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Unseen (Unborn #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  996 Ratings  ·  101 Reviews
Welcome to the Kingdom of Hades, where even its prodigal princess sleeps lightly.

After fighting Soul Stealers in Detroit, Khara hoped to return home to find answers in her father's realm. But the land of the dead offers little information, and far too much tragedy. Now cut off from her brothers, and left only with her dark and unreliable companion Oz, Khara must navigate t
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 17th 2015 by 47North
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(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Publishing and Netgalley.)

“I would do anything for you, my princess, you know this. But I cannot let you leave,” he whispered, leaning in closer. “Your soul belongs to me.”

This was an enjoyable story, but I did get very confused and bored at points.

Khara was a strong character, and she seemed to be willing to do anything to get what she wanted, especially when it was her brothers in danger.

Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was ok

I almost didn't even pick up Unseen. After Unborn I was well and ready to give up on the series, but then I thought about the boys (brothers) in the books and I felt an inkling of curiosity. So I said fuck it and went ahead and picked this one up, going against my better judgment. Unseen tries to improve on Unborn, and it really takes to heart things that were wrong with the previous title and tries to fix them, but then how come it still felt like it fell flat? Maybe this series, this story ove
Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Unseen was simply awesome, it picks up right after Unborn leaves off which helps you quickly transition right back into the story. While Unborn had set the stage, Unseen takes Khara back to the Underworld where she grew up and reunites her with her adoptive father Hades. However, her time in the Underworld isn't what she was expecting it to be, an her new status has made her even more of a walking target for not only the evil lurking in the Underworld, but also for those she considered family.

For the sake of full disclose: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I would like to think that hasn’t impacted in any way on my review or my rating.

Khara returns to the Underworld the way she left it, on the wings on a Dark One. And although this particular Dark One is not an unknown, his motives are… for the most part. But the sad part is that he might just be less dangerous to Khara’s safety than other power players who seek to acquire Khara – a powerful anomaly – f
Khara goes back to the Underworld, with the help of Oz, to get some answers about her mother. But no one seems willing to tell her much of anything. Hades realm seems to be falling apart and Khara is finding it hard to get anyone to listen to her. When some of her brothers arrive in the Underworld looking for her, Khara knows she is running out of time to find the answers, but when tragedy befalls someone she cares for, her mission changes to righting the terrible wrong and saving his soul.

In t
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.

I don't know where to start...Unseen is amazing! Amber Lynn Natusch has done it again! She is one hell of a storyteller and world builder. While all of her books are unique and excellent in all ways, the Unborn series really stands out. It is different from every other book out there, in that it is everything an epic series should be! From Greek mythology to modern day ass kicking, gods and goddesses to angels and Dark Ones, un
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Whispers in the darkness, From shadows on the wall, telling of his wicked fate, new echo through the hall. The dead will soon be rising; the mighty one doth pall. The dead will soon be rising to see his kingdom fall."

And that's all you are getting out me for this review. LOL Kidding

Amber takes right back to where Unborn ended and throws us right into Khara's conudrum on trying to figure out who she is and what she is.

Dropping back into the Underworld with a Dark One definitely doesn't brin
Ann Marie
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book two
Khara returns home to see her father Hades along with Oz who took her there. When Hades sees Khara he thinks she is dead, but alas no she is not (thank god!) So Khara discovers that Hades is having trouble, or so she is told. Her father tells her some things about her mother, but I have a feeling that Oz knows the answers, although he won't tell her. Hades does not want Oz with Khara at all! (I am thinking why? also...who is this Oz?? I mean don’t get me wrong I really like this characte
Pure Textuality
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
GAWDDAMMIT, NATUSCH! I officially trust NO ONE in this series. lol No one, I tell you!!!

UNSEEN is the second installment in the new Unborn series by Amber Lynn Natusch. I recently reviewed the first book in the series and fell in love with it. Although it’s a spin-off of the Caged series, it couldn’t possibly be more different. It’s gritty. It’s dark. It has a bad habit of pissing me off.

I dont say that as a bad thing. Quite the contrary. Natusch is rather famous for her 1 question answered/5 qu
In the first book of this series, readers got to see Khara in unfamiliar territory dealing with unfamiliar people. Able to quickly adapt to her situation, a miniscule amount of what made her uniquely Khara came through -- loyalty to those she calls family, strength, and most importantly, a fearlessness that can often be misconstrued as recklessness. In Unseen, all of those traits and more come forth, giving readers a broader scope of her personality and her roots. Khara's newfound ability to fee ...more
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and 47North Publishers in exchange for an honest review.*

I absolutely love this series! The characters and their relationship dynamics are so emotional and complicated. There is a lot happening in this second book. Some questions are answered while many more others are unearthed.

Ever mysterious and ever brooding Oz has decided to attach himself to Khara as if he were her shadow. And there are sure to be some fireworks when Hades finds out about this
I received a free advanced ebook copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Unseen is book 2 in the Unborn series. Khara has returned home and seeks answers to her many questions...

I really didn't enjoy this one as the pace seemed to be too slow and the dialogue's seemed to be a bit too. But when all the action started, I almost started to get back into it but it was too late as I was at the end of the book..!

Overall, I'm not too happy with this one.
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Positives: The author did an amazing job with Unseen. This installment proves intriguing & fast paced. The characters continue to show growth. The story is full of twist & the action is nonstop.
Negatives: Cliffhanger ending.
Will I continue the series? Yes

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jennifer Lanak
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: imagine-that
I know, I said I wasn't going to continue this series because I was annoyed with the main character lacking any feelings. Perhaps the author read similar reviews before starting to write book 2 because there was an effort to explain WHY Khara was like that...and even an attempt for her to develop a couple of feelings (not a lot). Did it make this book better? Yeeaaaah???? Sort of.

