A brief summary from Sara Ella:
One kiss changed her future. Can another alter her past?
Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After all she’s been through between capturing the Void 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.
But why does she feel like something—or someone—Is missing?
When the Callings, those powerful magical gifts, become threatened, Eliyana discovers her connection with Ky Rhyen may have something to do with it. El needs answers before the Callings disappear altogether. Can she find a way to sever her tie with Ky without killing him, and keep herself from truly falling for him in the process?
Having captured the Void and saved the Second Reflection, El is more than ready to settle down, relax, and prepare to take on her new role as Queen. But when the Callings begin to lose their power, El must search through the Reflections to find the source of what is dissolving everything she loves. And when her search takes on a dastardly turn, El must decide for herself, beyond the Kiss of Infinity, who she can trust: Joshua or Ky.
I sadly think my hopes were set too high for Unraveling. Where I was hoping for clarity, I found more confusion. Where I was seeking answers, I found more questions. And don’t get me started on that convoluted love triangle! Unraveling reveals a whole slew of new characters, and here I had barely grasped all the characters from the first book…and still no character directory, something I desperately needed to keep everyone and their relationship straight.
In Unblemished, I loved Sara Ella’s Reflections, how each world was different and unique, and all of its own. But Unraveling, to me, reads like I’m watching ABC’s Once Upon A Time, with its Fairy Queen, Bermuda Triangle, lost city of Atlantis, and mirrorglass forged from dragons (GOT’s dragon glass, anyone?). I found myself wondering when the we’d stumble across BigFoot or Nessi, perhaps in Book 3?
Word to the wise – this book does not work well as a stand-alone. It heavily leans on the first novel in the series, Unblemished, and I highly suggest you read them in order.
If you love tv shows like ABC’s Once Upon a Time, you’ll most likely adore this novel – but, unfortunately, it was just not for me. Despite all my misgivings, I’m interested to see how Sara Ella wraps this story-line up in Book 3, Unbreakable, which is due to release May 2018. Perhaps I’ll have a grasp on the characters by then?
I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from BookLook Bloggers, NetGalley and Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.