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November 21, 2016

Unblemished {Sara Ella}

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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?

My Thoughts:
This book has many amazing reviews and I have read several series in this genre and enjoyed them, so I thought I would love this book as well. Unfortunately, that was not the case for me.

I had such a difficult time getting into this story. The characters seemed distant to me and I never felt that connection to them that I enjoy so much from a book. I felt the story moved along at much too quickly of a pace and was told with little regard to the characters’ thoughts and feelings. I found myself lost and confused through much of the books, and even re-read parts to see if I had missed something.

While this was not the book for me, there are still many people out there who have enjoyed it. If it sounds like your kind of book, pick it up and give it a try.