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There is a legend in their past of an uprising, a war they have learned about, but have learned nothing from Nobody knows what went wrong. Nobody talks about what happened. Such are the silo taboos. Now, nearly two hundred years later, the people of the Silo will get a chance to learn more about that distant uprising. They'll get to start one of their own... There is a legend in their past of an uprising, a war they have learned about, but have learned nothing from Nobody knows what went wrong. Nobody talks about what happened. Such are the silo taboos. Now, nearly two hundred years later, the people of the Silo will get a chance to learn more about that distant uprising. They'll get to start one of their own...


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There is a legend in their past of an uprising, a war they have learned about, but have learned nothing from Nobody knows what went wrong. Nobody talks about what happened. Such are the silo taboos. Now, nearly two hundred years later, the people of the Silo will get a chance to learn more about that distant uprising. They'll get to start one of their own... There is a legend in their past of an uprising, a war they have learned about, but have learned nothing from Nobody knows what went wrong. Nobody talks about what happened. Such are the silo taboos. Now, nearly two hundred years later, the people of the Silo will get a chance to learn more about that distant uprising. They'll get to start one of their own...

30 review for The Unraveling

  1. 4 out of 5

    Pavlina

    This series is like crack. The first story was okay, yet intriguing and sucked me in. It just keeps getting better and better. I find myslef wondering how the silos were set up and how long the people have lived in them. This installement had me wishing the bad guy would get what he deserves, yet the good guys weren't really acting so good. I cant wait for the next installment. This series is like crack. The first story was okay, yet intriguing and sucked me in. It just keeps getting better and better. I find myslef wondering how the silos were set up and how long the people have lived in them. This installement had me wishing the bad guy would get what he deserves, yet the good guys weren't really acting so good. I cant wait for the next installment.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nataliya

    Wool stories are getting longer and remain pretty good. By part 4, sh*t is getting real and the story is getting grittier. The action picks up as we get to witness the uprising in the silo and see the comfortable but stifling order and safety unravel. We finally get to see what lies beyond the hills that used to make the boundary of the visible world for the silo inhabitants. The characters remain well-written and easy to care about. I still love Juliette, she is a kickass heroine who remains be Wool stories are getting longer and remain pretty good. By part 4, sh*t is getting real and the story is getting grittier. The action picks up as we get to witness the uprising in the silo and see the comfortable but stifling order and safety unravel. We finally get to see what lies beyond the hills that used to make the boundary of the visible world for the silo inhabitants. The characters remain well-written and easy to care about. I still love Juliette, she is a kickass heroine who remains believable, practical and likeable. We also get to know a few more people in the silo who are well-developed even in the short time they are on-page. The only character I have a problem with is Lukas; I just don't see why Juliette would be attracted to him. Hopefully he will get better in volume 5; I am sure more character development for him is coming.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cee

