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The Secret Trinity: Unearth (Fae-Witch #1)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  1,297 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Aria Darwin has always considered herself cursed. She is obsessed with finding a cure for the bad boyfriend plague. Worse yet, she’s in denial about her weird abilities and terrified of her mysterious stalker who causes the earth to quake violently with the snap of his finger.

With her two best friends, Aria enters her first semester of college armed with a “no more men” pa
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published May 4th 2012 by Createspace
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Apr 03, 2013 Beth rated it it was amazing
Darwin believes that going away to college with her two best friends, seems like the perfect plan. She’s always has had bad luck when choosing boyfriends so she makes a packed with her friends to focus on school. But then a perfect guy, Liam, with an awesome Irish accent shows up. Keeping up her guard, he wiggles his way into her heart and convinces Aria to take a semester abroad in Ireland. He even gives her tickets for her friends to join her as well.

Aria soon discovers secrets about her past
Apr 09, 2013 Dianne rated it it was amazing
Talk about an emotional roller coaster! What a pleasant surprise to find this slightly different twist in this genre! From the beginning, Ari proves to be fascinating character to watch! We have all thought at one time or another that we just can't seem to find "Mr. Right"-then, one day, there he is. Oh yeah, then you find yourself caught in a struggle to control the world, you have special "powers" and are reminded that you have the best friends a girl could ever have! This series has been reco ...more
Oct 31, 2014 Mike rated it did not like it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, owned
Oh my goodness. This book is free over on Amazon at the moment, and it's still too expensive.

Here are my main problems with it:

1. The author doesn't use contractions in her dialogue. If it were once in a while, then fine. Likewise if the author was writing in a particular dialect. She's not, though, and she does it throughout the book. These are regular people - or at least they're supposed to be regular people until the big plot reveals toward the end - and regular people speak in contractions.
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
ReUnearth is a rather quick read centered around Aria, a new college student with some very odd abilities. The main focus of this book seems to be letting the reader get to know Aria outside of her ‘destiny’ and to form attachments with her and Liam, as the supernatural side takes a back seat until much later.

The story itself left me sort of bored, but it’s easy to see the potential of it. A lot of you have probably heard of similar storylines, and I can’t say Unearth offers anything new to the
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The secret Trinity: Unearth (Fae-witch trilogy)
Reviewed by S Bree High

Jenna Bernel, I had never heard of her but amazon said hey read it.. Glad I listened. Lol.

Aria is starting college and her two best friends are in tow. Morgan & Kayla. Ari has a bad habit! Jerks!!
She honestly has no luck with guys. She has a fear of a stranger. The same stranger whom saved her once at the lake. She would have drown that day. He saved her. This was all before her and her friends take off for college.

All th
Tracey Murphy
Sep 30, 2012 Tracey Murphy rated it liked it
I liked this book and would say the rating is 3.50 stars.

I was not crazy about the decisions Aria makes and it makes me have a harder time rooting for her to overcomes.

She talks about making bad relationship choices, but continues do so repeatedly. I did not feel the growth of her personality. She falls so deeply for Liam without knowing very much about him and travels off to Ireland with him and her two friends. Yet she continues to blow off her "stalker" and believes the worst of him.

I woul
Apr 23, 2013 Rowan rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this one; but, I was drawn into the story and now am looking forward to reading the next in the series. The characters in book one, Unearth, are developing nicely and should continue to grow with each book in the series.
Aug 12, 2012 Lexie rated it it was amazing
amazing! this book drew me in and never let go. i was in love!
Stacy Sabala
Dec 14, 2016 Stacy Sabala rated it really liked it
Book Review- Unearth by Jenna Bernel

Aria Darwin is getting ready to start college. She can’t wait to live with her best friends Morgan and Kayla. She has lived the life of an adopted child who almost drown with an overprotective mother. She is ready to make her own choices.
Unfortunately life gets even more complicated. Her jerk of a prom date comes back for more and she fights back but is ultimately saved by a strange man in the woods. She fears for her life. That man is familiar and she knows h
The Bibliophile
Nov 05, 2013 The Bibliophile rated it it was ok
Head over to my book blog Your Average Bibliophile for more reviews.

Sorry guys, this turned into a bit of a rant.

If you could win awards for the amount of jerk boyfriends you’ve ever had, Aria Darwin would get the gold. Too bad her life is way more complicated than that. Not only is she cursed when it comes to love, she also has weird abilities that would get her thrown into a psychic ward if anybody ever found out about them. When Aria enters her freshman year of college, she makes a pact wit
Laurie Hopkins
Nov 07, 2016 Laurie Hopkins rated it really liked it

I loved the story and the characters were well developed, although Aria drives me a bit nuts.

