Saturday, August 11, 2018

Review: "Unbreakable" by Sara Ella

I finally found time to dig into Unbreakable, the final book in Sara Ella's Unblemished trilogy. What a wild ride!

Eliyana Ember is stranded in a foreign country in the Third Reflection with no passport, the inability to mirrorwalk, and zero clue where the nearest Thresholds back into the Fourth or Second might lie. Her mind is a haze, her memories vague. She knows a wormhole from the Fourth sent her here. She remembers her mom and baby brother Evan. Makai and Stormy and Joshua . . .

Deep down El realizes she must end the Void once and for all. Is there a way to trap the darkness within its current vessel, kill it off completely? To do so would mean sacrificing another soul—the soul of a man Joshua claims is a traitor. But he’s lied to her before, and even El senses Joshua can’t be fully trusted, but one thing is certain . . .

The Void must be annihilated. And only the Verity—the light which birthed the darkness—can put an end to that which seeks to kill and destroy.

Unbreakable picks up right where Unraveling left off—this is a series that absolutely must be read in order! Eliyana has disappeared, thanks in large part to Joshua, so Ky leads the charge to find her. The journey takes Ky and the group he recruits through time and Reflections as they search for El. She's on journey of her own as she seeks to destroy the Void once and for all.

Overall, I really liked this book. It took a few twists I didn't expect, and I loved how everything resolved. There was a little bit too much back-and-forth through time and Reflections for me (and this from someone who loves time travel stories), and, especially as the novel reached its climax, I was slightly confused about how the events of the past and present were influencing each other.

I went into this book hating Joshua, the Guardian in love with El. But as the novel progressed, I saw Joshua fighting to be better, and I really appreciated that author Sara Ella didn't go for the safe, easy ending to his story. Still, I would have preferred the ending to not have had such a focus on Joshua. Give me more El & Ky!

El and Ky left me with all the feels, and I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys YA or fantasy romance. 4 stars. (4-1/2 stars to the series)

Note: This trilogy has themes of light vs. dark and good vs. evil, but it's not a clearly Christian allegory. I mention this because it's published by a Christian publisher (Thomas Nelson), so some readers might expect a more overtly Christian message.

Buy the book.
Read my reviews of Unblemished (4-1/2 stars) and Unraveling (4-1/2 stars).

Once upon a time, Sara Ella dreamed she would marry a prince (just call her Mrs. Charming) and live in a castle (aka The Plaza Hotel). Though her fairy tale didn’t quite turn out as planned, she did work for Disney—that was an enchanted moment of its own. 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” for those who put their faith in the King of kings.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Fiction Guild and Amazon Vine. I was not required to write a positive review. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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