Monday, 12 August 2013

Review: Unseen (The Elements Trilogy #2) by Melissa Pearl

Unseen (The Elements Trilogy, #2)Unseen

Author: Melissa Pearl
Series: The Elements Trilogy
Pages: 298
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy
Publisher/Source: Melissa Pearl
Release date: July 2013

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Danger surrounds the Seekers. Having already faced overwhelming odds, Kyla and Jethro discover it is only the beginning. Now they must face the power of nature itself.

Each day is a test of faith.

Two elements remain undiscovered. The light is yet to be resurrected. Dark forces prepare to descend upon the heroes of prophecy and they have one more power they must over come...their forbidden love for each other.

Each moment is a test of loyalty and courage.

In Taramon, Athra faces his own demons as he frets over the safety of his fiancée while trying to counter a dark evil that is brought to his doorstep. Treachery lurks in the shadows, forcing the future king into an action that could destroy his beloved city.

Through it all, they must cling to the truths hidden in the unseen.

Review: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars

Unseen is the most wonderful follow up to Unknown, the first book in The Elements trilogy and begins where it left off.

Princess Kyla of Taramon along with her best friend and fellow seeker Jethro continue their search for the missing elements in order to fulfil a forbidden prophecy. Their trek takes them through treacherous terrain and life threatening obstacles in order to save the kingdoms from looming darkness. The action packed and fast-paced journey they had to make kept me on the edge of my seat anxious to see what would happen.

There were many intense, suspenseful moments that made for an enthralling read, with the dangers they had to face with the elements surrounding them as well as the dark forces of Ashan’s Army; we get the perfect mix of action, betrayal, challenges and suspense.

Both Kyla and Jethro showed a great deal of strength and courage in this book and continue to develop. The forbidden romance causes some tension but progresses despite Kyla being betrothed to Athra, the chemistry and sweet moments between them was perfect.

I have enjoyed the strong world-building and captivating plot right from the onset, the prophecy is fascinating and the journey the characters had to take and what they had to endure made for a fast-paced read; I was eager to see the outcome of Kyla and Jethro’s quest and I still adore Adamar and Mya and the wisdom they shared plus new additions Eshron and Cori.

Having now read a few book by Melissa Pearl, her writing just gets better and better and the details she provides draws you into the vivid setting and the story which at times was quite emotional, I couldn’t flick the pages fast enough during some scenes.

Overall, Unseen is a gripping sequel in The Elements Trilogy filled with danger, action and a sweet budding romance. The ending left me gaping so I am definitely eager to read the final book it the trilogy, Unleashed.

Thank-you kindly to Melissa Pearl for the opportunity to read and review Unseen.

Melissa PearlAbout the author: Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November, 2011. Since then she has produced three more books with her fifth novel, Betwixt, due out in November 2012.

"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."

Book one UNKNOWN is only $0.99 on Amazon kindle at the moment.
Unknown (The Elements Trilogy, #1)


  1. I'm not a big fan of the cover of this book, but I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed this as much as the first book in the series.
    I love books with forbidden romances and the chemistry between the couple sounds intense. I have to check this series out.
    Lovely review, Sharon!

    1. Thanks Nick, I love forbidden romances too especially when it starts off from friendship.

      If you enjoy fantasy, you might like this one :)

  2. Now this is how a second book should be with character growth and action that keeps you enthralled, wonderful review Sharon!

    1. Thanks Kimba & I completely agree! this is a series that just keeps getting better.

  3. So glad you enjoyed this one! I'm not familiar with the series, I don't think, but I'll look up the first so I can keep it in mind in the future. It's good that the author is growing in her writing ability! Quite often you can see a bit difference from the 1st book to the 2nd.

    1. I have read a few books by Melissa Pearl now and I really enjoy her writing style and unique story-lines, she's definitely an author to keep in mind :)

  4. Yay! Thanks for such an awesome review, Sharon :) You rock!

  5. Ooo, you definitely made me want to give this one a try. Great review!

    1. Thanks Lisa, I really enjoyed this and hope you are able to give them a go.

  6. This sounds like a fantastic series and I'm always more interested when I know the sequel is just as good as the first book!

    1. I'm always so nervous about sequels Mandee but this series continues to progress which I love!


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