Unravel – Review

16466436My friend, Talon, told me to read this book over a year ago and I finally decided it was time to get it in gear. I know I’m late to the game with this one, but I’m so happy I finally made the time to cross it off my TBR. Wow! Unravel, my second book by Calia Read, was heavy, but it was also my absolute favorite kind of book. Honestly, the heavier the feelings, the better. I want to sink deep into the books I’m reading and Unravel dropped me in the middle of the ocean.


Six months ago, I was happy. I was simply Naomi Carradine.

One month ago, I was admitted into a psych ward.

Yesterday, Lachlan visited me. Kissed me. And told me that I’m starting to lose my mind.

Hours later, Max haunted my thoughts, reminding me I’m not crazy and that he needs my help.

A few minutes ago, I drifted further from reality, trying to unravel the past.

And now…everyone thinks I’m insane. But, I know he’s real, and I know he needs me.

Do you believe me?

I don’t know what it says about me that I love books set psyche wards, “crazy” characters, or anything with a deep psychological element. Maybe I romanticize it too much, but there’s something so beautiful to me about the intensity of emotion that cracks the perfect facade everyone presents to the world. Crazy seems too offensive of a word. “Temporarily broken” or “traumatized” seems better for Naomi.

I was immediately sucked into this story. There was a bit of everything – mystery, romance, equally interesting past and present storylines, and a dose of stomach-churning anger. I couldn’t get enough. I can’t say too much about Unravel without giving away important plot points, but the whole thing was exceptionally well done. Each chapter was more interesting than the last until I was reading at breakneck speed just to figure out the ending. About halfway through the story, I predicted the huge twist, but I think that’s because my own mind seems to “get” this particular genre. It in no way took away from the story and still managed to blow my mind.

Again, this book was HEAVY. Parts of it so visceral, I felt actual pain. Yet, it’s making its way to my favorites shelf because THIS is what I read for. Thank you, Talon & Calia. I’m in awe.

Rating: 5 stars

Purchase on Amazon.


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol says:

    Intense! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. My Week Is Booked says:

    Oh yay I’m so glad it was a 5 star for you!

    Liked by 1 person

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