Today I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to The Unearthly series. This series was recommended to me by a friend, and because she’s a great judge of books, I gave it go. I was so not disappointed either! Great read! This series is kinda a cross between Harry Potter/Twilight/Vampire Academy/Percy Jackson, but also not so much! It is unique with awesome world building. If you enjoy YA novels, vampires/werewolves/supernatural beings in general, and a good paranormal romance then I highly recommend you go find this book! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Series: The Unearthly #1
Published by Lavabrook Publishing Group on June 25, 2013
Length: 296 pages
Reviewing eBook from Amazon
The first time I was declared dead, I lost my past. The second time, I lost my humanity. Now I’m being hunted, and if I die again, my soul is up for forfeit.
After enrolling in Peel Academy, an elite supernatural boarding school on the British Isles, the last of the sirens, Gabrielle Fiori, only wants to fit in. Instead, the elixir meant to awaken her supernatural abilities kills her.
When Gabrielle wakes up in the morgue twelve hours later, something wicked is awakened in her, something even the supernatural community has never seen before. Now the only person who can help her is Andre de Leon, the community's infamous bad boy and the king of vampires.
Yet even his help can’t prevent the repeated attempts on Gabrielle’s life. Someone is after her, and they will stop at nothing to end her short existence. Only Gabrielle cannot let that happen now that her soul hangs in the balance, because she may have met the devil. And he wants her. Bad.
Famous Last Words:
A little dancing never hurt anyone. Right?
The Unearthly by Laura Thalassa is book one of the series by the same name. It starts with our main character Gabrielle leaving home for what she believes is a prestigious boarding school called Peel Academy where she hopes to learn about the parents who died when she was young. Except this boarding school, it is more like Hogwarts for all sorts of supernatural beings (werewolves, vampires, witches, seers, sirens, fairies, etc.). Plunged into a world of mystery with people out to kill her, Gabrielle must learn what her destiny is.
Again, I loved these characters! Gabrielle Fiori is just your average 16 year old, except that she isn’t. Finding out that she is not only a siren (like from Greek mythology), but also a soulmate and a vampire all in one night would be enough to drive someone insane, but not Gabrielle. She takes it in stride, accepting it even and begins to learn all she can. Then there’s Andre de Leon…..
Andre is…..well……I don’t even know how to describe him!! He is a celebrity among Gabrielle’s school friends, known as the bad boy, goes through women like their candy, and he wants Gabrielle. But there’s more than just that to him, I found him kind of sweet in an archaic sort of way (I can’t say more without spoiling a plot twist about this character!!). Then there’s Gabrielle’s two friends from the supernatural community Leanne (a seer) and Oliver (the fairy). I loved these two! That brought comedic relief and irony to the story.
And then who doesn’t like a good villain?! The man in the suit as Gabrielle calls him has followed/haunted her since the death of her father. Who is he? Well, not who I expected! And he is creepy!!!!! I love a good villain and this guy is going to be a great one for this series!
The plot was great! I only predicted one thing in the entire book and well, it was hinted at so it was an easy guess. The rest of the book, especially the major plot twists I had no clue they were coming! The plot mainly involves Gabrielle adjusting to this new supernatural life and also uncovering the truth about her parents’ deaths. The world building was great! I was easily able to imagine this new life Gabrielle was thrust into.
If you enjoy reading about the supernatural world, young adult series, and Harry Potter/Twilight/Vampire Academy (yes I went there and don’t argue!) I think you will truly enjoy this new series!!