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Celestia (Unicorn Blessed Chronicles #4) – review

04 - Celestia

 

My rating: 🦄🦄🦄🦄 of 5!
Published: the 11th of November 2018
Written by: Yumoyori Wilson
Series: Unicorn Blessed Chronicles
Length: 228 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.

 

 

 

 

The blurb:

The Darkness is always portrayed as evil, but what if the Darkness simply wants to be accepted like any other element? To be…good and save humans and shifters alike? 

Celestia Rainbow goes from the lands of the living to another realm far darker and more depressing than she’d ever imagined. Not only does she have to accept the darkness inside her, she must now change her perspective and realize that there are two sides to every tale.

Without her men and family to assist, it’s time for Odion to help Celestia find the real truth of who she is – or inevitably, who they all were in the past. A journey into the Dark World opens a door of memories and delivers all the answers she needs to be the unicorn shifter she was destined to be.

Time is running out as dimensions across the galaxies are being overtaken by the Darkness. It’s up to Aslan’s Elite Unicorn Shifter to use everything she’s discovered, reunite with her lovers, family, and trusty familiar, and save the world as they know it before it’s engulfed in black.

Will she be able to find her rainbow crown and fulfill the true prophecy she was destined to achieve? Only one way to find out. 

CELESTIA 4 is a new REVERSE HAREM, paranormal series. Recommended for 18+ audiences, containing mature sexual content, violence and strong language.

 

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For the final book in this quartet, I had really high expectations. Celestia’s first book was the first book I’ve read by this author, and it got me hooked right away. Even if I didn’t like the book, I was so thrilled to finally find a book about unicorn shifters, that I, in my giddiness, probably would have forgiven the plot just about anything. I’ve read this series through and through, and have very much enjoyed reading it. There’s been up’s and downs, but I still think it’s one of the best reverse harem series I’ve read in a long time!

 

Like the previous books, this one picks up right where the third one left off – which makes it very easy to binge read the series. As this is the last in the series, I expected it to be action packed and filled with angst. After all, there’s so many loose ends that needs to be tied up! That’s why I was surprised how slow it started out. There wasn’t any fighting and no magic use – and if I’m being honest with myself, I was a tad disappointed with that. Especially because it did at times feel a bit rushed, like there wasn’t enough time or pages to really go through the motions. There was so much downtime, so much build up but when it came down to it, the moment had arrived with very little description. I would much rather have preferred a telling approach, than the “then they were there”. Especially since so many pages have been spent going into details about things that aren’t that important.

 

When Odion whisks Celestia away from Old Darkness, he takes her to a new dimension. One where no one can feel her, even Arielle is oblivious to the fact that Celestia lives, as their bond can’t breach the protection around this place. At this dark place Celestia learns more of what it means that she’s a Blessed Child, and what happened to the Queen who ruled before the Council. All of this was incredibly In this new place Celestia meets Odion’s Familiar, a weird looking doll. Awesome and cute as she is, I feel that some of the time spent between the 3 of them, could have been better spent on the lead up to the final fight. However, the fight itself was everything I could have hoped for! It was so intense, so amazing and it answered all the questions I had. Especially the ones I had about Celestia’s other half, Sia.

 

The story of Celestia and her 7 lovers still feel more like a polyamorous relationship, than a reverse harem. Though, it’s mentioned many times that the guys have great friendships, they get along great and they don’t mind sharing Celestia. But she’s still only being with them 1:1 (except for the twins, but they kind of count as 1 anyway). I would have wished she’d actually get to spend some more time with all of them, so they all bond as equal partners. But I’m still happy I’ve read this series, which is still one of my favourites!

 

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Have you read this book? Or any of Yumo’s books? What’s your favourite shifter? Let’s talk in the comments!

 

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