I’m so leery of saying I had one book that was a favorite of the year because there are soooooo many books that become personal favorites.
However, I cannot deny how strongly this book affected me with plot twists. It was such an emotional roller coaster! 😮
After reading, I learned that a reader doesn’t need an instant strong hero in a trilogy because El from Sara Ella’s Unraveling is a strong heroine. She might have not looked or seem like it in book one, but she certainly is in book two.
With that said, I so desperately wanted to interview El when I finished her story. Thankfully, Sara worked it out where I could chat with her for a few minutes. 😉
About the Book
What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?
Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After defeating her grandfather and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts what’s right in front of her. The tangible. The real. Not some unexplained Kiss of Infinity she once shared with the ghost of a boy she’s trying to forget. She has more important things to worry about—like becoming queen of the Second Reflection, a role she is so not prepared to fill.
Now that the Verity is intertwined with her soul and Joshua’s finally by her side, El is ready to learn more about her mysterious birth land, the land she now rules. So why does she feel like something—or someone—is missing?
When the thresholds begin to drain and the Callings, those powerful magical gifts, begin to fail, El wonders if her link to Ky Rhyen may have something to do with it. For light and darkness cannot coexist. She needs answers before the Callings disappear altogether. Can El find a way to sever her connection to Ky and save the Reflections—and keep herself from falling for him in the process?
– Oh my goodness, Eliyana, I am so excited to chat with you! Thank YOU so much for taking time out of your busy time to listen to my ramblings.
Thank YOU for having me, Laura. (*tucks hair behind ears*) I’m glad to be here.
– Yay! I’m so glad! How have things been? It seems you have endured a lot of changes recently.
Um, changes. Yeah. I guess you could say that. I mean it’s not every day a girl is crowned queen of the Second Reflection. (*bites lower lip*). Between you and me I’m kinda, sorta, pretty much flipping out.
– That is true, and honestly I would be freaking out too. (*hugs*) Sadly, we both know that Ky left. How have you been coping with that? Do you miss him?
(*swallow. nod.*) I try not to think about it too much. (*chest pang*) I mean, he left without a single, solitary word. (*fists clench*) He could’ve at least said goodbye to me. (*fists unclench*) I don’t really like to talk about it.
– So sorry, El! Since you’ve been in the Second Reflection for a few months now, what’s one thing you really miss from NY? What one thing you don’t miss?
Oh man, where do I begin? How about everything? I miss everything. The lights, the sounds, the coffee . . . (*sighs*) Then again, I guess I don’t really miss everything. For instance, I’m getting used to the smell of fresh air, to the way I can see the sunrise perfectly from my window. I don’t miss having zero (real) friends. I’ve kinda grown attached to Stormy to be honest. And I don’t miss Joshua lying to me. I guess the Second has grown on me.
– That sounds so beautiful and very thankful you have found true friendships in the Second Reflection. Lastly, I’m really curious, where would you most like to live? Would you choose the Second Reflection as your home if you didn’t have to?
(*breath catches*) Oh, um . . . I hadn’t really thought about it. Having a choice, I mean. (*pauses. glances at lap.*) Someone told me once “there’s always a choice.” So, I suppose if that’s true, if I really did have a choice and could live anywhere, I would live wherever the person . . . people . . . I love live. Does that answer your question?
– It sure does! Sounds like that person gave you wonderful advice. (*winks*) Again, thank you so much, El, for chatting with me! I absolutely loved our time together!
Oh, sure. (*smiles*) Thank you again for having me. It was fun.
About the Author
Once upon a time, Sara Ella dreamed she would marry a prince and live in a Disney-style castle. Today, she is a winner of the ECPA Christian Book Award for her debut novel Unblemished, which released to magical applause: “a stunning journey into a fascinating new world of reflections” (RT Book Reviews). Sara spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses and conquering realms of her own imaginings.
When she’s not on deadline, Sara Ella can most often be found fangirling on Twitter, Instagram, or her YouTube channel. She may or may not be obsessed with a certain pirate from Once Upon a Time, and she has a serious condition known as “Coffee Snob-itis.” She believes “Happily Ever After is Never Far Away” for those who put their faith in the King of kings.