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Celestia (Unicorn Blessed Chronicles #2) – review

02 - Celestia

 

 

My rating: 🦄🦄🦄🦄 of 5!
Length: 290 pages
Published: the 26th of May 2018.
Written by: Yumoyori Wilson
Series: Unicorn Blessed Chronicles
Source: Free copy generously provided by the author.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.

 

 

 

The blurb:

Not everything you see with your eyes is true, but magic can reveal all that’s hidden. 

Celestia Rainbow and her team of misfits thought they had seen it all. But as they enter a new world filled with mystery and suspense, they are unsure what their future holds at Aslan Academy, School for Hunters and Huntresses.

With very little time to recover, they are pushed into a new set of challenges, ones that can either make them stronger or break the bonds they’ve created.

Alliances are made, but evil doesn’t stop trying to bring Celestia down a darker path. With the clock ticking and the Forsaken multiplying day by day, it’s up to Finn, Hunter, Orion, Theo, Caio and Cairus to guide Celestia back to the light the best way they know how; by loving her with all their might.

Will Aslan’s badass unicorn be destroyed by the darkness within? Or saved by the men who’ve sworn to protect and care for her? Only one way to find out. 

CELESTIA 2 is a new REVERSE HAREM, paranormal series. Recommended for 18+ audiences, containing mature sexual content, violence and strong language.

 

 

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This second instalment in the Unicorn Blessed Chronicles picks up, right where book 1 left us hanging. Celestia and her guys have now arrived at the real Aslan Academy. For me this revelation was mind blowing, as I hadn’t even considered the fact that the school they went to was fake. Well I guess fake isn’t really the right word. It’s like a pre-school, a place created to test aspiring young hunters and huntresses even more, before they gain access to the revered school. This plot twist was maybe too big, because for me it completely overshadowed the next one; the headmaster is Celestia’s father, who she thought to be a gatekeeper. Though, this is clearly a big surprised, it was overshadowed by the extremes they go to to test their students.

 

It should be cause for celebration that Celestia and her harem of 6 hot guys have all been accepted to the real Aslan Academy, the happiness is somewhat paused when Celestia shows concerning symptoms after being attacked by Darkness. While test results doesn’t show anything out of the ordinary, her dreams and constant need to sleep beg to differ. The problem is that Celestia can’t remember her dreams when she finally wakes up, so the guys are not sure what to do. When one of her men manages to get some answers from her, he only shares it with 3 others. And just like that Team Misfits gets divided. Adding to this, that Celestia only seem to focus on a few of her guys, I’m surprised tension isn’t growing more than it is. Because when 3 of the guys are deliberately left out, I expected them to fight for their place.

 

At Aslan Academy Team Misfits has to go through 5 trials. These trials are meant to test them all, in various different scenarios. Normally, anyone from a team will only have to go through 2 trials, so when Celestia is chosen for all 5 it looks even more like someone is targeting her. When Sia stops showing up, Arielle is hurt and her dad doesn’t seem to care, Celestia is left feeling confused, alone, hurt and just over all worn out. As a Unicorn she needs to have a purpose in order to feel happy, so when she’s left feeling like she has none, the Forsaken starts to look more appealing. But even though Celestia can’t always see it, she’s far from alone. Her harem (Finn, Hunter, Orion, Theo, Caio & Cairus), Arielle and Magnor are doing their best to help keep her in the Light. Now all she needs to do, is survive the last trial and return to her men.

 

 

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Arille, Celestia’s Harpy-Phoenix hybrid familiar, is quickly becoming one of my favourite characters. Whether she’s in one of her hybrid forms, or in human form she is fiesty, stubborn, loving, have a mind of her own and she’d walk (or maybe fly is more accurate) through fire for Celestia. So when Yumo started giving more meaning to her BRU-REE sounds, I was thrilled. If it wasn’t because I’m starting to feel like the harem relationship seems forced and insincere, I would have rated this book at 5. I’ll be the first one to admit I’m still on a unicorn high (seriously, best shifter animal ever) but it’s costing 1 star, that the relationships are starting to seem like a one way thing.

 

Aside from a quick trip outside the Academy grounds with the twins, she seals herself off with one at a time. And unfortunately it’s not everyone that gets their turn. In this book Celestia is afraid of not being enough for all 6 hunks. Instead of talking to her men, she seals herself off with one at a time. I don’t know whether this is down to Yumo having a hard time squeezing time in for all 6, whilst keeping the plot going, or if it’s something else. But Celestia’s 1:1 time with 3 of them takes up an awful lot of time, where the others are just kind of forgotten about. On top of that they don’t really do anything together (and no, I don’t just mean sexy times), which makes it look more like a polyamorous relationship, than a harem.

 

 

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