I rated it a four because I felt a disconnect between chapter 24 countdown and 25 two faced, I really feel like a big opportunity was missed to explore more between these chapters. The change in their relationship was to abrupt and there was no trigger, he had her, so why?
Apr 08, 2013 Tiffany rated it liked it
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Six years ago Aria almost drowned and all she remembers is a guy with black hair. She doesn’t know if he was trying to save her or kill her.

Now, six years later she is headed off to college. She just needs to get away and maybe she can make herself do what she did years ago. A secret only she knows, an ability she has yet to perform again. She is also swearing off guys. She calls herself a jerk magnet, but when she meets Liam, who is anything but a jerk she ca
Roxanne Kade
Apr 10, 2013 Roxanne Kade rated it really liked it
This book was an interesting start to a trilogy that promises to be exciting.

I'm gonna jump right into it and discuss the gorgeous Irish men who fill the pages of this story.

Liam was delectable. A real charmer, and even though I had my suspicions about him, I moved them a side for the time being, because who can resist a sexy foreign accent and those gorgeous grey eyes. Although Liam had the prince charming act down pat, I was extremely intrigued by the 'shadow man', as I like to refer to him,
Aug 04, 2012 Nereid rated it it was ok
Aria is just your average girl who is finishing school and dealing with a loser ex boyfriend Doug who just wanted to sleep with her. He even turns up at her house in the dead of night drunk and tries to take advantage of her but this mysterious guy shows up and scares him off. He is familiar and Aria feels afraid but doesn't know why. She is adopted and nearly died when she was young and has nightmares dreaming of this guy who seemed to be watching her drown and then he shows up in her back yard ...more
Oct 07, 2015 Mo rated it did not like it
I did not like Aria. I did not like Aria. It becomes a problem when the reader doesn't like the 'heroine'. She's absent-minded, a daydreamer, a loyal friend yada yada yada. She's also weak. Anyone with half a brain can literally smell if something is off about someone or a situation. The old motto if it doesn't feel right, it isn't rings true everyday. She ALLOWS herself to suffer at the hands of 2 men in this book. I can only imagine how many more douches she allowed to abuse her. Doug is a too ...more
Shannon Nicole
Aug 13, 2013 Shannon Nicole rated it liked it
Jenna Bernel is obviously a very imaginative person. Unearth is creative and not repetitive at all in comparison to other fantasy novels about the same subject, Fae. The main character is strong without knowing it and in this way is desirable. The plot is well rounded and doesn't slow down to a boring point. All of this is commendable and makes a great story but I believe it could've been written better.
Now take this with a grain of salt, I can be very picky when it comes to editing and the over
Sara Bree High
Oct 04, 2012 Sara Bree High rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-complete
The secret Trinity: Unearth (Fae-witch trilogy)
Reviewed by S Bree High

Jenna Bernel, I had never heard of her but amazon said hey read it.. Glad I listened. Lol.

Aria is starting college and her two best friends are in tow. Morgan & Kayla. Ari has a bad habit! Jerks!!
She honestly has no luck with guys. She has a fear of a stranger. The same stranger whom saved her once at the lake. She would have drown that day. He saved her. This was all before her and her friends take off for college.

All th
Apr 26, 2014 Courtney rated it liked it
For me this book was a been there done that story with a twist.

Aria Darwin is a teenage girl of to college with a past of dating jerks she creates a pact that allows her and we two friends to not date during the first semester of college. Then she meets a cute guy named Liam and break the pact- she practically dropped at his knees and couldn't stay away! So much for making a pact.... Then she allow herself to travel from America to Ireland with him, even though her stalker-I-can-cause-earthquake
Aarzoo**im not stubborn, my way is just better**
it was DIFFERENT! exactly what i had been searching for i was tired of reading same old witches, vampires and fairies and what not! i wanted something new and voila! i found this...
Aria is like any other teenage girl but has a bad boyfriend curse on her and her best friends Morgan and Kayla help her through out. they all make a pact when they enter college NO BOYS! but soon Aria finds herself falling for an Irishman! but there is someone who tries to protect her lurking in the shadows, causing
May 29, 2013 Tracey rated it really liked it
Shelves: fave-series
Ari is 18 yr old girl who picks douche bags for boyfriends, has two great best friends, and was adopted at one years old by a set of loving parents. She also can levitate in the air , and, sees visions among other things. She keeps these abilities to herself. Along the way a child hood memory of almost drowning, and a black haired kid resurface when the raven haired, blue eyed boy is all of a sudden following her. The same boy protects her one night from an ex who gets to rough with her. Off to ...more
Apr 01, 2013 Cat rated it really liked it
This may sound odd, but there was only one instance that I felt was too contrived to be 'real'. That said, this story centers on supernatural beings with magic set in modern times.