    Wool #4 begins with a very long and drawn out flashback to when child Juliette went to see a play with her parents. This experience is apparently so riveting that child Juliette falls asleep several times (and consequently, so does the reader.) The entire point of this very long flashback? Apparently just to inform the reader how Juliette got her name. That's it. If you expecting a parallel between stage directors controlling the actors and IT controlling the residents of the Silo - pshaw. No su Wool #4 begins with a very long and drawn out flashback to when child Juliette went to see a play with her parents. This experience is apparently so riveting that child Juliette falls asleep several times (and consequently, so does the reader.) The entire point of this very long flashback? Apparently just to inform the reader how Juliette got her name. That's it. If you expecting a parallel between stage directors controlling the actors and IT controlling the residents of the Silo - pshaw. No such luck. If you were even expecting Howey to continue his vague Romeo and Juliet homage (Holston and Allison, Jahns and Marnes): again, no luck. (view spoiler)[The one named Juliette is the only character NOT to die after finding a love interest. (hide spoiler)] What did you think this was, a work with themes and subtext?! But we do learn that Juliette actually IS named after Shakespeare's Juliet! Nailed it. Although in the dystopian future, somehow the spelling took on an additional "t" and "e," probably just so Howey could make the obvious inference obvious. But don't be mislead: she's really a thin cardboard approximation of Juliette from LOST, with a heaping dose of Mary Sue. Meanwhile, the adult Juliette is wandering the nuclear wasteland, secure in her good quality hazmat suit instead of the crappy, meant to fail hazmat suits all the other cleaners receive from IT. And back at the ranch silo, Juliette's non-cleaning causes tongues to wag- especially among her friends in the Down Deep. Will they figure out the secret of the suit and IT's sinister plots? Is Obvious Villain obvious? Once more world building details are confused and confusing. In her new home, Juliette finds bodies she describes as "not rotted." And she finds soup - spoiled, but still vats of liquid. However, later it seems like her home had been deserted for years, in which case the bodies should, yes, be rotted and the soup long evaporated. And once more, Howey confuses exposition with narrative action, and gives the reader pages, and pages, and pages of extraneous detail that tell instead of show. And his characterization fares even worse. Who is Juliette, other than a Wrench Wench handy with a tool? Who knows? We're told she had a lover. We're told she's estranged from her father. But does she think about them? Nope. In fact, does she have any character traits other handy with a tool and good with mechanical onjects? Not a one. Her ersatz love interest Lukas is the same. In fact, since we never really get to see him be good at his job, the way we see Juliette use her mechanical skills, he's even worse off. When he swipes Juliette's personal things, it feels forced. He only knew her for, what, a few hours in total? His reaction is over the top, and quite frankly, a little unhinged. Nor does his acquiescence to Obvious Villain make a case for him as a rational, flesh and blood character. Meanwhile, forces build in the Silo to what seems like an inevitable clash - because, look! It says there will be an inevitable clash in the handbook! Ugh. (view spoiler)[In what has to be the most ineffectual and poorly thought out rebellion ever, the Mechanicals march up the stairs, get Supply on their side with a speech that is no St. Crispin's Day, everyone gets guns and bombs, and somehow think they will surprise IT. In what has to be the most stupid response to a rebellion ever, IT hands out guns like they are candy to people who have never seen one before, and hole up in their offices. Y'know, the offices with all the precious computer equipment and servers, things that stand up really well to bullets and bombs and can't be damaged. In what has to be the most boring action sequence ever written, somehow the guys with bombs AND guns - the guys who are mechanics and supply engineers and used to working with machines and mechanical objects - are wiped out by the computer geeks who just have guns. The End. I fail to understand why rebellion is unavoidable. It's literally a case of, "because the book says so." And this rebellion is especially avoidable. IT can make visors that overlay a new reality - so create a view on one of the window screens that shows Juliette's body. You mean to tell me they can make lifelike birds fly on the visor's screen but they can't replicate one crumbled tiny figure?! And I still don't get the whole "cleaning" business. You are still going to die if you go outside unprotected - and even protection buys you only so much time. So going outside is BAD. It's not a lie perpetrated on the poor residents, it's reality. So why the big production?! I mean, let's say the Mechanics won and forced IT to tell the truth: Mechanics: We want the truth, IT scum! Why are the suits designed to fail? IT: Um...because it says so in the handbook. Mechanics: WE KNEW IT! You are lying to us! We can go outside without harm! IT: Yeah, you'd think so, but no. We make the cleaners think that, but it is still a nuclear wasteland out there. Stay outside long enough, even in the good suits, and you're gonna die. Mechanics: Oh. In that case, we'll stay snug inside. Bye. No hard feelings. (hide spoiler)]

