Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: May 17th, 2018
Princess Raya of Paruth lived alone on a deserted island in a towering lighthouse, forgotten by time. With only a loyal albatross as a friend, she had little hope or joy in her life until he washed up on her shore in the middle of a raging winter storm.
Prince Trevor of Galder left his father and kingdom behind to travel north in search of a wife. It was time to settle down and forget Ella Carina, the woman who chose to love a peasant and follow her heart instead of choosing Trevor and fulfilling her duty to her people. He didn’t heed the warnings about the North Sea in winter, and his ship, crew, and captain paid the price.
Raya and Trevor must work together to find a way off the island, or risk being trapped there for the rest of their lives. But sometimes the simplest lessons are the hardest, and each will have to learn that the only thing that can truly set you free is love.
Julia’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
I fall more in love with the Seven Kingdoms and Casey L. Bond’s writing with each book! I love being swept away to a land far, far away where kings and queens and princesses and prince’s reign. Where magic is real and isn’t a fanciful thought. Casey L. Bond makes it so easy to believe in this complex world she has built! Not only is Unlocked perfect for adults, but also perfect for young adults looking to escape as well. Each new story brings us wickedness but also fantasy. Poor Raya has lost everything. Her family, kingdom, friends, and any type of relationship. She’s locked away in a tower with no one but an albatross to call a friend. Until a certain Prince whom we fell in love with in another book shows up on the shore. Trevor left his kingdom to search for a wife, he found so much more when he found Raya.
Could you imagine being on a tiny island by yourself with no human interaction for years? I can’t. Raya did though, and she lived. Raya is a survivor, she embodies every essence of that word. She not only physically survived, she mentally survived being cut off from everyone. I have always had a soft soft for Trevor. He’s definitely a sweetheart! He is noble and loyal, but sometimes to the detriment of his own happiness. Raya and Trevor survive a lot together. Between both surviving tragedies to hiding feelings for each other to making sure the other is happy even if it means not being together.
Casey L. Bond has given us nothing but strong, role model worthy female leads. I can’t thank her enough for that! Unlocked gave us Raya and Trevor and a adorable albatross, it also gives you hope and love!
Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.
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