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 her 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 streched 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 beguilded, 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.
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I got some very mixed feelings about Unbound. Some parts I loved others I didn’t love. Some part made perfect sense other ones didn’t make sense at all to me. Especially at the beginning of the book I had many doubts. Rachel had a stalker guy since she was a little girl and she always thought that she imagined him or that he was her guardian angel. I would freak out if that would ever happen to me, but Rachel did found is all normal. And when she finally got to meet her stalker guy, Eaden, she almost immediately falls in love with him without even knowing him or without questioning him why he followed her all those years. She just accepts it all! Also she takes care of her mother since her father died, she makes sure that the bill are paid and there is food on the table every day but at the same time she needs others who take care of her. A bit weird that’s all I’m saying.
But once I read one third of the book everything changed. Rachel was threatened and she and Eaden moved away to find help. Finally we got to meet some other characters than Eaden and Rachel like Amerlyn and Mara. I just loved those two Mara didn’t held her tongue and Amerlyn had so many wisdom. A very comic duo. And Rachel became stronger, she stood up for herself and she expected some explanations. At the end of the book Rachel was not the same Rachel we first met at the beginning of the book. She was strong, independent and lastly she finally dared to live again.
Because of the beginning of this book I was contemplating between three or four stars, but since I liked Georgia’s writing style and the ending was promising I decided to rate it four stars. I will definitely read the next book in the series when it comes out. I would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a young adult romance, fantasy read.
Author: Georgia Bell
Series: All Good Things
Publication date: November 2nd 2013
Genre: Fantasy, YA