  4. 5 out of 5

    Camilla

    Part 4 in the Wool series.. What to say, what to say.. In this part, we finally get some of the answers to the many questions that have been building up. Enough answers, though? No. Definitely not. I still haven’t found out why I like this series. Honestly, I don’t know why. Yes, it’s interesting, and I do want to know.. more, but I’m not hooked in any way. And like I’ve said before, I find the tempo of the book very slow, even when they are running, it’s slow! But ok, if I had to run up 139 level Part 4 in the Wool series.. What to say, what to say.. In this part, we finally get some of the answers to the many questions that have been building up. Enough answers, though? No. Definitely not. I still haven’t found out why I like this series. Honestly, I don’t know why. Yes, it’s interesting, and I do want to know.. more, but I’m not hooked in any way. And like I’ve said before, I find the tempo of the book very slow, even when they are running, it’s slow! But ok, if I had to run up 139 level of stairs, I wouldn’t just be slow, I would be dead.. 5 levels up and I would be gone, but enough about me.. I find that I like the parts with Juliette the most, and because there are many other POV’s in this story, I can only give it 3 stars.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Daiva

    Somehow this seems to get better and better. If I start reading more sci-fi stories this year, I'll certainly blame it on Hugh Howey (not that it's a bad thing, quite the contrary) but oh...just only one part left of Wool. Not sure if I'm excited or scared. Probably both. Also, not sure if I should read it instantly or wait a bit... ...decisions... decisions... Frankly... I doubt I can be that patient... so probably the decision is already made for me. Somehow this seems to get better and better. If I start reading more sci-fi stories this year, I'll certainly blame it on Hugh Howey (not that it's a bad thing, quite the contrary) but oh...just only one part left of Wool. Not sure if I'm excited or scared. Probably both. Also, not sure if I should read it instantly or wait a bit... ...decisions... decisions... Frankly... I doubt I can be that patient... so probably the decision is already made for me.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Caro the Helmet Lady

    This was very good, probably the best part after the first key one. Not like others were worse, no, but they were a tad too slow paced for my tastes, but that's it. I will be taking a little break from the Wool world at the moment, because I start to feel like I'm buried alive in the deep well... but I will definitely come back to it very soon. This was very good, probably the best part after the first key one. Not like others were worse, no, but they were a tad too slow paced for my tastes, but that's it. I will be taking a little break from the Wool world at the moment, because I start to feel like I'm buried alive in the deep well... but I will definitely come back to it very soon.

  7. 5 out of 5

    John

    I enjoyed #4 just as much as 1-3. Without providing any spoilers, I'll say that you learn a number of interesting things in this installment, but not too much, due to Howey's enjoyable way of parseling facts out while keeping wanting more. Each time the action moves from one scene of the action to another, disappointment at being left in suspense is quickly replacement with the enjoyment of the next scene. No doubt everyone who has read this book is eagerly awaiting the 5th volume, due to arrive I enjoyed #4 just as much as 1-3. Without providing any spoilers, I'll say that you learn a number of interesting things in this installment, but not too much, due to Howey's enjoyable way of parseling facts out while keeping wanting more. Each time the action moves from one scene of the action to another, disappointment at being left in suspense is quickly replacement with the enjoyment of the next scene. No doubt everyone who has read this book is eagerly awaiting the 5th volume, due to arrive in a few weeks.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    Multiple narrators this time, and they don't all die! Juliette is in her new suit with actual survival intended when she stumbles upon something she hadn't considered: another silo. Back home, Walker's meddling has started something down in mechanics. A momentum that's slowly building as forbidden questions are asked. There's a lot churning away in this book, and you can tell it's leading to something big. Multiple narrators this time, and they don't all die! Juliette is in her new suit with actual survival intended when she stumbles upon something she hadn't considered: another silo. Back home, Walker's meddling has started something down in mechanics. A momentum that's slowly building as forbidden questions are asked. There's a lot churning away in this book, and you can tell it's leading to something big.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jane Stewart

