June 11, 2013

Book Review: Unknown by Melissa Pearl

Title: Unknown (The Elements Trilogy, #1)
Author: Melissa Pearl
Release Date: June 13th 2013
Publisher: Self published
Source: Received from the author for an honest review

Darkness is covering the land. As the city of Mezrah grows with power and greed, the rest of the world can only stand by and wait for their inevitable destruction. The only hope against this growing power is an ancient prophecy that people have stopped believing in.

Then a star begins to fall.
Princess Kyla of Taramon stopped believing in the power of light the day her father died. Trapped in a city she does not care for, under the watchful glare of her mother, the queen, she struggles to accept her fate.
Then a star begins to fall.
Jethro has loved Kyla for as long as he can remember. Learning that she was to marry his cousin drove a wedge between him and the feisty princess. Watching her from a distance is a torture he is unable to free himself from.
Then a star begins to fall, sparking an ember of hope and sending two seekers on a treacherous journey into the unknown.

My Thoughts

Melissa Pearl has produced yet another amazing adventure for readers of all ages to enjoy. Her new and thoroughly engrossing world, written with such beautiful imagery that you are transported right there, is a joy to read. You are watching the star fall, you are fighting feelings of confusion, loyalty, fear and love; Unknown sucks you right in.

Kyla and Jethro are great personable, passionate, stubborn characters to get to know. They have been thrown in to a quest that neither of them wants but neither can they deny the severity of its cause. And Unknown is such a fitting title because everything for these characters is – their lives, the lives of their loved ones, the world as they know it.

Unknown reminds me of the old Sinbad movies I used to love to watch as a kid; full of adventure, scary beasts, hunting for treasure - or in this case elements – and defeating evil. I loved this book and can’t wait to share this adventure with my (almost) teenager.

Unknown is un-put-downable with its fabulous world building and interweaving story arcs that point towards treacherous foes, underhanded enemies, and the possibility of forbidden love; an epic fantasy has begun.  

Melissa Pearl has a golden touch because Unknown is another winner for me.
5 Stars  ~<;]


  1. Wow! Thanks for such a great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

  2. Is this trilogy appropriate for younger readers? I just don't want to run into anything iffy.Thanks!

    1. Hi there,
      It would depend on your definiton of iffy, but I would rate it PG13 as book #2 has some adult situations (although not in great detail).
      Thanks for your query :)
      Happy reading!

  3. Great trilogy! although I wouldn't recommend for younger then 13.


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