This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Unborn #2
Published on February 17th 2015
Published by 47North
Welcome to the Kingdom of Hades, where even its prodigal princess sleeps lightly.
After fighting Soul Stealers in Detroit, Khara hoped to return home to find answers in her father's realm. But the land of the dead offers little information, and far too much tragedy. Now cut off from her brothers, and left only with her dark and unreliable companion Oz, Khara must navigate the centuries-old webs of deceit and betrayal, all while eluding the Underworld's most depraved inhabitant. But she soon finds an unexpected ally in her adopted sister Persephone. Together, they endeavor to right a terrible wrong. And as Khara soon discovers, there's more riding on her success than she ever thought possible.
While I have enjoyed reading the first book very much, I found myself a little bored reading Unseen. Even though the pace of Unseen was about the same as Unborn, I just didn’t find the plot as engaging. Mainly because I failed to see the purpose of Khara returning to the Underworld, since the outcome was much less than desirable.
Khara and Oz go to the Underworld, because Khara is determined to find out more about her mother. While Khara is the Underworld, she spends most of her time running around trying to find answers. However, not only she didn’t find what she was looking for, since no one would tell her anything. But Khara’s focus was constantly diverted by other matters, some were directly related to her decision going to the Underworld. In desperate attempts, Khara makes reckless and careless decisions, which she ends up create many more problems and serious consequences.
There seems to be a history between Khara and Deimos, but the book was very vague on that part, it seems we are still missing pieces of information. Oz, he definitely transferred to a much darker and twisted creature. Oz was also MIA most of the time while he was in the Underworld with Khara, not sure what is he up to yet, nor if he is really on Khara’s side either, that’s still up to debate.
Overall, I thought the first half of the book dragged a little, and I just couldn’t quite connect with the story. However, as the world building continues progress, and once the action starts (last half), the story does get a little more interesting. With that being say, I am curious to see what is going to happen in the next book, and hopefully to see more of character interactions between Khara and Oz.
Happy Reading!! XO