Book Review

Unblemished by Sara Ella

 Once upon a time, Sara Ella dreamed she would marry a prince and live in a castle, and she did work for Disney! Now she spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses and conquering realms of her own imaginings. She believes “Happily Ever After is Never Far Away.”

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?

My Review

Ok, so I have to be honest, from the time I saw the cover reveal of this beautiful cover I was curious about this book. Unblemished. Then, it came out and everyone was like, “WOW!” so I thought I would read it for myself and make my own evaluation. So I bought the e-book and read it. Well, yes, “wow!” was right! I have to confess that I spent a week with severe book hangover before I could even start writing my review!

BOOK HANGOVERSara Ella not only creates a world which is imaginative and wonderful, she captures your attention and does not let you go until, well …she just does not let go! And when you turn the last page you WAIL because it’s over! I am so not exaggerating, ask anyone who has read this book. Hollywood take note, this is the next big thing! Without giving away too much, I loved the authors references to pop culture. The characters and the dynamics between them is interesting and quite unexpected at times. The pace of this book once you get into it, is break neck fast and I love that! This is perfect for adults and young adults alike. It’s a beautifully written book, full of rich imagery, it is a paradise for the imagination to go wild while picturing these scenes.

The opening scene is out introduction the bereft Eliyana who has lost her mother and she is heartbroken. Eliyana has a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed.  Joshua changes her perspective and she feels as if no one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her like he does: normal. Maybe even beautiful. (And then enters Ky. — but more about that later.)

Now that her mother is gone, Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal Guardian. 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, the villian if you will, or is he?  How can an ordinary teenage girl, a blemished girl, become a savior? She has some choices to make and her journey of discovery of what true love is is sweet and not without some pain. Ky becomes her protector along the way and he is so different to Joshua. I loved how these two characters turned out to not be what they seemed.

Just so you know in advance, so that you will not do what I did and panic after the last page, there is another book coming in 2017! Oh how will I survive?

But in the meantime I highly recommend Unblemished. Sigh…actually I don’t think I have recovered from the book hangover….I have not read anything since….but I will, in time.

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I purchased the ebook and loved it so much I ordered the hardcover! It is that good!


Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.