May 25, 2018

Now Live: UNLOCKED by Casey L. Bond {5*Review}

Title: Unlocked
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: May 17th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Princess Raya of Paruth lived alone on a deserted island in a towering lighthouse, forgotten by time. With only a loyal albatross as a friend, she had little hope or joy in her life until he washed up on her shore in the middle of a raging winter storm.
Prince Trevor of Galder left his father and kingdom behind to travel north in search of a wife. It was time to settle down and forget Ella Carina, the woman who chose to love a peasant and follow her heart instead of choosing Trevor and fulfilling her duty to her people. He didn’t heed the warnings about the North Sea in winter, and his ship, crew, and captain paid the price.
Raya and Trevor must work together to find a way off the island, or risk being trapped there for the rest of their lives. But sometimes the simplest lessons are the hardest, and each will have to learn that the only thing that can truly set you free is love.
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I needed to find my own way and figure out who I was now, whether it be in Galder or elsewhere. He'd opened the cage for me, but I was the one who needed to learn to fly. 

From the moment I finished RICHES TO RAGS, I needed more from these wonderful, amazing characters. I needed more Asher, Ella, even Trevor. I was so excited to hear that Bond planned to continue on with them. And I must say, I was very pleased with the next book being Trevor who got the story AND it being a retelling of Rapunzel. Brilliant. Bond has done such an excellent job with these retellings and I cannot get enough. I hope she has no plans to stop any time soon. 

My heart fell hard and fast for Raya. She is such a beautiful, sweet person. I rooted for her to win Trevor’s heart in the end no matter what his father said. I knew they were destined to be together. But with so much standing in their way, it didn’t seem possible. Trevor also stole my heart. I loved every minute of them being in the tower on the island. But my feelings really took off later in the book for him. I could not get enough of him and his scenes in the story. 

One other character I loved and absolutely stole the show in this story was Tross. Loved him and his sweet, fishy kisses he handed over to those he deemed worthy. He was adorable and I looked forward to seeing him throughout the book. 

Sweet, charming, and perfectly paced...this book had my attention the whole story. I look forward to what Bond has in store for us with the continuation of these characters. I am hoping Carden gets his turn in the next one. He will definitely have a fun book when his time comes. That is for sure. 5 Magical Stars!

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction. You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: 

1 comment:

  1. I love your review! Thank you so much! (Carden is next, btw!)