What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?
Elilyana Ember doesn't believe in true love. Not anymore. After defeating her grandfather and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts what's right in front of her. The tangible. The real. Not some unexplained Kiss of Infinity she once shared with the ghost of a boy she's trying to forget. She has more important things to worry about -- like becoming queen of the Second Reflection, a role she is so not prepared to fill.
Now that the Verity is intertwined with her soul and Joshua's finally by her side, El is ready to learn more about her mysterious birth land, the land she now rules. So why does she feel like something -- or someone -- is missing?
When the thresholds begin to drain and the Callings, those powerful magical gifts, begin to fail, El wonders if her link to Ky Rhyen may have something to do with it. For light and darkness cannot coexist. She needs answers before the Callings disappear altogether. Can El find a way to sever her connection to Ky and save the Reflections -- and keep herself from falling for him in the process?
This is definitely a case where you need to have read the first book in this trilogy in order to get the most out of this one. Sara Ella left us with a doozy of a cliffhanger in Unblemished. Lots of dangling loose ends are picked up in Unraveling...and then promptly unravel again so yes...you can look forward to another cliffhanger and we'll have to wait until Unbreakable releases in May 2018 to finally get full resolution for this cast of intriguing characters. But this author weaves such an exceptional tale I can forgive her the nail-biting frustration of cliffie endings.
And goodness, but she has a scary clever mind! The intricacies of the plot! Every wall in her house must have been turned into a story board so she could keep all of it straight! It's a challenging read but not confusing (as long as you've read Unblemished!) So many twists and turns -- including the romance. Sob -- yes the dreaded love triangle continues on from book one and it's left me quite addlepated.
There is a fairy tale quality now that El is queen of a kingdom in grave peril and the battle of good vs evil is even more treacherous than ever. And, of course, the power of true love is challenged at every turn. I have to confess to being totally struck-dumb-stunned in places. So much so that I'd close the book in disbelief, take a few cleansing breaths before starting up again, only to find I'd read it right the first time! Sheer brilliance!
If you like TV shows like Once Upon a Time and kick-butt heroines on a quest to save the world(s) then Unraveling might just be your perfect literary match!
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