Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Review: Unbound by Georgia Bell

Author: Georgia Bell
Pages: 475 pages
Publisher: ?
Recieved From: Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours
Release Date: November 2nd, 2013
Status: Ebook, All Good Things (#1)
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.



Firstly, I'd like to thank Giselle for giving me an opportunity to review this book! It was an enjoyable read!
Rachel (poor girl) is afraid of everything, to the point where she's made life predictable for herself. I sympathized for her throughout the story, because she'd lost pretty much her whole family after her father's death. This book was a YA paranormal romance, so there was a lot of OTP/shipping moments throughout the book. Usually for me, it means that this is the point where the book gets overly sappy. But fortunately, the romance wasn't sappy/over done at all.
Because Rachel has lived (pretty much) her pre-teen to teenage years confined and stuck, Eaden James MacAlister (*swoon*) brings her to life. They bring the story to life. Literally. When the two finally meet after many years, things start to get complicated.
What I liked about this story was the world of the Immortals that Bell has created. It's complicated and mysterious, and totally makes Rachel's dull life more lively. I also loved how she incorporated some Arthurian legend in the book.
It was a good story, and the plot was okay. I found that it did drag in some places, but it didn't take too much away from the overall story. I liked how I got to see Rachel's character development- she goes from being scared to hero, which I love. And I like how the characters (even the side characters) are all unique in their own way. What I didn't like was how the side characters (Stuart, Sita, Mara etc) weren't in the story as much as I wanted them to be- they're amazing characters, especially Stuart. And I didn't really like the fact that we didn't learn that the story took place IN CANADA till near the end of the book, when Rachel ends up in London. I went back, and tried to search for a clue as to where it said she was from Canada before that point. But I was really happy when she got into U of T (that's the University of Toronto my non-Canadian pals) :D.
Overall, it was a good story. It was a little slow in places, but the world was built lovely, the characters (especially Rachel's) were developed fine, the plot was good and leads in well to UNKNOWN, the sequel. And she's Canadian. ;D

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars



1 comment:


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    2 Chronicles 19:3 But there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asheroth from the land and you have set your heart to seek God."

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    God rewards those who seek Him.


    (All Scripture quotes from:NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)