Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hey, It's A Blog Tour for "Unlocked" by Casey L. Bond

by Casey L. Bond

Genre: Young Adult, Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling. 332 pages.
Price: $3.99 ebook (at time of post)
Book Link: Click Here
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.
My Rating:  📔📔📔📔
My Thoughts: The Heart Wants Who It Wants.
      This is definitely the first book I've read that took on the retelling of Rapunzel and I was not disappointed. The main characters each learned on their own to be self sacrificing and did not just fall instantaneously in love with each other even when they were literally the last two people on an island. 
    Left alone in a lighthouse long forgotten in an abandoned part of the high seas, Princess Raya of Paruth is left to survive on her own and has given hope of rescue. Until Prince Trevor of Galder washes up on her tiny shore after a storm. Together they learn to not just live but survive on the tiny island and Trevor pledges to get them off and rescued. Raya dutifully aids Trevor's plans but doubts their success until one works and the two have a chance to return to their homes. But when Raya may not have a home or family to return to and Trevor has to return to his princely duties will their time on the island be forgotten or will it bind them forever together?
    Overall, Good read that had me hoping the two characters would wake up and smell the ocean breeze to figure out what was right in freakin' front of them! Raya was the complete opposite of any spoiled princess because of the life she endured. So when given the chance for a real life with love, she basically wouldn't take it for fear she wasn't enough, the poor dear, because everyone else could see she was, but self doubt is strong. Trevor on the other hand had to learn to let go of past love and expectations so he could find true love and happiness. And may I add  I loved the albatross and his kisses, that bird would have been a sight to see especially amongst the crew members and captain. So if you like stories about woman escaping towers with the help of a prince all the while finding true love, this story will definitely appease you.

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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