I thought the characters were interesting, and though for the most part very static, by the end of the story each had changed a bit. I really like the mysterious guardian and hope to see lots more from him. I have to admit, though I thought it was too good to be true, Liam sounded/seemed awesome and despite the author'
Apr 04, 2013 Jenn rated it it was ok
I waffled back and forth between 2 and 3 stars. I'd probably give it a 2.5. It was interesting enough, but there was something lacking. The main character didn't do the traditional ignoring of reason and falling head over heels in love with the guy from minute one. She was cautious and tried to just maintain a friendship. Of course, that didn't last, but at least she tried. *SPOILERS* Even the way it's written gives no real clue that Liam's going to be the bad guy until well into their relations ...more
Nov 23, 2012 Alicia rated it it was amazing
Aria Darwin has always considered herself cursed. She is obsessed with finding a cure for the bad boyfriend plague. Worse yet, she’s in denial about her weird abilities and terrified of her mysterious stalker who causes the earth to quake violently with the snap of his finger.

With her two best friends, Aria enters her first semester of college armed with a “no more men” pact in an effort to demagnetize the sleaze balls. Unfortunately, the agreement proves difficult when she meets Liam, a charmin
Sep 07, 2012 Radiant rated it really liked it
Aria has always know there is something different in her...and there's someone out there who is stalking her ...but all she wants is to be normal n enjoy with her friends,come out of the boyfriend 'curse' problems.

When she joins college and meets Liam..she gets her perfect prince charming ..though it takes her sometime she knows he is the one she loves and follows him to his homeland.

But that's when things change...secrets gets she know why she is different and the person who she t
Jul 11, 2014 Lotte rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fantasy, magic
I thought it was a silly little thing, perfect for a brainless summer read. Sometimes I don't want intricate plots and I can enjoy something more predictable and cheesy. This fit the bill!

The writing isn't bad though: I really liked how scenes were depicted, most of the vocabulary... It's just the plot that's really "well duh" and not surprising at all. And definitely be prepared for some cheesy statements. Especially the main character, my goodness, she's such a Mary Sue! And it doesn't change,
Feb 18, 2013 Kristine rated it liked it
Review also found in my blog

This was an OK read for me. As usual, I like anything that has anything to do with the Fae. However, I found this book needed more action, better character development, and a stronger heroine. The flow of the writing was good but more vivid descriptions would have made the writing more captivating. Too much focus on the romance on this book and less about the heroine's abilities and background. I guess the romance does build up for a reason. However, the romantic part
Jul 22, 2016 Angelik rated it it was ok
I was disappointed by the book. The plot seemed very interesting, but the first 90 pages were mostly boring. The book is too focused on irrelevant things like makeup, going out, making out or at least, the way these actions are presented is very uninteresting. I was really thinking of giving up on reading at a certain point.
Moreover, the presentation of Liam is exaggerated and the adversary group is exaggerated. Like this is some kind of story for 5-years old children with absolute bad and abso
Jun 03, 2013 Lauren rated it liked it
3.5 stars

All Aria wanted was a normal life and a normal relationship but instead she found herself attracted to dead beat guys and had a stalker following everywhere. Not to mention the fact that she could fly! Aria thought everything had changed when Liam suddenly shows up in her life. She thinks he is the best thing that had ever happened to her.

As much as I liked the story it seemed like everything was overly predictable and mushy. All of the relationships were love at first sight; nothing c
Apr 23, 2013 Tifferz rated it it was amazing
This story is awesome!! I read it in one sitting and was completely entranced and enchanted by the complex plot. I was taken in with Ari and her two best friends and the adventure they embark on is one of mystery and danger. Ari is hesitant to get involved with Liam as she has a bad track record with guys. But he is charming and slowly wins her over. I loved the unexpected turn of events and can't wait to read book two. This is a fantastic read!! It does contain the word hell but it is in refere ...more
Aug 01, 2012 Shaylin rated it liked it
Pretty compelling and fast-paced, I finished in a day or two. It was a nice way to while away time. It was written in a very self-published kind of way, if that doesn't sound too terrible. Not overly pretty or lyrical, with long sentences that need commas (the best example: "...through the mirror's reflexion his eyes stared into mine giving me a hint of compassion he hid so cleverly."). Many sentences are like this, but after awhile I ignored them for the sake of enjoying the surprisingly fun ri ...more
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Jenna Bernel lives tucked along the bluffs, spending her days lost in the world of fantasy. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and drinks way to much caffeine to satisfy her love of both. Growing up she traveled extensively through the competitive dance circuit, unaware that at the time it would provide her future career an endless stream of inspiration for the captivating drama of Young Adult ...more
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