    Good sci-fi ideas, but lacks character development. Not enough showing. It drags. OPINION ON THE ENTIRE SERIES: There are five titles in the series. They are not complete stories. They are sections of one long story. The author published as he wrote. I suggest you buy the Omnibus Edition instead of the individual titles, which will save you $1, as of the date of this review. The Omnibus includes all five titles. At the end of some of the titles I was angry or frustrated at the cliffhanger endings. Good sci-fi ideas, but lacks character development. Not enough showing. It drags. OPINION ON THE ENTIRE SERIES: There are five titles in the series. They are not complete stories. They are sections of one long story. The author published as he wrote. I suggest you buy the Omnibus Edition instead of the individual titles, which will save you $1, as of the date of this review. The Omnibus includes all five titles. At the end of some of the titles I was angry or frustrated at the cliffhanger endings. For example, not knowing if the main character is dead or alive. But the ending of title 5 is very good. It’s a happy ending for the group and one main character. The overall plot concept is good. Neat ideas and events in a dystopian world. People live in an underground silo. The air outside causes immediate death. But, I was not entertained. I wanted to read fast to get through it. The author doesn’t do characters well. He names a bunch of people, has things happen to them, but I don’t get to know them. At one point a guy does a complete turn around in the story, but I never see it. I don’t see what led to it, why he changed, how he changed, or what he did after. Another guy is killed at the end. I assume I know who the guy was but the author didn’t say. And the author didn’t show conversations and actions leading to that killing. The author needs some John Grisham influence. I get to know John’s characters. I’m pulled in emotionally. That is missing here. Too many parts of the book are told and not shown. Like reading a newspaper it can be interesting, but you are not living it. For example, there are two battle/fight scenes. In one, we hear there is gunfire and two are dead - but no details prior to or during. Where are the emotions of a guy during battle? Of seeing, fearing, reacting? In the second battle, some guys are on the run, and I hear attackers are after them. But no details at all. THIS SERIES: Wool (Wool #1) Proper Gauge (Wool #2) Casting Off (Wool #3) The Unraveling (Wool #4) The Stranded (Wool #5) SUBSEQUENT TITLES: Wool #6, 7, and 8 are a prequel trilogy telling what happened a hundred (or more) years earlier to create the silo and toxic environment. I started to read it, but I lost interest. DATA: Narrative mode: 3rd person. Swearing language: strong but rarely used. Sexual content: none. Setting: in the future, Georgia, U.S. Copyright: 2011 and 2012. Genre: dystopian sci fi.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Wade McGinnis

    My ramblings on Wool 4: More Juliette! More Juliette! Yep, she's my favorite character by far. But seriously... I enjoyed the book. Not as much as Wool 3, because I'm just enthralled with Juliette and this book meant I was away from her at times. I enjoyed the progression of her story and her interactions with / meeting of Solo and I can't wait to learn more as Juliette does! If that's the author's plan of course. But I think people (me) really like her confrontation of Bernard. I had a hard time My ramblings on Wool 4: More Juliette! More Juliette! Yep, she's my favorite character by far. But seriously... I enjoyed the book. Not as much as Wool 3, because I'm just enthralled with Juliette and this book meant I was away from her at times. I enjoyed the progression of her story and her interactions with / meeting of Solo and I can't wait to learn more as Juliette does! If that's the author's plan of course. But I think people (me) really like her confrontation of Bernard. I had a hard time adjusting to the new(er) characters (Knox and Lukas) and getting invested in their part of the story - but I don't know why, because it wasn't hard for me to adjust to Juliette and Jahns before that. And I really like Lukas, so I don't know what my deal was. I can't wait for the final installment and then to re-read them all again!

