Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Unchained: Review


Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything--and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her...and not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be.


Unchained is about the battle between good Nephilim and Fallen/minions/deadheads. And if you think Nephilim is divine, then you are wrong. Yes, there are the good ones, but they are all from the same origin (at least, that's what they believe). Yep, being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be. I'm kinda surprised that Jennifer will write a story about Nephilim. Not that writing about Nephilim is anything wrong but it sounds more ordinary than Lux and Covenant if you haven't actually read the whole thing. 

I have some minor problems about this. It starts out a little bit too slow. It's still hilarious but besides the whole there-is-a-traitor-in-the-Sanctuary thing and Michael's training, there's nothing big going on. I understand the importance of those lines but that doesn't mean I'm not a little bored. And the first few parts of Michael's perspective also bores me a little until I can get the importance of his part. 

The characters are well-developed. Not as strong and lively as those in Lux and Covenant but definitely good enough. Lily is a bad-ass Nephilim, and she's strong-willed. She may not be my favorite character but she's a good protagonist. Julian... well, for some reason I don't have devotion for him. I like that guy, but only as a good character not as a swoon-worthy character. Michael's personality is a bit unclear. He's innocent comparing to other Nephilim. I'm not sure about my feelings towards him but I think he has potential to be a great character.

My favorite part? Oh yeah, a book about Nephilim is often involved with some sort of battle. And we totally get a good one. It's not as brutal as that in Apollyon (where Alex and her crew defeats those bronze bulls). But it's totally a battle with combats. Unless the fighting is damn awesome by definition, I normally don't accept battles without some sort of combats. Luckily we get a real great one. Thumbs up.

Rating: 7.5/10

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