Khara goes to the underworld to learn more about her origins, hoping to get answers from Hades. The smug dark angel,
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Mythology lovers probably like this series, or will like it if they haven’t tried it yet. Unfortunately, I have never been a fan of mythology, and was never taught that much about it in school. Of course I have picked up some about it over the years, but I am not completely comfortable with all the different mythological characters, and who did what. Still I will try my best to review this book without totally screwing up. This is the second in this series, and this one continues the story where ...more
Unseen the second book following up after Unborn where Khara the only surviving female child of Ares decides that the only answers she is going to get are waiting for her in Hell. Where is her mother? How did she fall? Why was she given up? How convenient The Dark One Oz is willing to transport her there for a price of course. Yet after his last deception who knows what Oz’s agenda has in store. One thing for sure is after finishing the book I am no closer to that answer….lol

Amber Lynn Natusch h
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Unseen This is the follow-up to Unborn, which I read and reviewed earlier. I didn't really care for this all that much and don't really understand all rave reviews it received on Goodreads! More than half of the story was spent with Khara running around the Underworld, seeking answers to questions from those who would rather hide the truth from her. I believe she sums it up rather nicely in her own words at the beginning of chapter 21:
It seemed as though all I had done upon my return was storm t
Feb 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
(I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway.)

*Mentally tries to prepare myself, fails.*

OKAY. I did not like this book. LET ME LIST THE WAYS!

1. It was 90% sexual tension (And not the good kind, on which I will elaborate!) and 10% crap. The plot is so dragged out, I was like JUST GET TO THE POINT ALREADY.

2. Oz (AKA Mr. STD) continued fascination with Khara is unsettling. Let's just say it guys...HE'S A STALKER! He was so deranged (as was Khara, example in a mo) and, well, scary to be honest.
Tatiana Chavez
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 31, 2014 rated it liked it
**I received this book for free from (47North) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Unseen, the second novel in the Unborn series, picks up right where Unborn left off. Khara somehow managed to survive her time in Detroit with her Petronus Ceteri brothers Sean, Casey, Drew, Pierson, Kierson, as well as the fallen angel Ozereus aka Oz. But, now she wants
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
ARC kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Unfortunately, this was not my favorite book from this author. I think it might have been the general lack of action (which did pick up towards the end) and what felt like everyone just talking around each other.

Khara returned to the Underworld in search of answers about who she was and how she came to be in the situation she was in. I can't be certain due to the fact that no one was capable of giving a direct an
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I couldn't wait to start reading the second book Unseen. Khara and Oz are hot together. Both of them are so emotional that they are emotionally stunted with each other. The tension between the two is nicely paced. There is so much going on in this story and honestly I saw a lot of it coming ahead of time but instead of bashing my head against the wall and screaming at my e-reader I just sat back and watched it unfold. For being centuries old Khara really is just naive to the point of wanting to ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from Amazon Publishing/47North and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

"Unseen" picks up where the first book left off which is refreshing as I had no trouble to become re-involved with the characters. Khara goes back home to get answers to her many questions. There is something going on that Khara can't quite figure out. She trusts the wrong person and ends up releasing souls and Gods that were condemned to the worst place in the Underworld. Khara, her brothers, Oz and
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, own
I really liked the first book in this series, but this one fell very short for me. The whole first half was just confusing. Everyone around Khara seems to know all about her mysterious mother and origins, but will not tell her anything. It was really maddening that she seems to just accept that and goes on hunting and asking people, only to be given the run around by everyone. It got old really quickly. From that point on the story picks up a bit, but it never really recovered for me. There is n ...more
Jena Gregoire
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
GAWDDAMMIT, NATUSCH! I officially trust NO ONE in this series. lol No one, I tell you!!!

UNSEEN is the second installment in the new Unborn series by Amber Lynn Natusch. I recently reviewed the first book in the series and fell in love with it. Although it’s a spin-off of the Caged series, it couldn’t possibly be more different. It’s gritty. It’s dark. It has a bad habit of pissing me off.

I dont say that as a bad thing. Quite the contrary. Natusch is rather famous for her 1 question answered/5 qu
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, series
Review to come
Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
- Stop calling Khara "new girl", it is VERY annoying.
Erika Gill
DNF, got about 89% through. I was hoping from the first book it would pick up in terms of the things I wanted to see, but the characters remained very shallow and the settings were very sparse. Not to mention the weird contrast between the fact that the characters all speak very (infuriatingly) archaically because they're hundreds or thousands of years old, but they all act like teenagers with very little wisdom or life experience.
Tracy Carroll
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This can't be the end.......

This can't be the end, because there's no closure and you left it on a cliffhanger. I do wonder if more books will come in the series since the last book issued was in 2015. I really enjoyed this series I would like to read more of the story and have questions answered about Khara and what her powers are capable of doing. Id also love to hear the rest of the story between Khara and Oz.
Belinda Thompson
New girl for the win....oops...spoke too soon..hehehe

Just as with scary movies I find myself yelling DON’T DO IT at Khara. Hahahahahaha. This Unborn Series is really taking us readers for a rough unexpected ride. I think I am gonna go refresh my memory about all the Greek Gods before the next book is released. LOVEd this book! Can’t wait until the next installment.
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AMBER LYNN NATUSCH is the author of the bestselling Caged series for adults. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, and is still deeply attached to her Canadian roots. She loves to dance and practice Muay Thai―but spends most of her time running a chiropractic practice with her husband, raising two young children, and attempting to write when she can lock herself in the bathroom for ten minutes of p ...more
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