  11. 5 out of 5

    David Sven

    This book deals a lot with the consequences of the revelations in book three. What happens to Juliette? What will Supply and Mechanical do next? How is Bernard going to try and cover things up this time? Howey also uses a Romeo and Juliet analogy with quotes from the play at the beginning of the chapters. Our two lovers who never were are obviously Lukas and Juliette - two people from the opposing factions of IT and Mechanical - One appears to die at the end of the last book etc etc. And we contin This book deals a lot with the consequences of the revelations in book three. What happens to Juliette? What will Supply and Mechanical do next? How is Bernard going to try and cover things up this time? Howey also uses a Romeo and Juliet analogy with quotes from the play at the beginning of the chapters. Our two lovers who never were are obviously Lukas and Juliette - two people from the opposing factions of IT and Mechanical - One appears to die at the end of the last book etc etc. And we continue with our knitting analogy which this time seems pretty self explanatory for us non knitting people. Things are starting to come apart. But “unravelling” in knitting has a purpose. Sometimes, if you discover a flaw or mistake in an earlier stitch, you have to “unravel” or pull the stitches since apart to “fix” the problem. So this time round Bernard and IT need to “fix” the problem created by Jules in book one. The last thing they want is for the whole Silo to unravel around them. But maybe it is IT that’s the bad stitch. Maybe there needs to be an “unravelling” to “fix” IT and the Silo. I have to say I was not as enamored with this book as with the previous three. I still enjoyed it, but it feels like we got the punch line already and now we are just dealing with how it all works out. I hope I’m wrong. I hope Howey has left something up his sleeve. But I’m more interested in the mystery and being taken by surprise as I totally was in book one and book three. Once the veil has come off, I’m like "Move along, nothing more to see here." So with a fair chunk of the Omnibus left (38% according to the kindle) I really hope Howey has another sucker punch left in him. This sounds like I hate it – but I don’t. I still really enjoyed the book. The story is still pretty good. Looking forward to the final book of the Omnibus. 4 stars

  12. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. While I liked each of the Wool stories more as I went, this, the fourth one, seemed to drop off for me. I read each of the first three in a day or two, but this one sat on my "currently reading" shelf and hovered on my Kindle for about a week, which is unusual for me. I think it all has to do with the characters. I liked each protagonist more as the overall Wool story has progressed, but could not connect to Knox and the uprising felt forced. It's like they went from zero to mass producing guns o While I liked each of the Wool stories more as I went, this, the fourth one, seemed to drop off for me. I read each of the first three in a day or two, but this one sat on my "currently reading" shelf and hovered on my Kindle for about a week, which is unusual for me. I think it all has to do with the characters. I liked each protagonist more as the overall Wool story has progressed, but could not connect to Knox and the uprising felt forced. It's like they went from zero to mass producing guns overnight. The Juliette/Lukas stuff was really good and I was very close to just skipping over the Knox portions of the story. The other reason I felt like the score dipped on this one in relation to the previous stories was the ending. The other stories at least had closure with a hook for a sequel. This one felt more like the end of a television episode where I needed to tune in next week for the season finale. Not a huge deal for me since I bought the Omnibus, but if I was buying these one at a time I would be bitter at only a partial story. That being said, Howey's writing has definitely progressed as the stories have gone on (I think my only nit-picky thing is that he used the word "stole" as a very for Juliette's action twice in two pages - which only stood out because I thought it was a weird usage... then he did it again). And the world in which Wool takes place is well imagined and I like the way that we're gradually learning more about it. If I could, I'd give 3.5 stars on this one. It's really in comparison to the previous three and a single un-relatable character that hurt this one for me. I'm assuming I'll get more Juliette/Lukas in the next one so there's the possibility of a rebound on the horizon.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    I hesitate to keep rating these "books" one by one. I really should just rate and review the whole five-part omnibus edition when I'm done. But the thing is, I have set my goal at 55 books this year, and last year I only just barely made my 50-book goal, so I need to pad my stats. Is that wrong? I hesitate to keep rating these "books" one by one. I really should just rate and review the whole five-part omnibus edition when I'm done. But the thing is, I have set my goal at 55 books this year, and last year I only just barely made my 50-book goal, so I need to pad my stats. Is that wrong?

  14. 5 out of 5

    Peter Cawdron

    Just finished Wool 4, and Howey's growth in the maturity of his writing from book to book is evident... the scene is set for a grand conclusion but without the predictable tropes ruling the day Just finished Wool 4, and Howey's growth in the maturity of his writing from book to book is evident... the scene is set for a grand conclusion but without the predictable tropes ruling the day

