Book Review: UnBlessed by Crystin Goodwin

Hello, my name is Judith! Welcome to my blog, ReadandReview.

This is a book review for Rosie’s Book Review Team.

UnBlessed is a fantasy novel set in the magical land of Myrillia. There is an ongoing rivalry between the Meliors, those who believe in Elements and can use special gifts once they are Blessed, and the Transeaturs, an allegedly savage race of mystical shape-shifters. The three main characters are Lucien (a Blessed Melior) Sebastian (a Transeatur) and Kisara, who unfortunately remains UnBlessed year after year, until she makes a shocking revelation.

My Photo [UnBlessed]

I really liked the descriptions of Kisara; I could see her so vividly in my mind. I also enjoyed the frequent use of magic and the power of the elements, which are classic motifs in many fantasy novels. The climax, and its action sequences, were particularly interesting parts of the book, so I was always desperate to find out what happened!

However, I really disliked the characters of Lucien and Dami. Lucien acted horribly for the majority of the book because he very controlling towards Kisara. Dami was very energetic, but I just couldn’t keep up with her enthusiasm and I’m not sure what she added to the plot.

In addition, I think the plot twist at the end needed more build-up than Goodwin gave it. Although it made me want to start reading the sequel, Fire Blessed as soon as possible, it felt somewhat rushed and left too many open ends at the same time.

Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of YA fiction and fantasy, I suggest you read this book.

Star Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Have you read this book? What did you think? 

– Judith

This post was last updated in January 2020.

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