Unblemished is one of those books that I probably would have never bought had I not heard Nadine speak of it so highly. So I took a plunge and purchased the book off Amazon. I am so glad I did. Unblemished is a fantasy, with a touch of fairy tale that you will fall in love with. I am eagerly awaiting book two, which releases in July.
From the back of the book:
Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed. That is, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her like he does: normal. Maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved.
But one night her mother doesn’t come home, and that’s when everything gets weird. Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix and you’ve gone from weird to otherworldly.
Eliyana soon finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she’s ever known. A world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. How can an ordinary girl, a blemished girl, become a savior when she can’t even save herself?
Characters: Unblemished was full of characters to cry for and that your heart aches for. I connected with Eliyana on so many levels and I loved following her through the book and watching her struggles. Ky was an interesting character, one that left you second guessing.
Plot: I finished Unblemished Wednesday night, and oh, the feels; my poor heart—I almost cried. There is some romance, but it isn’t soap opera type. It adds conflict to the plot, but nothing that’s dramatic. It’s real and solid. Team Ky all the way!
Writing: Beautifully written–couldn’t get enough of it. I’m eagerly awaiting book two. Sara Ella’s writing is pure poetry.
Bad Language: Only some made up words for that world. Nothing bad.
Inappropriate Content: Some people have the gift to change from a human to an animal; when they change back from being an animal, they don’t have clothes on.
Over-all-rating 4.5/5 I will say that I did get confused sometimes about the Void and the Verity, and with all the characters and how they were all connected. I still feel slightly confused, but since it’s a trilogy, that may be the point. 😊 I think a second read will cement some important facts in my brain that I didn’t catch last time.
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