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jason

    5 Stars The Unraveling continues the story at a break neck speed adding layers of political poison along the way. Juliette is the real star and her story the fuel to Silo 18. Howey does a great job at adding in the voice of other characters without distracting from this very tight plot line. I loved the unfolding and unveiling of the lies and evil spread from up top. "“One of my people was taken, and it was the oldest of us, the wisest of us, who intervened on her behalf. It was the weakest and mo 5 Stars The Unraveling continues the story at a break neck speed adding layers of political poison along the way. Juliette is the real star and her story the fuel to Silo 18. Howey does a great job at adding in the voice of other characters without distracting from this very tight plot line. I loved the unfolding and unveiling of the lies and evil spread from up top. "“One of my people was taken, and it was the oldest of us, the wisest of us, who intervened on her behalf. It was the weakest and most scared of us who braved their neck. And whoever of you he turned to for help, and who gave it, I owe you my life.” Knox blinked away the blur and continued. “You gave her more than a chance to walk over that hill, to die in peace and out of sight. You gave me the courage to open my eyes. To see this veil of lies we live behind—”" The story line is a bit straight forward in this next to last installment, but it worked. I devoured the pages wanting to see where it was headed. It has an incredible last line in this book that could be a slight spoiler. It had me shouting out loud!!! ================================================ slight spoiler ================================================ "“I’m coming for you. I’m coming home, and I’m coming to clean.”" Great read!!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rick

    I thought this was a nice continuation of the series. I still feel that this was really one novel that was just broken into chunks to be released as a serial. I know some folks were not interested in moving past the first book (or maybe the second) due to the cliffhanger endings but might have had a different opinion if they treated all the volumes as a single work. This one definitely ended with a cliffhanger. I liked how the story alternated between the two settings but did feel like the folks I thought this was a nice continuation of the series. I still feel that this was really one novel that was just broken into chunks to be released as a serial. I know some folks were not interested in moving past the first book (or maybe the second) due to the cliffhanger endings but might have had a different opinion if they treated all the volumes as a single work. This one definitely ended with a cliffhanger. I liked how the story alternated between the two settings but did feel like the folks in Mechanical and Supply jumped on the bandwagon a bit fast for something so serious. I am being deliberately vague to avoid spoilers in my review. When I saw where Lukas worked at the beginning of the book I was taken completely by surprise. I rapidly grew tired of the quotes at the beginning of each chapter until I realized their source which then at least helped them make more sense; I still thought they didn't really add anything and the book would have been just as well off without them. I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book to see what happens, there's no way I could leave after the ending of this one.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Monique

    Another amazing story in this series, and more amazing twists. What makes this especially good is that the line between good and evil becomes blurred. I hope there are many more stories to come in this series.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Juliette makes it to Silo 17 and a revolution starts in Silo 18. Marginally more interesting through some clarification of the dystopia, but the pacing and the reasoning of the revolution made the characters seem absurd.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jessa

    Review to come (hopefully this week)...by far the best Wool book yet...I lovedddd it! Now I must somehow patiently await Wool 5 :*(

  20. 5 out of 5

    Noneya

    This kept me on my toes the whole time! Every time I think that it can't possiby get any more thought-provoking, it does! This kept me on my toes the whole time! Every time I think that it can't possiby get any more thought-provoking, it does!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Chelle

    With the unraveling, you would think it meant things were coming apart, but it's really just starting to come together. LOVE. THIS. SERIES. Can't hardly wait for Wool 5. But, you know, I will. With the unraveling, you would think it meant things were coming apart, but it's really just starting to come together. LOVE. THIS. SERIES. Can't hardly wait for Wool 5. But, you know, I will.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Jones

    Can't wait to read Wool 5, Hugh Howey writes with purpose around a well developed plot that keeps you guessing. A great read. Can't wait to read Wool 5, Hugh Howey writes with purpose around a well developed plot that keeps you guessing. A great read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Addie H

