Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Unborn by Amber Lynn Natusch



Publication Date: 8/26/2014
Series: Unborn #1
Rating: 4 Stars
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20797388-unborn

Official Blurb:

Born into mystery. Shackled to darkness…

Khara has spent centuries discovering everything about the Underworld―except her place in it. But when she’s ripped from her home, solving the riddle of her origins becomes more important than ever. With evil stalking her through the dark alleys of Detroit, she finds salvation from an unlikely source: a group of immortal warriors sworn to protect the city. Khara needs their help to unravel the tangled secrets of who and what she is—secrets many seem willing to kill for. But time is running out, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer necessity binds her to an arrogant fallen angel.

Can their shaky alliance withstand that which threatens her, or will her soul fall victim to the unholy forces that hunt her―those that seek the Unborn?

From the author of the bestselling Caged series comes a pulse-pounding new series of supernatural romance.



 Unborn mentions a fresh take on Greek and Roman Mythology by placing the gods and demigods in the modern day world. I will admit I had a few chuckles to myself as Detroit was the main setting. Who would have thought of Detroit when world building? Khara, the lead character, has been her whole life living in the underworld as Hade’s ward. Well, except for those miserable 6 months out of the year her foster mother Demeter was sent back to earth. Khara was used as a bargaining chip by Demeter to see her daughter and Hades’ wife Persephone. Khara’s life seems perfect right?


Just when you think her life can’t get any weirder or worse, in swoops a Dark One who takes her away and drops in her… DETROIT?!?!?!?


There she finds herself within a dark and evil run city, but she’s not alone. She discovers her true parentage along with a huge brood brothers and their fallen angel roommate Oz. Khara soon realizes how special she really is and that her existence should have NEVER happened. What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’ll be the bane of her family’s existence once they realize what she truly is destined to be.

I enjoyed reading Unborn (thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for this opportunity). Its fast paced and has twists and turns you cannot anticipate. The story itself is quite unique. My only compliant is that dialogue seems to come out of the Middle Ages rather than modern day when it comes to Khara and some of her brothers. I also think a bit more sizzle to Oz and Khara’s dialogue and scenes would have gone far. While I enjoyed it, I firmly believe that this may not for every reader. There are some controversial scenes that why a part of mythology itself might not settle well with some readers. It was a worth while read for me, and baring sensitivity to certain subjects, would be an enjoyable for readers.



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