Author: Sara Ella
Series: Unblemished, book 1
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 352 pages, Ebook
Published: October 11th, 2016 by Thomas Nelson
Source: I received an eARC of this book for the blog tour from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was definitely a refreshing read, although sometimes it was a bit confusing but I enjoyed the overall ride.
Eliyana is different from everybody because of her birthmark which covers half of her face. After her mother’s death, she is thrown into a whole new world where her birthmark makes her very special. Thrust with new responsibilities and torn between two of her saviours, when she learns of a new truth, she is shocked .Will she be able to save herself in time?
The plot was definitely interesting. I liked the concept of the Reflections and how it was portrayed. Eliyana is literally thrust into another realm after her mom’s death where she learns a lot of things about herself. She wasn’t much welcome among her classmates due to her birthmark but in this realm she learns she is of utmost importance. And because of that trouble doesn’t leave her alone either, I enjoyed the action and the adventure throughout the book, something or the other was constantly happening which kept me thoroughly engaged.
The alternate realm of the Reflection was pretty complex and I liked the world building but sometimes it was too complex. Some information confused me and some flew over my head, especially the information regarding the Verity and the Void, I’m hoping that everything will clear up in the next book.
The characters were well fleshed out. I liked Eliyana, although at first, it seemed she was too dependent on Joshua, her best friend a.k.a her guardian in disguise. But I loved her character growth throughout the book. I did like Joshua and I thought I was actually going to be on his team but I’m damn torn because Ky stole my heart! He was just so caring and understanding and definitely swoony! And considering how much I loathe love triangles, it was really done well in this book.
Overall, Unblemished was a great read! I enjoyed the plot though it was confusing at times. The characters were rounded and I loved them! I loved the chemistry between Ky and Eliyana. The writing was beautiful and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I really, reaaally want to know what happens next, can’t wait for the next book!
Once upon a time, SARA ELLA dreamed she would marry a prince (just call her Mrs. Charming) and live in a castle (aka The Plaza Hotel). Though her fairy tale didn’t quite turn out as planned, she did work for Disney—that was an enchanted moment of its own. 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” for those who put their faith in the King of kings.
Prize: Win (1) of (2) copies of Unblemished by Sara Ella and some swag (US Only).
So guys what do you think about this book? Is it in your tbr? Are you interested in reading it? Share your thoughts with me!