    3.5 stars

  24. 4 out of 5

    Siobhan

    Hugh Howey writes his stories in such a way that you either buy many little sections to make up the whole book or (you do what I do) you wait until the entire collection is possible in book format. There is nothing wrong with this, I merely find it difficult to review each individual section as, for me, the whole is worth more than the parts. So, with that in mind, here is a review of the collective for you (so you can make a decision about whether the Wool trilogy is right for you): I wasn’t quit Hugh Howey writes his stories in such a way that you either buy many little sections to make up the whole book or (you do what I do) you wait until the entire collection is possible in book format. There is nothing wrong with this, I merely find it difficult to review each individual section as, for me, the whole is worth more than the parts. So, with that in mind, here is a review of the collective for you (so you can make a decision about whether the Wool trilogy is right for you): I wasn’t quite sure what I expected with this book considering all the great comments that have been made about it, in all honesty part of me was expecting to be disappointed. I think the comment that had me expecting the most was when the book was called the next Hunger Games, as whilst the Hunger Games trilogy was not my favourite series there is certainly a very large fandom which leaves you expecting great things. With that in mind, I think I can safely say that this is the best dystopian series I have read. In fact, I think it is the best trilogy I have read in a while. From the very start the book is filled with action, events playing out at a great rate, the action never ending. All the characters are really well developed and for once we’re not dealing with a group of teenagers stuck inside of the dystopian world: we’re given fleshed out adults, those who have been stuck in this world for years and are now seeing the world for what it really is. Honestly there is so much that could be said and yet I fear if I say too much I will soon start spoiling things for people. Believe me when I say that once you start reading it you will be gripped, picking up one book and then the next.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kaila

    Immediately upon finishing it: PURE UNADULTERATED CAPSLOCK AWESOME. A day later: Amazing characterization. Mr. Howey kills off characters in every story but I never feel like I'm at a loss when he introduces a new one. They immediately fit into the silo society I've come to know, stepping into place because they had always been there, we just didn't know their names. This is the first story with multiple narrators, so it jumps around for each chapter, but he makes it all fit together. I loved the Immediately upon finishing it: PURE UNADULTERATED CAPSLOCK AWESOME. A day later: Amazing characterization. Mr. Howey kills off characters in every story but I never feel like I'm at a loss when he introduces a new one. They immediately fit into the silo society I've come to know, stepping into place because they had always been there, we just didn't know their names. This is the first story with multiple narrators, so it jumps around for each chapter, but he makes it all fit together. I loved the addition of Solo, and I hope to see more of him. I don't want to spoil it but this book is seriously what nightmares are made of. It is terrifying. Not like I was going to go to bed and stop reading, no sir, but after imagining myself in just such a situation, I was practically hyperventilating with worry over the main character. Great characters, great story, action, and suspense. What more could you want in a 160 page book? An excellent addition to the Wool series. I was able to take a break and read some other books in between Wool 1-3 but not this time. There's not a huge cliffhanger, but I immediately picked up Wool 5 and started reading, I simply had to know what happened.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Regina

    #4 in the Wool series is my favorite, which is saying a lot. 1-3 are well-written dystopia fun, #4 is fantastic. #1, 2 and 3 are each told from the point of view of a new character. #4 remains with a character introduced in 3 but adds a new point of view. What is so good about these books? The character development, the well written and fully fleshed out story that is both solidly built and fast paced. A world so thoroughly described and carefully written that I believe if I was dropped in a sil #4 in the Wool series is my favorite, which is saying a lot. 1-3 are well-written dystopia fun, #4 is fantastic. #1, 2 and 3 are each told from the point of view of a new character. #4 remains with a character introduced in 3 but adds a new point of view. What is so good about these books? The character development, the well written and fully fleshed out story that is both solidly built and fast paced. A world so thoroughly described and carefully written that I believe if I was dropped in a silo I could navigate myself through it. A dystopia book as dystopia is meant to be -- with a questioning of the authority running the world, a questioning of what happened and why and some damn good mystery and action. The ending of #4 is a wonderful cliff hanger, but the great thing about the ending is that it is climatic, satisfying and #5 is just waiting to be started. I highly recommend this series for fans of dystopia, survivalist based books, books that question authority, and mysteries. You will not be disappointed, they are short quick reads but still richly satisfying.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Steven van Doorn

