Book Review

Unraveling by Sara Ella

Welcome to the: Thomas Nelson’s Young Adult Summer

of 2017 Feature


About the Book


Title: Unraveling

Series: Unblemished, Book 2

Author: Sarah Ella

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: July 11, 2017

Genre: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy

In the second installment of the Unblemished Trilogy, YA author Sara Ella asks, “What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?”

Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After capturing the Void 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.

With the Verity intertwined with her soul and Joshua 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 connection with 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?


When I finished Unblemished I had a serious book hangover, and then Unraveling came along. Worse book hangover! Sara Ella is a master at world-building, but her characters are what draw you in, you care for them, root for them, yell at them. From page one the action starts and the story grips you all they way to the end and then….and then you are wailing because you want more!

The cover, oh my! So beautiful. And you only really catch the significance of it after you have turned the last page, you know…when you are wailing for more and are hugging said book, and are looking at the beautiful cover.

One of the things I love about Sara Ella’s books is the pop-culture references. So clever! And I love that her characters are not only constantly in motion, they are also growing internally and emotionally. And just so you all know, #TeamKy.

Unraveling reveals a few things that we did not know in book one. Not all of my questions were answered in this book, which means that book 3 is going to be all the more satisfying.

All I can say is that I can’t wait for book 3 and much more from this super talented author.


About the Author

Sara Ella is the author of Unblemished, book one of the Unblemished Trilogy. Once upon a time, Sara 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.”

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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.

One Comment

  • danielle hammelef

    I liked your review today. Finding authors who can build believable worlds is so exciting. I’m looking forward to starting this series now.