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September 13, 2016

Review of Johnny Worthen's David (Unseen Trilogy #3)

by Elisa Hordon

For fans of the Unseen trilogy by Johnny Worthen, David is the final installment you have been waiting to read.

David (unseen Book #3), Johnny Worthen
I did read Eleanor and Celeste before diving into David and I am glad I was able to read all three books at once. I would have been completely frustrated if I had to wait to find out everything.

The trilogy as a whole was a great YA mystery thriller with a supernatural twist and a good dose of teen drama.

Eleanor is a skin walker / shapeshifter. She tries to live her life unseen by others but people gravitate to her. Eleanor is a remarkable girl wanting to be unremarkable. It is hard to be unremarkable in a small town where everyone knows everyone else. Bullying and prejudiced is a way of life and you have to do anything and everything to survive.

David is the guy who has stood by her. Will they finally get to be together or will Eleanor finally push David away forever?

Eleanor is a born survivor. It is what she does survive because it is what she knows. In the aftermath of Celeste (book #2), Eleanor tries to stay unseen, but that won't work forever. Can Eleanor come out of her skin and live the life she has always wanted? Can she be a hero to the town that has always had mixed feelings about her? Can Eleanor let herself trust those closest to her? It was interesting how Eleanor put her shapeshifting to use in this book. She hides in plain sight and helps right wrongs that happened in the previous two books. I really enjoyed this final installment.

To sum up, the Unseen Trilogy was just brilliant. My uncertainty after getting through book #1 was all because it was a trilogy and I  wanted all the info in the first book. It just shows my impatience as this trilogy was different, captivating, and mind blowing. It did take me until book #3 to appreciate it as the great trilogy it is. Even my teenage daughter raved about these books from the first chapter. I started to wonder if it was just me. I wanted to read all three books before commenting at all. When I'm reading a book for review I always keep notes and you would laugh if you read my notes on Eleanor. They are quite negative. It was out of frustration that I had two more books to read before understanding her completely. I felt frustrated but in a good way, I guess that's the mark of a good series if it leaves you wanting more.

Eleanor is something else. She thinks she is a monster. I think she is just confused and not comfortable in her own skin. That makes sense when it is not actually her own skin.

I love the bond between David and Eleanor. I am hoping it stands the test of time but I do wonder how David will react when he finds out what Eleanor is. Can he handle it? Only time will tell.

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Elisa Hordon, reviewer. Elisa lives in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia where she spends her days reading, journaling, painting, cooking and homeschooling her daughter. She has always been an avid reader, Elisa loves reading many genres of books except horror; her favourite genres would be mystery, romance, and paranormal. Elisa also loves pursuing many creative outlets if she is not relaxing with a book she can be found writing, sketching, painting or cooking. Elisa loves to share her obsession with books especially with her family and friends. Reading and reviewing books is a favourite pastime of Elisa’s.

review of David
Book info:
available formats: print (340 pages)
published: August 16, 2016 by Jolly Fish Press
ISBN13: 9781631630620
target audience: young adult
genres: mystery, thriller
a free ebook was provided by the publisher for this review

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