07 October 2016

Unblemished by Sara Ella

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Eliyana has always recoiled from her own reflection in the mirror. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world existed where her blemish could become her strength?

Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a hideous 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 as 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?

Sara Ella’s debut novel Unblemished is just excellent, and I loved it. Great writing and imaginative worldbuilding make space for an adventurous storyline, love-triangle romance, necessary character development, and encouraging themes of good versus evil and self-worth. This novel captivated me from the start and left me wanting to read more from Sara Ella by the end. It has a lot to offer fans of young-adult fantasy novels, and I can easily recommend Unblemished to interested readers - add it to your to-read list today!

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1 comment:

  1. Really (really) enjoyed this novel. It has a wonderful and adventurous world, and that surprise ending!? (Guy A convincing Guy B to leave...!?) What! Did not see that coming. Glad you enjoyed this one too, Hallie!