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Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Review: Unbound by Georgia Bell


All Good Things #1
Georgia Bell
Publication Date: November 2, 2013
Publisher: Self Published

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.
Review copy provided by the author via Xpresso Book Tours

     In short, let's just say that I thought for a good part of the book I might have to give another not-so-stellar review (which I really hate doing).
     Personally, as the story progressed on, I thought it was going to be a very Romeo & Juliet ending, and if it hasn't been mentioned quite clearly yet, I did NOT like that book. Oh, a boy mistakes his love for dead, apparently kills himself, and we all know what happens after that. Very ironic if you know what I mean. *gives Shakespeare a very bored look and wonders how to say "I am not very impressed" in Old English* Tis not a story for me.
     But I'm not exactly one who gives up a book that easily – unless it's seriously that boring that I find Algebra II much more interesting – and I was probably doing cartwheels – I'm that type of weird girl – when things finally took a turn for the interesting.
     I was also hoping by then that Unbound was one of those types in which everything builds slowly and exits very well.
     By that I mean it ends surprising, shocking, exciting, cliffhangery – anything that doesn't fall into bad, confusing, out of place, etc.
     It had a pretty interesting storyline, so it was worth continuing and giving the author a chance. *shrugs in a "What can I say? I'm that type." way*
     It ended surprisingly well.
     Not too shabby if you ask me, but it felt like a stand alone.
It’s not just about the instrument. It’s the act of creation. The need to be so fully present and focused, so conscious and yet unconscious.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Owls

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