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Reviewed by Jaqueline Neves for Readers' Favorite
Unleashed by Aria Glazki is a captivating dragon shifter fantasy romance that envelops readers in its alluring world. The story introduces Tia, a centuries-old dragon who has hidden among humans to escape her burdensome draconian duties. But when the charming dragon Azar comes into her life, she finds herself irresistibly drawn back to her kind. What starts as a passionate one-night encounter swiftly escalates into a high-stakes battle, forcing Tia to confront her past and the perilous rituals that threaten her very existence. Glazki's storytelling weaves a mesmerizing narrative filled with magic, political intrigue, and forbidden love, promising a thrilling adventure that will keep you glued to the pages.
Aria Glazki exhibits her storytelling prowess in Unleashed. The plot unfolds with flawless pacing, ensuring that readers remain engaged from the beginning to the end. Action sequences are vivid and heart-pounding, making it nearly impossible to set the book aside. The characters are multifaceted and relatable, with Tia's blend of strength and vulnerability resonating with readers as she navigates a challenging draconian system. Azar's conflicting loyalties add depth to the narrative, making the characters truly come to life. Tia represents the kind of strong female protagonist I admire, showcasing both her strengths and vulnerabilities. Throughout the story, themes of love, sacrifice, and self-discovery are intricately interwoven, transforming Unleashed into a thought-provoking exploration of identity and duty, rather than just a captivating romance. Glazki's writing is evocative, transporting readers into a realm of dragons and enchantment while delivering an emotionally powerful impact. Unleashed is a must-read for fantasy romance enthusiasts.