I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Unbound by Georgia Bell
Series: All Good Things #1
Published by Self on November 2nd 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
After her father dies, Rachel realizes she is scared and stuck. Scared of heights, of cars, of disasters harming the people she loves. Stuck in a life that is getting smaller by the minute. Stuck with a secret she has kept all her life: Someone has been watching over her since birth. Someone who tends to show up when she needs him the most. Someone she believes is her guardian angel.
Eaden is a 1,500-year-old immortal who wants to die. Drained by a life stretched too thin, he has requested his final reward – a mortal sacrifice bred specifically to bring him death. But something went wrong. Rachel’s ability to grant death has mutated in ways that threaten to upset the uneasy alliance between mortals and immortals. And utterly beguiled, Eaden discovers that although Rachel is the key to his death, because of her, he no longer wants to die. And he will do anything to protect her.
Swept into a world of legends, caught between the warring political factions of immortals, and carrying the future of mortal kind in her flesh and bone, Rachel must risk everything to save her world and the man she loves.Purchase:
While this one was hard for me to get into, was I was there, I was stuck!
The first few chapters were difficult for me. I like Rachel and I understand what trauma she has been through but it all seemed so angsty. And then when Eaden hits the stage all I could do is compare this to other books where mortals are in love with immortals. It’s such a cliche and sooooo overdone.
BUT the difference is that Georgia Bell has found a way to explain this story in a way that is not cliche. She is able to bring us characters that are immortal and humans that yes, granted, are in love with them, but the story arc itself is very different. I enjoyed seeing Rachel grow instead of being stuck in this mortal vs. immortal state. She is uniquely her own person and she has a strength in her that comes out later but there are glimpses of that in the beginning.
Even though the beginning of the plot did remind me of other ya that are similar this one takes a nice swing towards the different. I wound up enjoying much of the story but it was that initial part where I was rolling my eyes and having to push through that I wish Georgia would have introduced the characters a little differently. But all works out in the end! The characters are intriguing, the plot is interesting, and although it doesn’t end on a cliff hanger you’ll definitely be wanting more of these two characters!
And as for Georgia Bell being a new author, I loved her writing. I found myself falling for every word and cannot wait for more from her!