Arrow Review #9 – UnSouled

Unsouled by Neal Shusterman

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Series: Unwind, #3
Length: 423 Pages
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Connor and Lev are on the run after the destruction of the Graveyard, the last safe haven for AWOL Unwinds. But for the first time, they’re not just running away from something. This time, they’re running towards answers, in the form of a woman Proactive Citizenry has tried to erase from history itself. If they can find her, and learn why the shadowy figures behind unwinding are so afraid of her, they may discover the key to ending the unwinding process forever.

Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting to take down the organization that created him. He knows that if he can bring Proactive Citizenry to its knees, it will show Risa how he truly feels about her. And without Risa, Cam is having trouble remembering what it feels like to be human.

With the Juvenile Authority and vindictive parts pirates hunting them, their paths will converge explosively—and everyone will be changed.


I am very happy to say that this book was a lot better than the second book, UnWholly. In the second book, I mentioned how the story did not feel like the first book at all as it was sort of different. In this book, it felt like where it belonged exactly where it was and was a good continuation for the story and characters.

The battle isn’t exactly over, but the journey he embarks on with Lev, he believes he is one step closer to solving everything and putting an end to Unwinding. The only thing he needs? Sonia. In the last book, Connor has figured out that for some reason, Sonia is connected to the entire unwinding and Proactive Citizenry.

While in the book, you get a couple of story points that were taken place during Sonia and her husband worked for the company. These chapters are often found in the beginning of each part and explains how things got started and other details. If you read closely, you can gather a few details that can be picked up that would later be very important. It was nice to have this sort of backstory while reading the story of what is going around in the current storyline.

The whole point of this story in the book is mainly about how Conner and Lev finds their way to Sonia while dealing with other things going on, both expected and unexpected. Of course you find Starkey and the Storks doing their things, but there’s more to what they’re doing than they realize. I won’t explain further, but it was something I didn’t even realize until a specific character brought it up. This happens to play a part in Connor’s mission as well in some ways.

In this book, two new characters are brought in. One didn’t have much of an appearance, while the other one did. This specific character became a favorite of mine because you just did not know what this person was going to do or even say with the current events. This person appears one way, but also shows that he/she is also another way. This person proved that he/she was an essential part of the storyline.

Overall, this book was so much better than the second book, but just as good as the first book. Hopefully, the next book can be just as good. If not, even better because there’s going to be war between everything. It just has to be good for the finale book.

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