyed the Proactive Citizenry in this collection of short stories set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman.

Connor Lassiter’s fight to bring down Proactive Citizenry and find a suitable alternative to unwinding concluded in UnDivided. Now Connor, Risa, and Lev are free to live in a peaceful future—or are they? Neal Shusterman brings back his beloved Unwind characters for his fans to see what’s left for those who were destined to be unwound.

My Thoughts

This was an interesting way to complete the series – giving us a glimpse into the future for some of the characters that we’ve spent a lot of time with, while also getting the back story on how a few of the folks came to be sent to be unwound etc.

there are a series of stories, all a few chapters each where we get to see the things that happened in succession for different things to happen.  We learned how Risa found herself on the unwind list, even though we learned that she wasn’t meant to be.  We also get to see how Divan spends the rest of his life (or not).

There are a few interesting turn of events here, and some insights that we get to see that we never really even got to think about.  What goes on with the Burmese – and what the real fear is there.  We see that Grace really has come into her own.

If you were curious about what was going to happen to Cam/Una and the rest of the Rewinds, well, you’ll get it here.  I can’t say that i’m surprised at what happens on their Hawaiian island, and i had my own thoughts as to the origin of a few of the folks, but we never get that far into it.

Regardless, a nice way to tie up the series – and i think that it was fairly creative to see that Mr Shusterman was able to come up with this culmination of stories.