…You are not meant to see him coming and will not e able to resist him when he arrives.
I finished reading the first book and quickly decided to start reading this one. I’m very glad the author of this book reached out to me for an honest review, otherwise I probably wouldn’t of discovered this new romantic trilogy. Now that I’ve finished the second book I have so many feelings that I can’t even properly describe them. These books are so well written - full of emotion, imagery, etc. I’m hooked!
I’m guessing 7 years have passed from where the first book ended. There are new characters, new love interests and many new journeys for Talia that await her in this book. She is very excited for the unknown and she’s a very driven character. She’s different from any other female lead I’ve read about. She’s a very strong and independent woman, she doesn’t let the pain from her pass way her down, if anything she’s very accepting of her fate. She knows that things happen for a reason, she’s not a judgmental character. Even when bad things continue to happen, she’s accepting. It does sadden me a bit that you have this strong and beautiful character, yet I feel she is still lost and empty inside. She does travel and meet new people and create new projects to distract herself. Yet, it’s just a distraction from what she really wants - her true love. Her soul mate that will one day bring her happiness.
I believe the first book was mainly about Talia and the struggles of her love life. In this book, I feel it’s more about Talia growing up and building her character. She is establishing herself much more than we read about in the previous book. She’s the type of person that always needs to be doing something, she can’t seem to stay home for long periods of time. With a new chapter comes a new adventure. You read about her journeys and all the new people that she will meet along the way. You start to see that she is a very special character and the people around her know it, too. She has the ability to have strangers open up to her. On this journey you will see Talia slowly losing faith as she begins to look for “the one”; however, Talia is such a strong character she knows she can’t give up without a fight.
The difference I noticed with this book is that it has much more ‘voodoo’ magic within’ it. It plays quite a significant role in Talia’s life. In some instances it even saves her from death. I’ve honestly never read anything that involved voodoo, but the author really links it perfectly to the story. It’s not meant to be portrayed as something evil, but as something beautiful. I am truly obsessed with Talia’s character and I love the way it ended. HUGE CLIFFHANGER. I’m already in it for the long run, so I will definitely be reading the next book to what new journeys are in store for Talia. I highly recommendyou all to give this new romantic trilogy a chance. :)
Side note: I am absolutely in LOVE with the book covers!! <3
I love where this picked up, in truth I could not bring myself to wait before starting this novel after having just finished the first one. Talia’s journey has become so fascinating to me that it was difficult to step away. That she is aware of the little girl around her and still keyed into the magic she experienced as a child is a wonderful trait for her to have and makes some of her choices even more interesting and complex, as if she is trying hard, almost, to avoid destiny.
That toast! Oh how I laughed at that. Was glad to see Talia return to visit her family, I have enjoyed each of them as characters and wish that Sammy and Tommy had been bigger parts at time because I am sure they would have been just as distinctive as the rest, but in this case, they have played their parts.
I was happy to read that Talia was going to be near her family, and I felt that in her purchase, she was reclaiming something she once loved a great deal.
In India, that moment with the birds truly showed Talia living her beliefs. It is one thing for an author to say something about a character, but in this case, we are shown through her actions just how much she believes in freedom, not just for herself, but for everything and everyone.
It was wonderful to see Talia’s journey this time be to learn how she could help others and put her wealth to use, in the past it always felt as if her journeys were part running away and part self discovery. I think in this book it becomes clear that she has established a clear sense of self, she knows who she is, and now she wants to do all that she can for those who are not as fortunate as she has been in her life.
I had wondered, if there would ever come a point in the books where it would be time for Talia to return to Haiti where her first brush with magic and her first tragedy took place. These two events seemed to define the moments of these stories so greatly, so it was nice that things came full circle for her to see Marlee again.
What a beautiful gift, the images of her life that Marlee shared, especially in letting Talia know who she ended up marrying and the part that Talia being in her life came to play in that. I also like that Talia’s martial arts knowledge was put to use, again to save, but also to right a previous wrong, this author is very good at introducing story points and then bringing them back to the forefront so that the reader never forgets that part of the character’s life. In that way, it also makes each and every portion of Talia’s life important, because those moments build on one another and are not simply placed in spots for the sake of drama.
Love love love her run in with the reporter and how she was able to silence the woman with the simple truth. She just proves here that the honesty she values so much is all she needs to stand on in order to prove that she means what she says and lives an upstanding, though mysterious life. Its wonderful to see, at times, how people have paid for trying to push their way into the private parts of her life.
The nerve of Sebastion, all he did was reinforce all of the reasons Talia had wanted to keep things about herself private. Just seeing Talia choose Rebel made me fall in love with him, she has such a love for critters, and people, if they prove to be loyal. The author does a marvelous job with emotions, including sadness and grief, to portray them in ways that are fitting of each character, and yet never allows them to be over the top, so that each feels real in how they experience things, like death.
Talia has an ease with men that comes through clearly, though what is neat is that the author shows the reader how Talia just wants to bring happiness to the people she meets and never sets out to actually ensnare them.
The end of this novel brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart. The roller coaster ride of people she met and situations she found herself in left me wondering just how things were going to play out in book three.
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Unrequited is the sequel volume of Truth Devour's new adult coming of age novel, Wantin. Talia is starting to realize that her 5-year relationship with Sebastian is coming to an end. She consulted a psychic who gave her a Tarot card reading which simply confirmed what Talia already knew: Sebastian was having an affair. This bothered her less than the fact that, when confronted, he denied the infidelity. Talia has also been restless and, after helping Sebastian move, decides to go to India where she feels she'll get inspiration. India is a marvelous experience for her, and it does give her the seed of an idea to start a foundation that will help resolve problems in the developing parts of the world. Her thoughts go first to Haiti, the place she loved as a child, and the foundation's first project is to provide areas in that country with access to clean water.
Truth Devour's wandering hero, Talia, is still searching for the man that the gypsy in Wantin, and the psychic in Unrequited, have assured her is looking for her. She's troubled by her inability to connect with any of the increasing number of men who've fallen in love with her. Only Brad seems to have been her match, yet she's not even sure that would have worked out. It's marvelous watching how Talia throws herself into new adventures and deftly turns would-be suitors into friends in this sequel story. I had wondered how Devour would follow her marvelous first book in this series, and I was not in the least disappointed. Unrequited is every bit as enjoyable as Wantin and was a satisfying and delightful reading experience. Talia has turned out to be a dynamic force to be reckoned with, and it's a joy to follow her as she travels to India, Haiti and the US. Will there be another sequel to follow Unrequited? I hope so. It would be sad indeed to think Devour's reading audience wouldn't have another chance to spend some more time with Talia.