My rating: 🦄🦄🦄 of 5!
Published: the 19th of August 2018
Written by: Yumoyori Wilson
Series: Unicorn Blessed Chronicles
Length: 266 pages
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.
A magical discovery leads to a path of hope, but will the darkness be stronger than light?
Celestia Rainbow never expected to find out the truth about her birth or the role she now plays in the crisis going on throughout the dimensions.
Forsaken are getting stronger and are now attacking hunters and huntresses across the dimensions out of their desire for immense power. Celestia must now deal with learning how she can help while also balancing her classes at Aslan Academy and dealing with the tension that’s growing within her team.
With Theo returning home, Hunter dealing with his own issues, and Cairus and Caio feeling stuck on deciding whose side they’re on, Celestia, Finn, and Orion are having to work overtime to try and bring Team Misfit back together.
Now that they know the identity of the mysterious man from Celestia’s dreams, it’s time to fight darkness with light, with the help of new comrades, familiars, and a little sprinkle of glitter.
Will Aslan’s Elite unicorn shifter be able to hold onto her badass name and finally defeat the growing darkness? Or will she and her lovers finally crumble beneath their own insecurities? Only one way to find out.
CELESTIA 3 is a new REVERSE HAREM, paranormal series. Recommended for 18+ audiences, containing mature sexual content, violence and strong language.
The relationship ramblings:
As the series continues Celestia is loosing even more of the magic that made me fall in love with her in the first book. And no, I’m not talking about the magic in the books, but the magic that is Yumo’s writing. When we first met Celestia, she was kind, selfless and ready to fight for what she wanted and believed to be right. She cared so much about the people around her, and she couldn’t believe how unbelievable lucky she was to finally really know love. Not just from one guy, but from 6 different ones. Now she’s like an exhausted shadow of her former self. She’s went from being selfless, to being incredibly selfish. She’s went from being loving, to being incredibly selfish. She’s went from being bad-ass to being weak. She’s went from caring about others, to living THE CELESTIA SHOW. It almost seems like she wants to create problems and cause unease in the house, because this unicorn definitely plays favourite amongst her men. Aside from Finn and Orion, the rest just seems like fillers. She really doesn’t treat them as equals. Sure, she does talk about how she should share herself more, but who does she talk to? Orion, while being away from the others.
Actually it wasn’t until 17% into the book that Finn, Hunter, Caio, Cairus and Theo was even mentioned. The truly sad part? It’s Orion that brings them up, not Celestia. All this made the first 2/3 of the book really hard to get through, because they’re all about what Celestia wants, needs and absolutely must have. In other words, she’s annoyingly close to being a special snowflake – and if you follow my blog, you know how much I dislike those! In the interest of being fair I should mention, that Orion and Celestia are not with the others. They’re still at Alpha Pure, while there her mother still manages to contact Orlando at the Academy, so had she wanted to, Celestia could definitely contact one or all of the guys she’s left behind. Instead she sends Magnor to teleport Finn, Arielle and the other familiars to Alpha Pure. Once again she’s leaving Finn, Hunter, Theo and the twins behind.
While there is a lot of plot going on, the main focus is Celestia and her guys having sex. With 4 of them, it’s their first time together. But aside from the physical contact, it doesn’t really seem like there’s any connection between them. It’s not until she learns that Hunter and Theo have left their house, that she truly realises what her actions could have caused. I was actually looking forward to her learning how hurtful her behaviour had been, because I hoped it would help get her back to the loving creature she once way. Imagine my disappointment when all the guys gave her cop outs, and they keep reassuring her that she’s not to blame. Because let’s face it, she is. She’s received Blessed marks from 3 of them, and didn’t inform the rest. She willingly left one of her Blessed Loves back at home. That kind of behaviour doesn’t exactly nominate you for girlfriend of the year. But what comes next is almost worse. After bonding with all of her guys, she receives a 7th Blessed Mark, and doesn’t tell the others.
As with the previous books, this one picks up right where the second book left us. Orion and Celestia are being cared for at Alpha Pure, sanctuary for shifters, which is being led by some of Celestia’s parents. Yes, only some of them. It seems Celestia is a blessed child, and have not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 fathers. So Orlando is just one of them. Awkward or brilliant? Anyway, Charlotte (her mother) is the commander, and she’s very passionate about saving shifters not just from the Forsaken, but from anyone who would want to harm them. We also learn that to create a blessed child, the parents need the blessing of Mother Nature herself. It’s revealed that with Celestias conception they didn’t only get the blessing, Mother Nature made Celestia a queen.
There’s also speculation of whether or not the Council are behind Celestias rough childhood. Apparently unicorn shifters were once common in Versa (the dimension she grew up in), and some of the shifters that live there are even old enough to have seen them. But even if no one had seen them, why would that make an entire town not just turn their back on Celestia, but actually make her feel hated? Especially when everyone knows that a unicorn needs purpose. Could the council really have turned the townspeople against Celestia? And if so, was it with the intent of having her kill herself? When more dimensions are destroyed by the Forsaken and Orion reads his twin brothers (Odion) file, it becomes harder not to consider some obvious questions: are the council really fit to rule? Do they really care about the shifters? And do they know about Celestias conception and birth?
In this book there’s even more secrecy than there’s been in the previous ones. At first I thought it was because there wasn’t enough room in the book, to share it all, for all the conversations and interactions. I suspected that was the reason so many things weren’t explained, told or shared. So when, towards the end, we jump weeks ahead I was even more sure that my suspicions were correct. The bond they all shared in the first book seems long gone, and instead of one big happy relationship, Celestia has multiple individual ones. The only thing that tops her number of relationships, is the number of secrets she keeps. So many things are swept under the imaginary rugs and for some reason, everyone seems to be okay with it. I am very much looking forward to reading the fourth and last book in the series, and I hope it will provide all the answers I’m finding myself in need of.
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