Welcome to the: Thomas Nelson’s Young Adult Summer
of 2017 Feature
About the Book
Series: Unblemished, Book 2
Author: Sarah Ella
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy
In the second installment of the Unblimished Trilogy, YA author Sara Ella asks, “What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?”Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After capturing the Void and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts what’s right in front of her. The tangible. The real. Not some unexplained Kiss of Infinity she once shared withthe ghost of a boy she’s trying to forget. She has more important things to worry about—like becoming queen of the Second Reflection, a role she is so not prepared to fill.
With the Verity intertwined with her soul and Joshua finally by her side, El is ready to learn more about her mysterious birth land, the land she now rules. So why does she feel like something—or someone—is missing?
When the thresholds begin to drain and the Callings, those powerful magical gifts, begin to fail, El wonders if her connection with Ky Rhyen may have something to do with it. For light and darkness cannot coexist. She needs answers before the Callings disappear altogether. Can El find a way to sever her connection to Ky and save the Reflections—and keep herself from falling for him in the process?
At the end of Sara Ella’s debut release, Unblemished, there is a massive cliffhanger. Needless to say, I was pretty darn anxious for her sequel to get published and released. I’m not sure why, but I expected Unraveling to pick up where Unblemished left off. It does not… I was a little confused when I started reading Unraveling. You can blame that on me, not Sara. I went back and got caught up and all was clear.
I really enjoy the character arc of Eliyana. While I found her to be a bit immature in Unblemished, I have enjoyed watching her grow. There are a lot of changes going on in Unraveling. New characters and revelations. I enjoyed them all. In my experience, sequels can be depressing or little slow.. Not so with Unraveling! Once again we are swept off to adventure and suspense.
Unraveling deserves recognition and praise for many things. The crossover appeal alone helps it to stand out. It’s clean and safe yet does not sacrifice the story or the suspense. I think that it fits the YA genre perfectly and I will for sure be recommending the series.
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About the Author
Sara Ella is the author of Unblemished, book one of the Unblemished Trilogy. Once upon a time, Sara dreamed she would marry a prince and live in a castle, and she did work for Disney! Now she spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses and conquering realms of her own imaginings. She believes “Happily Ever After is Never Far Away.”