Monday, February 10, 2014

Review: Unbound by Georgia Bell

Title: Unbound (All Good Things #1)
Author: Georgia Bell
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal
Release Date: November 2, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

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.

Unbound tackles an interesting aspect of an immortal's life.  What happens when you get tired of living?  Eaden has reached the point where he is looking for a way out of life, his key to doing this is Rachel - but Rachel isn't just a means to an end to him - he has followed her and watched her since the day she was born.  He knows just about everything there is to know about her - and she has noticed him as well.  This is their story - of how a mortal can mean so much to an immortal.

I enjoyed the world Georgia Bell created.  It was full of mystrey and magic living hidden right alongside our everyday world.  Rachel is just a little crazy (but not in a really bad crazy way) - a death in her family has made her grow up for too quickly.  She seems to be the perfect match to quiet and somewhat brooding Eaden.  They were so much fun to watch at the beginning as they really got to know each other for the first time.

As the book moved along we got into a little more action as we realize Rachel is even more special than we thought at first.  She is wanted by many and Eadon will do anything to protect her from harm.  While the characters were well written, I found I had a hard time connecting to the story at first.  Once they meet the witches things took a turn for the better - I think hearing how they fit into the old legends was one of my favorite parts.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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