Book Review & Giveaway: Unraveling by Sara Ella, Book 2 of Unblemished Trilogy

"I know if we disconnect he might be lost forever.
'l love you; is what I want to say. 
Instead I ask him, 'Find me?' . . . 
'Always.'" (prelude)

Welcome to the: Thomas Nelson's Young Adult Summer of 2017 Feature with:

Title:  Unraveling
Series: Unblemished, Book 2
Author:  Sarah Ella
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date:  July 11, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy
In the second installment of the Unblemished Trilogy, YA author Sara Ella asks, “What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?”

Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After 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.

With the Verity intertwined with her soul and Joshua 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 connection with 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?

My Thoughts

Unraveling, book 2 of The Unblemished Trilogy have done its predecessor justice, plus more. Wow! One will need a moment right after finishing this to just sigh and stare, stare into space and revel at the ingenuity of this series. I can't even believe how well this sequel is.
"All fiction is drawn from fact." (265)
The beauty of the writing, language, and the underlying message of good versus evil, reflect so much more than what the story portrayed. The reality of how evil just creeps up on us, if we let it - the vulnerability of life, a reflection of what it truly is.
"You can't be forced to love someone. . . I love him because I love him. I loved him before I linked my soul to his. I just didn't know it." (270 - 271)
The love story? It continues on from the first book that I simply adore. When I think of it, the word, "beautiful" automatically jumps to the forefront. From the cover to the story, to that ending, Unraveling is worth devouring!

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

Please note, quotes were taken from an advance reader copy, and therefore an uncorrected proof. Please do not reuse quotes unless verified with the released copy. Thank you.

For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


BOOKS AVAILABLE in THE UNBLEMISHED TRILOGY (click on the image to take you to my review)


About the Author
Sara Ella is the author of Unblemished, book one of the Unblemished Trilogy. Once upon a time, Sara 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.”

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(3) Winners will each win a finished hard copy of Unraveling by Sara Ella, courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson Publishers. Giveaway ends June 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

Tour Schedule

5/22 - Melony Teague (Author Interview)
5/23 - Thorn & Vine (review) & Between the Pages of This Bookish Life (Spotlight)
5/24 - A Baker's Perspective (review), Singing Librarian Books (Spotlight) & YA Book Divas (Spotlight & Excerpt)
5/25 - My So Called Chaos (review) & Thinking Thoughts (Spotlight)
5/26 - Reading is My SuperPower (review)
5/27 - The Green Mockingbird (review)
5/28 - Bookworm Mama (Spotlight)
5/29 - Just Commonly (review)


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  1. Sounds SOoooo goooooood!!!! I NEED TO READ THIS!!!!

  2. I adore Sara Ella! She's so lovely, and Unblemished was delightful. I can't wait to read Unraveling!

    1. Totally agree about Unblemished! You'll love Unraveling!

  3. Looks like a great fantasy series! Thanks for sharing all about it!

  4. That is such a pretty picture with Unblemished and the ARC of Unraveling!

  5. I am so excited to read these books, especially since the sequel sounds even better than the first book. Knowing I can jump right into the second book sounds fun for this summer's reading.

    1. I know.. It's sooo good... O.. That scene.. *sigh...

  6. The quotes you used make me want to go and grab Unraveling right now! Thanks for sharing this review, it was lovely <3.

    ~ Savannah @ Scattered Scribblings

  7. I am so excited for this series to continue! I am re-reading book one before July 11th! It was such a fun first book:)

  8. This on my reading list. I will get to it eventually in long list of reads I have. Lol

    1. hahah. I know what you mean. I think you'll need to bump it up a bit! *wink wink


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