Liz Norris’ UNRAVELING debuts! It has to do with the end of the world. What would I do if I knew the end of the world was coming up? Probably write as fast as I could to finish the last two e-shorts set in the world of STARTERS. Or maybe go have a cupcake on the beach, petting someone’s dog.
Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killedâ€”as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, she knowsâ€”with every fiber of her beingâ€”that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.
But her revival, and Ben’s possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI agent father’s files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to somethingâ€”but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what’s right in front of her: Everything that’s happenedâ€”the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben’s sudden appearance in her lifeâ€”points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secretsâ€”and keep from falling in love with him in the process.
From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl’s fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.Â
Liz’s author bio:
Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan’s recent snowpocalyptic winter.
She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together.Â
Her first novel, UNRAVELING (Balzer+Bray, April 2012), is the story of one girlâ€™s fight to save her family, her world, and the one boy she never saw coming.
The cover:Â (from Goodreads)
You can read the first 90 pages of the novelÂ here.