by Georgia Bell
Series: All Good Things #1
Publication date: November 2nd 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: eARC provided by author
in exchange for an honest review
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.
Rachel is a scared, broken eighteen year old who lives with her mom in a crappy apartment. Her dad died years before and she is still pretty messed up about it. She lives her life in fear, worried about every potential danger, whether big or small, realistic or not. She works at a safe job tucked away in the historical section of her local library. She also believes she has a guardian angel. Has she lost her mind?
Unbound has a compelling premise that was done a fair amount of justice with its unique twists. I’m extremely picky when it comes to anything paranormal. There’s so much within the genre that’s been overdone, but this story is far from ordinary. I love the fact that Rachel is linked to Eaden, a 1500-year-old immortal who wants to end it all. Rachel is Eaden’s only way out, but it’s just not as simple as all that with this particular pairing. It makes for one intense conflict in the story, but that’s not even the biggest issue.
Bell’s writing style has a melodic tone to it, hypnotic and intriguing. Even so, it took me quite a while to get into the story. I didn’t love Rachel at first. Perhaps it’s because I’m all for having a strong female character and I had this overwhelming urge to smack her for being so weak. I’m glad I kept pushing on, though, because once the pacing picked up I was happy to be along for the ride.. and what an extraordinary ride it was.
I will definitely recommend Unbound to my paranormal-loving friends.
~About the Author~
Georgia Bell was raised on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy, courtesy of her father, a man who loved his family, fishing, scotch, and science (although not necessarily in that order). Georgia is an avid reader of young adult fiction, and a lover of good wine, music, children, and cats (although not necessarily in that order).
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