    This review has spoilers for Wool 1, 2 & 3, but not for book 4. (view spoiler)[ Juliette walked out of sight, which she meant as a small victory, a way to die with dignity. However, the rumblings that it causes in the silo are much larger then she could have dreamed. The thing you've been waiting for the whole time, resistance, is about to be tried. There is a lot riding on this book, the first three have done a lot of work setting this up. If there was a letdown here it would retroactively make This review has spoilers for Wool 1, 2 & 3, but not for book 4. (view spoiler)[ Juliette walked out of sight, which she meant as a small victory, a way to die with dignity. However, the rumblings that it causes in the silo are much larger then she could have dreamed. The thing you've been waiting for the whole time, resistance, is about to be tried. There is a lot riding on this book, the first three have done a lot of work setting this up. If there was a letdown here it would retroactively make the other ones worse, because it would be build up with no resolution. So in light of these high expectations, how did Unraveling do? In my opinion it absolutely nails it. It seems almost inevitable, the characters just do what they have to do and the results play out. I'm sure that if you've read the first 3, you aren't just going to stop, but I'm here to say that you won't be disappointed either. (hide spoiler)] -Steven

  28. 4 out of 5

    Coleen Cloete

    So far, my favourite book in the series. I liked the idea of tapping into the minds of the characters to get first hand insight into what they feel, experience and how they relate to the emotional roller coaster ride events has put them on. I wonder how they will be able to portray this in a movie / series. I will certainly be interesting. I almost feel sad that I have only one left to read. How is that possible? I want more....... more..... Juliet's character really came to life in this b So far, my favourite book in the series. I liked the idea of tapping into the minds of the characters to get first hand insight into what they feel, experience and how they relate to the emotional roller coaster ride events has put them on. I wonder how they will be able to portray this in a movie / series. I will certainly be interesting. I almost feel sad that I have only one left to read. How is that possible? I want more....... more..... Juliet's character really came to life in this book for me. Lukas the poor man! Wow. Enough said. Do not want to spoil it for those who are still going to read it. All I can say Read Read Read. Read them all! Then I might be greedy and way too demanding.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Highly eventful, full of awesome discoveries and a lot of fun, but I felt some events stretched plausibility. (view spoiler)[In this book, Mechanical discovers that IT has been making intentionally defective suits, so that those sent to cleaning don't get very far before they collapse and die. And so they forget all their taboos and go to war. Seemed like an over-reaction to me. So far as Mechanical is aware, better suits would enable Juliette to delay her death a little, but that's about it. The Highly eventful, full of awesome discoveries and a lot of fun, but I felt some events stretched plausibility. (view spoiler)[In this book, Mechanical discovers that IT has been making intentionally defective suits, so that those sent to cleaning don't get very far before they collapse and die. And so they forget all their taboos and go to war. Seemed like an over-reaction to me. So far as Mechanical is aware, better suits would enable Juliette to delay her death a little, but that's about it. There is still a limited air supply. The whole point of cleaning is that they're being sent to their death, so why does it matter whether she lasts 10 minutes or 30 minutes? Anyway, that aside, Juliette's discovery of Silo 17 and Solo is suitably mindblowing. (hide spoiler)]

  30. 5 out of 5

    Netanella

    First paragraph: The walk was long, and longer still for her young mind. Though Juliette took few of the steps with her own small feet, it felt as though she and her parents had traveled for weeks. All things took forever in impatient youth, and any kind of waiting was torture. The story of Juliette continues in this series that just keeps getting better and better for me. Juliette, the mechanic from the down deep turned sheriff, had been sent to cleaning at the conclusion of the last book. Here, First paragraph: The walk was long, and longer still for her young mind. Though Juliette took few of the steps with her own small feet, it felt as though she and her parents had traveled for weeks. All things took forever in impatient youth, and any kind of waiting was torture. The story of Juliette continues in this series that just keeps getting better and better for me. Juliette, the mechanic from the down deep turned sheriff, had been sent to cleaning at the conclusion of the last book. Here, Juliette's story continues as she unravels more mysteries of the silos.

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