Author: Sara Ella
Series: Unblemished #2
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
The second installment in the Unblemished trilogy is a great read that will leave you aching for more.
Eliyana Ember has always wanted her world to be a fairy tale. After a defeating her grandfather and saving the second Reflection, El starts to only trust what she can see and touch. The Kiss of Infinity she once shared is nothing but a memory and now that she is becoming queen she doesn’t know if she is prepared to deal with any of it. The Verity is cast within her soul and therefore leaves Joshua by her side ready to rule her birth land. Even with all she has, she feels something is missing. The Callings, she and others have had as magical powers, begin to fail and El wonders if her connection to Ky Rhyen is somehow involved. Light and dark cannot coexist and El needs to find the answers before the Callings disappear altogether.
This book is outstanding, as long as you have read the first. If you come into this having as a standalone or don’t have Unblemished fresh in your mind, you will likely have difficulties. There is so much that is set up in the first book that is relevant to Unraveling in order for everything to make sense that it is very important to have the first firmly in your mind when starting this one. The characters develop much more fully here along with the world. This is very different from our own, but also similar in many, many ways. I enjoyed the introduction of new characters and the interaction they had with already established characters. One of the best aspects is it is a very clean book without losing the intensity of the story, a very rare trait to be found today. Other than making sure you have read the first book, I can’t think of anything negative to say about this book. I can’t wait to see what the third installment has in store.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.