Unbroken By Paula Morris
Publication date- February 1, 2013
Publisher- Point Press
It has been a year since Helena Bowman died on that fateful night. A year since Rebecca Brown lost one of her most trusted friends in the city of New Orleans. Now Rebecca and her best friend Ling take a spring trip back to New Orleans when her father is sent there on a business trip. At first Rebecca is super excited about seeing Anton for the first time in almost a year, but then everything changes when she sees Frank. A blue eyed ghost who was killed 150 years ago over an expensive locket. Now Rebecca must find the locket and return it to its rightful owner. Not that hard, right? That is what Rebecca thinks too. That is until the ghost of the man who killed Frank shows up and threatens Rebecca's life.
I loved this book. When I read the first one I couldn't believe it was over. There had to be more to Rebecca's story, and I was right. This book takes you back into the life of Rebecca Brown, a normal teenage girl who can see ghost, but not all ghost, just the ones that let Rebecca see them, or if you are holding a hand of a ghost. That is how Frank notices Rebecca; he saw her with Lisette the year before when they walked to her house in the Treme.
In this part of the Ruined series you can really see the characters flourish. There is Rebecca who shows that she is strong and confident (most of the time.) Anton who now shows that he only believed in ghost because of the curse on the Bowman family and believes that Lisette was the only ghost in New Orleans and tries to fight it off when Rebecca tells him other wise. Ling, a new character, who is like a confidante for most of the book, but then she really shows her intelligence in the end. Then you have Toby, who you think is even more of a nut case than in the first book.
The only bad thing about this book is that it is really confusing at the end. What happened to Delphine? Why did she move on? Was it because she saw that Frank was moving on? Then the Epilogue was kind of confusing too. It kind of leaves you wondering what is happening here? Does this mean that Paula Morris is thinking about writing a third book, making this into a large series or just keeping it down at two?
I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Hope to have you reading again soon,