Review: Book: The Unwilling- Kelly Braffet


Title: The Unwilling

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Kelly Braffet

Publisher: MIRA

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Page Count: 576 Pages

ISBN: 0778309401 (ISBN13: 9780778309406)

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Link to Amazon purchase page: The Unwilling

Link to Goodreads: The Unwilling

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

A penetrating tale of magic, faith and pride…

The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban’s vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival… and possibly her undoing.

As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that she has no real position within the kingdom, in fact, no hope at all of ever traveling beyond its castle walls. Elban – a lord as mighty as he is cruel – has his own plans for her, for all of them. She is a mere pawn to him, and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

But outside the walls, in the starving, desperate city, a magus, a healer with his own secret power unlike anything Highfall has seen in years, is newly arrived from the provinces. He, too, has plans for the empire, and at the heart of those plans lies Judah… The girl who started life with no name and no history will soon uncover more to her story than she ever imagined.

An epic tale of greed and ambition, cruelty and love, this deeply immersive novel is about bowing to traditions and burning them down.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I am always in the mood for a good fantasy. There was just something off about the pacing of this book. It was a bit on the darker side then some of the stuff that been reading as of late. I did not really feel much for the characters. The concept behind the story was a good one just did not do the idea as much justice as I would have liked it too.

My Rating of the Book: 3 Stars

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