Jul 21, 2017

Recent Reads: Unraveling by Sara Ella

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Unraveling (Unblemished, #2)
Unraveling by Sara Ella
Series: Unblemished #2
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson/ Harpercollins
Publication Date: July 11, 2017  

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27405327-pop-manga-coloring-book?from_search=true  https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Manga-Coloring-Book-Beautiful/dp/0399578471?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0399578471&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb-20

Format:  Hardback



Goodreads Synopsis: 
What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?

Eliyana Ember doesn't believe in true love. Not anymore. After defeating her grandfather 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 with the 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.

Now that the Verity is intertwined with her soul and Joshua's 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 link to 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?

First off, this cover is gorgeous. I liked the first cover too but this ones colors are so vibrant. Secondly, that is a long synopsis, so there isn't much more detail I need to go into there. Third, this might be a lengthy review... sorry about that - all the feels.

This book, much like book one, took a little while to speed up. I thought that we would pick up right were we left off, and we sort of do but it does have a very lazy-pace feel. The book is told from a few points of view - Eliyana, Joshua, and sometimes we get a bit from Ky. We follow the three as they all try to save the reflections and their love. This is the ultimate love triangle, so if you aren't a fan of those - this book will not be for you. Eliyana is not really sure who she loves, but both boys are in love with her and the fate of the Reflections (or Worlds) has a lot to do with that love and the connections they have. Eliyana holds the Light and the boys share the Dark and they cannot be connected - thus the problem.

This book like the last, had SO many plot twists, luckily they are throughout versus just at the end like last time, so it gave me more time with them. I found myself wanting to shake El/Em most the time, she is so down on herself and needs reassurance from her male counter-parts in order to feel worth and that is very troublesome to me. I wasn't a fan of that aspect. I thought that with her new role she would be more assured in this installment.

Even with twists throughout, there was still a cliff-hanger of an ending!  I cannot wait for the next book to find out what happens. Even though I want to shake her El/Em and the love triangle really are the plot of this book and the author has you swooning/ wanting to kick each of the boys at one point or another. The fantasy and the worlds that are built in this book are wonderful and you get so much more of them here than in the last book.

I really enjoyed this and can't wait to see what happens to Eliyana, Ky, and Joshua in Unbreakable. 

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