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Unraveling Isobel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Beast

    This book is an awesome romance and a little bit of mystery.....its the best book Ive ever read so far and im only twelve:)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Great

    This book has many things that anybody would like. My fave was the heat between nathanial and isobel!


    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

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    A very funny creepfest!

    I'm a huge fan of Eileen Cook's books, so I had to get this one when it was released, and it absolutely did not disappoint - it was exactly what I expected from this author and more. You wouldn't think a creepy, gothic ghost story would have room for humor, but UNRAVELING ISOBEL is one very funny creepfest with a dash of sexy guy thrown in for good measure. I think what I liked best about this book is the amazing, witty banter between Isobel and Nathaniel as Isobel works through her new life in a gothic mansion where she is thrown into a new family with a hot stepbrother and a stepfather whose name is, fittingly, Dick. Cook is such a master of the interaction between her leads that I could read just pages and pages of her amazingly snappy dialogue.
    Another fun book with a lot of laughs and tons of heart from Eileen Cook. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

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    A great book!

    Snarky, witty, and cynical, Isobel is a character to love. A lot of what she says made me chuckle out loud. I loved that she spoke her mind and she questioned things that were going on.

    Between her and her mother, she definitely got the common sense. Who seriously marries someone after three months? And then tells her daughter to just deal with it and grow up because she has her own life too?

    Dick starts out as a pretty decent guy though, although he quickly becomes a jerk. And Nathaniel (Isobel's new, cute stepbrother) appears to have the same amount of common sense as Isobel. So it appears that the only two stupid people are Dick and Isobel's mom.

    What was interesting was that this book started out as a teenage angst-ridden book about being moved far away from what she knew, and it turned into finding answers for people who died in the house she now lives in.

    This is a quick read and if you're looking for a humorous book with ghosts in the mix, this is a book to pick up!

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Loved it!

    I had a chance to read an early copy of this book, and it ended up being one of my favorite books of last year. Along with Eileen Cook's usual laugh out loud humor, there's also a strong mystery element and some major heat between Isobel and her step-brother that kept me turning page after page to get to the end. Highly recommended!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Abby

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    One of the best books u will ever read

    One of the best books u will ever read! I read it like 5 times!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    :)

    This book is amazing. Absolutely loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Amazing!

    The story makes you keep flipping the pages, it's an amazing story!

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    The book, in short, is about a teenage girl whose mother marri

    The book, in short, is about a teenage girl whose mother marries a rich man. The girl, Isobel, simply doesn’t like him. She just gets that gut feeling that something about him isn’t right. In addition to having an uneasy feeling about her new stepdad, she must also cope with living with a stepbrother who is dark, mysterious, off limits, and hot. Because of her mother’s new marriage, Isobel must start her senior year in a whole new school on a tiny island where everybody knows your business. This is a very different lifestyle from her old one, where she lived in the city where it was easy to be invisible. Soon she is caught up in a mystery of possible murder and is constantly feeling as if she is being watched by someone – or something – unnatural. Who/what is this? Only her new, dead, step-sister. Not weird at all, right?
    On top of all this, she is worried that she may be going crazy. Why? Because her biological father was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It made him a little crazy and he ended up having a rough few years and quitting his well-paying job. He then became an artist and slowly recovered from his illness. Isobel never really kept up a good relationship with him, and they slowly grew apart. So not only does she have no good father-figure in her life, but her mother is also always on her case because she, too, is afraid that Isobel may go crazy. She hates that Isobel is an artist and is always discouraging Isobel’s creativity. That’s the book as a whole. Now on to the good part: the middle, where the story could have gone either way.
    Right around the middle of the book, Eileen Cook created so many minor struggles for Isobel along with the big ones (like possibly going crazy, maybe seeing ghosts, you know, everyday stuff) that I, as a reader, had no clue how it was going to go for her. You see, Isobel was “adopted” by the popular girls at school. The cheerleaders, whose leader took Isobel under her wing. They made her popular, and instead of fighting it like she wanted to, Isobel just went with it. They seemed very nice, so when they gave Isobel her new cheer outfit and they all went in front of the entire student body for a pep rally she was totally caught by surprise when they pull a cruel prank on her. Before it go too bad, though, she was saved by her hot stepbrother, whom she proceeded to spend the afternoon with. So, school life = ruined for her. But her stepbrother is there for her, right? Well, he is until he finds out that Isobel may or may not be talking to his dead sister. So then he puts his guard up. Then Isobel is forced to see a psychiatrist by her step-dad and mom because of possible “craziness” (really her stepdad is just a jerk and trying to get rid of her by setting her up and making her mom think she’s loosing it). It helps her, until the cheerleader leader gets revenge on Isobel for quitting the squad after the prank. How does this all fit together? Why, you’ll just have to read the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Hello.

    Is this book good for older tweens and early teens? Just curious.

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