December 03, 2016

Unblemished (Unblemished #1) by Sara Ella #BookReview

 
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?





Once upon a time, Sara Ella 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.” Facebook: writinghistruth Twitter: @SaraEllaWrites


I was so excited to read this. I thought I was going to be getting another wonder fantasy like Storm Siren but what I found was far from that. This book was fairly confusing at times and I had to reread full chapters to figure out what in the world was going on.  I loved the idea of the mirrored worlds and the shifters etc. But the writing just made the story very confusing.  The characters were ok but for the most part the main character of El just didn't work for me.  She spend most of the time whining about her love of her guardian or worrying about her mom. 
This one has a love triangle that just didn't work for me and it does have a light christen overtone. But that worked out for this title. 









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