Friday, June 2, 2017

Unblemished by Sara Ella

Book Description

Eliyana can’t bear to look at her own reflection. But what if that were only one Reflection—one world? What if another world exists where her blemish could become her strength?
Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a 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 like he does: 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:
I adore the cover of this book.  Eliyana is a confused teenager that only wants to graduate and fly under the radar.  She has a blemish that causes a lot of the issues but there is also a whole self-image thing that comes along with it.  When circumstances change and she is pulled into something she never expected. She will have to dig deep and look past what she has always seen to become more than she ever anticipated.
It took me a bit to get into the story.  I think it was the writing style, but once I got into the story it was good.  I liked Eliyana and how the author portrays her.  She writes the character just like she is a confused teenager and that fits.  There were a few points of confusion and some pacing issues but overall, I enjoyed the story. The way the scenes were described was vivid.
It was a 3/5 for me.  I will read more from this author.
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via BookLook).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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