Author: Riley Rookhouse and Marie McCue
Publisher: Story Garden Publishing
This book started off with a bang that instantly got me interested, and stayed really interesting throughout the story.
Unbound life follows the story of Mina and Darcon – two Monk initiates trying to learn to worship the Goddess of life and the stars – however they both go through trials and tribulations and their lives change forever. I don’t know how to explain it better than that without giving spoilers away, but it is such an interesting read that I think after the prologue you’ll be hooked!
So the story is really interesting. It’s one that kept me guessing, and has some turns that I didn’t see coming. It’s got fighting, magic, love interests and a lot of amazing factors that turns this into a great fantasy read.
The worldbuilding in Unbound Life is quite impressive. In my mind’s eye, I could see down the steep stairs to the temple, and see all of the rooms and training yards of the temple as well. The authors build a beautiful world that I was excited to read about, and their descriptions made me feel as if I was standing there watching what was happening.
I love when authors give you the perspective of the “villain.” I love having insight to what they are thinking, knowing what drives them, and why they act the way they act. So not only did we get perspectives from two awesome characters (Mina and Darcon) but we got Seath – who was the villain of the story (in a way.)
Each character introduced was well written, and it didn’t feel like the authors were just throwing them in for filler. Honestly each had pertinent parts in the story and made it that much more interesting.
The main characters, Mina and Darcon, were well written. Their personalities, their trials and tribulations, their reactions and curses… so good! I love them best together but loved reading about how each of their stories unfolded.
All in all, this is an excellent read for fantasy lovers, and I cannot wait to read the next one!
I received this book from Booksirens and the publishers as an ARC for my honest review. I would like to thank Booksirens, Story Garden Publishing, Riley Rookehouse and Marie McCue for the chance to read this book early.